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Ride The Challenge, First Northern Eastern Bike Tour, From New York City to Chicago 820 miles!

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This May 25th, NY Thrill Seekers, will take on the personal challenge and ride on their bikes from New York City to Chicago, an epic 820 miles! To establish the first Ride the Challenge Northern Eastern Bike Tour in the USA. This Epic event will promote awareness and raise money for the Young Adult Institute and other charitable organizations.

First off, thank you all for a great support and following, it’s a blast as always!!!

Now, bear with me for a sec, before getting into event description. A small public announcement!

NY Thrill Seekers believe that helping those in need is at the very core of our being. The smallest act of kindness will never be forgotten, and everyone should strive to see that single person (you helped) smile.

And on that note here WE GO…!

Title: Ride the Challenge, Northern Eastern Bike Tour, From NYC to Chicago!
Benefit organization: Young Adult Institute!


  • Start: May 25th 7:00am
  • End: June 1st 5:00pm


  • Start location: Morningside Park West 114th Street, Manhattan, NY
  • Finish location: Grant Park, Chicago, IL (subject to change)

Distance: Total distance for the bicycle ride – 820.26 miles

Challenge Breakdown:

  1. NYC to Chicago, full 820 miles (nonstop), This means, no sleep, interval 5-10min breaks for food, maintenance. ONLY apply if you have most importantly THE WILL to make this entire ride.
  2. NYC to Chicago, 800 miles (personal challenge), This ride is broken down into 8 day tour, averaging 100mile daily rides.  At the end of each day (the challenger) can decide to end the ride. Each rider will be able to keep their own speed, but you have to be able to keep up with main convoy. (No one is left behind)

Convoy breakdown:

This ride will be broken down into 3 convoys, to insure no one is left behind. Each group will be accompanied by the car/cars with support group that includes first aid kit and medical technician, mechanic, and food and water.

  1. Nonstop riders
  2. Main convoy
  3. Temporary riders

At the end of each tour day, Rest stops, overnight tents, food, drinks for main convoy riders will be set up. Temporary riders, friends and family also welcome.

ATTENTION: Please be aware as to the nature of this event, and sheer distance we will be covering. Some of the details are subject to change, with advance notice. Please keep an eye and be prepared.

Volunteers are needed!!!

Please contact us on how you can help!

Find us: facebook.com/nythrillseekers — and join the revolution!

For an immediate assistance on this event, please send all your inquiries to nyctochicago@nythrillseekers.com

Pre event support number: Vasil—347-409-9129, David—347-393-2861

Registration is $30, Go and register today.

Event Date: 5/25/2012 7:00 am
Count down: Days: 35 Time 15: 45

YAI: Since 1957, the YAI Network has been providing hope and opportunity to people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families. This organization includes more than 450 programs and serves more than 20,000 people every day. The mission of the YAI Network is to create hope and opportunity for people with developmental and learning disabilities and their families. http://www.yai.org/

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Originally posted 2012-03-23 08:48:23.


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