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A humble beginning: How Empire State Ride grew into what it is today

If you’ve hit the road with us before or follow Empire State Ride (ESR) on social media, you’ve likely heard about ESR Founder Terry Bourgeois’s first solo ride across New York State. In 2014, Terry set out to test his vision of a cross-state cancer fundraiser that started in New York City and ended in Niagara Falls. But what about the first official Empire State Ride back in 2015 or the second ride in 2016? How did those rides differ from the ESR we know and love?

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Get the Empire State Ride Fundraising App

Riding 500+ miles across New York State makes you a road warrior; raising critical funds for cancer research makes you a champion. Let the ESR MyHub app supercharge your fundraising efforts and get you ready for your Empire State Ride adventure.

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Charlie Livermore: Coach, Cycling Enthusiast, Cancer Survivor

With more than 30 years of experience as a professional cycling coach, Charlie Livermore has logged thousands of miles and helped countless cyclists reach their goals. He joins Empire State Ride on the road every year and has gotten to know many in the ESR community. But Charlie also has a personal connection to ESR cause.

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Terry’s Legacy: The Start of Empire State Ride

In 1999, Empire State Ride founder Terry Bourgeois raised his hand and committed himself to the fight to end cancer. Today, Terry sits on the Roswell Park Alliance Community Board as chairman and the driving force behind Empire State Ride. Here’s how his signature event got its start.

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