Charity Bike Ride
Ride & Fundraise with Team HFNY




Join Team HFNY

1)  Register for the Escape New York Ride

  • For the question "Do you want to join or create a team?" select "No." You will join the HFNY team by creating a Classy page via the link below, and you may create a sub-team via Classy as well.
  • Please use our $20 off discount code when you register: 34HNY1784. You may input this code on the last page of your registration, under "Coupon code." Note that this may only be used for riders who are riding AND fundraising through Classy for Team HFNY.

2) Create your fundraising page through Classy

  • We ask that everyone on #TeamHFNY create a fundraising page through this link. 
  • After you join the team, you'll receive more information about fundraising, training rides, and other fun #TeamHFNY events! 

Questions? Email us at bikeride@hfny.org.


About the Ride

On September 16, #TeamHFNY will participate in the Escape New York Bike Ride to raise funds and awareness for New York City’s poor and marginalized. 


Saturday, September 16, 2017


Start and finish at Sakura Park, located at 122nd Street and Riverside Drive, across the street from Grant’s Tomb, near the 125th Street stop on the 1 subway, Manhattan (map)


Choose one of four routes—25, 50, 65, or 100 miles


About Team HFNY

If you love to, like to, or have the ability to bike, now is the time to take your skills to the next level. Join Team HFNY and serve the city with a community of riders who are passionate about mercy and justice! 

Training rides are available through August and September and you can choose one of four routes for race day, depending on your level. You can sign up as an individual or start or join a sub-team of 2+ riders who are fundraising together.

The Team HFNY fundraising goal is $90,000, and this year, all gifts up to $75,000 will be matched 1:1 by an anonymous donor! Members and sub-teams of Team HFNY are strongly encouraged to each raise a minimum of $1,000. 


Team HFNY Members Receive

  • A customizable fundraising page
  • A fundraising kit with all you need to know to invite your friends, family, and co-workers to support the poor and marginalized of NYC.
  • Invitations to training rides for all levels through August and September to build strength and community
  • An invitation to our Team HFNY Dinner on September 15, the night before the race
  • Team HFNY bibs on race day
  • An official 2017 HFNY bike jersey (for riders who raise $1,000+)


Important Dates

August 3:

7:00PM: Info Session at HFNY Offices (1166 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1610). RSVP HERE.

September 15:

Team HFNY Pre-Ride Pasta Dinner Dinner

September 16: 

Escape New York Bike Ride Day

October 1:

Fundraising deadline for jersey




I want to ride, but I don't have a bike! What do I do? No problem! You can rent one through a local bike shop. We recommend a day-long rental.

What are the distances of the ride? You can sign up for 25, 50, 65, or 100-mile routes.

Do I have to sign up with both HFNY and Escape New York? Yes. You need to register separately with Escape New York to ride, and then with Hope for New York to fundraise and join Team HFNY. 

So Hope for New York isn’t running or organizing the actual ride? That’s right. #TeamHFNY simply rides as part of New York Cycling Club’s Escape New York Ride. 

What’s the Bike Ride Pasta Dinner? It’s a time when we get together, celebrate, and eat pasta the night before our Bike Ride - on Friday, Sept. 15. It will be at HFNY offices at 1166 Avenue of the Americas.

I can't ride on Sept. 16 but I still want to join Team HFNY to support HFNY. What can I do? You can still join Team HFNY as a member and fundraise for HFNY. We've had riders in the past ride other local rides, or just train with Team HFNY, but still fundraise for HFNY. If you're looking to do that, e-mail us at bikeride@hfny.org. We'd love to have you join.



What is the fundraising goal?

Team HFNY has a goal of raising $90,000 for the poor and marginalized. This year, all gifts up to $75,000 will be matched 1:1 by an anonymous donor!

How much am I supposed to raise? We recommend that all riders have a goal of at least $500. Any Team HFNY rider who raises $1,000 or more receives a Team HFNY jersey.

Where can I get fundraising tips? Once you register to create your fundraising page on Classy, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to our fundraising guide, which gives you a step by step guide to fundraising for the poor of our city.

What’s the deadline to fundraise? We ask that all donations are received by October 1. 

Can a corporate matching gift count toward my fundraising goal? Yes. Once we receive a matching gift notification from your donor, we’ll notify you of the amount so you can input that as your offline donation. Please encourage any donors to report their donations through their companies' matching gift programs.

How should checks be handled? Your donors can make checks payable to Hope For New York (with rider's name in the memo section), and mail to HFNY Charity Bike Ride, 1166 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1610, New York, NY 10036.

Team & Community

How will I find out about Team HFNY events? When you join Team HFNY, you’ll be added to #TeamHFNY Google group for team communication, training ride info, etc. You’ll be invited to join #TeamHFNY Facebook group for sharing photos and encouragement.

When are the training rides?Training rides will occur approximately once a week and are organized by Team Captains. Once you are added to the #TeamHFNY google group, you’ll receive emails about the ride dates, times, distances, and locations.

Day of the Ride

What time does the ride start on Saturday?

7:00 a.m. for 100 mile riders; 8:00 a.m. for 65 mile riders; 9:00 a.m. for 50 mile riders; 10:00 a.m. for 25 mile riders. Each distance group will gather together and take a photo before starting.

What if I need medical assistance on the ride?

For medical assistance or any emergency of any kind, call 911 immediately. Neither HFNY nor Escape New York provide medical assistance.

What if I have mechanical issues with my bike on the ride?

Contact Escape New York. Escape New York provides SAG (Support and Gear) for riders in need of assistance the day of the ride. The phone # for SAG support will be listed on the cue sheets you receive the day of the ride.

How will I know where to go?

Cue sheets with distances and all turns will be provided at the start. All routes will be well marked, but it is advisable to carry a cue sheet in case you miss a turn. Marshals will be located along all routes to provide any assistance you need.

Who will ride with me?

All distance groups start at the same time, but are not expected to stick together through the course of the ride. Each Team HFNY member is responsible for identifying a buddy/buddies to ride with, if they so desire. If you don't know anyone else riding, join us for training rides! Or use the Google Group or Facebook group to find out who’s riding your distance.

Will I be riding with traffic?

Yes, the entire route is with traffic. All riders must adhere to state cycling laws and rules of the road.


Still have questions? Email us at bikeride@hfny.org.