Benefit Rides and Other Events

Local and Regional Benefit Rides and Other Events – 2018

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Richard’s Ride: Saturday, May 19, 2018

This event has been organized to celebrate the life and contributions of Richard Tom, a cyclist whose life was tragically ended in April of 2015.  Richard dedicated his life to sharing his passion for “all things bicycle”. His friends have formed a foundation in his name, the Richard Tom Foundation (“RTF”), and we have organized this ride in memory of Richard.

This ride will be staged at Cochran’s Ski Area. There are several road routes and two mountain bike options be available. All rides will finish at the Cochran Ski Area, where food and beverages will be waiting, thanks to Dakin Farms, Stone Corral Brewery and other food and beverage sponsors.  Please come join the fun and and support RTF!  Due to somewhat limited parking at Cochran’s please car pool and also consider parking in Richmond and making a short ride to Cochran’t Ski Area for the event.

Through this event, RTF will promote the health benefits of cycling and encourage the spirit of fun and adventure that was a significant part of Richard’s life. Proceeds will support children’s cycling programs and camps (including Little Bellas and Catamount Family Center’s mountain biking camp), will support legislative efforts led by Local Motion, and a variety of other efforts to promote bike safety and adventure on bikes.

Participants in the Richard’s 70 and Richard’s 30 are welcome to participate in the Children’s Ride and the Family Ride at no additional costPlease also consider a tax deductible contribution to the RT Foundation. The board of the RT Foundation will use your funs wisely to support a variety of efforts to improve the safety of our roads and make cycling available and children who might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience the fun and adventure that happens on a bike.

Switchback Bike for the Lake: Saturday, June 16, 2018

June 16th at Knight Point State Park. North Hero, VT. There are 30, 60, 80 or 100 mile rides with a rolling start at 7 am.  Healthy Roots BBQ from 11:30 – 4:30.  This is a fully supported ride that is VERY affordable for a benefit ride as all proceeds go to Friends of Norther Lake Champlain efforts to clean up Lake Champlain.

Prouty: Friday and Saturday , July 13 and 14, 2018

The Prouty is a benefit ride that takes place in and around Hanover, New Hampshire. The following information is copied from their website.

The 37th Annual Prouty will take place on July 13 & 14, 2018. It is a two-day athletic event that raises funds to benefit Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and the only one in northern New England.

The Prouty™ began in 1982 when four NCCC nurses, inspired by the courage of their patient, Audrey Prouty, committed to cycling 100 miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised stays at Norris Cotton Cancer Center to fund cancer research seeking better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer. Research conducted here makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients all over the world. Money raised also funds patient supportive services that help ease the way for patients and families struggling with cancer.

As founding nurse Patty Carney says: “Everyone knows an Audrey Prouty.”

Cabot Ride the Ridges: Sept 9, 2018

The event takes place this year on September 9 and offers four different ride lengths to participants: true gravel grinder lengths of 100k and 60k (with 7500+ and 3500+ feet of elevation gain respectively), as well as a challenging 30k, and a family-friendly 10k. All proceeds of the event go directly to the Cabot Mentoring program, a nonprofit organization responsible for matching mentor adults with needy children in the community. Following the ride, riders are treated to a wood-fired pizza meal as well as many local treat including local cheeses, apple cider donuts, freshly picked apples, kombucha, maple syrup shots, and much, much more!

The ride was just listed on as a featured ride:

Visit the event website at for more information and to register. The registration price ranges from free for 12 and under, to $60 for a family. After September 2 the prices go up $15 so register early.

Site is awaiting more new information for 2018. Please check back later!


Switchback Bike for the Lake: June 17, 2017
June 17th at Knight Point State Park 3-60-80 or 100 mile ride with rolling start at 7 am.  Healthy Roots BBQ from 11:30 – 4:30.  We plan on over 400 bikers this year with over 100 signed up with the early bird registration!.  We are a fully supported ride that is VERY affordable for a benefit ride as all proceeds go to Friends of Norther Lake Champlain efforts to clean up Lake Champlain.

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Central Vermont Cycling Tour: June 25, 2017

Start time: sign in and start anytime between 8 AM and 10 AM
Contact: Greg Western; greg@crossvermont.org802-498-0079
Location: Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, 1168 County Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602
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Description: It’s a classic – scenic bike tour exploring backroads in the towns north of Montpelier. Choose from 15, 30 and 60 mile routes. Short route is family friendly and gradual. The long route is demanding, with 6000 feet of elevation gain. Well marked course, four food stops, full cookout at end of ride. $50 registration is a donation to the Cross Vermont Trail – working to connect neighborhoods, schools and parks with safe, fun bike trails.

Harpoon Point to Point Ride: Aug 12, 2017

Join the Vermont Foodbank in their fight against hunger by riding the Harpoon Point to Point!

Since its inception in 2002, the Harpoon Point to Point has become the Vermont Foodbank’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising over $1.3M to date.  Come ride 100, 50 or 25 miles on the road, or ride the 20-mile mountain bike trial at Mt. Ascutney. This well-supported ride will take you along rivers, over covered bridges and through Vermont’s incomparable landscape with its infinite shades of green.  A festive post-ride party awaits you when you cross the finish line at the Harpoon Brewery, complete with hot showers, delicious BBQ, live music and fresh beer, straight from the source!

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