Folks on Spokes Ride/Step Forward Memorial Walk

Ride or Walk for Mental Health and Addiction - October 3, 2021

Register for the 30th Folks on Spokes Ride/Step Forward Memorial Walk to raise funds and support community mental health and addiction services. As one of Connecticut's longest running charitable bike rides, we're proud to celebrate the Folks on Spokes ride portion of our event this year!

Participants can ride or walk in-person or virtually this year. Come solo or join as part of a team. Or take part virtually: Register to ride/walk on your own and we'll send you your t-shirt and Subway coupons!

When: Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:00 AM

Where: Fowler Field 1 Shipyard Lane Milford, CT

Hope and Help are Needed Now More Than Ever

The hardships and isolation that we all experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge need for our mental health and addiction programs and services. With your support Bridges can continue to provide care to help our community feel less isolated, learn coping tools and provide much needed mental health support during these unprecedented times.

Advanced registration has closed but you can register at Fowler Field the day of the event on Sunday, Oct. 3 from 7:30 - 9:30. Adult ride - $50. Adult Walk - $40. Under 18 - $10

T-shirts available on first come, first serve basis until we run out.

Ride/Walk Schedule 2021

Ride Check-In and Start Times:

7:30 Check-In & Registration Opens for Rides

9:00 Check-in and Registration Opens for Walk

8:20 Welcome, Line up, & Instructions for 40 Mile Ride

8:30 40+ Mile Ride begins

8:45 Welcome and Recognition Awards, Line up for 20 Mile Ride

9:00 20 Mile Ride begins

9:30 5 and 10 Mile Family Fun Rides begin

9:45 Remembrance Ceremony

10:00 Walk begins

11:15 - 1:15 Subway Lunch to Go

2:00 Event Closes [ more ]

Folks on Spokes

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Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Folks on Spokes ride for mental health by taking part in-person or virtually!

Cyclists of all levels can enjoy the scenic, mapped routes around the Connecticut shoreline while supporting mental wellness and addiction programs for our community. [ more ]

Step Forward Memorial Walk

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Step Forward Memorial Walk 2021 is a commemorative event to honor the tragic end to lives lost to addiction, overdose, suicide or other mental health related issues. The Walk offers understanding and compassion to those who may feel isolated in their grief.

Please join us to pay tribute to lost loved ones and to support survivors. [ more ]

Fundraise to Make a Bigger Impact

One in four adults in the U.S. experience a diagnosable mental illness or substance use disorder each year. During the pandemic, Bridges has been working very hard to continue services for so many who are struggling to manage their mental health. We need your support more than ever!

As part of your participation in Folks on Spokes Ride/Step Forward Walk, you can make an even bigger impact by fundraising! The money you raise will support the community services Bridges delivers to thousands of area residents each year.

Everyone who registers to ride or walk automatically gets their own personal fundraising page! Reach out to your friends and family members and invite them to support your ride or walk for mental health and addiction services.

Become a Sponsor

Become an event sponsor of the 2021 Folks on Spokes Ride and Step Forward Memorial Walk. A sponsorship will give your business exposure to over 400 participants, while showing support for community mental health and addiction recovery services.Your contribution offers health, hope and recovery for those in need. [ more ]

Ride Maps and Directions

Ride or walk your own route or download our maps for 5, 10, 20 or 40K distances. [ more ]

Remembrance Ceremony

To honor and remember loved ones who were lost to suicide and overdose, or any mental health and addiction related disorder, a Remembrance Ceremony will be held at Fowler Field @ 9:45am before the Step Forward Walk. Participants of Folks on Spokes Ride and the Step Forward Memorial Walk are invited to join the Ceremony. [ more ]

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