Check out the 2016 route below.  Although similar – improvements are being made to the 2017 route and details will be released in the spring. For days 2-7, riders have a choice the full day or can choose a shorter, half-day option. The half-day option will include a shuttle from base camp to a start line along the route.

New York City to Stony Point

Sunday, July 30

Miles: 48.8

Begin your journey riding in NYC with Lady Liberty over your shoulder! You’ll travel through Manhattan along the Hudson River Greenway, across the George Washington Bridge, and up the west side of the Hudson River over rolling hills and into Rockland County, NY.

Elevation Gain: +2,757 ft

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Stony Point to Red Hook

Monday, July 31

Miles: 48.4/77.7
Total Miles: 89.9/121.3

Ahhhh, nature. Day two continues your ride through rolling hills and along the river in the Hudson Valley. The highlight of day 2 is the view as you cross scenic Bear Mountain Bridge. In the afternoon you’ll ride the Dutchess Rail Trail, stroll the Walkway Over the Hudson, and experience breathtaking views from the water stop at the Ogden & Ruth Livingston Mills Mansion.

Elevation Gain: +3,548 ft

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Red Hook to Albany

Tuesday, August 1

Miles: 42.5/88.6
Total Miles: 132.3/209.7

Day three is your final day traveling North and your last in the Hudson Valley. Stop at the Fireman’s Firefighting Museum for a quick look and enjoy the scenery on Schodack Island.  You might even spot a bald eagle! Today’s highlight is a police escorted ride through Albany and past the historic State Capitol Building. The day ends at Frosty Acres Camp Ground in Duanesburg, NY.

Elevation Gain: +4,047 ft

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Albany to Utica

Wednesday, August 2

Miles: 35.1/78.5
Total Miles: 167/287.30

No Plain, no gain.  You’re half-way home at the Fort Plain water stop in Haslet Park!  Day four marks the first day you’ll be joined by additional cyclists committed to winning the fight against cancer: a group of one-day participants will join your ride from Albany to Utica. The route flattens out as you begin to make your way west along the beautiful Mohawk River.

Elevation Gain: +2,884 ft

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Utica to Syracuse

Thursday, August 3

Miles: 47.0/86.5
Total Miles: 213/371.5

You’re rested and ready for the back half of the route! Day 5 is one of the two flattest days.   You’ll ride along the entire southern side of Oneida Lake and into Central New York.  You’ll cross Seneca River twice today.  Including a water stop at Mercer Park in Baldwinsville. The day ends at Riverforest Park in Weedsport.

Elevation Gain: +2,104 ft

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Syracuse to Rochester

Friday, August 4

Miles: 46.0/77.8
Total Miles: 260.1/450.8

Day and week-long riders unite again for your journey from Syracuse to Spencerport High School as the route takes you through the lush wine trails of the Finger Lakes, and across the Genesee River in the city of Rochester.  You’ll spend most of the day riding along the Erie Canal and finish in Spencerport, NY.

Elevation Gain: +2,110 ft

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Rochester to Niagara Falls

Saturday, August 5

Miles: 39.6/74.2
Total Miles: 295.1/524.5

The home stretch! You’ll be joined by more day riders on your push to the finish line. Zig-zag the Erie Canal and continue west toward your majestic final destination: Niagara Falls. Stop in Lockport for some ice cream before you head on to the finish line at Whirlpool Park. Take time to celebrate your incredible accomplishment and reflect on your ride before taking the shuttle back to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo or heading home.

Elevation Gain: 1,603 ft

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