What is the cost?
The Empire State Ride is a fundraising event to support cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. There is a $3,500 fundraising minimum and a $100 registration fee. For Custom Rides, the fundraising minimum is $750 per day, with a $100 registration fee. On February 15, both of these registration fees will increase to $150. The third registration option is the 100-mile Virtual Ride Challenge, which has a $20 registration fee, and a $1,000 fundraising minimum.
I can’t ride in the week-long event. Can I still participate?
Yes, you can! If you can’t ride from NYC to Niagara Falls, consider registering for the Custom Ride option. You will select the starting city and number of days you will be riding, in the registration process. You can also participate as a virtual rider in our 100-mile Virtual Ride Challenge.
What if I sign up and start fundraising, then something comes up and I can no longer participate in the ride?
We’ll miss you on this year’s ride, and hope you can join us next year. If that’s the case we’ll simply roll over your registration and donations. If you can’t, we’ll accept your registration fee and the money you raised as a donation toward our mission of winning the fight against cancer.
Are meals provided? What if I have special dietary needs?
Yes, the Empire State Ride provides breakfast, lunch on the route, and dinner each day, along with snacks and hydration at water stops every 15 – 20 miles. When you register, you’ll be asked if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions. We can accommodate most needs, but if you’re not sure give us a call at 716-845-3179.