Our Mission

The mission of the Richard Tom Foundation is to honor the many ways that Richard Tom lived his life with passion and to share his love of cycling, health and adventure.

The Richard Tom Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of cyclists of all ages. We strive to ensure that resources are readily available for everyone to discover the adventure and joy of cycling.

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

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Annual Richard's Ride - Powered by VBT

Save the Date - October 9th, 2021

Richard's Ride 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 first annual Richard’s Ride was held in May 2016 starting at Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond Vermont and has quickly become a spring tradition. The ride celebrates Richard Tom’s life and brings together old friends and new friends for smiles, camaraderie, and cycling.

Richard’s Ride is the primary fundraiser for RTF for the year to advance the causes that Richard Tom cared about: cycling safety, getting kids on bikes, and supporting young riders. Read more about the programs that Richard’s Ride supports here.

The Annual Kids' Criterium

Save the Date - September 6, 2021

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.  RTF is the title sponsor of the Green Mountain Stage Race’s Burlington Criterium, the premier stage race in the Eastern US.

Richard's Story

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. Richard had an incredibly positive influence on countless cyclists, young and old, novice to expert, mountain bikers, road bikers and anyone with an interest in cycling.

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