Grace Cottage's 5th Annual Tour de Grace

Submitted by Grace Cottage Hospital

Grace Cottage Hospital's Fifth Annual Tour de Grace bicycle rally offers the chance to do a good deed while enjoying a ride with family or friends on Saturday, September 12.

Sign up today via the web (www.gracecottage.org) or by phone -- the first 100 who sign up will get a free t-shirt.

The 19-mile event is mostly downhill. Riders begin at the Stratton Mountain Base Lodge parking area anytime between 8 and 10:30 a.m.; the ride ends at Grace Cottage Hospital on Route 35 in Townshend.

The route is well marked, maps are available at the starting point, and busses transport riders and bikes back to Stratton. Riders under 12 years old must ride with an adult, and helmets are required for all riders.

Volunteers will be stationed along the route to provide free beverages and snacks.

Event sponsors include Grace Cottage Hospital, Stratton Corporation, Solstice at Stratton, BB's Landscaping, D&K's Jamaica Grocery, Equipe Sport, Howard Printing, the Stratton Village Shops, and the Three Mountain Inn.

The entry fee is $25 per rider. Riders are also encouraged to obtain pledges to support the hospital.

Visitwww.gracecottage.org/events for a route description and registration and pledge forms. These forms will also be available the morning of the race at the Stratton Base Lodge parking lot.

For more information, call 365-9109.

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