For 2020, we have to shift gears on the Empire State Ride due to COVID-19.
Unfortunately, our weeklong adventure cannot take place as it normally does. Click here to learn about what we’re doing for 2020, or continue reading to learn about what our traditional route is like.
The Empire State Ride follows paved roads, paved bike paths and some limited hard packed gravel paths. Typically, the mileage breaks out like this over the seven days:
The map below gives an idea of our route. We typically post the finalize route in February before the event.
Participants ride 60-92 miles per day, with challenging elevation gains throughout the week. In order to be physically and mentally in shape for ESR, proper training is essential. To help participants prepare, we offer many resource, including a suggested 22-week training guide. We also strongly encourage training for riding in hilly terrain and getting as much seat time as possible, which includes indoor cycling during the colder months. We have first-aid-trained staff, mechanics and SAG buses on the route to help ensure the safety and success of our riders.