Drafting

Drafting is a cooperative cycling tactic used to help riders reduce resistance by using a lead rider to disperse air making it easier for trailing riders. We named our blog “Drafting” because we like to think of ourselves as the lead rider, making it easier for you to be successful. You’ll find all the tips, tricks, and info you’ll need to help you train, fundraise and prepare for the ESR right here.


Meet Charlie Livermore: ESR Trainer on the Road!

July 24th, 2017 | Category: Drafting
The Empire State Ride is committed to making sure its riders have a safe and enjoyable journey across New York State. That’s why we are proud to have a professional cycling trainer amongst the ranks of the 2017 Empire...

Riding Marshal Program Launches to Make the Empire State Ride a Great Experience For All

July 21st, 2017 | Category: Drafting
When the Empire State Ride calls itself a fully supported 500+ mile ride to end cancer, it means it. Let’s take a look at the “fully supported” part of this description for a moment. Not only does the Empire...

How to ride hills efficiently and with less effort

July 20th, 2017 | Category: Drafting
Riding on rolling hills can be the most fun type of terrain to ride if you know how to do it right. On the other hand it can feel like the most difficult type of terrain if your technique...

Meet 2017 Empire State Rider Donna Bridges

May 31st, 2017 | Category: Drafting
Donna Bridges started bicycling after she lost her dad to cancer. She’s taken part in Roswell Park’s single-day bicycling fundraiser for the past seven years, and now, she’s ready for a bigger challenge. Q: How did you find out...

How can I ride 500+ miles?

May 22nd, 2017 | Category: Drafting
Can you ride 500+ miles in 7 days? If you can ride 85 miles in one day, and are committed to the challenge, I think you can. It won’t be easy, but with the right mindset, smart, consistent training...

Meet 2017 Empire State Rider Guy May

May 12th, 2017 | Category: Drafting
One of Guy May’s friends was always known for asking, “What’s your next adventure?” Last month, that friend passed away after a battle with cancer. In her memory, Guy’s choosing the Empire State Ride as his next adventure —...

Meet First Time ESR Rider Jenine Trzewieczynski

April 28th, 2017 | Category: Drafting
Before signing up for the Empire State Ride, the longest bike ride Jenine had completed was 35 miles. So what’s inspiring her to set out on a 500+ mile journey? How did you find out about the Empire State...

Genetic Test Funded By Your Support

April 14th, 2017 | Category: Drafting
Lung Cancer Fighter Finds Hope – With Your Help Kathy Kait is an active 70-year-old woman. She walks at least three miles every day, rides her bicycle often, and does yoga. She eats healthy, makes smoothies for breakfast, and...

Training for a Long Distance Ride

April 4th, 2017 | Category: Drafting
Get Training Tips from Empire State Ride Veterans! Whether you’re a newbie to bicycling or a seasoned pro, you can complete the Empire State Ride — and have fun doing it! Just take it from five Empire State Ride...

Meet 2017 Rider Tracey Maciejewski

March 27th, 2017 | Category: Drafting
“I’m in for 2017.” After she watched her friend complete the Empire State Ride last year, Tracey knew she wanted to join in on the fun. She’s looking at her ride as a personal challenge — but also as...