The Empire State Ride is a 500 mile bike ride (yes, you read that correctly. No typo, 500 miles) all the way from the New York City to Niagara Falls on July 26-Aug 1, to benefit cancer research. If you still think its a typo, check out their website! empirestateride.com
When I was deciding to do this ride, I asked myself, a million whys. "Why should I do this?" "Why am I going to train all winter for this?" "Why am I going to spend more money on bike equipment?" "Why am I going to challenge myself so much?" But then after a longtime friend had a cancer scare a few weeks ago, I starting thinking "Why not?" So many of us take our good health for granted and to see someone so close to me worry over the possibility of an unwanted diagnosis, inspired me to use my health to improve the health of others.
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