Going the Distance Fundraiser
GOING THE DISTANCE FUNDRAISER
We hope you’ll join us for a fun ride for a great local cause, the 8th Annual Going the Distance Ride for the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro, which will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017
WHAT IS THE GOING THE DISTANCE RIDE?
The Going the Distance Ride is one of our largest fundraisers of the year, enabling the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro to offer expanded hours and an affordable camp program during the summer season. The Ride consists of three different but interconnected routes of 40, 60 or 100 miles that all start and finish at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro, VT. The 100 mile route goes from Brattleboro to the Northampton area and back. It’s a beautiful, scenic route along the Connecticut River, on quiet, well-paved roads. The shorter routes utilize some of the route and rest stops of the Century Ride. We’ll have cue sheets, maps and all routes will be well marked. This year, we also have a Five Mile Family Fun Ride.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE BIKE ROUTES
This fully supported ride includes rest stops with great food and drink at approximately 20-mile intervals. Both of the longer routes have a catered lunch midway and a chance to swim. Sag vans will cover the route to support our riders. There’ll be an end-of-ride picnic with food and drink on the patio of the Marlboro College Graduate Center.
HOW DOES THE RIDE GENERATE FUNDS FOR THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB?
Riders are required to join our First Giving fundraising site and establish a personal fundraising goal of $350 or more. In lieu of a registration fee, we ask that you make an initial donation of $50-100 towards your goal. Teams are welcome, and each team member abides by the individual fundraising guidelines.
Raise $1,000+ and receive a custom-designed bike jersey & more
Raise $350-$999 and receive a T-shirt and gift certificates to local businesses
Raise $350 or less and receive a T-shirt
HOW DOES THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB HELP LOCAL YOUTH?
The Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro, one of more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs in the US, has been serving area youth from VT, NH and MA since 1999. The main Clubhouse is on Flat Street in Brattleboro. There’s an additional clubhouse at Westgate Apartments. The Club provides quality after-school programing for over 1,100 members, including help with homework, snacks and also free dinners to about 50 youth a night, 6 nights a week. It’s a safe place for kids to have fun, be with their friends and have adult mentoring and supervision. For the past 8 years, those attending the Club on a regular basis have had a 100% high school graduation rate and a 0% pregnancy rate.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Visit the CLUB’S PAGE ON FIRSTGIVING to register as a participant in our Going the Distance Ride. Need more information? Please contact the Club at GoingTheDistance2017@gmail.com or 802-254-5990. Thank you!