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Staying connected even when we’re apart is a priority of the Closer to Free Ride. In addition to our Strava Club, This year we’re excited to introduce a full set of monthly activities as well as great cycling resources to help you train and prepare. This page will be continuously updated so be sure to check back often!

Community is central to the Closer to Free Ride. Join your fellow CTF Riders indoors, outdoor, or at any of our upcoming virtual activities and training opportunities. Read on for suggested Peloton Rides, Outdoor Route Recommendations from your fellow Riders, Training Plans, Virtual Activities, our Strava Group and more!

Peloton Rides:

Add the hashtag #CLOSERtoFREE to your Peloton profile and join us for the following rides to high-five and ride together! Check back often as we add rides along with the published Peloton schedules.

  • 4/16/21 - 11:30am 30 minute Hannah Corbin Low Impact
  • 4/19/21 - 9:00am 30 minute Sam Yo 80s Ride
  • 4/22/21 - 7:30pm 30 minute Denis Morton Classic Rock Ride

Outdoor Route Recommendations:

As the weather gets warmer we hope to see you out there training and enjoying the sunshine. Below are routes suggested by members of the CTF Ride community. Have a ride to suggest? Submit it here!

  • West Haven, CT (30 miles) recommended by rider Ed Barros: link to route
  • Oxford, CT (23.4 miles) recommended by rider Scott Capozza: link to route
  • Guilford, CT (30.5 miles) recommended by rider Elaine Homan: link to route
  • Branford, CT (31.3 miles) recommended by rider EJ Vongher: link to route

Training Plans:

No matter what distance you choose to ride, training and preparation is important. Thanks to our Cycling Program sponsor, Zane's Cycles, below are suggested plans to help you (and your bike!) get in shape for your desired distance.

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100 - MILE PLAN

Virtual Activities & Resources:

Whether you’re new to riding or a weekend warrior, we’ve got tips and tricks for you. From riding safely to maintaining your bike, these videos will help you get ready for Ride Day!

  • Coming soon!

The Official CTF Ride Strava Club

We encourage you to join our official Strava club to see where your fellow riders are and what miles they’re putting in! It’s an easy and fun way to connect with the community before, during and after ride day! To join the CTF Ride Strava Club:

Step 1: Create a free account (if you don’t already have one) and make sure you log in every time you ride so your miles add into our club total.

JOIN OUR CTF STRAVA CLUB

Step 2: Riding with Peloton or Zwift? Link your accounts to your Strava account so the miles you ride on either app get added to our Strava Club total. .

CONNECT PELOTON  CONNECT ZWIFT MANUAL MILEAGE ENTRY