Registration Now Open for the 2018 Empire State Ride To End Cancer

Fully supported, 500+ mile, 7-day cycling adventure across New York State aims to raise $1 million for cancer research
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Highlights: 
Cycling event covers 500+ miles across New York State
Adventure begins in NYC and ends in Niagara Falls, USA
Registration open for 7-day event and custom rides along route
The Empire State Ride crosses the finish line in Niagara Falls, USA

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Registration for the 2018 Empire State Ride is now open. This year’s event anticipates more than 200 individuals from across the country will embark on this fully supported, 500+ mile, seven-day bicycling event across New York State with one mission: to end cancer.

This one-of-a-kind event from July 29 through August 4, aims to raise more than $1 million dollars in 2018 for cutting-edge cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute — America’s first cancer center and one of just 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country.

Riders who participate on the Empire State Ride will cycle 60-90 miles per day, embarking from New York City, traveling through some of the most scenic parts of New York State, and ending at one of the natural wonders of the world: Niagara Falls. The event is fully supported and welcomes participants of all fitness levels. Bicyclists also have the option of creating their own custom ride by joining the ride for one or more days.

The Empire State Ride started as a personal challenge completed by event founder Terry Bourgeois in 2014. “One in three women and one in two men in America are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This is what makes it an important cause for us to get behind,” said Bourgeois. “This incredible event offers an amazing personal challenge to riders and the opportunity to create lifelong bonds with other cyclists, all while seeing New York State in such a unique way. It’s an experience of a lifetime, which also creates a lasting impact on the fight against cancer.”

You can get more information, register and donate to individual riders or the event at EmpireStateRide.com

Media Contact: 

Amy Biber Collson, Director, Development Marketing & Communications
716-845-1038; amy.biber@roswellpark.org