The Empire State Ride follows paved roads, paved bike paths and some limited hard packed gravel paths. To see the full route for 2020 click here.
Here are the Empire State Ride 2020 start cities. Click on the days to see the route for each day:
Days 1 and 3 offer an alternate route for cyclists interested in getting in a few extra miles:
Whether the Empire State Ride sounds like the cycling tour of a lifetime, an interesting physical challenge or an amazing adventure to end cancer, now is the time to register to become a part of it!
Participants ride 60-92 miles per day, with challenging elevation gains throughout the week. In order to be physically and mentally in shape for ESR, proper training is essential. To help participants prepare, we offer many resource, including a suggested 22-week training guide. We also strongly encourage training for riding in hilly terrain and getting as much seat time as possible, which includes indoor cycling during the colder months. We have first-aid-trained staff, mechanics and SAG buses on the route to help ensure the safety and success of our riders.
Weeklong – $3,500 fundraising minimum + registration fee
Weeklong riders need to attend an orientation on July 25 in NYC before beginning their 500+ mile adventure. Then, over the next seven days, they will take on the route listed above.
Custom – $500/day fundraising minimum + registration fee
You can also choose to ride one or more days, starting in the city of your choice along the full route. With this option, you are committing to raise $500 for each day day that you sign up to ride.