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If you're ready to challenge yourself on your first century, if you want to ride further than you ever have before, or if you just want an fun ride with friends and family, This is Your Ride. Plus the CTF Ride delivers routes with awesome scenery, great route marking, and full support from a seasoned and passionate Road Crew.
With five routes to choose from, Closer to Free offers cyclists of all abilities the the chance to be part of something spectacular. And to raise essential funds for research and care at Smilow and Yale Cancer Center.
Our 2018 routes are below. 2019 Routes will be announced closer to the event.
Routes listed on this site are subject to change, so please follow route signage. Please note that mileages are approximate. We may call one route 65 miles but in fact that true mileage may be closer to 66 miles. Mileage is calculated via odometer in a vehicle, which will always differ from a bike computer. In addition, mileage is accounted for from point to point, i.e. driveway to driveway, and therefore mileage between Rest Stops may compute more on your bike as you will ride into a Rest Stop to an area where you set your bike down, which will ultimately add mileage that is not calculated in our scouting vehicle because we are not pulling into stops.