Shout-out to Tori Menneto at Roswell Park for her constant communication with #ESR20 participants. She just sent us a detailed Travel Planner with tons of info on the things we need to know about the event route and more. I’m impressed with how well organized the Foundation has been, and I feel like I’m in excellent hands! They have taken every measure to provide us with as safe as an experience as possible.
Here’s the route for the Empire State Ride this year… every day will be a mental and physical challenge, but it appears Day 4 may be the most difficult. We will receive daily cue sheets, the route will be marked with orange arrows, and mechanics will be with us along the way to assist if we have a problem.
|Day 1: Sunday, July 26||New York City to Yorktown Heights||56+ miles|
|Day 2: Monday, July 27||Yorktown Heights to Rhinebeck||54+ miles|
|Day 3: Tuesday, July 28||Rhinebeck to Albany||62+ miles|
|Day 4: Wednesday, July 29||Albany to Utica||95+ miles|
|Day 5: Thursday, July 30||Utica to Weedsport||82+ miles|
|Day 6: Friday, July 31||Weedsport to Spencerport||76+ miles|
|Day 7: Saturday, August 1||Spencerport to Niagara Falls||75+ miles|
Saturday, August 1, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. riders will gather at a Niagara Falls rest stop for a police-escorted group ride to the FINISH LINE at Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls!!!! (They estimate us reaching it at approximately 4:00 p.m.)
Friends and family can cheer riders on and join an outdoor reception at the end. To all of my Buffalo peeps, I would be beyond grateful to see your faces at the finish!