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The Redesigned 2020 Closer to Free Ride

In a year when a global pandemic has changed everything, the 2020 Closer to Free Ride presented by Bank of America needed to be redesigned. While public health concerns and local regulations prevented us from gathering together in person on September 12, we still united from wherever we were to deliver the hope, love and support that Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center need. Registered CTF Riders cycled from home and Volunteers joined us in a variety of activities, all to raise essential funds for those who need it most. We were honored to deliver our community a powerful Ride Day experience through our Opening Ceremony broadcast and fully interactive Finish Festival filled with activities for all. Fundraising is open through December 31 and, as always, 100% of the funds we raise will go to the unparalleled research and care at Smilow and Yale Cancer Center.

THIS IS STILL YOUR YEAR.
THIS IS STILL YOUR RIDE.

The Closer to Free Ride delivers an incredible event experience from the time you register - this was true for our redesigned 2020 event and will be true for 2021. Though we are currently determining what the 2021 ride looks like, rest assured that from the moment you register, you’ll be part of the awesome Closer to Free Ride community and have access to a variety of activities and programs. Save your spot for 2021 and be the first to know of our plans (and receive an exclusive discount too!).

SAVE A SPOT FOR 2021 

REAL IMPACT WHERE IT'S NEEDED MOST

Every dollar you raise supports patient care and research at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center. That’s right: One hundred percent of the funds you raise as a Ride participant go directly to patient care and advanced research. There’s no fundraising minimum for our 2020 ride, but the need for funding is even greater now, so we suggest each adult rider raise at least $500 and each youth rider raise $250. No matter what amount you raise or contribute, you can be confident that your dollars will be put to good work in New Haven and beyond.

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