This year’s CTF Ride offers an incredible experience no matter where you’re riding. Below is all the information on our Remote and In-Person Ride Week and Ride Day activities. Still have questions? Email us at [email protected] or message us on any of our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Connect with us on our Ride Week Website. Beginning on Tuesday, September 5th, all participants will have access to our Ride Week Website. The Ride Week Website will be filled with special activities and content for you.
11:00 am-7:00 pm @ YALE BOWL, 81 Central Ave, New Haven, CT 06515 (New Location!)
All In-Person Riders who did not qualify for Home Check-In by August 24th, must check in at Pre-Ride sponsored by Thule at the Yale Bowl (New Location!) to receive their jersey, event wristband and bike label. Check-in will be quick and easy and is available from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Anyone wishing to register for the Ride may come to Pre-Ride to register and then check-in. Once checked in, Riders are strongly encouraged to check their bike at Overnight Bike Parking.
On Ride Day, In-Person Riders can start arriving at the Yale Bowl at 5:45 am. Our Opening Ceremony will take place at 6:45 am before each route will open. Once you have completed your route, you’ll join us back at the Yale Bowl for the Finish Line Festival complete with food trucks (all Riders receive tickets for food), complimentary beer and wine (21+) and more.
You may choose from 10, 25, 40, 65 or 100-mile routes. Please note that mileages are approximate. We may call one route 40 miles but in fact that true mileage may be closer to 39 miles. Mileage is calculated via an odometer in a vehicle, which will always differ from a bike computer or app. All routes can be accessed here. Please follow GREEN route arrows on Ride Day as all routes are subject to change.
Connect with us on our Ride Week Website. Remote Riders will join the CTF Ride community via our Ride Week Website. The Ride Week Website will be filled with special activities and content for you.
All Remote Riders who meet the fundraising minimum by August 24th should receive their jersey and rewards in the mail approximately 5-7 days prior to Ride Day. We encourage you to wear your jersey (and share photos with us using #CTFRide) on Ride Day or on whatever day you choose to Ride Closer to Free. Note: Rewards earned from Remote Riders after August 24th will be mailed in early November.
RIDE DAY - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
Join the Festivities! Remote Participants can watch the broadcast (on our Ride Week Website) of the Opening Ceremony live from the Yale Bowl on the morning of September 9th and then head out to ride on their own. The Opening Ceremony will also be available on demand for the remainder of the weekend for those who prefer to ride during the live broadcast (or who want to watch it again!).
Share photos to our social wall. Be sure to post using #CTFRide on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) all week long (just not while riding!). Tagged photos will be displayed on our Ride Week Website and social accounts - be sure to make your profile “public” for Ride Week so we can access your photo!
Connect with us on our Ride Week Website. Beginning on Tuesday, September 5th, all participants will have access to our Ride Week Website. The Ride Week Website will be filled with special activities and content!
PRE-RIDE SPONSORED BY THULE - YALE BOWL - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH
Volunteers at Pre-Ride sponsored by Thule at the Yale Bowl (New Location!) on September 8 will check in at the Volunteer\Check-In table to receive their final assignment and t-shirt.
All Volunteers will receive an event wristband and t-shirt. Your wristband allows you access to participant services. Volunteers will receive $15 in food truck tickets to be used at the food trucks of your choice in our food truck village at the Finish Line Festival at Yale Bowl. Road crew volunteers who may not make it to the Festival will receive a boxed meal.
Yale Bowl Volunteers will check in at the Volunteer Check-In tent to receive their final assignment
Road Crew Volunteers that DO start their day at the Yale Bowl: Sweep Team, Caboose Assistants, Bus Liaison Team, Route Closure Team, Bike Marshals
Road Crew Volunteers that DO NOT come to the Yale Bowl and head directly to their assigned location: Rest Stops, Moto Safety, Route Safety
Please look for email correspondence from our Volunteer Manager Kristen Alves for more information about your roles and reach out to [email protected] with any questions.
Yale Bowl, 81 Central Ave, New Haven, CT 06515
All Pre-Ride sponsored by Thule at the Yale Bowl (New Location!) parking is in Lot F.
YALE BOWL RIDER AND SPECTATOR PARKING– Lot D located off Central Avenue and accessible ONLY via Derby Avenue (Route 34)
Please note that no traffic (except emergency vehicles) will be permitted on Central Avenue between Cleveland and North Armory on Ride Day. Riders must access parking in Lot D via Derby Avenue (Route 34).
YALE BOWL VOLUNTEER/SPONSOR/ACCESSIBLE PARKING– Lot F is located off Central Avenue and accessible ONLY off Chapel Street. Follow Chapel Street to Central Avenue. Turn Left onto Central Avenue. Follow signs for VOLUNTEER PARKING. Follow Police instructions for any detours.
All participants, family and friends are invited to join the CTF community via our Ride Week Website (open on Tuesday, September 5th) and via social media. The Ride Week Website will be filled with special activities and content for you. In addition to our site, check out these fun activities:
Additional questions about Ride Day can be emailed to us at [email protected]