May 16, 2013

Bikers take on hills and chills but no spills at Lund’s Ride for Children

Posted in Events, Uncategorized tagged , , , at 8:17 pm by Lund

Saturday May 11th dawned a little chilly with some ominous looking clouds but that did nothing to deter the riders who took on the 55 mile Ride for Children route at 8am.  The tent was full of seriously athletic looking women and men who moved between registration and the breakfast table with their bike shoes clicking on the pavement and their minds set on getting out onto the route that rolled through scenic Shelburne, Charlotte and Ferrisburgh.   No sooner had they set off than the riders for the 30 mile and then 16 mile rides came into register, fill up on breakfast generously provided by Shelburne Supermarket, Starbucks and Hannaford and get their bikes checked out by the crew from North Star Sports.  The 4 mile family ride participants were a bit more relaxed as their route was substantially shorter but their commitment to the bouncy house and the antics of Joey the clown was equally as intense as the 55 milers to their mileage!

A happy rider takes to the trails

A happy rider takes to the trails
(Photo: Julie Richards)

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Riders on the road
(Photo: Julie Richards)

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Joey the clown jokes with some family riders.

All rides ended back at 50 Joy Drive where there was a post ride celebration with food from Boloco, Bluebird BBQ and Ben and Jerry’s, and fun activities.  The sun was firmly out by this point and many of the riders took the time to relax, pick up some bargains at the Terry tent sale, and swap stories about the horrendous headwind on the southward part of the ride.

 

 

 

 

 

Over 126 people registered for this year’s Ride for Children and the total amount of money raised so far, thanks to their hard work at fundraising and the generous support of our sponsors, is $54,696!  There is still time to donate at bike.lundvt.org

Thank you very much to everyone who rode, supported, volunteered and staffed the Lund Ride for Children.   The funds raised will go directly to supporting the programs and services that Lund provides to help families thrive.  Biking up a long hill with 45 miles already under the wheels might be have been hard for these riders but knowing that their efforts would be rewarded with life changing differences for children must have made those pedals a little easier to push.

Check out our facebook page for more pictures.

Thank you to our sponsors – PC Construction, Terry Bicycles, Local Motion, Fitness Options, Boloco, North Star Sports, Bluebird BBQ, Vermont Gas, Home Instead, Fletcher Allen Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, Free Press Media, WCAX, Ben and Jerry’s, Good Health, Windows and Doors by Brownell, MP103, JB Kennedy and Associates and Casella Waste Management.

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