The Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation is matching dollar-for-dollar! Every $1 you raise  = $2 !!!

100% of proceeds support the following non-profit organizations:

ppi Perception Programs, Inc
Windham Region No Freeze Hospitality Center, Inc
Windham Area Interfaith Ministry

This charity ride raises money for three critical Windham County social service agencies that shelter the homeless, offer a path to recovery for people with addiction and mental illness, and provide basic needs from clothing to heat for under-resourced individuals and families.

Saturday, August 15th, 2020


Calling all cyclists and walkers, families and friends!

Registration NOW OPEN

Want to sponsor the 2020 event?

Scroll down for event details!


There will be ONE supported route this year -- the 20 MILE FAITH RIDE.


Use a public trail, follow a historical Steeple Chase route, walk in your neighborhood, or create your own custom route!

  • Find maps for the historical 5, 35, 50, 62.5, 100 mile routes in the main menu under "Routes"
  • Please note these routes will not be supported.
  • The parking lot at the ECSU Athletic Complex will not be available this year.
  • Suggested alternative parking: CT Park & Ride Locations
  • Other suggested routes/trails: Bike Trails

Airline Trails

CT State Parks


Now accepting sponsorships!

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And a huge THANK YOU to our 2019 sponsors!!

For a complete list of 2019 sponsors, donors, volunteers, and other generally wonderful people, CLICK HERE

Steeple Chase Bike Tour was featured on WFSB Video!

The live video highlights the rides philanthropic efforts, the charities benefited, and our spectacular participants!

This year's 5-mile ride/walk will visit nine parks in #willimantic, some very well known and some hidden gems. This route is enjoyable for all ages and abilities. Register today at And please share this post - the more participants, the more $ we raise. ... See MoreSee Less
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This year's in-person Steeple Chase will begin and end at St. Mary St. Joseph School located at 35 Valley Street in the heart of Willimantic. There's plenty of parking and it's close to excellent restaurants and shops. Ride early and spend the day on August 21! ... See MoreSee Less
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