Excelsior Riders

Excelsior is a Latin adjective meaning “Higher” or “Loftier” or “Ever upward.” It’s also the motto of New York State. Riders who set a loftier goal of $10,000, strive ever upward and reach their goal will be rewarded with Excelsior status.


By signing up for the Empire State Ride, you’ve already proven that you’re not afraid of a challenge. A seven-day cycling commitment requires passion and commitment – and you can channel that into your fundraising, too. Though your minimum fundraising commitment is $3,500, why stop there when you can become part of the exclusive Excelsior Riders? As an Excelsior Rider, you’ll receive special Empire State Ride perks that reward you for your commitment to helping us win the fight against cancer.


We encourage you to strive for Excelsior even after the ride is over. We’ll mail you your rewards!


Register today