Connecticut's best organized ride.

Thank you 2018 Riders, Volunteer, Sponsors, Partners, Families, Supporters, Donors and Believers.

Your Ride Returns on September 7th, 2019

EXPERIENCETOP NOTCH
EXPERIENCE

ROUTES 5 INCREDIBLE 
ROUTES

INSPIRATIONINSPIRATION
AT EVERY TURN

COMMUNITYA TRUE
COMMUNITY

CELEBRATIONPARTY AT
THE FINISH

IMPACTPOWERFUL
IMPACT

 

10

miles

Built for novice riders and families, a great intro to the CTF Ride

25

miles

If you're ready to take it to the next level, this is the route for you

40

miles

Beautiful, scenic, challenging and perfect for the more experienced rider

65

miles

Our most popular route, the challenge and beauty can’t be beat

100

miles

The best 100 miles you'll find anywhere. The gold standard. The CTF Century

why I ride

Stevie Hovey
Meet Stevie Hovey, an alumni rider who rides for her dad who was treated at Smilow in 2010.

What is your favorite Closer to Free Memory?
My favorite memory is having my family and friends at the finish line when I finish riding and all the support that I get along the way.

What song gets you pumped up to ride Closer to Free?
Walking on Sunshine is the song that gets me pumped for the Ride!

What is your favorite route to train on?
My favorite route to train on is the FOS trail in Milford and West Haven.

What is your post-ride indulgence?
My favorite post ride indulgence is a BBQ on the beach and a beer and a champagne toast for my Dad.

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