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Ride the Empire State Ride Any Way You Can

Start-Line-Route
June 13th, 2018 | Category: Blog
Here at the Empire State Ride, we have a mantra that pushes us to pedal harder: Who says cycling is a low-impact sport? We’re proud to offer a one-of-a-kind experience to change the state of cancer research for good....

Bike Safety for the Empire State Ride

June 10th, 2018 | Category: Blog
At the Empire State Ride, safety is our priority! We wanted to pull together a list of our favorite safety tips that can help you have a fun and safe ride while you are training: Pre-Plan your route to...

From Cancer Patient, to Survivor, to Empire State Rider

May 11th, 2018 | Category: Blog
There are million different reasons to participate in the Empire State Ride. For Rick Bartlett, there is one that stands out. The avid cyclist was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the beginning of 2017. Due to early detection and...

Reach a Fundraising Milestone, Receive a Rider Reward

May 8th, 2018 | Category: Blog
While fundraising is thrilling, it can also be quite challenging. Our Empire State Riders are champions when it comes to raising funds. We appreciate all the time, effort and energy they put into fundraising to change the state of...

Exploring a New Way to Attack Cancer, Thanks to Donor Support

Immunotherapy-Lab
May 8th, 2018 | Category: Blog
There’s a new strategy being tested at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center that delivers a two-pronged attack against cancer cells by super-charging the immune system. Developed at Roswell Park, this therapy is being studied through a phase 1 clinical trial....

We All Need A Little Adventure In Our Lives

Spotlight-Peter-V-Adventure
May 7th, 2018 | Category: Blog
In 2017, Peter Vollmer lost his cousin to throat cancer. On his way home from the funeral, he heard a radio commercial for the Empire State Ride. Peter felt compelled to participate in honor of all of those in...

First an Ironman, Now an Empire State Rider

April 27th, 2018 | Category: Blog
Growing up as an athlete playing soccer, Buffalo native Katie Hamister had nothing but distaste for the sport of cycling. However, when she suffered an ACL injury, she realized the beauty of the sport. Today, she averages 120 miles...

Your Fundraising is Fighting Brain Cancer – Here’s How

Fighting Brain Cancer Fenstermaker and Ciesielski
April 10th, 2018 | Category: Blog
Brain cancer can be incredibly difficult to treat, which is why finding new therapeutic approaches is critical to saving lives. New research conducted by Drs. Robert Fenstermaker and Michael Cieselski at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center shows that one of the...

Fundraising Made Easy: Facebook Integration Now LIVE

March 27th, 2018 | Category: Blog
The amount of time and energy our riders put into fundraising to bring an end to cancer is remarkable. We always want to offer the best tools to help your efforts, which is why we’re so excited that you...