The 13th annual Kelly Brush Ride, powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, is set to take place on Saturday, September 8, in Middlebury, Vermont.

Participants can register online to ride 100, 50, 20, or 10 miles, and/or play a round of golf at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course at Middlebury College.

The ride’s course rolls through Vermont’s Champlain Valley across Lake Champlain to the west and Vermont’s Green Mountains to the east.

Proceeds from the charity fund-raising ride support the Kelly Brush Foundation, which awards Active Fund grants to individuals with paralysis to help them buy adaptive sports equipment. They also support the foundation’s ski racing safety program.

The Kelly Brush Ride is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, and the majority of Active Fund grants are made possible by riders who fundraise, notes a media release from Kelly Brush Foundation.

“The Kelly Brush Ride has become an iconic New England event because of the incredible community that has built up around it,” says Zeke Davisson, executive director of the Kelly Brush Foundation, in the release. “This community has driven the growth of the Kelly Brush Foundation and made it possible to award over 620 grants in 47 states to people with spinal cord injuries to purchase the expensive adaptive sports equipment that allows them to get outside and reclaim their active lifestyles.”

“We feel strongly about the work done at Kelly Brush Foundation, and have been title sponsor of the ride for 7 years,” adds Timo Shaw, president of title sponsor VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations.

“It is very special to see over 800 bicyclists, handcyclists, families, ski teams, and community members all coming together to get outside and support a great cause.”

[Source(s): Kelly Brush Foundation, PRWeb]