Tour de Rhody is a road and gravel cycling tour to support cancer research in Rhode Island. This year we will again start and finish at beautiful Salisbury Farm at 11 Peck Hill Rd. in Johnston, RI. The ride will take place on the morning of September 18, 2022, with a rolling start.
Rides range from around 15 miles to a full metric gravel century. There are pure road and mostly gravel (dirt roads that at time border on trails) routes. Routes can be challenging and the gravel routes explore historic areas around the Scituate Reservoir. These roads are closed to the public and the Providence Water Supply Board has graciously offered us one day access.
The ride supports the Lifespan Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Research (LOCR). The LOCR gives patients access to groundbreaking new immunotherapies and other new and emerging cancer treatments at various stages of diagnosis and across many cancer types.
In its first year in 2019, Tour de Rhody raised over $18,000 to support cancer research and in 2020 over $50,000. Last year we met our goal of raising $100,000 and with your support we can continue to grow.