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See New York State from the Seat of Your Bike

ESR riders on the road

The Statue of Liberty​

It’s quite a feeling riding the Staten Island Ferry and seeing Lady Liberty pass by. A symbol of determination, hope and freedom, it’s the perfect sight to see before officially starting the Empire State Ride challenge.

New York City

NYC. Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. Few cities are as iconic as the one and only New York City and on the Empire State Ride, you get to take in these views all from your bike. The people, the hustle and bustle, the smell of different street foods, the sounds of cars honking – it’s all so quintessential New York. And it’s even more memorable seeing it all while cruising around with 200 other cyclists all decked out in the official #ESR20 jersey.

Walkway Over The Hudson

Did you know you can ride you bike across the Hudson River? Thanks to the Walkway Over the Hudson, you’ll be cruising along the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in Upstate New York on Day 2. The sights are incredible and the river makes the perfect backdrop for a picture with all your new friends.

New York's Countryside

Lush greenery. Rolling hills. Blue skies. Quaint towns. There is so much to see as you ride throughout the countryside of New York State and there’s always time to stop and take it all in.


You can’t cross New York State without stopping in Albany, the capital of the state. The Empire State Ride has a rest stop right outside the capitol building – it’s the perfect place to reset, drink something cold and take it all in.

Niagara Falls

It’s not every day you get to see one of the wonders of the world. But on the Empire State Ride, you do. The conclusion of the adventure ends in Niagara Falls, New York, and it’s quite a sight. It’s hard to put into words what taking that group picture in front of the roaring Falls feels like. Plus, nothing beats those over-the-head bike shots – an ESR staple.

The Empire State Ride is an adventure from start to finish. Get ready to see some iconic and unexpectedly beautiful New York views all while advancing the future of cancer research.