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!

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!”

2nd Annual Richard Tom Foundation Kids' Criterium

September 5th, 2016

The 2nd Annual Richard Tom Foundation Kids' Criterium was held on Labor Day Sept 5th, 2016 during the Dealer.com Burlington Criterium. With Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger presiding, young cyclists participated in the non-competitive event.

The young riders (ages 7-10) were given the opportunity to ride a short portion of the Burlington Criterium circuit with the elite riders from the 1K2GO team, and others including Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo.

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.

Richard's Ride 2017

May 20, 2017

This event has been organized to celebrate the life and contributions of Richard Tom, a cyclist whose life was tragically ended in April of 2015. His friends have formed a foundation in his name, the Richard Tom Foundation ("RTF"), and we have organized this ride in memory of Richard. This ride will be staged at Cochran's Ski Area. There are several road routes and two mountain bike options be available. 

All rides will finish at the Cochran Ski Area, where food and beverages will be waiting, thanks to Dakin Farms, Stone Corral Brewery and other food and beverage sponsors.