May 18, 2024

Register for the Annual Richard's Ride HERE!

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

Did you know that it takes 40 volunteers for us to put on this event? You can ride in the event and also volunteer! Alternatively, you or someone you know may want to just volunteer rather than ride. Volunteers receive a ride schwag bag, the RTF custom Osprey Daypack, plus free breakfast and lunch. Sign up to volunteer HERE.

Richard’s Ride has something for everyone: From short family rides, to mountain bike trail rides, to road rides from 15 to 70 miles. Read more about each ride below!


Paved Road Ride Options


RideMilesMapFree for kids under 17Description

Richard's 30

35 miles Map No 34.6-mile road loop over rolling terrain from Richmond to Jericho to Williston and back.

Richard's 70

72 miles Map No This road route will take riders over 72 miles on lightly traveled roads starting in Richmond, heading north through Cambridge to Fletcher then back via Fairfax, Westford and Jericho.


Trail or Gravel Ride Options



Richard's Technical Mountain Bike Ride

10k or 20k Mountain Bike Trails Mountain bike loop on Cochran's challenging trails and single-track terrain. Options for 10 and 20k.

Gravel Ride!

Map Gravel A challenging unmarked route following dirt roads in Huntington, Hinesburg, Starksboro and Richmond

Family Rides



MilesMapFree for kids under 17Description

Richard's Kids’ Road Ride

4.4 miles Map Yes 4.4 miles out and back ride on Cochran's road; closed to traffic other than local resident traffic.

Richard's 14 Miles Family Ride

14 miles Map No 14 miles out and back ride on Cochran Road heading east to the end of the pavement on Duxbury Road, and then back to Cochran's Ski Area.

Richard's Kids’/Family River Trail Ride

5 miles Map Yes Approximately 5 miles out Cochran's road and back on the river trail over slightly rolling terrain along the Winooski River.