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When you register with us you’re not just joining a fundraiser. You’re becoming part of a powerful and passionate community. The fact that you’re here already shows that you’re determined. And DETERMINATION is Closer to Free.

Register as a Virtual Rider with a $25 registration fee and a commitment to raising at least $250 (adults) or $100 (youth/students). Ride registrants receive:

  • Official 2021 Closer to Free Ride Jersey by Primal
  • Closer to Free Ride pin
  • Resources, tools, and access to monthly community activities

Not interested in riding? Register as a Non-Riding Virtual Fundraiser. All Virtual Fundraisers will receive the Closer to Free Ride pin. All Virtual Fundraisers will pay a $25 registration fee but there is no fundraising minimum.

Choose a goal distance of 10, 25, 40, 65 or 100 miles to complete on Ride Day, September 11 (these distances represent the traditional CTF Ride routes). Change your goal and your distance at any time and remember, you can tackle those miles out on the road or at home on your spin bike!

Fundraise with confidence knowing that 100% of the money you raise goes directly to Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center​. All participants receive access to an online fundraising page complete with ready to use emails and social media posts to gather donations. As you fundraise you’ll have the opportunity to earn our 2021 Closer to Free Ride Rewards!

Get ready to ride with our training tools and resources. Check out our community's favorite cycling routes, join a Peloton ride or our Strava group and take part in additional training activities!

Join us online on our special Ride Week Website to celebrate and connect with the entire community. Ride Day is Saturday, September 11th, and your day begins with a powerful Opening Ceremony broadcast. You’ll ride your distance and take part in some great online activities and surprise elements we’ve got planned.