When 2000+ cyclists take to their wheels for the Prouty Ride on July 10, they’ll be raising money for cancer research as they pedal through our beautiful Connecticut River Valley landscape – past farms and forests, historic sites, town commons… following the river that unites our region.
Seeing the Valley on a bike or on foot, one can appreciate the richness of its natural landscape and its legacy of stewardship. The thousands of people who will be out on the Prouty route represent a community dedicated to the future — a healthy, sustainable, caring place.
There are dozens of conserved properties along this year’s Prouty Route, places that UVLT will mark with green ribbons in honor of the landowners who’ve conserved them and the cyclists who ride for a healthier world.
UVLT staff and Trustees will be among the riders, joining friends and family on various cycling teams. Please contact us if you’d like to join us – to pedal together and share stories of the places we pass. Jeanie McIntyre and Kathy and Lee Larson plan to ride 35 miles. Sara Cavin will ride 100 miles as a part of her family’s Prouty team. Nora Doyle-Burr will be among the Green Team volunteers on site, helping Prouty organizers host a zero-waste event. Being a part of this event by riding, walking, or volunteering is one more way to give back to our community (and enjoy our beautiful Upper Valley along the way!).
We hope we’ll see you there. Or, in any season, you can find your own way along the Prouty route — its enduring beauty will be there for you, when you seek it.