For the past fourteen years people from all across the country travel thousands of miles just to bike from Buffalo to Albany. Ride Director Alan Hastings says, "We want people to have a great experience on the ride and we hit a lot of historic points, a lot of museums. For instance today they went by four museums and had access to all of them."
Other riders take the trip purely to absorb the scenery Upstate New York has to offer. Kent Iggulden of Buffalo says, "The scenery is amazing because you're not cooped up in a car cabin and that's the great thing about touring."
The ride attracts people from all across the country and for Mike Deacy it's a chance to connect with old friends. Deacy says, "And we developed a tradition, every summer we would go out and do some kind of adventure, just the guys. So we've done things like climb the top of Mount Whitney, we've done the White Mountains and this year my Friend Joe Sunderminer and I we decided to ride 400 miles in eight days." Sunderminer says, "I get to see Mike a couple times a year, we met back in high school and stayed in touch, he's been in the Air Force and been all over the country and I try to visit him in different places and usually stay in touch with him twice a year. But it's great to get together with him and catch up on old times and talk a little bit."