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


Sep 7, 2013
07:00 AM


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 and 150 miles of routes throughout the region.

When: September 7, 2013  

Why: "Connecticut's Best Organized Ride," the Closer to Free Ride offers three spectacular routes, unmatched rider support and the chance to raise funds and awareness for the life-saving and life-changing research and care at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center.

For more information:



If you’re interested in becoming a rider, volunteer or sponsor, contact the Closer to Free Ride Office at (203) 200-CTFR or rideclosertofree@ynhh.org

Back for its third year, the Closer to Free Ride will start and finish at the Yale Bowl Complex in New Haven. Three professionally-designed, safe and scenic routes of 25, 62.5 and 100 miles will travel through communities including: New Haven, Durham, Hamden, North Branford, 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’re looking for energetic and talented volunteers to fill roles such as Rest Stops, Moto Safety, Traffic and Route Marking. 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.


Please visit www.rideclosertofree.org for more information


Yale Bowl Complex
New Haven, CT

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