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

While the 2022 route is still being finalized, get a sense of what the 2021 road warriors took on. The Empire State Ride uses both roadways and bike trails. The campsites and finalized route for #ESR22 will be released in early spring 2022.

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: Yorktown Heights

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: Yorktown Heights

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

Become an Empire State Ride road warrior. This unique challenge proves that with two wheels you can change the world and save lives.

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

We are here to help

Empire State Ride is not a race, but it can be physically grueling. Arriving prepared to ride each day’s specified mileage is key. Our team of experts is 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.

If you are struggling to complete your daily route, riders 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.

3 ESR riders on side of road posing for photo
2 ESR riders looking out at water
Group of ESR riders hugging

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