Weekend Schedule

*100% of the music and food costs for the event are provided by private donors*


Friday, July 28th – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
Friday Opening Ceremony with Live Music and Special Guest Speaker and Cancer Survivor, Lacey Henderson 


Paralympic Track and Field Athlete, Competitor, Cancer Survivor

Lacey Henderson was just nine years old when her leg was amputated above the knee in a lifesaving measure after the diagnosis of a rare soft tissue tumor in her knee. It was a tough time for a young girl, but Lacey’s focus wasn’t on the negative. Instead, she was raised with the mindset that if you want something you’ll find a way to make it happen – no matter the odds against you.

For more about Lacey, her blog and videos, click here. 


Riders you’re free but you must RSVP. Friends and family are welcome to the BBQ dinner but must buy a ticket. Click here to RSVP or buy tickets!   

At the Fairfield County Hunt Club, 174 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT (Directions to the Hunt Club)
Food wristbands required – pick up at wristband table

  • Riders are FREE (Includes BBQ)
  • Adults (14 yrs old and up): $20 (Includes BBQ) 
  • Children (13 yrs old & under): $8 
*Alcohol provided In-Kind by Boston Beer Company and Newman’s Own (ID Required)

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Rider check in/ overnight bike drop-off   

  • Rider check in and last-minute safety check on your bike; technicians will be on hand for complimentary bike checks
  • Check your bike at the Hunt Club Friday night where it will be watched by overnight security and ready for pick up Saturday morning right next to the breakfast tent. 

5:00 PM
Beer, wine and beverages available

5:30 PM
Grills fired up, plates ready: dinner is served

6:15 PM
Opening Ceremony with remarks by special guest and cancer survivor and a Salute to Survivors 

6:30 PM
Live music

8:00 PM 
Festivities end


Saturday, July 29th 
– 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM


6:00 AM to 7:30 AM
Rider check in opens / Breakfast available (Directions to the Hunt Club); Meet your teammates, create an Honor Flag and get your CT Challenge stickers 

6:30 to 7:20 AM
Team Photos in front of the club house

7:30 AM
All riders assemble in the starting area by distance 

7:35 to 7:45 AM
Bike safety remarks, a Salute to Survivors, the National Anthem and Butterfly Release

7:45 AM …and you’re off!
The Ride begins.. Safety at the start is our number one priority. . If you need more time, feel free to stay in back and start at the end. The order of riders departing is as follows:  (1) 100 mile (2) 75 mile (3) 50 mile (4) 25 mile (5) 10 mile. All routes will be released in waves to ensure riders do not bunch up in packs and are evenly spread out on the narrow roads of Fairfield County.

10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Post-ride festivities including:

Food wristbands required – non riders, pick up at wristband table 

  • Riders are FREE – you will receive wristband at post-ride check in (Includes BBQ)
  • Adults (14 yrs old and up): $20 (Includes BBQ)
  • Children (13 yrs old & under): $8 
  • Alcohol provided In-Kind by Boston Beer Company and Newman’s Own (ID Required)
  • An afternoon of live music, 11 AM to 6:30 PM
  • A delicious lunch provided by Cinch, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Showers
  • Yard games and kids activities
  • Program/Center showcase
  • Free massages
  • Gift bags …and more!

11:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Live music performance – 2017 music lineup coming soon! 


5:00 PM
All riders returned to Hunt Club

6:30 PM
Festivities end


100% of the music and food costs for the 2017 CT Challenge event are provided by private donors

Where the money goes

The programs funded by the CT Challenge Ride were renamed Mission this year to position them as the flagship for survivors everywhere. Their commitment to use these programs to equip all who battle cancer with the exercise, nutrition and mind-body knowledge, tools and community needed to live. life. vibrantly. remains unchanged.

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