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18th Annual Kelly Brush Ride!
September 9 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Kelly Brush Ride is an iconic Northern New England charity event, bringing people together in support of the mission of the Kelly Brush Foundation: to inspire and empower people with spinal cord injuries to lead active and engaged lives. Kelly sustained a spinal cord injury in 2006 after falling and hitting a lift tower during an NCAA ski race. That fall, Kelly’s Middlebury College Alpine Ski Team teammates cycled 100 miles the first weekend back to school to raise money so Kelly could purchase a monoski and get back on the hill with them.
The money you fundraise for the Kelly Brush Ride helps other people with paralysis purchase the prohibitively expensive adaptive sports equipment they need to enjoy the trails, the road, the court, or any other place we all like to get active. Join us in Middlebury or Ride from Anywhere in 2023!
How It Works
Step 1 – Register
Sign up today to ride in Middlebury on September 9 or from anywhere in the world.
Step 2 – Fundraise
Help people with spinal cord injuries, and earn awesome prizes along the way! Use our fundraising tips and tools to raise money and help them get out and go!
Step 3 – Ride + Celebrate
Celebrate the active lifestyles you help create for people with spinal cord injuries on September 9 – in person or virtually!
|Registration Period||Registration Type||Registration Fee + Fundraising Minimum|
|Early (Before July 1)||Adult (Ages 20 & Up)||$60 + Required $175|
|Teen (Ages 13 – 19)||$60 + Required $50|
|Youth (Ages 12 & Under)||$60 + Suggested $25|
(July 1 – August 31)
|Adult (Ages 20 & Up)||$85 + Required $175|
|Teen (Ages 13 – 19)||$85 + Required $50|
|Youth (Ages 12 & Under)||$85 + Suggested $25|
(Sept 1 – Sept 6)*
|Adult (Ages 20 & Up)||$100 + Required $175|
|Teen (Ages 13 – 19)||$100 + Required $50|
|Youth (Ages 12 & Under)||$100 + Suggested $25|
|Adult (Ages 20 & Up)||$125 + Required $175|
|Teen (Ages 13 – 19)||$125 + Required $50|
|Youth (Ages 12 & Under)||$125 + Suggested $25|
|Anytime||Handcyclist||FREE + Suggested $100|
About the Kelly Brush Foundation
An active lifestyle fuels a healthy body and mind, allowing us to be the most full version of ourselves.
For those who have experienced a spinal cord injury, being active can feel out of reach. The obstacles are real: physical, financial, and even the belief it is possible.
The Kelly Brush Foundation (KBF) is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for those who have experienced a spinal cord injury. We offer the inspiration to believe and the grants to enable anyone to buy the equipment they need to get out and go. But the KBF funds more that just recreation, because when you’re out there on the hill, road or trail, as your heart rate rises and you feel the wind on your face, disability fades away. An active lifestyle forges connections with others — both new friends and old, in and out of a chair.
The KBF was founded by Kelly and her family after Kelly was injured in 2006 at an NCAA alpine ski race. Since our founding, we’ve been committed to ski racing safety and will continue to advocate and provide resources so that every ski racer is training and competing on the safest possible venues.
To inspire and empower people with spinal cord injuries to lead active and engaged lives.