The Tour of the Litchfield Hills returns for its seventeenth year on Sunday August 2nd, 2020!
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.
Coronavirus / COVID-19
Obviously we are anxiously watching the news as this pandemic and our national response to it evolves. We have always been an optimistic bunch here at the Tour, but usually our biggest concerns are that we can secure enough sponsors to support our event, or that there are no detours forced upon us by the DOT, or that the weather on the day is beautiful. We've always been thankfully lucky in that regard.
We acknowledge however that this virus is something that we never envisioned or ever had to deal with ... just like the rest of you. So with that in mind, for now, the date of the Tour is staying as it is, August 2, 2020. We will constantly re-evaluate our planning for this year's event as the situation changes. Count on us to remain respectful of federal and state mandates as our planning progresses. If the crisis seems to be lessening and we can move forward, we will. If we need to push the date back into the fall, we will. And... if we are ultimately forced to cancel this year's event and focus on our 2021 event, we will.
In the meantime, please take care of yourselves, get out and ride as the weather improves as moderate exercise is a great boost to our immune functions and can help mitigate stress. Right now please DON'T pre-register online as that will leave us in a position of only having to refund your fee if we can't move forward this year. Remember... we've always had the ability to register riders right up until the moment of the event, and we don't limit the number of overall participants. Be well and stay healthy!
- All of us at the Tour
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.