Salisbury Farm, 11 Peck Hill Rd. Johnston, RI 02919
September 18, 2022
Tour de Rhody is a cycling tour to support cancer research in Rhode Island with so far over 180k raised.
Routes range from around 15 miles to a full metric gravel century, with pure road and gravel options. Thanks to support from the Providence Water Supply Board, we have one day access to the closed historic 'roads' around the Scituate Reservoir, an opportunity not to miss.
11 Peck Hill Road, Johnston, Rhode Island 02919, United States
Peter Gengler's Fantastic Video from Tour de Rhody #3
Registration for in person rides for Tour de Rhody #4 is now Full. You can still register to do a virtual ride and help support RI Cancer Research. Stay tuned for next year.
As a Hematologist/Oncologist in the Lifespan Cancer Institute, I witness first-hand all the good that our clinical trials can do for patients. I've seen the advances from recent clinical trials change how I can treat patients every single day.
I also ride my bike to work every day, rain or shine (maybe not in ice). Bringing Tour de Rhody to fruition for its first year in 2019 combined two of my passions; oncology research and bike riding. Nearly 100 riders joined to ride bikes, got a little lost, and raised over $18,000 for cancer research. Aside from some small hiccups, I felt the event a great success. 2020, like everything faced new challenges. Over 200 riders showed up over a course of several hours, wore masks and stayed separated to together raise over $50,000.
2021 saw a giant increase in ridership and we hit our goal of $100,000 raised for cancer research. The 2021 gravel courses had special access to the closed roads around the Scituate Reservoir thanks to generous support from the Providence Water Supply Board, making for beautiful and unique loops.
Thank you, Dr. Thomas Ollila
Details are in process. 2022 routes are now posted and please remember, you can only ride on Providence Water Supply roads on the day of the ride, if you are a registered rider and have sent us the waiver. We will still have a rolling start from Salisbury Farm on September 18th. Parking caps our ridership, so please carpool when you can.