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.

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 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 2016

May 21st, 2016

Kindred spirits united by bikes and the cause of remembering. Old pals and new friends gathered together for adventures on two wheels with gears grinding and smiles shining.   Richard’s Ride. The day of Richard’s Ride began with a warm melody. Just as the sun was breaking through and the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, with simple Hawaiian ukulele strings, came on the radio and spoke of Richard at the start of the day. Richard's Ride brought together a group of cycling loving folks.

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.

1st Annual Kids Crit

September 1st, 2015

The first annual Kids' Crit was a success this past Labor Day 2015. Watch the VIDEO!! After years of hoping to include a kids' event in the Criterium stage of the Green Mountain Stage Race, the organizers of the Burlington Criterium were pleased to host the Kids' Crit, launched by the Richard Tom Foundation. This first year started small, yet backed by Richard’s ever present inspiration, RTF got it off the ground with a great start.