Bicyclists ride together as a team, escorted by local law enforcement keeping an average pace of 14-15 mph on the flat portions of the 100-mile Ride. Rest stops are arranged at schools along the route and riders participate in education programs at each school.
Imagine the impression made on the school children as they see 300 bicycle riders escorted by police cars with lights flashing! Riders in past years have told us that this is the most gratifying aspect of the Ride.
Although riders are encouraged to train to ride the 100-mile route, riders are not required to ride the entire distance. Buses are available for riders to rest as needed. Riders must be certified by the Ride Committee for safety.
Riders are required to raise a minimum of $300 each! If you recruit a NEW rider you both ride for $250 each. The community donations support the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/New York Branch (NCMEC/NY) prevention education and NY Branch mission.