You should find the answers to your questions below. If you don’t contact us.
We will provide a tent and air mattress for you and every registered Empire State Rider each evening at our designated camp (unless you have otherwise noted that you’ve made your own hotel accommodations).
Yes, we recommend locking your bike at night and anytime you leave it unattended along the route.
A shuttle will be provided to and from the designated hotels for those not camping. Your bike will need to stay in camp. Bring a lock for it. Riders staying at the hotel each night, will be able to retrieve their luggage directly at the hotel. The Hotel Luggage truck will be stationed at the hotel and manned by a staff member from the time of the first hotel shuttle until the last shuttles return to the venue before dinner. If you choose not to go to the hotel prior to dinner, please communicate to a staff member so we can make accommodations for your bags.
Yes! Licensed massage therapists offer optional massage sessions daily at your own expense. Massages will be offered at 30 minutes for $50 and therapists will be able to accept credit cards. Massage signups will be available at dinner the night before and on a first come first served basis.
There will be a charging station set up at each overnight location. There will also be extension cords available for anyone needing to plug in a CPAP or other medical device.
A shower truck and fresh towels are provided every day.
There are 2 ways to participate in the Empire State Ride:
Depending on capacity for the in-person experience, you can switch. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-845-3179. If you are registering for the 500+ Mile Challenge but may be interested in the in-person ride, make sure to check “YES” during registration to learn more.
Please contact us at email@example.com or 716-845-3179.
We understand unforeseen circumstances may occur between now and the Empire State Ride, please be aware that registration and fundraising dollars are non-refundable and non-transferrable. However, due to injury or health emergency we are happy to honor them the following year.
In these instances, the deferments of funds may be applied towards your fundraising total for the following year only. The funds raised will not appear on your fundraising page.
Empire State Ride will adhere to all local and state precautions. The event will be held pending public health approval from all necessary parties.
In following the most current NYS guidelines, masks will be required at all times that you are not on your bike, as well as maintaining a safe distance while riding. During training and general cycling, you should also stay a safe distance from other cyclists and follow standard bike safety.
We plan to implement several safety measures at our rest stops, campsites and support vehicles that will ensure the health and safety of our riders, volunteers and staff. More updates on specifics will be shared closer to the event.
Our team is working closely with statewide officials to ensure CDC and New York State guidelines are followed throughout the week.