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Charity Walk or Bike in Vermont to Benefit PSC
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Walk or Pedal for PSC – 3 Day

Walk or Pedal for PSC – 3 Day

per person

Charity Walk or Pedal for PSC

Dates – July 28-30, 2017

Charity Cycling or Walking Challenge in Vermont

For a one-day option, go here.

Vermont Charity Cycling Tour and Walk

Join us July 28-30 to bike or walk scenic routes through the beautiful countryside of central Vermont. Walk or Pedal for PSC is fully supported and includes snacks and drinks along the way. The event will raise funds and awareness for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), a serious disease of the bile ducts of the liver that can affect all ages from young to old. PSC destroys liver cells and ultimately, the ability of the liver to function. The disease has no cure and few effective treatments. But, promising studies are in the works and we need your help to keep the research going! Please help us help those who suffer daily from this devastating disease. Enjoy cycling and walking routes with breathtaking scenery while helping to improve the lives of people with PSC. Join us in Vermont to Walk or Pedal for PSC!

Event Highlights:

  • Help fight Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), a serious disease of the bile ducts of the liver during an exciting three-day Vermont Challenge.
  • The Walk or Pedal for PSC is open to all.
  • Train, fundraise and get ready to complete a 100k (62 mi) or 55k (34.2 mi) bike ride or 
15k (9.3 mi) walk.
  • Event produced by Great Freedom Adventures to benefit PSC Partners Seeking a Cure, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research on PSC and supporting patients and their families. pscpartners.org
  • From your base in beautiful Woodstock, VT, discover the picturesque dairy farms, cool forests, sparkling waters – and the hills – of central Vermont.
  • Walkers will enjoy stopping at viewpoints with spectacular long-range views
  • Cyclists will enjoy routes with pastoral and distant mountain views
  • Trip costs are covered with attainment of fundraising minimum.
  • Reserve your spot and start raising money now. See Details, Dates and Prices page for fundraising details.
  • Join the fight to find better treatments and a cure for PSC!
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Day 1

Arrive at the 506 On the River Inn in Woodstock, VT in the mid-afternoon and meet your guides and fellow challengers. Enjoy refreshments while guides fit bikes for those renting. Set out on a short warm- up bike ride or walk through the beautiful Vermont landscapes. Return to the inn and enjoy a swim in the pool or a relaxing soak in the hot tub. After, savor a delicious dinner at the inn and get excited for the next day’s cycling or walking challenge!
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Day 2

After breakfast at the inn, the Walk or Pedal for PSC begins! Join with fellow PSCers, their supporters and with altruistic adventurers on a remarkable journey, experiencing the beauty of central Vermont and testing personal fortitude. Discover stunning long-range views, pastoral dairy farms, fields of flowers, tranquil ponds, fragrant hay fields, sparkling rivers and green forests. Along the way you may spot wildlife such as deer, turkeys, hawks or fox. You will also encounter a number of hills, as one would expect in the Green Mountain State. Just remember why we are riding or walking and that will keep you going. That and the food and drinks along the way! Enjoy food and camaraderie at a post-challenge celebration. Relax for the rest of the afternoon and then join together for a delicious dinner to celebrate the hard work that allowed us to finish the challenge and to get a little bit closer to a cure for PSC!
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Day 3

Enjoy breakfast at the inn, then take an optional bike ride or walk to explore more of Vermont's pastoral countryside. Or, spend the morning in Woodstock visiting the sites of your choice. You may choose to visit Billings Farm and Museum, a working dairy farm with a farmhouse and museum depicting rural farm life in the 19th century. You might visit the Marsh- Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. The Rockefeller mansion contains an impressive collection of art amassed by Marsh and Billings, including one of the largest collections of Hudson River School Art. You may also want to peruse the shops in town - you’ll find unique clothing boutiques, shops with hand-made Vermont products, country stores and fine art galleries. If you wish, simply spend time taking it easy at the inn. This relaxing morning will be the perfect reward for your hard work in the fight against PSC!

506-on-the-river-inn506 On the River Inn, Woodstock, VT – 2 NightsThis fine inn is located on the banks of the Ottaquechee River. Rooms have one king bed or two queen beds with balconies overlooking the wide lawn and river. Inn amenities include a bistro, restaurant, country kitchen, library, gift shop, game room, and an indoor pool with sauna.

2017 Dates

July 28-30

Trip Length

3 days, 2 nights

Start/Finish

Woodstock, VT

Distance Options

Challenge Day: Cycling - choose 55k(34.2mi) or 100k(62mi).  Walking - 15k (9.3mi)

Fundraising

Per Person Fundraising Requirement: $2,400 (individual) or $2,100 (two or more people raising money together as a team), based on double occupancy. Single Supplement (for a private room):  $425. Participants will be able to set up a personal fundraising webpage on the PSC Partners Seeking a Cure website.

Sign Up

Sign up here. Spots are limited. Refundable registration fee - $350. The registration fee can be donated to PSC Partners Seeking a Cure or it can be refunded once the fundraising minimum has been met. Participants have until 8/29/17 to meet the fundraising minimum. Family or guests of participants may attend the event. For costs and details, please email: info@greatfreedomadventures.com.

Format

The event is a group ride or walk, not a race so you may go at your own pace. It is designed to be a fun event that is appropriate for all abilities from avid cyclists and walkers to participants wanting a more leisurely pace.

Cycling or Walking Level

Moderate – Challenging depending upon distance, pace and fitness level

Terrain

Cycling: Predominately paved roads with some stretches of dirt roads. Both distances have long and short hills along with flatter stretches along the rivers and valleys. Walking: Predominately woods paths or carriage roads with some stretches along the road. There are climbs and descents though most are gradual. Some stretches are relatively flat.

Bikes: You may bring your own bike or use one of ours. GFA bikes are high quality, lightweight, available with either drop or straight handlebars and are equipped with computer, mirror, waterbottle, handlebar bag, map case and seat pack with essentials. What’s Included with Attainment of Fundraising Minimum:
  • Two nights lodging
  • Two dinners
  • Two breakfasts
  • One lunch
  • Food and drinks during and after the challenge
  • Use of a Great Freedom Adventures bicycle if needed and while supplies last
  • Guides and support staff
  • Vehicle and mechanical support
  • Cycling maps and cue sheets
  • Waterbottle
  • Bike jersey for cyclists and t-shirt for walkers
For complete event and fundraising details, please email: info@greatfreedomadventures.com

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