Tour de Grace ready to roll July 7
TOWNSHEND- Registration is open for the annual bicycle ride to benefit Grace Cottage Hospital. This family-friendly event is perfect for anyone in decent shape who knows how to ride a bike.
The scenic route is 19 miles, mostly downhill, from Stratton Mountain Resort to Grace Cottage Hospital. The route goes down country roads, through Jamaica Village, on the Old Route 30 trail, over the Townshend Dam, and through the Scott Covered Bridge. Sturdy tires are recommended, and helmets are required. Rentals are available with advance request.
On Saturday, July 7, riders will start at Stratton Mountain anytime between 8 and 10 am, and ride at their own pace to Grace Cottage Hospital. The average ride time is an hour and a half to two hours. Buses return riders and bikes back uphill to Stratton. Rest stops along the route will provide riders with free beverages and snacks. Free performance T-shirts will be given to the first 100 riders who sign up.
Registration is $25 in advance through Thursday, July 5, and $30 on the day of the ride. The event will be held rain or shine.
For more information visit www.gracecottage.org/events, or call (802) 365-9109.