richards ride 2019

November 2nd, 2019

We are thrilled with the turnout from our “pop-up” gravel ride on Saturday, November 2, 2019. It was a staged from Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond, Vermont and was a low-key, free and unsupported ride. About 35 riders participated, with a mass start departing at 9 am.

RTF BOD members Tom Broido and John Williams participated and our newest RTF BOD member, Chris Morrisey, volunteered tech and sag support. Alan Cote donated his announcing and music system and provided pre-ride updates to everyone.

richards ride 2019

The Catamount Outdoor Family Center (COFC) is a longtime friend of RTF. We have worked in the past to support each other so when COFC started fundraising for a new SnowDog Groomer for their fat bike trails - we jumped at the opportunity to help!

RTF matched individual contributions to the COFC SnowDog Groomer fundraiser with a total commitment of $1000 toward the $5000 purchase. We were ecstatic with the show of support from our community and are very happy that COFC now has its new SnowDog Groomer specifically designed for maintaining their network of fat bike trails.

Kid's Crit 2018

September, 3rd, 2018

The annual Kids’ Crit is a Big event for children – one that they will remember for years and which may steer them toward healthy lifestyles and outdoor fun both on and off the bike as they grow. This is event is free every year to encourage all families to get involved. In the words of Criterium Director, Tom Moody, “The Kids’ Crit is the most exciting and most fun event of the day!”

richards ride 2019

May 19th, 2019

On May 18 the Richard Tom Foundation (RTF) hosted our fourth annual Richard’s Ride. We had 200 plus riders and we couldn’t have been happier with the turn-out! We’d like to thank Jimmy Cochran and the whole Cochran Family for providing us with the perfect venue to host Richard’s Ride. Cochran’s Ski Area has been the host for Richard’s Ride since our first ride – we are so happy to have their support.

Vermont Bicycle Tours and Walking Vacations and Event Set were also essential parts of our fun day. VBT has been our title sponsor for the past two years and provided us with the means necessary to bring this ride to our community. Event Set provided truss, fencing and bibs to keep our riders safe and organized throughout the race. We thank them for putting safety first!

Richard's Ride 2018

May 19th, 2018

The week leading into our 3rd Annual Richard’s Ride was worrisome (Richard frequently used the expression: “No Worries”!) The forecast was for steady rain. Well, Richard seemed to be watching over us once again – there was no rain to dampen the spirits of the day! Richard’s Ride is different from many of the other organized rides in this area because throughout the morning we send out rides for all levels of riding experience, ages 7 (or less) to 70 (or more).

This year Vermont Bicycling and Walking Vacations (VBT) was our Title Sponsor. Also, big thanks to the Cochran family and Cochran’s Ski Area for once again providing the perfect staging area for our rides.