The Escorted Ride


We offer optional escorted versions of the 35- and 70-mile routes.


Expert leaders will ride with your group to cheer you on and help you conquer the ride.  


If you would rather do the ride on your own, that's great! If you want to do the escorted version of the ride, no need to tell us in advance -- just register as usual.  


During morning check-in at the Bard start line we’ll shout out and pull together everyone who wants to do an escorted ride.


The escorted ride departs at 9:00 a.m.  Be sure to be on time!  (Show up no later than 8:30 a.m. so you have time to check in before the escorted group pulls out.)


If you take our optional transportation from Manhattan to the ride you WILL be on time for the escorted rides.


Many people start the day with the escorted group and then decide they would rather break away and ride on their own, and that's fine.  


NOTE: Our leaders are here to help the escorted riders have a great day of riding, but your bike and you must be ready for the pedaling -- we can't help you with that on ride day!