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The Ride of a Lifetime

The Empire State Ride in-person experience is unlike any other. Road warriors meet up in New York City and travel together for 7 days across the state, tackling 500+ miles, rolling hills and challenging elevation gains. The adventure concludes overlooking Niagara Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world.

The in-person experience for #ESR21 is our goal.

However, the current state of the country, and New York State, is ever evolving. Our team is working hard to plan the best experience possible and will adjust as needed. We are collaborating with statewide officials and health experts to ensure CDC and New York State guidelines are followed. For more information on our plans, check out the FAQ page. More details on specifics and the finalized route will be announced soon.

Over the course
of the week,

you’ll be pushed by the elements that make up the Empire State Ride. The climbs, the countryside and the climate all work together to challenge you. But right at the moment when you question whether you can do this, there’s a turning point.

You remember why you’re doing this.

For those who have won and lost their battle with cancer – and that you’re not alone.

a group of unstoppable cyclists

They are going across New York with you all with the same purpose. And it fuels you and propels you forward – to keep moving, keep pushing, keep riding until you cross that finish line in Niagara Falls.

What It’s Like

There are two ways to participate in the Empire State Ride. Cyclists can choose to ride the entire seven days or create a custom route. No matter which way you choose to ride, be ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

The 7 days

The full seven day adventure across New York State. $200 registration fee and $3,500 fundraising commitment.

Custom Route

Choose your days, start and finish. $200 registration fee and $500 fundraising commitment/day.

some of the perks you’ll get to experience:

some of the perks you’ll get to experience:

sound like fun?!

It is. And the perks don’t stop there. As an Empire State Rider, these are some of the great things you’ll have access to.

A private Facebook group with all your fellow riders to meet, share advice and connect ahead of the 500+ mile adventure

Fundraising tools to help you meet and exceed your personal goals

Access to experts, including a fundraising coordinator, cycling coach, physical therapist, event logistics personnel, bike mechanics and more

Worthwhile rewards to aim for

A team of other cyclists ready to take on this adventure with you

Need More Time to Commit?

Understandable. Tackling 500+ miles across an entire state is no small task. So why not try out our virtual challenge? You’ll get all the perks – like access to our exclusive Facebook group, the opportunity to earn rewards, a guaranteed spot in our 2022 ride and more – while conquering 500+ miles in your hometown. Plus, there’s no registration fee or fundraising minimum, so it’s totally risk-free. It’s the perfect way to prepare for the 2022 adventure and make a difference on cancer research now.

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