Welcome to the Empire State Ride Blog! You’ll find all the tips, tricks, and info you’ll need to help you train, fundraise and prepare for the ESR right here.

Picking the right equipment

Taking on 500+ miles over seven days in the fight to end cancer is a very impressive commitment and also one that requires appropriate preparation and equipment. So here at the Empire State Ride, we have compiled several resources... Read more

Rider Spotlight: Melissa Delforte

The year 2018 will mark Melissa Delforte’s first Empire State Ride. She is a cancer survivor. She is a Canandaigua Road Warrior. She first learned about the Empire State Ride a few years ago when she saw a poster... Read more

Diversify your fundraising

We know that reaching your fundraising goal can seem like a daunting task at times but we’re here to help you reach your goals. Here are some great ways that you can diversify raising funds for your Empire State... Read more

Download our fundraising app

Support cutting-edge cancer research at Roswell Park right from your phone with our fundraising app So you’ve signed up for the Empire State Ride – now what? Start your fundraising! When you make the commitment to become an Empire... Read more

Picking a training plan

Google search “Training plan for long-distance, multi-day cycling adventure.” Crazy, right? There are so many different approaches to training for a cycling tour. So here at the Empire State Ride, we have compiled several resources that we think will... Read more

Holiday Conversations & Fundraising

The holidays are a great time to share with your family and friends that you’re participating in an adventure to end cancer with the Empire State Ride. When you are asked the common questions like “What’s new?” or “Anything... Read more