Thank you for visiting my Tour of the Litchfield Hill (ToLH) fundraisign page.
I began riding the ToLH in 2020...1 year after my sister Betsy formed 'Team Joe' to ride the 2019 ToLH in my honor becuase I'd recently been diagnosed with Leukemia. I was fortunate enough to have excellent health care coverage, have access to a world class cancer treatment center at Dana Farber and have the support of an amazing network of friends and family. I also had a treatable kind of cancer...Acute Lymphoblastic Leukema (ALL). No guarantees, but there was a chance I could beat cancer. It turns out I'm one of the lucky few who did.
The simple truth is that not everyone has all the advantages I did (health care coverage, access to DFCI, awesome support network). Without those, I wouldn't have made it. It's for this reason that I ride the ToLH. I rode the 55-mile route in 2020 and 2021. This year, I'm going to push myself to ride 75 miles (and 5,000' vertical!!!) to help raise funds for cancer care.
I ask that you join me in helping those with cancer get the treatment they need. Please do this by making a donation now in an amount you can afford...no matter what that amount is. Every little bit helps. On behalf of the cancer victims your donation will help, I thank you.
With kind regards and immense grattitude for your support,
Tour of the Litchfield Hills 2022
The Tour is a non-competitive 12, 30, 55, 75 and 100 mile bike ride through the scenic Litchfield Hills for riders of all abilities. For walkers and runners, the Tour also offers 2, 4 and 6 mile routes through downtown Torrington. This year's Tour will be held on Sunday, August 7th.
The Tour's mission 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, as our friends and families battle the disease.
For information on the routes, elevations, lodging, and photos, please visit www.tourofthelitchfieldhills.com
The 19th annual Tour of the Litchfield Hills will be held on Sunday, August 7th. The Tour benefits The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills, Inc. There are rides of 12 miles, 30 miles, 55 miles, 75 miles and 100 miles. All of the rides are on the scenic, though hilly, roads of Litchfield County. There are also walking and running routes of 1.2 miles, 4 miles and 8 miles. All routes start and end at Coe Park, Rt. 202, Torrington, Ct.
Numerous rest stops provide water and fruit. Sag wagons patrol all the routes. The registration fee is $45 if you register by July 21nd; $50 if you register on or after July 22nd. The registration fee includes a t-shirt and a free picnic at the end. All participants are urged to raise funds to benefits The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills Inc.