Rock to Rock is Moving Forward -
In A New Direction, To Keep Our
Community Safe & Raise Critical Support
We've been consulting with our riders and our partner organizations, and following directives from local and state officials closely -- and we're excited to share that Rock to Rock is moving ahead, in a new direction, for this spring. We'll still be able to celebrate Earth Day, and take real action in response to the climate emergency, and raise critical support for local environmental organizations -- while respecting vitally important government and public health guidance about social distancing, canceling all large group events, and slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Rock to Rock will look significantly different this year, to keep our riders and whole community safe and healthy.
Our reduced registration fees reflect our commitment to making Rock to Rock a community event that includes everyone.
And, because they need our support for their critical work, fundraising for our 20+ Rock to Rock partners is moving full speed ahead.
Many of our partners are stepping up in new ways to keep our community healthy and strong: Delivering local, fresh food to neighbors who are stuck at home. Moving their educational programs online to reach kids where they are. Providing support to our most vulnerable neighbors. And all of them are continuing to step up to face the slower-moving climate emergency that's still in the background, and to work in a hundred different ways to make our community greener, healthier, more welcoming, and more connected.
Fundraising will go live on Feb 1, and will continue through April 24.
If you can, please register, fundraise, or give today. We are in this together, and will make it through together.
YOU decide which route is right for you. Our family ride, 12-mile, 20-mile, 40-mile, and metric century routes explore our community's parks and greenspaces, back roads and city streets, city neighborhoods and small towns. This year we encourage you to make Rock to Rock work for you! You can bike, walk, run, jog, or exercise at home and use the hashtags #MyRocktoRock and #RocktoRock2020 to share your experience with our community.
YOU are welcome: families and college students, city residents and folks from around CT & the region, casual riders and serious cyclists, elder and young people. Rock to Rock is for everyone.
YOU decide what organization you want to support. Rock to Rock riders raise support for more than 2 dozen local groups -- all doing high-impact work to create a healthier, greener community. When you collect pledges, you decide: support one group, or have your funds divided among all of these great organizations?
We need YOU to celebrate Earth Day 50. We're in this together: 1 planet. 1 community.
10 years, $1 million
Rock to Rock started in 2008, when about 300 riders raised $10,000 for a half dozen local environmental groups. Since then, Rock to Rock has raised more than $1.5 million -- all going to support a greener, healthier, more welcoming, more just community
YOU make it all possible.
Rock to Rock couldn't happen without you. We need you! Please join our rock band today.