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. As we continue to finalizing all legal and logistical details, here is a glimpse at the spectacular journey our Velocity riders will take:
Our route will showcase 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 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 will be in Mahwah at Mindray North America Corporate Headquarters. Pomona Riders already on the route may continue on or stop to take a break, grab water or snacks, visit bike tech, or our medical team.
Heading out from the 45-mile start, riders will enjoy some of the beauty of Bergen County and towns such as Saddle River and Woodcliff Lake before crossing the state line again back into New York toward the Green 25-mile Start Area in the Pearl River, NY area. Again, the 25-mile start will be available as a rest area for all riders from further distances.
As the route progresses towards New York City, riders enter Bergen County, NJ and gain momentum through the gentle hills of picturesque towns such as Old Tappan, Alpine and Cresskill. Our 10-mile Blue Start Area will be in Closter, NJ where 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’ll 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 talked about the Velocity Finish Festival featuring a concert from a soon-to-be-named band available free to all riders! Join us as we Ride Velocity from the Hudson Valley to the end of cancer at Columbia.
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Note: The above route description is not final and start line and route locations may change. As start lines and routes are finalized we will update this description and all available details.