this is your ride

When you Ride Closer to Free, you’re joining Connecticut’s best organized cycling event. Now in its 7th year, the 2017 Closer to Free Ride is the one you don’t want to miss.

  Incredible routes

Fully supported 100, 62.5, 25 and 10 mile
routes, from wooded hills to seaside vistas.

  Party at the finish

Finish Line Festival complete with
live music, Food Truck Village, beer garden, massage and more.

  top notch experience

"Connecticut's Best Organized Ride" will
take great care of you.

  powerful impact

100% of your fundraising goes to research and care.

  a true COMMUNITY

Thousands of passionate people working together, riding together.


Ride side by side with survivors and 
for survivors.


Why I Ride


CTF Ride Participant Stories

Read short, inspiring stories about why people just like you volunteer and ride Closer to Free.



CTF Videos and Photos

View and watch 2016 Ride photos and videos here.