Established in 2001, we ride 500 miles across New York simply because it's fun, and because NY has amazing scenery to explore. To us, it's all about site-seeing along the nooks & crannies of upstate NY, the fun challenges & rewards that hilltops bring, and making new friends. FANY is a supported challenge that can be accomplished one little old mile at a time, one great big smile at a time. Come. Bike happy.
Stopping when and where you want is part of the independent spirit of The Great Big FANY Ride. So FANY doesn't have traditional rest stops; instead we promote stopping at local Mom & Pop stores and local cafes to support the small businesses in upstate villages. Don't worry, we let them know you're coming, and you'll know their exact mileage. Meeting the friendly people of rural NY is another wonderful way to explore. Besides, it's the polite thing to do if we're riding through their cute town.
WE SUPPORT: While we aren't a pledge ride, The FANY Ride will again donate at least 5% from each paid registration to Double H Ranch, a not-for-profit camp that provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Double H provides camp experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound. All programs are FREE of charge and capture the magic of the Adirondacks. In 2017, all contributions from The FANY Ride totaled over $6,300. A great big THANKS to all who participated.
Additional rider donations are completely voluntary, so if you're motivated to get optional pledges from friends or family for your FANY miles, you'll help Double H do wonderful things. Or if your employer offers a matching donation program, please consider giving on-line, and be sure to list FANY Ride on your check memo line, or in the "Tribute Information " space on the Double H on-line donation form. Thanks so much!