Cochrans Bike Races Raise Funds For Local Kids To Ski; Mountain Bikes Added
All funds raised at an Oct. 14 Century Ride bike race at Cochran’s, the nonprofit ski area in Richmond, Vt., will go toward providing affordable skiing and riding for local kids.
Motto for the event is “We bike so Vermont kids can ski."
“The mountain bike race is a new element to the Cochran’s Century Ride,” Elliot Wilkinson-Ray told SnoCountry.com. “We’ve been doing a 100/50/25 mile charity ride for some years now. But, we realize some people would rather rip single track, which is totally understandable as the area boasts an awesome and challenging trail network.”
The 100-mile Century Ride begins at 9 a.m.; 50-mile ride at 11 a.m.; and 25-mile ride at noon. The mountain bike ride begins at noon and entry fee for each of the races is $50. All rides start and finish at the ski area, 910 Cochran Road, in Richmond. A burgers and dogs cookout follows the ride at 3 p.m.
Wilkinson-Ray said the exact route of the mountain bike race is still being determined, but most likely “will climb to the top of the ridge line and drop down the backside on Audios and Answer and come back down the front of the mountain on Graveyard or IPT.” That route will take about 1.5 hours.
“The ride is important for getting local kids to learn to ski because Cochran’s runs the after-school programs for most local towns,” Wilkinson-Ray said. “Kids can sign up for skiing like any other sport and their school bus will bring them to the hill. We’ll set them up with gear and it’s very affordable.”
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