Our 25 mile loop is the most popular route for handcyclists. A beautiful course with sweeping views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, it features a full aid station (accessible toilets, food, water, sports drinks, and awesome volunteers) at just about the half way point. All of our routes, no matter what distance, will have a fantastic course to ride and all handcyclists will start and end the ride at Alumni Field at Middlebury College – no transportation from finish needed. Many of our handcyclists choose to ride 50 miles as well – we encourage you to ride whichever length challenges you! But please remember, the finish and course support closes at 5:00 pm.
Handcyclists ride in the Kelly Brush Century Ride at no charge. We do encourage you to fundraise. Each year we have a team of handcyclists called “Team Ride On” and any handcyclist is welcome to join this team. Team Ride On typically raises enough money to fund at least one individual grant in the upcoming KBF grant cycle!
We have volunteers along the course with several stationed at the more difficult hills along the 25 mile loop. These fantastic volunteers are there to assist you if you need a little extra boost up some of the longer hills.
If you choose to do 50 miles, you will have the same support as the road cyclists. We encourage you to think about a support vehicle (friend or family) if you are doing the longer route unless you have significant experience at that mileage.
We have handicap accessible port-a-lets and chairs at each water/fuel stop along the 25 and 50 mile course as well as at the start/finish.
Parking & Registration
Designated handcyclist parking makes it easy for you to get in and out of the start area quickly. The handcylist registration tent is adjacent to handcyclist parking. There are also several bike technicians and support staff to help you with any last minute tuneups or air for the tires.