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Connecticut Challenge Rolls Off In Fairfield County This Weekend

The Connecticut Challenge will be held in Fairfield County this weekend. Riders will be coming into Westport from Fairfield on Friday. The bulk of the riders leave Westport on Saturday morning.
The Connecticut Challenge will be held in Fairfield County this weekend. Riders will be coming into Westport from Fairfield on Friday. The bulk of the riders leave Westport on Saturday morning. Photo Credit: Connecticut Challenge

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The Connecticut Challenge rolls through Fairfield County this weekend as cyclists from all over raise funds for the Center For Survivorship in Fairfield.

The first ride is an 80-mile journey on Friday from Lakeville, Conn., to the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport. Riders leave the Hunt Club on Saturday for rides of various lengths, including a 100-miler that is billed as “New England’s Toughest Century.” Riders can also choose distances of 10, 250, 50 or 75 miles.

Saturday’s ride starts at 8 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:35.

Motorists in Fairfield County are urged to be aware of cyclists throughout the day in Fairfield County, especially early in the morning. Westport and Fairfield are primary towns for the ride, but motorists can also expect to see cyclists in Weston, Easton and Redding.

Money raised from the Challenge provides money for programs for cancer survivors. The Center For Survivorship opened last year and is the nation’s only standalone facility dedicated exclusively for cancer patients.

More information about the CT Challenge can be found on its website .

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