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Old 04-16-19, 05:05 PM
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Empire State Ride 2019

Has anyone ever participated in the Empire State Ride?
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Has anyone ever participated in the Empire State Ride?
No, but it sounds amazing. Wish the idea of getting back in the saddle the day after a long ride wasn't so inconceivable.

Hope you have a great time!

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I googled it and found it quickly. Looks cool, though transporting bikes from Buffalo back to NYC seems to be a variable, not standard option.
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Ah, yes, I found it.

Empire State Ride - A fully supported cycling adventure to end cancerEmpire State Ride


You have to raise minimum $3500 in donations (to benefit cancer research) plus registration fee that I can't even find.

I admire the ability some people have, to hit up friends and acquaintances etc for donations, but I just don't have it. I cannot bring myself to ask other people to pay for my vacation. Frankly, I don't even understand the logic of it.
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Ah, yes, I found it.

Empire State Ride - A fully supported cycling adventure to end cancerEmpire State Ride


You have to raise minimum $3500 in donations (to benefit cancer research) plus registration fee that I can't even find.

I admire the ability some people have, to hit up friends and acquaintances etc for donations, but I just don't have it. I cannot bring myself to ask other people to pay for my vacation. Frankly, I don't even understand the logic of it.
I previously posted to this thread, "Little rant: I hate charity events..."
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Frankly, I don't participate in those paid events anymore because they're expensive, there are local charities such as food banks and homeless shelters that could put my meager cash to better use directly, and most such events are either promotions for the local economy or indulgences for cyclists who want a new jersey or memorabilia.

All of which is fine. Just not my thing anymore. I did enough of those years ago.
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I’ve read that the reason such athletic events as Charity Rides, Swims and Runs are popular is because the value of the benefit received by the participant is near zero, and thus the entire donation is tax-deductible.

For example if one attends a gala fundraising dinner, the cost of the dinner is not tax-deductible...

Here in Massachusetts the premier fund-raising Ride with an expected donation of around at least about $3500 is the Pan Massachusetts Challenge (Pan-Mass, PMC), about 150 miles in two days to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

They do take your credit card number before the Ride. It may well be the largest such event in total donations.

When anyone finds out I'm a cyclist, they usually ask "Do you do the Pan-Mass?"
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… Soon afterwards I caught up with a rider wearing a really cool Boston Red Sox cycling jersey, a souvenir of the 2002 Pan Mass Challenge.

As usual, when I meet a serious cyclist, I tell them about Bike Forums, of which he was unaware…

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Thanks, I'm so excited for it!
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yeah, it seems like it would be a lot of fun. the crew takes care of the bikes and everything else!
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yeah, it seems like it would be a lot of fun. the crew takes care of the bikes and everything else!
FYA, I posted to this Fifty-Plus Forum thread, “What do you find hardest about cycle touring now we aint spring chickens any more?”
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My earliest cycling activities back in the 70s and 80s, were cycle-touring with my girlfriend-then-wife, including a honeymoon cross-country tour. Since then, I've been strictly a cycle-commuter, and sport road cyclist, mainly due to work and family lifestyle.

Last year, I avidly read the posts on BF about a perimeter tour of Lake Ontario, and I experienced some surprising mental discomfort that struck me as a sign of getting older.

While I would still enjoy riding about 50 miles a day for an extended trip, the thought of the uncertainty of finding a place to stay for the night was unsettling. (Our previous tours were all self-supported and self-guided. If I/we were to resume touring, it would at least be a credit card style, if not an organized tour.)

On that honeymoon though, finding a place to stay was a memorable part of the adventure:

I guess 30 years of a stable, predictable cycle-commuting lifestyle erodes that exhilaration of the uncertainty...
On a guided tour, I would much prefer the hotel / motel option.

This Empire State Ride is appealing, besides being close to Boston, because as a natives of Michigan, we have traversed the NY State Thruway many times over decades, and rarely got off.

But no go this year.

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7 years ago my son rode solo from Niagara Falls to Montauk in 7 days with only 1 rest day in the middle.

Basically US Rt. 20 east to Albany, Rt. 9 south to NYC and Rt. 27 east.
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