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Kelly Brush ride Sept. 15

The Second Annual Century Ride will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Addison County Vermont, 8:30 a.m.6 p.m. This fundraising event was established after Kelly Brush, a Middlebury College student and Charlotte resident, was paralyzed in a ski racing accident.

The bike ride consists of a 100 mile (or half century 50 mile) loop through Addison County, starting at Middlebury Colleges football stadium parking lot. The route is moderate, and is touted as one of the most beautiful rides in the state of Vermont. A barbecue will be held after the ride. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the race starts at 8:30 a.m., and the post ride barbecue is from 2-6 p.m.

The Kelly Brush Foundation was established by family and friends in 2006 after Kelly Brush, a member of the Middlebury College Ski Team, suffered a major spinal cord injury while competing in a giant slalom race on Feb. 18, 2006. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to: safety in ski racing, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Research, purchasing adaptive sports equipment for individuals with SCI, and supporting the U.S. Disabled Ski Team.

The entry fee is $150 per person. Registrants can raise the money through sponsorship funds or pay the amount themselves. All proceeds will go to the Kelly Brush Foundation grant programs.

For more information visit the web site at www.kellybrushfoundation.org .

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