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.

In case you’re wondering what’s on that bike …

Are you planning on following the Empire State Riders this year? All the cool kids are! Just follow #ESR17 and #NYC2NF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get updates from the 100+ riders who are cycling 546 miles across... Read more

How can I ride 500+ miles?

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... Read more

Genetic Test Funded By Your Support

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... Read more

2017 Empire State Rider: Alan Kurtz

From Running to Cycling: Meet 2017 Rider Alan Kurtz Alan is coming all the way from his hometown in Florida to take part in the Empire State Ride. Learn why he decided to make the trip north — and... Read more

2017 Empire State Rider: Janice Hetrick

“Cancer will never control me!” Janice is a registered nurse from Lancaster, New York who has a very personal connection to cancer. Learn how she found out about the Empire State Ride and why she made the decision to... Read more

We Did It!

While the 2016 Empire State Ride has ended, the impact of our efforts has only just begun. When we arrived in New York City, we were not quite sure what we got ourselves into. We had no idea what... Read more

Final Prep

Well, it’s been a long 35 weeks since I started blogging tips and tricks to get you safely through the Empire State Ride. I have met several of the riders and I guarantee you’ll have an amazing time this... Read more

Tapering 101

The hardest part about training for a week-long ride such as the Empire State Ride is to know when it’s time to back off on training. Many new athletes mistakenly feel as if they need to ride long and... Read more

What do I pack?!

Beyond all the riding and fundraising, the Empire State Ride is a week-long outdoor adventure. While you will have a packing list with clothing/gear needed, there are a few extras that any timeworn traveler will tell you are “must... Read more