By Mac Janney, development coordinator for Vermont Adaptive
Typically this time of year, I bust out the mighty tandem to train for the Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride with my buddy and guide Frank Kelley. Since we are practicing social distancing, tandem biking has to be put on hold. Not to worry though! We will be participating virtually in the Virtual Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride.
In the past, we’ve trained to ride 40 miles which takes about 3 ½ hours to complete. On Saturday, June 20, Frank and I will plan to set up our stationary bikes in my driveway and pedal the equivalent with anyone welcome to join (up to 10 people). Since I’m familiar with the 40 mile route, I’ve begun putting together a music playlist for motivation. We’ll be checking in to the Facebook live stream while firing up the grill.
There are a few things I need your help with. I am planning to raise $1,000 as I’ve done in past years, which I can’t thank you all enough for supporting. I will match the $1,000, which I feel is the right thing to do.
Since Vermont Adaptive serves a vulnerable population, our community will need us more than ever to get outdoors. Our goal is to raise $300,000 which is critical to Vermont Adaptive’s programs. The road back starts now.
Again, thank you so much for your help and support. For more information and to register for the 2020 virtual charity ride, visit charityride.vermontadaptive.org.