Ben Franklin Bridge from the Camden (N.J.) Waterfront Greenway

NYC-to-PHL Ride FAQ

How can I register for the New York City-to-Philadelphia Ride? We plan to open registration in early fall 2019 and will share the link via email, social media, and online at greenway.org/nyctophilly. More than 1,000 riders expressed interest in the event within 24 hours of its announcement. Space is limited, so sign up early!

What can I expect on the ride? We aim to host hundreds of riders from the region and beyond for the 125-mile, 2-day event. After departing Manhattan on Saturday, May 16, we'll end for the day in Princeton, New Jersey, and head on the next day for an end-of-ride celebration in Philadelphia on Sunday, May 17. This event is a recreational ride. We urge cyclists to ride at a conservative pace and be considerate of others, especially on stretches of the Greenway through New Jersey that allow for no more than two cyclists abreast.

What is the route? Riders can get a general sense of the route by visiting map.greenway.org. We will be making changes to the actual event route and will provide custom GPX files, cue sheets, and ways to download the 2-day route prior to the ride. 

How much will the ride cost? The registration fee for the New York City-to-Philadelphia Ride is $100. Included in the registration cost are an exclusive event T-shirt, all rest stop snacks, access to the overnight campsite in Princeton and opening and closing ceremony festivities. 

Following registration, each rider will make a commitment to raise a minimum of $500 in support of the East Coast Greenway Alliance prior to the May 2020 ride. Our team will offer tools and tips for successful fundraising following registration. Riders who register and begin fundraising early will be most successful. We'll offer great branded swag for those who meet and exceed the $500 fundraising level. 

What will my fundraising efforts support? Proceeds from this ride will benefit the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance, which is developing a 3,000-mile multi-use trail from Maine to Florida. In particular, your fundraising will help accelerate the development of the route between New York City and Philadelphia. Roughly one-third of our route is on protected greenways, and our organization is working daily to move the entire route off-road as close to 2030 as possible. We hope to make this ride an annual celebration of the East Coast Greenway, while building awareness of our route, celebrating the progress in the Tri-State region, highlighting the importance of protected trails, and raising resources needed to complete the East Coast Greenway. Events like this help us achieve our vision of a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future for all.

What overnight accommodations will be available in Princeton? Both hotel and camping accommodations will be available the night of Saturday, May 16, in Princeton. We will provide more details in the coming weeks.

I want to return to New York City after biking to Philadelphia. How do I do that? There are a number of transportation options between New York City and Philadelphia. We will provide more details about post-ride transportation in the near future.

Thank you for your interest in the New York City-to-Philadelphia Ride and support of the East Coast Greenway Alliance!

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