The Tour of the Litchfield Hills returns for its seventeenth year on Sunday August 1st, 2021!
For cyclists, the Tour offers non-competitive 12, 30, 55, 75, and 100 mile bike rides through the scenic Litchfield Hills of Connecticut for riders of all ability levels.
For walkers, the Tour offers 2.4, 4.2 and 6 mile walking routes through downtown Torrington Connecticut.
THE 2021 TOUR!
The 17th Annual Tour of the Litchfield Hills is ON for Sunday, August 1st. Last year the Tour, along with nearly everything else, was cancelled. This year we are confident that, with a few modifications, we can safely hold the Tour by observing all necessary safety protocols.
As many of you know, the Tour is a charity ride to benefit The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills Inc. Over the past sixteen years, the Tour has raised well over $1,500,000 to help cancer victims and their families deal with the ravages of cancer.
One indication of the dedication of our participants is that last year, even though the Tour was cancelled, folks donated over $30,000 to the Tour. We owe them a large debt of gratitude!
We INTEND that the Tour will be fully supported with SAG wagons and rest stops. All of the roads are paved. The Tour routes will take you on scenic, lightly travelled rural roads and through historic villages. We INTEND for there to be our traditional free picnic held at the end of the ride. The first 1,000 people who register receive a free t-shirt. The Tour is held rain or shine!
Some important things to note are: • We intend for this year to be just like all our previous Tours, but because of COVID we can make no guarantees that the Tour will go on or that the picnic at the park will happen because of food handling precautions. Further, although we intend to have our traditional mass start, it may be decided that we’ll have to modify that to comply with governmental rules regarding social distancing. • The registration fee is $45 if you register online by July 14th. After that, the registration fee goes up to $50. • Because the Tour is the primary fund-raising mechanism for the Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills, and because our ability to support the Fund has been compromised by COVID leaving many more vulnerable folks in need, all registrations are non-refundable.
For more info as things develop, go to the Tour's Facebook page: FACEBOOK
We encourage you to collect additional donations from friends, family, random strangers, etc. You can make additional donations on this site or go to www.Pledgereg.com.
Go to PledgeReg TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE TOUR AND CANCER CARE FUND.
Stay safe! Get your vaccinations! Bike a lot! And we will see you on Sunday August 1st at Coe Park in Torrington!
Thank You for riding in 2019
Thanks to the all participants who came out and rode the 2019 Tour. It was a beautiful day in Litchfield County on August 5th, and that contributed to so many wonderful folks coming out. Because of such great support, we are proud to say that we were able to raise over $110,000 for our beneficiary. We thank our sponsors and partners, and most of all, we thank you for supporting this ride by participating and helping us raise these funds for the Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills. We extend to all of you, a heartfelt thanks!
The Mission of the Tour
The mission of The Tour is to bring together community resources with the common goal of raising funds to support the care, treatment, education and prevention of cancer for residents living, working, or receiving treatment for cancer in Northwest Connecticut. By donating funds to The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills, Inc., we will have a positive effect locally, in the Northwest corner, by offering our support to our friends and families living with cancer.