R2//NYC is an epic ride experience from Toronto to New York City in support of Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium. This five-day supported ride takes the roads less travelled through southern Ontario, New York State, and Pennsylvania—culminating with one epic finish in New York City.
The approximately 800-km journey from Toronto to New York City will be broken down over five 160-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 & Camp Trillium—giving kids with cancer the chance to just be kids! The 2020 R2//NYC will consist of 5–6 teams, each made up of 8 –14 riders. This small-group focus—rather than all 70 riders riding together—is an important part of creating an intimate ride experinence without the stress of large groups on the road. All participating teams will finish the 800-km journey together in New York City.
Due to COVID-19 and increased security measures surrounding international travel, unfortunately we can’t ride to NYC this year, however R2//OOCH will create a new experience where riders can experience first-hand the magic of Ooch & Trillium, with a trek to beautiful cottage country.
We are excited to return to New York in 2021!
WHAT YOU GET / WHATS INCLUDED?
All aspects of the ride are looked after; your focus should be on the ride, enjoying the experience, and ensuring you are eating properly and staying hydrated. The support team will be with you every step of the way to help.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner—as well as nutrition and hydration stops—will be provided.
All hotel accommodations with double occupancy are included in the R2//NYC registration fee.
Your return flight from NYC to the greater Toronto area is included in your registration fee.
If you are interested in learning more about the 2021 R2//NYC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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 to the 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 Medal 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 that 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 way to cap off your cycling season."
"There simply isn’t a bike ride like R2//NYC. Five days of challenging riding on roads less travelled through gorgeous and hilly landscapes. Riding on an intimate team, sort of like the pros — all with a sense of Camp Ooch effectively woven in"