Four Distances. One Goal. Starting north of New York City, Velocity offers Riders a fully supported route with four distinct distances to choose from. All Riders will begin at one of the four designated Start Areas, based on your distance, and then cross the finish line together at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Celebrate the end of your ride with our Finish Line Festival including food, a beer garden, activities, and music.
Our 62.5-mile (100K) Silver Start is located at Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, NY. With the mountains at our backs, we wind our way through lower Hudson Valley and Rockland County’s quaint villages and towns such as Montebello and Pearl River.
Our 45-mile Gold Start is 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 enjoy some of the beauty of Bergen County and towns such as Chestnut Ridge and Woodcliff Lake before crossing the state line again back into New York.
Green 25-mile Start Area is in Orangeburg, NY at Dynamic Productions. Again, the 25-mile start serves as a rest area for all Riders from further distances. As the route progresses towards New York City, Riders enter Bergen County, NJ.
Our 10-mile Blue Start Area starts at David E. Owens Middle School in New Milford, NJ. At the 10-mile start, our final Riders 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, cross the finish line together at Columbia and the end of cancer.
The Palisades Push: Let's talk about hills! All cycling events have hills and ours is no different. All Velocity riders will encounter hills along various portions of our route, including a short, but steep hill towards the end of the route—affectionately named ‘The Palisades Push’. But don't worry, you can do it and we offer training rides and tips from our bike experts to get you ready for Ride Day.
And speaking of Ride Day, we'll be there cheering you on! Need help on the route that day? Our fleet of support vehicles will be there to give you a lift when you need it. Remember, it doesn't matter how you cross the finish line, what matters is that through your participation, you are giving hope to the millions of people impacted by 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!
2018 Route Map
(Click the map to see the 2018 route and elevation)