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Annual Richard’s Ride – Powered by VBT

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

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!

MTB Ride Details (Please make sure to register):

Come join Richard Tom Foundation ride leaders for your choice of an intermediate, advanced and “kids” group ride on the Cochrans and Town of Richmond Bike trails!

  • The intermediate ride will focus on Cochran’s classic flow trails like Skully’s and Wiley’s way, along with some classics like the Ravine trail. We’ll stop and smell the spring flowers on the climbs and enjoy the great downhills!
  • The advanced ride will go up to the very top of the network and along the ridge. Expect steep climbs and descents, beautiful views, and some unexpected twists and turns!
  • We will also be leading a beginner kids MTB loop, which will include a super fun and short trial like, Rock n Roll and depending on trial conditions scooting over to the River Trail.  (TBD) This ride we would be led by two designated adults, and or parents that would like to join.

Most years we find amazing conditions, but all routes will be subject to weather and trail conditions. We’ll aim to ride the trails that are in the best shape for the most fun.

Basically come enjoy some spring MTB action with RTF, and bike as little or as much as you want! When your done shredding some dirt, ride back to the Cochran’s base lodge where food and beverage will be waiting, thanks to our friends at Dakin Farms, Stone Corral Brewery and SugarSnap Catering.

Bike Reg:


May 18
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Richard Tom Foundation
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Cochran’s Ski Area
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