Closer to Free bike ride

Event time: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 6:45am
Location: 
Yale Bowl
81 Central Ave
New Haven

Still got some juice left? Participants of the Closer to Free bike ride, a big annual fundraiser for Yale-New Haven’s Smilow Cancer Hospital, congregate at the Yale Bowl (81 Central Ave, New Haven) today for a 6:45 a.m.opening ceremony and 7 a.m. starter’s pistol. Riders take one of three routes—25 miles, 62.5 miles or 100 miles—then gather back at the Yale Bowl for a “Finish Line Festival” offering barbecue and beer (and other beverages), as well as “sponsor booths… and activities for kids and families,” from around 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You don’t have to ride to attend the festival—though, unlike the riders, whose entry fees have them covered, you’ll have to bring cash to exchange for food and drink.