Fundraising Rewards

By signing up for the Empire State Ride, you’ve already proven that you’re not afraid of a challenge. A cycling adventure across New York State requires passion and commitment – and you can channel that into your fundraising, too!

The 2019 Rewards

We’re so grateful to all of our riders, and want to reward them for their great fundraising efforts. These rewards are just a small thanks for all the big things your support makes possible. AND — all rewards are cumulative. So, the more you raise, the more you’re rewarded.

**Rewards for the 2020 Empire State Ride will be unveiled later this fall.**


When you raise $3,500, you earn:

  • The exclusive 2019 Empire State Ride Jersey
  • The exclusive 2019 Empire State Ride cycling cap

When you raise $7,500, you earn:

  • The exclusive Empire State Jacket



When you raised $10,000, you earn:

  • A personalized Empire State Ride commemorative keepsake
  • Free registration for ESR 2020
  • Excelsior Rider status
    • What is an Excelsior Rider?
      Excelsior is a Latin adjective meaning “higher” or “ever upward.” It’s also the motto of New York State. Riders who set a goal of $10,000 and reach it will be rewarded with Excelsior status. These riders will earn all of the rewards listed above, as well as recognition at the Empire State Ride finish line.

Make sure to check out our fundraising tools to help you reach and exceed your goal!