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#ESR23

The route.

Empire State Ride takes you across the beautiful landscape of New York State in seven days.

While the 2023 route is still being finalized, get a sense of what the 2022 road warriors took on.

The Empire State Ride uses both roadways and bike trails. The finalized route for #ESR23 will be released in early 2023.

Day 1: Somers

Day 2: Rhinebeck

Day 3: Albany

Day 4: Utica

Day 5: Weedsport

Day 6: Spencerport

Day 7: Niagara Falls

In 2021, Empire State Ride started from Wagner College to ride to the first camp in Yorktown Heights.

Empire State Ride overnight sites have been:

Day 1: Somers

Day 2: Rhinebeck

Day 3: Albany

Day 4: Utica

Day 5: Weedsport

Day 6: Spencerport

Day 7: Niagara Falls / End Empire State Ride

In 2021, Empire State Ride started from Wagner College to ride to the first camp in Yorktown Heights.

Empire State Ride overnight sites have been:

Day 1: Somers

Day 2: Rhinebeck

Day 3: Albany

Day 4: Utica

Day 5: Weedsport

Day 6: Spencerport

Day 7: Niagara Falls / End Empire State Ride

ESR Riders riding down street

Daily distance.

The total distance for the seven-day adventure is 500+ miles. Each day’s route will vary with the shortest ride day being 50-60 miles and the longest day at 100 miles. We anticipate riders cycling for an average of seven hours each day with rest stops about every 20 miles. Training to ride at 14-15 miles per hour will keep you on track to complete the Empire State Ride.

We have the tools you need to train for this bucket list adventure.

Training tools

We are here to help.

Empire State Ride is not a race, but it can be physically trying. Arriving prepared to ride each day’s specified mileage is key. Our team of experts are with you every step of the way including:

Route experts will give you a breakdown each night of what you can expect during the next day’s ride.

A medical team is available to evaluate common athletic training and physical therapy issues and to screen for basic medical treatments.

A local licensed massage therapist is on hand for appointments at the rider’s expense.

Riders struggling to complete the daily route will have the opportunity to take the scheduled shuttles to help advance to a rest stop. In the case of an emergency, riders will be picked up and cared for.

Ready to join us in 2023?

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