Connecticut's largest and best organized ride.

When you Ride Closer to Free, you're not just riding one day...you're joining a year-round, passionate community.
Now in its 8th year, the 2018 Closer to Free Ride is the one you don't want to miss.

 

EXPERIENCETOP NOTCH
EXPERIENCE

ROUTES 4 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

62.5

miles

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

100

miles

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

why I ride

I ride because this is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. I work at Smilow’s Trumbull Care Center and I see the strength in my patients everyday fighting this disease. I have two family members who were recently diagnosed who didn't let a diagnosis define them, but let it push them. Their strength, determination and fight is what inspires me to ride.

- Amberlie Hoydic

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