Thank You for you support & participation!  We’ll see you in 2019!

Click here to view a video from the event!  Special thanks to Joe Spurgeon for putting this together!


Sunday, October 7, 2018

3rd Annual Ride or Stride

37 mile Gravel Grinder

20 mile Backroad Burner

10 mile Causeway Cruiser

Foliage 5K Walk/Run

Start & Finish at Moodus Sportsman’s Club

299 East Haddam-Colchester Tpke, Moodus, CT


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Event Details

There are many ways to get involved with Ride or Stride!

Bike in one of the 3 route options

  • 37-mile Gravel Grinder: start time 7:45 a.m.

    • This ride is on scenic maintained active roads & unmaintained fire/Jeep roads. A challenging route recommended for experienced riders. Cyclocross, gravel bike or a mountain bike required. NOT for road bikes.
    • Map Links: Ride with GPS; Garmin Connect; StravaCue Sheet ;
  • 23-mile Backroad Burner: start time 9:30 a.m.

    • This road ride is on a beautiful, low traffic country roads along lakes and through Devils Hopyard State Park. Includes a few challenging hills.
    • Map/Cue Sheet
  • 10-mile Causeway Cruiser: start time 10:00 a.m.

    • A shorter road ride passing a farm and the lakes.
    • Map/Cue Sheet

Stride in the Foliage 5K: start time 11:00 a.m.

  • Walk or run. A new route to be decided. This run will be timed (unofficially). We welcome all “169 Club” runners!

Ride or stride alone or in a team!

Start & Finish at the Moodus Sportsman’s Club on 299 East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike, Moodus, CT.  Don’t forget to join us after for a post-race picnic and exciting raffle prizes!

Donate Now


Ride or Stride’s success depends on our volunteers!  Whether you’re attending with a race participant, a teen looking for community service hours, or just want to help out and have fun, we’d love for you to join us!

Contact us to learn more about volunteer opportunities.




Donate Now

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Questions?  Email us and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

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Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!  We had so much support from local businesses – from Medal level cash donations to Teacup Raffle prizes to delicious food and drink donations for lunch.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Medal Sponsor – $500

Sponsorship benefits:

  • Paid registration for 4 team members
  • Publicized as a gold medal sponsor with logo/name on:
    • Event Signage (Main Event)
    • Newspaper, Social Media & Website
    • 4 Raffle tickets

Silver Medal Sponsor – $250

Sponsorship benefits:

  • Paid registration for 2 team members
  • Publicized as a silver medal sponsor with logo/name on:
    • Event Signage (Main Event)
    • Newspaper, Social Media & Website
    • 4 Raffle tickets

Bronze Medal Sponsor – $100

Sponsorship benefits:

  • Paid registration for 1 team member
  • Publicized as a bronze medal sponsor with logo/name on:
    • Event Signage (Main Event)
    • Newspaper, Social Media & Website
    • 1 Raffle ticket

In-kind donations are welcome and appreciated!  All donors will be publicized accordingly.

Download the 2018 Sponsor packet

Email us with questions or comments regarding Sponsorship.

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About Us

cropped-yfs1.jpgEast Haddam Youth & Family Services (EHYFS) is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to inspiring the potential of and promoting the positive and healthy development of youth and families. EHYFS strives to create and enhance opportunities which advance the quality of life for all youth and families within our community by providing a spectrum of prevention, intervention and advocacy services.

Your donation of:

  • $35 would support one middle school student attending SHARP (Safe Home Alone Readiness Program) or one individual or family counseling session.
  • $50 Would support one session (two months) of a homework assistance program at the middle school.
  • $100 would support one elementary school Family Night.
  • $300 would support a summer Beach Party for middle and high school students.
  • $500 would pay for one parent workshop.
  • $1000 would pay for a middle or high school assembly.

Ride or Stride is a charity event organized by the EHYFS Board of Directors and run entirely by volunteers.

To learn more about EHYFS, visit: or find us on Facebook