Closer to Free Ride

Yale New Haven Health

In 2011, three months before Yale-New Haven Hospital was going to hold their very first cycling event to support their brand new cancer center, we got a desperate call: Can you help us produce our brand new cycling event? Since then, we’ve grown the Closer to Free Ride into the region’s best — even when it has to be virtual. The event has raised more than $21 million since we began and we can’t wait to get back in the saddle on all five routes for all 3,000+ riders.

  • Logistics
  • Full virtual and hybrid services
  • Fundraising & incentive strategies
  • Scriptwriting and show development
  • Website design and build
  • Forecasting and metrics
  • Participant recruitment
  • Jurisdictional relations and permitting
  • Route design and support
  • Volunteer management
Bonus Tidbit for Reading This Far:

The Closer to Free Bike is passed down through the crowd during the Opening Ceremony, headed for a featured survivor who represents why we ride. We converted the CTF Bike to a virtual mosaic in 2020.