CNY's Gravel Grinders

Pedal to Empower

Pedal to Empower

Ride Information

Ride Location:

NYS Empire State Trail West to Port Byron



Organized By:

Peter Ricciardiello

Time of Ride:



This ride starts at the canal trailhead behind Freedom of Espresso in Fayetteville, NY, and will pedal 45 miles west on the NYS Empire State trail to Port Byron, NY. The ride will then return via the same trail, effectively cycling 90 miles round-trip. Note that the trail consists of mixed surfaces, with some asphalt and a lot of packed gravel. This ride will not be officially supported, meaning each cyclist will need to bring his/her own hydration and food for an approximate five-hour ride. This ride is also somewhat weather depending, meaning that should the weather forecast call for moderate rain prior to the ride's start, we will not ride. We may attempt a rain date of Sunday, June 4, 2023.

Our Distance Goal


2,720 KM

Our goal

641 KM

We're pedaling to empower women and girls around the world.

Join us for an adventure on two wheels.

We are excited to help change lives through the Power of Bicycles! Together, we are raising funds and awareness for World Bicycle Relief, a global nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals overcome the barrier of distance in developing communities around the world.

If you want to pedal along, click 'Join the Team' and be a part of the fun June 3-5th. If you want to support with a donation, you will be helping get more women and girls on bikes in countries around the world to achieve independence and thrive. Every donation makes a difference, and a contribution of $165 USD helps put a brand-new Buffalo Bicycle into the hands of a person in need!

Come join the squad!

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1. A cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interest of a common cause.

Thank you to our donors


Peter Ricciardiello


Chi Heon Yi,


Nate Kaercher