Saturday, June 24, 12 p.m.—BRIDGEWATER CORNERS—The Long Trail Century Ride to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports announces Live at The Fillmore, the definitive tribute to the original Allman Brothers Band, who will headline the seventh annual charity ride’s après-ride party Saturday, June 24 at Long Trail Brewing in Bridgewater Corners. Considered by critics and audiences as the best Allman Brothers Tribute band around, Live at The Fillmore will set the tone for a fun-filled festival for charity on the brewery lawn set by the Ottauquechee River.
Opening for Live at The Fillmore is The Tenderbellies, a Burlington-based string band featuring blends of American, bluegrass, newgrass, jazz, and rock tunes.
The après-ride festival includes a locally inspired barbecue with all the fixings, a silent auction with items like Disney Park Hopper passes, resort stay packages, Simon Pearce, plus kids’ activities provided by Killington Parks and Recreation, face painting, games, bike demos, and a vendor village with farmers’ market-style vendors displaying hand-crafted Vermont wares.
The Long Trail Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive, in its seventh year, raises money for Vermont Adaptive’s year-round sports programs and adaptive equipment for people with disabilities. Participants in the ride can choose from various routes, including the 100-, 60-, 40-, 20-mile and family friendly 5K routes, plus a new mountain bike session Saturday morning at Killington Resort. All rides (except for mountain biking) start and end at the brewery. Approximately 700 riders are expected to participate this year. Organizers of the annual fundraiser hope to raise more than $300,000.
The party is open to the public. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 12 and under. Children under 6 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Party-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and make a day of it. The party is included in rider registration for those participating in the ride.
Gates open at noon and the brewery will close at 7 p.m. The Long Trail Brewery is located at 5520 U.S. Route 4, Bridgewater Corners. The event will be held rain or shine. Although Long Trail Brewing Company loves pets, only service dogs are allowed at this event.
For more details and to register for the ride, visit longtrailcenturyride.com.