About The Ride – Support Disabled Sports
The Long Trail Century Ride is an event established through a partnership of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and title sponsor Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, plus Killington Resort, the Lookout Tavern, and many local businesses in the Killington region. The goal of the annual event is to enjoy the beauty of Vermont through cycling all while raising funds for the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities.
Whether cycling on the 100-mile, 60-mile or 40-mile loops, or simply journeying near the Brewery on the 20-mile loop or the family-friendly 5K bike ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the Long Trail Century Ride. All courses start and finish at Long Trail Brewery, located on Route 4. The festivities continue for all after the ride at the brewery, where a BBQ menu will be prepared, live music and family entertainment, refreshments, and more will make this an event not to be missed.
Mountain Bike “Snowshed Session” at Killington Resort. In 2017 we welcomed mountain bikers to the event through our partnership with Killington Resort. We’re excited to offer a Saturday morning mountain bike Snowshed Session at again this year at Killington’s Snowshed Trails. Killington will open the lift at 9 a.m. for LTCR2018 participants, one hour before public access, and mountain bikers are encouraged to set 5 and 10 lap goals.
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. In addition to sports, year round programming options integrate environmental, holistic wellness, and competitive training philosophies for people of all ages with cognitive, developmental, physical and emotional disabilities. Vermont Adaptive promotes independence and furthers equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational opportunities including alpine skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports; kayaking, canoeing, sailing, cycling, hiking, rock climbing, tennis, horseback riding, and more. More than 400 volunteers serve clients of all abilities with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities from all over the world in three winter locations in Vermont – Pico Mountain at Killington; Sugarbush Resort in Warren; and Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton as well as spring/summer/fall locations on the Burlington waterfront, Waterbury Reservoir, Stoughton Pond, and a number of state parks and bike and recreation paths across the state. Visit our website for more info: www.vermontadaptive.org
About Long Trail Brewery
The Long Trail Brewing Company is located in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont and has been producing an exceptional family of fine ales since 1989. Today, as the leading handcrafted beer in Vermont, Long Trail has demonstrated it fills a niche in the market for quality craft beer. Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, Long Trail takes the words “environmentally conscious” seriously and lives that eco-minded philosophy every day at the brewery. Long Trail’s facility is truly unique, as it was designed to minimize the impact on our environment and was recognized in 2009 by receiving the Vermont Governor’s Award in Environmental Excellence for resource conservation. Also, Vermont’s Green Mountain Water Environment Association has named the water produced by the brewery’s artisan wells as “Vermont’s best drinking water.”
In addition to being friendly to our environment, we also have strong beliefs and commitments to our local community. With a long history of fundraising and charitable donations, including past beneficiaries such as the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD), the Green Mountain Club, the Vermont Food Bank, and the Vermont Community Foundation, everyone at Long Trail strives to “give back” and help those who work hard to help others.
Long Trail is especially proud of its employees in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. They worked tirelessly to provide meals at the visitor center to both the residents of Bridgewater and countless work crews in the area. They also delivered much needed supplies to the communities that were most severely affected by the storm.
Long Trail is very grateful to have been invited to sponsor and host the Long Trail Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and looks forward to a great event this year and for many years to come. Visit its website for more info: www.longtrail.com
For questions about the ride, email the Ride Director.