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 2018 route showcased the beauty of the Hudson Valley and Northern New Jersey area at the peak of fall foliage. Our 62.5-mile Silver Start area was located near Harriman State Park. With the mountains at our backs, we wound 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 was in Mahwah, NJ at Mindray North America Corporate Headquarters. Pomona Riders already on the route could 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 enjoyed 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 was in Orangeburg, NY at Dynamic Productions. Again, the 25-mile start served as a rest area for all riders from further distances.
As the route progressed towards New York City, riders entered Bergen County, NJ. Our 10-mile Blue Start Area started in New Milford, NJ. At the 10-mile start, our final riders merged onto the route and form one unstoppable force heading toward the majestic George Washington Bridge with unparalleled views of the Hudson. And finally, triumphantly, crossed 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, food trucks and a beer garden!
Note: The above route description, Start Area and route locations are from 2018. As Start Areas and routes for 2019 are finalized we will update this description and all available details.