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More than 700 cyclists expected in Vt. fundraiser

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) - More than 700 cyclists and hand-cyclists are expected to spin through Vermont's Champlain Valley to raise money for adaptive athletes and ski racing safety.

Saturday's Kelly Brush Century Ride is Vermont's largest charity ride.

Among the riders will be 13-time Paralympic medalist Chris Waddell.

Now in its eighth year, the Kelly Brush Century Ride has raised more than $1 million. The money is used to help athletes with spinal cord injuries purchase specialized sports equipment.

The ride was started by the Middlebury College ski team as a way to raise money to buy a mono-ski for team member Kelly Brush Davisson, who was paralyzed as the result of a ski racing crash.

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