We Love Beer
Team Craft Beer is a community of folks who love beer and discovered -- usually over a pint -- our mutual passion for helping others.
We Love Biking
Some of us can be called cyclists, some of us clearly bike in a vain attempt to offset our beer intake. We won't say who is who.
We HATE Cancer
Cancer impacts everyone. Whether it's a personal struggle or that of a loved one, we're united in raising money to combat this terrible disease.
Team Member Spotlight
Sign up using the Closer to Free page and Like the Team Craft Beer page on Facebook to see the latest events and training rides. To get more involved, click "Volunteer".
We want your logo emblazoned proudly on Team Craft Beer's Jerseys. Sponsorship options range from $500 for a small logo on the pocket to $10,000 for the back.
Our training rides - which often end at a brewery - are open to anyone. We post the routes here before the ride & our team has riders of all levels.
Looking for other ways to help? Use this form to inquire about Volunteer Opportunites that best match your skills & availability - whether you plan to ride or not!
All proceeds are pooled and distributed to 1st year members of Team Craft Beer who need a helping hand to get to their minimum pledge level.
The easiest way to help Team Craft Beer is to fund one of our members. Donate through the Closer to Free website to any member of Team Craft Beer!
We’ve raised over $575,000 for Cancer research and patient care!
Team Craft Beer first participated in the Closer to Free ride in 2015. Since then our fundraising efforts have grown considerably but team growth has been modest (yellow). So we are focusing on growing the team and are excited at what we can accomplish together!
2021 ~ $16,820 (Goal $250,000)
2020 ~ $98,000 (Goal $100,000)
2019 ~ $252,000 (Goal $150,000)
2018 ~ $120,000 (Goal $100,000)
2017 ~ $58,000 (Goal $50,000)
2016 ~ $30,000 (Goal $25,000)
2015 ~ $15,000 (Goal $10,000)
2021 Jersey Sponsorship
What if ALL Connecticut Breweries Joined The Cause?
As Team Craft Beer, we are made up of beer lovers from all over our great State. We are working to send team members to each brewery in Connecticut to recruit new members and talk sponsorship. We know everyone is still in recovery mode so we have sponsorship opportunities starting at $250. Fill out the form below if you are interested in learning more and we will reach out to discuss the options.
Sponsor Team Craft Beer
Jersey Sponsorship Sign Up
To get started reserving a spot on the Team Craft Beer Jersey, please fill out this form, and a volunteer from our team - usually the Team Captain - will contact you to let you know what spots are still available and help answer any questions you may have. You should hear from us within 2 business days. Thanks for your interest!
Pints of Beer
Team Craft Beer t-shirts & water bottles are now available for purchase at the Taproom at New England Brewing Company. 100% of proceeds go to Team Craft Beer's Closer to Free ride.
Get In Touch
Running Team Craft Beer is a lot of people's unpaid part time jobs. So please be patient, we'll get to you as soon as we can!