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You've Found Connecticut’s Best Ride.

When you Ride Closer to Free, you’re joining Connecticut’s best cycling event. Now in its 10th year, the Closer to Free Ride presented by Bank of America is the one you don’t want to miss.  Starting and ending at the historic Yale Bowl, the CTF Ride features five professionally-designed and fully-supported routes: 10 miles, 25 miles, 40 miles, 65 miles and the iconic CTF Century at 100 miles. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or looking for a family friendly ride - This is Your Ride.

5 INCREDIBLE ROUTES

With five routes to choose from, Closer to Free offers cyclists of all abilities the the chance to be part of something spectacular, while also raising essential funds for research and care at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center. Choose a distance below for a preview of the 2020 routes.

*All routes are subject to change and turn by turn directions will be available as we get closer to Ride Day.

2011

234 Riders 
200 Volunteers 
$443,251 Funds Raised 

$19 MILLION

RAISED SINCE 2011

10 YEAR RIDER STORIES

2020 LEADERBOARDS

Premier Circle Riders 

These riders have raised at least $2,500 and have earned Premier Circle status and benefits. Thank you and congratulations!

Brian Callahan

Stacey Callahan

Charles Fuchs