Starting north of New York City, Velocity offers riders one route with four distinct distances to choose from: 62.5, 45, 25, or 10 miles.
Our route showcases the beauty of the Hudson Valley and Northern New Jersey area at the peak of fall foliage. Our 62.5-mile Silver Start area is located near Harriman State Park at Palisades Union Credit Park in Pomona. With the mountains at our backs, we'll wind our way through lower Hudson Valley and Rockland County’s quaint villages and towns such as Montebello and Pearl River. Our 45-mile Yellow Start is in Mahwah, NJ at Mindray North America Corporate Headquarters. Pomona Riders already on the route can choose to continue on or stop to take a break, grab water or snacks, or visit our medical team and bike techs.
Heading out from the 45-mile start, riders will enjoy some of the beauty of Bergen County and towns such as Chesnut Ridge and Woodcliff Lake before crossing the state line again back into New York toward the Green 25-mile Start Area in Orangeburg, NY at Chromalloy headquarters. Again, the 25-mile start is available as a rest area for all riders from further distances.
As the route progresses towards New York City, riders will enter Bergen County, NJ. Our 10-mile Blue Start Area will be announced soon. At the 10-mile start, our final riders will merge onto the route and form one unstoppable force heading toward the majestic George Washington Bridge with unparalleled views of the Hudson. And finally, triumphantly, we will cross the finish line together at Columbia and the end of cancer.
This is a route and an event that you don’t want to miss. And we haven’t even mentioned the Velocity Finish Line Festival featuring music, lunch and a beer garden.
Note: The above route description is not final and Start Area and route locations may change. As Start Areas and routes are finalized we will update this description and all available details.