Frequently Asked Questions
7:30 – Rider check-in opens (62 and 50), breakfast opens for riders8:15 – Opening ceremony8:30 – 62 and 50 routes open9:00 – Rider check-in opens (25 and 10)9:45 – Opening ceremony10:00 – 25 and 10 routes open11:00 – Lunch opens3:00 – Routes close
Spectacularly scenic! The longer the route you choose, the hillier the terrain. The route maps on our website include the total elevation gain. Regardless of the route you plan to participate in, training is strongly encouraged. Remember that no matter which route you choose, it’s a ride, not a race, so take the time to enjoy the scenery!
The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is a 501(c)3 organization, making all donations received tax-deductible. We work very hard to keep production expenses as low as possible by soliciting sponsorships, donations and discounts for supplies. We are grateful to our sponsors who have helped offset these costs so that every dollar you raise goes directly to legal help for low-income veterans.
Yes. You must meet these minimum ages:
- 62-mile route: 16+ years old
- 50-mile route: 14+ years old
- 25-mile route: 12+ years old
- 10-mile route: 12+ years old
All participants under 18 years old must ride with a parent or guardian; no more than two minors per adult.
The check-in and start times are as follows:
- 62-mile and 50-mile routes: Check-in begins at 7:30 AM, RIDE begins at 8:30 AM
- 25-mile and 10-mile routes: Check-in begins at 9:00 AM, RIDE begins at 10:00 AM
Each rider must raise at least $200 to participate. This is in addition to the $75 registration fee.
Anonymous donations are only anonymous on the public event website. The participant who you made the donation to will still receive an email indicating who made the donation. If you have any questions or concerns about the anonymity of donating, please reach out to Tyler.
As much as we love our four-legged friends, unfortunately dogs are not permitted at The RIDE.
Yes! Please contact our official RIDE bike outfitter, Unlimited Biking.
The RIDE For Our Vets has secured a discounted rate at the Hotel Zero Degrees in Stamford, CT for our event participants!
Here are the different ways to secure the discounted room rate:
Call: (203) 363-7900 OR
Identify yourself as part of The RIDE For Our Vets.
Feel free to check out room options on Hotel Zero Degrees website.