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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Richard's Ride 2020 - We're Going Virtual

Richard's Ride 2019


Richard’s Ride 2020 is going virtual!  Ride one of the Richard Tom Foundation (RTF) traditional routes or create your own route in Vermont or anywhere throughout the world (Richard was a world-class rider!).  We invite you to complete your ride and then post a photo and/or route map (from Strava or RidewithGPS) of your ride on our Facebook page.  This will make your ride “official”.

Why are we going virtual?  Although Vermont ranks very low (or lowest) in the US for detected cases per capita, COVID-19 has not loosened its grip on the nation.  Our overarching goal is to encourage fitness and adventure through cycling with riders participating in a very safe manner and all in the spirit of and memory of Richard Tom.

Kids' Criterium 2020

The 6th Annual Kids’ Crit will be virtual this year!

In 2015, the first Kids’ Crit happened on a sunny September Day. The Richard Tom Foundation became a part of the Green Mountain Stage Race - Stage 4, The Criterium. This inaugural event brought smiles to the crowd and gave the participants such joy to be involved in a renowned race.

Now, what would have been the 6th Annual Kids’ Crit, will be cancelled so we can all be safe. Yet the Richard Tom Foundation would love to see photos of 7, 8, 9 and 10-year-old children on their bikes.

Please post your photos to the RTF Facebook page.

Thank you for your support and we will see you at the Kids’ Crit 2021!

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.