Beer, Bikes & Beating Cancer

Love beer? Can you bike a few miles? Join us in raising money for Cancer Research at Yale New Haven Hospital and Patient Care at Smilow Cancer Center thru the Closer to Free Ride.

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About Us

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

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Matt Lupoli

By day, Matt is a mild-mannered music teacher, but at night (er... on weekends) he takes to the trails & bikes for beer...literally!

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Marty Juliano

Like so many of us, Marty's passion for fighting cancer is deeply personal. Watch as he and fellow teammate, Matt share their stories.

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Dave Kane

Dave used to say cycling as part of Team Craft Beer was mostly about the beer but he's changed his reason...

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Get Involved

Join the Team

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".

Become a Sponsor

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.

Train with Us

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.

Volunteer

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!

Buy Gear

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.

Make a Donation

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!

Upcoming Events

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Fundraising

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!

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  • 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.

125

Riders

5000

Miles Pledged

$481,887‬

Total Raised

2569

Pints of Beer

TCB Gear

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.

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Dark Blue Tee

Dark Blue Team Craft Beer t-shirt with white screen print. $15

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Charcoal Tee

Charcoal gray t-shirt with white screen print. $15

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Purple Tee

Purple Team Craft Beer t-shirt with white screen print. $15

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TCB Water Bottle

The signature TCB Yellow water bottle will remind you of the beer that awaits at the finish! $5

Get In Touch

Contact Details

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!

New Haven, Connecticut
Email: hello@teamcraftbeer.org