empire state ride
Courtesy Town of Oyster Bay.

More than 225 cyclists participated in Empire State Ride Long Island on July 24 and raised $100,000 for cancer research and clinical trials on Long Island.

The Oyster Bay Town Supervisor, Joseph Saladino, partnered with Catholic Health and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to host the inaugural event.

The cancer center provides expert cancer care and conducts research aimed at preventing and curing cancer. Catholic Health’s partnerships with Roswell Park allow Long Island patients to gain access to the newest clinical trials and discoveries.

There were three different course lengths so riders of all ages and abilities could participate, all starting at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Long Island has routes from 10 to 62-miles all of which took riders through the scenic roads of Oyster Bay. 

Also, at a separate, 7-day Empire State Ride event, Long Islanders rode to Buffalo and raised $1.6 million for the cause.

Long Island cyclists at the finish line in Buffalo after a 7-day ride and fundraiser.

For more information on the Empire State Ride Long Island, visit esrlongisland.com.

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