Closer to Free Bike Ride

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Name of event: Closer to Free: A Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven


Host of the event: Yale-New Haven Hospital


Where: Yale Bowl Complex in New Haven, CT.


When: September 8, 2012 


Why: New England’s newest cycling event, the Closer to Free Ride offers three spectacular routes, unmatched rider support and the chance to raise funds and awareness for Smilow Cancer Hospital’s life saving research and care.


For more information:



If you’re interested in becoming a rider, volunteer or sponsor, contact Jessica Scheps in the Office of Development at 203.688.8727 or email rideclosertofree@ynhh.org


Misc. Info to include:

Back for its second year after a hugely successful premiere, the “best organized ride in Connecticut” will start and finish at the Yale Bowl Complex in New Haven. Three professionally-designed, safe and scenic routes of 25, 65 and 100 miles will travel through communities including: New Haven, East Haven, Durham, Chester, Wallingford, Hamden, Guilford, Madison, Killingworth, Deep River, Essex, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Clinton and Branford.


The Closer to Free Ride Road Crew supports riders every mile of the way and is essential to the event’s success.  We provide training, an incredible team environment, food and drink, a cool t-shirt and the chance to help save lives.  Road Crew spots fill up fast, so contact us to reserve your spot today. 


The Closer to Free Ride is the perfect way to give your brand exposure while joining in the fight against cancer. Sponsorship packages are available to fit every budget and the opportunities to connect with our desirable demographic are plenty.  Contact us to learn about how you can get involved.


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