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The Prouty 2024

July 12 - July 13

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Updated April 1, 2024

The Prouty is an annual cycling event in Hanover, New Hampshire. It is named after Audrey Prouty, a local nurse who died of ovarian cancer in 1982. Four nurses first organized the event in 1982 to honor Prouty’s memory and raise funds for cancer research and patient care. Strambecco rates it as one of the Best Road Cycling events in New England.

The Prouty is now one of the largest charity cycling events in New England, attracting thousands of cyclists and volunteers each year. The event offers several routes for cyclists of all levels, including a 100-mile century ride, a 77-mile loop, a 50-mile loop, a 35-mile loop, and a 20-mile loop. Participants can also choose to walk or row instead of cycling. The Prouty: Ultimate is a 2-day option of the event, offering a remarkable cycling adventure, taking you through the picturesque New England countryside. Enjoy the full support of their team, including complimentary lodging, meals, and the warm camaraderie of fellow riders. Immerse yourself in the region’s beauty while embarking on this unforgettable cycling journey and raising funds for a good cause.

The event occurs in New Hampshire and Vermont’s beautiful Upper Valley region, known for its rolling hills, forests, and scenic vistas. The routes take cyclists through small towns and villages, past historic sites, and along the Connecticut River. The area is home to Dartmouth College, which provides the region with a vibrant and intellectual atmosphere.

The Prouty has a festive and supportive atmosphere, with volunteers cheering on cyclists along the routes and at rest stops. The event also features live music, food, and a festive atmosphere at the start and finish lines. Participants are encouraged to form teams and fundraise for cancer research and patient care, with many participants sporting personalized jerseys or costumes.

Overall, The Prouty is a unique and inspiring event that brings together cyclists and volunteers to raise funds for a worthy cause and celebrate the beauty of the Upper Valley region. The area has beautiful hiking, including shorter hikes or longer multi-day treks. Popular trails in the area include Moose Mountain, Balch Hill, and Velvet Rocks. Also, the Connecticut River flows along the western border of Hanover, providing opportunities for water-based activities like canoeing and kayaking, where you can enjoy the scenic beauty and observe wildlife along the riverbanks. The region also offers opportunities for fishing, camping, golfing, and more, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the great outdoors.

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