Not everyone can take a week off of work to ride across New York State.  But even if you can’t, we still want you to be a part of the Empire State Ride – which is why we offer three one-day rides along the route.

One-day rides give you the opportunity to experience a day on the Empire State Ride. You’ll ride the same route as our week-long riders. You’ll get breakfast in camp, lunch on the route and, if you want to stick around and hang out with your new friends, dinner at night.  The fundraising minimum is only $750.

This week we’re taking a look at our first one-day ride: Albany to Utica.

The Albany to Utica ride starts west of the Capital city in nearby Schenectady, NY. You’ll get breakfast before taking off on your 77-mile journey through the Mohawk River Valley. Your ride will be relatively flat with one long climb in the middle of the day.  There are three water stops along the way: Auriesville, Ft. Plain and Mohawk, including a lunch stop, as well.

You’ll spend most of the day riding right along the banks of the Mohawk River on back country roads.  For our week-long riders, the day will mark half-way to Niagara Falls. Make sure you stop and celebrate by taking a selfie or two with them at lunch in Fort Plain!

You’ll pass through urban landscapes and swaths of corn fields as you make your way into Utica.  Your day ends in the heart of the city at Proctor Park, where you’ll be able to enjoy dinner, talk about the day’s experience with your fellow riders and take a dip in the pool.

Interested in signing up for the one-day ride from Albany to Utica? Click here to get started!

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