Our Mission

The Richard Tom Foundation was created to honor Richard Tom who lost his life while cycling near his home in Vermont.

The Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of cyclists of all ages including making resources available so that all may discover adventure and joy on roads and trails.

The Foundation also supports educational and advocacy programs to advance the cause of safe roads for all who use them.

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The 4th Annual Richard's Ride

Save the Date - May 18, 2019

Richard’s Ride brings the entire RTF community together to celebrate Richard’s life as well as his enthusiasm for cycling and all that it adds to our lives. Richard’s Ride has something for everyone: from short family rides, to mountain bike trail rides, to road rides from 15 to 70 miles.

The 5th Annual Richard Tom Foundation Kids' Criterium

Save the Date - September 2, 2019

The RTF Kids’ Crit is a FREE non-competitive opportunity for youngsters (ages 7-11) to ride a portion of the Green Mountain Stage Race (GMSR) Burlington Criterium circuit. Cyclists ride up to 4 laps on a short course and roads are closed to traffic. There are two fields with separate start times.

Richard’s Story

Richard Tom was the most devoted and passionate ambassador to cycling many have ever known. The Richard Tom Foundation was formed following the tragic loss of Richard when he was struck by a speeding vehicle near his home in Vermont on a peaceful Sunday morning, April 26, 2015. Richard was beloved by many in the Vermont cycling community, because of his genuine warmth, thoughtfulness and passion to inspire and motivate cyclists of all disciplines and ages.

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