BRATTLEBORO -- Are you looking for a local group bike ride that supports a great local organization? Well, look no further. The fifth annual Going the Distance Ride for the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro on June 28 is just the ride for you!

Choose one of the three routes -- of 40, 60 or 100 miles -- that start and end at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro. The 100-mile route from Brattleboro to the Northampton area and back is a scenic ride along the Connecticut River, on quiet, well paved roads. The shorter routes utilize some of the route and rest stops of the Century Ride. There will be cue sheets, maps and all routes will be well marked.

Rest stops with great food and drinks will be at 20-mile intervals. Both longer routes have a catered lunch midway with a chance to swim. Sag vans will ride the routes to support the riders. There will be an end of ride picnic on the patio of the Graduate School.

For this fundraising ride, riders are asked to set a goal for themselves of raising $500 or more for the Club. This is a "goal" and not a "commitment." The club will assist you with fundraising, offering suggestions, sample emails and facts and figures about the club. Donations can be made by check and each rider will also have a personal fundraising page on First Giving for online donations.

There will also be T-shirts for all riders and prizes for the top fundraisers.


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100 percent of the funds raised by riders will stay in our local community and go directly to support the Boys & Girls Club’s programs for local youth.

Go to https://www.first giving.com/bgcbrattleboro/GTD2014 for more information or to register or contact Beth at 802-254-5990, ext. 109, or at: bgcbdirector @gmail.com.