SEPT. 18th - 22nd, 2019
TORONTO TO NEW YORK CITY
ABOUT THE EVENT
The R2//NYC is an epic ride experience from Toronto to New York City created in support of Camp Ooch.
The approximately 800 km journey from Toronto to New York City will be broken down over five 155 km days of riding, culminating with all teams arriving together in New York City on the fifth day.
Along with the common goal of reaching New York City, the group of riders will also leverage the ride to raise considerable funds for Camp Ooch; Giving Kids with Cancer a chance to just be Kids!
The ride format is based on a proven Danish model Team Rynkeby; which is an epic 1,200 km ride supporting 2,000 riders originating in 4 Scandinavian countries riding to Paris, France.
The unique R2//NYC format supports individual teams of 12 to 14 riders.
All participating teams will finish the 800km journey together in New York City.
"R2//NYC was my athletic highlight of 2018. The ride was a chance for me to ‘do good’ by raising money for camp Ooch, while taking on a tough, but fun challenge with new people with similar ambitions.
Everything from the route, planning, to the accommodations was incredibly well executed. I'll be back in 2019 for sure!"
Adam van Koeverden
4 x Olympian, 4 x Olympic Metal Winner
"R2//NYC is a first class riding experience ~ human powered from your driveway to Manhattan! The riding is incredible, however its the special connection with Camp Ooch which sets this ride apart. Each evening is spent with Ooch staff participating in camp ritual, bonding as a team, and learning about how our ride is supporting the real heroes ~ the brave kids of Camp Ooch. R2//NYC is the perfect finish to cap off your cycling season."
"There simply isn’t a bike ride like R2//NYC. Five days of challenging riding on roads less traveled through gorgeous and hilly landscape. Riding on an intimate team, sort of like the pros - all with a sense of Camp Ooch effectively woven in.
I’m already excited for the 2019 edition and the future growth of R2//NYC."
R2//NYC IS A RIDE, NOT A RACE.
However, given the length of each stage and the duration of the ride, only experienced riders should apply to participate. The Ride is available and open to all passionate riders through their club affiliate. The designated ride leaders from each club will vet each rider applicant, ensuring they have both the fitness and experience level to complete the ride.
THE 2018 INAUGURAL RIDE WAS EPIC!
9 brave Founding Riders came together for the inaugural R2//NYC ride. Not only did they enjoy an epic ride experience, but together they also created a great platform for future growth. The 9 Founding Riders combined to raised over $90,000. Make sure to watch the 2018 video!
For the 2nd annual R2//NYC edition, we are looking to scale the ride to 4 to 6 teams, each made up of 12 to 14 riders.
Whether you want to join an existing team or are interested in putting a together a team. Please contact us.
The 2019 ride will be fully supported and include: hotels along the journey, including one night hotel in NYC, all meals, SAG support, finish reception in NYC, and return flight and transportation for your bike back to Toronto. Your full ride kit will include: 2 x Bib Shorts, 2 x Jerseys, 1 x Vest, 1 x Arm Warmers, 1 x Leg Warmers, 1 x Cap and 1 x Hoodie.
HOW TO GET ON THE RIDE:
$1,750 Registration Fee and a $5,000 fundraising minimum with 100% of net proceeds going to Camp Ooch. Registration Fee increases to $2,250 after April 15.
For more information about how you can be one of our founding riders for R2//NYC please contact:
WE RIDE FOR OOCH
A diagnosis of childhood cancer is a big, scary, sudden swerve in the road, changing life in an instant.
For affected families, it can feel like everything is about cancer. Simple, childhood joys like friendships, birthday parties, or sports teams are left behind in the need for medical appointments, hospital stays, and long absences from school.
For over 35 years, Camp Ooch has offered a different path – the healing power of fun, friendship and self-confidence, and the joy of kids getting to just be kids!
Almost 80% of children with cancer in Ontario don’t get to experience the wonders of going to Camp. Ooch wants to change that. Relying on the generosity of private donations to make the Magic of Camp Ooch possible, Ooch needs your help. You can help Ooch send more kids to Camp. Give the gift of Camp – ensure no child misses out.