Opinion: Boe Memorial Bike Ride heartwarming, successful

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Kelly Boe Memorial Bike Ride on May 4. The glorious weather and many friendly faces brought much comfort to me and my daughters. There was such a community of folks riding for biking safety, to honor Kelly’s memory, to support my girls and me, and for various other reasons. Some participants were expert bikers; some had not ridden in years; and some of the riders had to borrow bikes. I saw many familiar faces from Addison and Chittenden counties. I rode in the middle of the pack surrounded by positive energy.
I would like to give special thanks to: Peter Burrows, Addison Central Supervisory Union superintendent who suggested the ride and organized it with the help of his staff; Middlebury Union High School Principal Bill Lawson and Activities Director Sean Farrell for helping at the event; the Middlebury police, the Addison County sheriff, and the Vermont State Police for traffic control to provide a safe experience for the riders; the town of Middlebury for issuing the necessary permits; the riders who brought their love and energy; everyone who donated to the scholarship fund; and to the many folks who lined the roads to clap and offer their support.
To date, the Kelly Boe Memorial Scholarship Fund has received over $23,000 in donations. The first scholarship will be awarded at this year’s MUHS graduation.
What a truly wonderful community.
Kathy Boe

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