The Tour de Slate is a fully supported fund raising bike ride. The Tour is made up of five different rides all designed to provide an enjoyable cycling experience no matter what your level of experience. The most challenging rides, cyclists a metric century(100km, 63.4 mi) rides and a 36 mile groad ride. Also a 36mi, a 25 mi and a family ride(off road on a trail) ensures that there is a ride suitable for everyone. The Tour de Slate is aptly named as it tours the world reknowned slate valley of western Vermont and bordering NY state. The beneficiary of the ride is Teen Challenge, VT. All net proceeds will be donated to that organization. Teen Challenge, VT is, according to some surveys, the most successful drug and alcohol addiction recovery program in the nation. It is a 15 month residency program and no one is refused admitance because of lack of funds. It is totally funded by private donations and funding. Teen Challenge, VT receives no government tax funding!
The jersey and free ride incentives remain unchanged but there has been added a new prize that will awarded to the highest individual rider fundraiser. This contest will end on the day of the ride. The prize will be announced at the ride.