Explore New Haven by bicycle
Rock to Rock is New Haven's biggest Earth Day celebration.
Here's how it works: You and a few hundred others travel from West Rock and East Rock, with celebrations on both sides of the city. Along the way, eat tasty food, hear great music, take on environmental service projects, and explore our city's parks and neighborhoods.
All are welcome
Families and college students, serious riders and weekend warriors are all part of Rock to Rock. Join our rock band.
Think you're hard-core? Take detours to the top of the two rocks, or take our 20- or 60-mile routes.
Have a little kid in tow? Join us for part of the ride. If you are riding with someone under 18, or are under 18 yourself, get more information here.
Support local environmental groups
Your registration fees support the organizing partners who make Rock to Rock run: Common Ground, The Urban Resources Initiative, New Haven-Leon Sister City Project, CitySeed, Inc., and New Haven Parks Department.
When you collect pledges, you can choose to focus your fundraising energy on one of the following organizations, or have it go to all of the great Rock to Rock participating partners: CitySeed, Inc., CT Folk, Common Ground, Elm City Cycling, Farmington Canal Rail-to-Trail Association, Friends of Edgewood Park, Friends of Beaver Pond Park, the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network, Massaro Community Farm, New Haven Bioregional Group, New Haven Farms, New Haven Inner City Outings, The New Haven Land Trust, New Haven-Leon Sister City Project, New Haven Parks Department, Schooner, Inc., Solar Youth, Student Conservation Association, The West River Watershed Partnership, and The Urban Resources Initiative.
All of these organizations are creating a greener, healthier New Haven community. These resources keep their important work strong and growing.
Questions and Answers
Where does Rock to Rock start?
Rock to Rock kicks off from Common Ground, at 358 Springside Avenue in New Haven. Learn more.
What was last year's Rock to Rock like?
More than 500 riders. 50 volunteers. More than $50,000 raised for local environmental organizations. A beautiful, perfect spring day. Who could have asked for more? Check out pictures.
What if I'm riding with someone who is under 18, or am under 18 myself?
All riders under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parents. This will happen automatically if a parent registers a minor online at firstgiving.org. Print waivers will be available on site for parents who register their children the day of the event. If you need a digital copy of the waiver form in advance of the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any rider under the age of 18 who does not have a signed parent waiver will not be able to ride.
Riders must be 14 years or older to participate in the 20- and 60-mile rides. This is a challenging ride, and all riders should be physically prepared.
Families/groups with riders under the age of 14 must ride together and must have adult supervision for the children. Rock to Rock ride guides will not be able to supervise young riders.
If a school or community organization is organizing a team that includes riders under the age of 18, that school or organization is responsible for (1) getting waivers signed by parents, and (2) providing supervision for their young riders during the ride. We ask that schools and organizations have at least 1 adult present for every 4 minors who are riding.
The Latest Rock News
Registration opens Thursday evening! Visit then to sign up!
Launch Party @ Peabody Museum, Thurs Feb 7th. Join us!
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What a day! In 2012, 750 riders helped us reach out $100,000 goal. Photos and article.
The City of New Haven
| Stratton Faxon
| IKEA New Haven
| The Devil's Gear
| Elm City Market
| Elm Campus Partners
Center for Orthopaedics
| Farmington Canal Rail-To-Trail Association
| Koskoff, Koskoff & Beider
| Saltman Associates
People's United Bank
| West Rock Ridge Park Association
| Winstanley Enterprises
| Yale University
| CASEUS Cheese Truck
| Chabaso Bakery
| Duck Truck Composting
| Hull's Art Supply & Framing
| Peabody Museum