Employees completed an eight-mile trip to promote alternative transportation
WINDSOR, VT – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, a not-for-profit community hospital, recently participated in National Bike to Work Day as part of its ongoing commitment to provide employees with tools to become active and stay engaged in wellness activities. The organization arranged an eight-mile round trip route for participants from Paradise Sports to the Hospital.
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Paradise Sports placed great emphasis on safety for all riders in preparation for the event. The week of the ride, Paradise Sports provided a bike inspection for participants at no charge. Mt. Ascutney Hospital also prepared riders by educating them in the “rules of the road.”
The event also supported Vermont’s Way to Go Challenge, a week-long initiative that encourages commuters to reduce their carbon footprint. The program promotes alternative modes of transportation to work including biking, walking, carpooling, and taking the bus. Thanks to much success and enjoyment, Mt. Ascutney Hospital will make this an annual event.
For more information on National Bike to Work Day and Vermont’s Way to Go Challenge visit bikeleague.org and waytogovt.org.
(left to right): Kevin Donovan, CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, Stephanie Torrijos, John Cacerres, Belinda Needham-Shropshire, Catherine Schneider, MD, Wendi Reuter-Lorenz, Terry Ellison, and Linda Hazard.