The Hospital provided a medical tent and personnel to ensure rider safety
WINDSOR, VT – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center recently volunteered time and services to the Long Trail Century Ride, an annual bike race that benefits Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the state’s largest nonprofit organization that provides sports and recreation activities to people with disabilities. During the event, registered nurses from Mt. Ascutney staffed a medical tent and mobile unit and treated riders with minor injuries. In addition, nonmedical personnel from Mt. Ascutney helped Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports with their volunteer needs including data entry for all race registrants and clean up after the event.
The Long Trail Century Ride was established through a partnership of several local businesses in the Killington region to promote cycling and raise funds for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. Over 300 riders participated in the annual event which is open to participants of all abilities. The race starts and finishes at Long Trail Brewery and consists of three courses – 100-mile, 50-mile and 20-mile rides.
CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Kevin Donovan participated in the 100-mile ride. “Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports provides wonderful services to residents statewide and we are fortunate to be given the experience to assist in the efforts supporting this organization,” stated Donovan. “The Long Trail Century Ride is a unique event that allows participants to enjoy the beauty of Vermont while raising money for a great organization. It was a pleasure for Mt. Ascutney to be involved.”