As an event organizer, I rely heavily on volunteers to get the job done. I appreciate each and every one of them and can’t do it without them! From the people who put the signs out along the course in the wee hours of the morning to those who fill the coffee makers throughout the day and to all the cheerleaders, registration takers, water stop suppliers, etc. my thanks go out to them.

So it’s great to hear that the event was fun and gratifying for the volunteers as well. Here’s an email I received after the 2011 ride from a first-time volunteer who travelled from Connecticut with his family to volunteer – they were a tremendous help and it looks like they enjoyed it too!

Hi Betsy:
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the day and meeting so many enthusiastic people. I can’t ever recall having so many people say “thank-you” to me…it’s a good thing. You put on a great event and it is clear that it took tons of effort to organize and take care of all the details. We are looking forward to next year!!!

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2012 Kelly Brush Century Ride, make the decision and make the commitment – you won’t regret it!  You can email me at to volunteer.

The ride is set for Saturday, September 8, 2012 in Middlebury, Vermont.