The Experience

Fast Facts

  • Benefits the Autism Science Foundation
  • Fun and scenic options for all ages!
    62-, 30-, and 20-mile cycling routes
    For families, a 4-mile ride and and a 5K walk, plus family finish festival activities
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018

  • Begins and ends at Saxon Woods County Park, 1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605. Free parking available on site.
  • Fully-supported, clearly marked route with abundant support vehicles and rest stops every 15 miles.
  • 62-mile route: Check-in/breakfast at 6:30 am; “Opening bell” at 7:30 am.
    30-mile route: Check-in/breakfast at 7:30 am; “Opening bell” at 8:30 am.
    20-mile and family routes: Check-in/breakfast at 9:00 am; “Opening bell” at 10:00 am.
  • Water, Gatorade and snacks are provided, plus lunch at the finish festival
  • Registration fee: For 20-mile+ cycling routes, $35 for riders until March 30, 2018, $70 until September, and $85 after. For 4-mile family riders and 5K walkers, registration is $35 per adult (free for kids under 12). Free for volunteers.
  • Fundraising: $500 minimum for riders on the 20-mile and longer cycling routes. For 4-mile family riders and 5K walkers, the fundraising minimum is $250 for an individual or family of up to two parents and two children under 12.
  • Training and fundraising support anytime from your rider coach. Ask the coach a question.
  • Limited bike rentals will be available. Call us for more information.
  • For more information about Wall Street Rides FAR contact Global Impact Productions at 212.989.1111

But most importantly: Wall Street Rides FAR is an amazing family-friendly day of riding through fall foliage to support the innovative, life-changing research being done by ASF-funded scientists.

Why Ride Far?

Autumn leaves, the lower Hudson valley, and a community coming together to change lives. That’s Wall Street Rides FAR, a glorious cycling event to benefit the Autism Science Foundation. The Wall Street community is joining together to take a stand for this important cause.


On Saturday, October 13 hundreds of riders—a mix of avid cyclists and weekend recreational riders—will venture from Saxon Woods County Park on a fully-supported journey of the scenic roads north of New York City. With a choice of four cycling distances and challenge levels, from a 4-mile family ride to a 62-mile, hilly metric century, plus our new 5K walk, you’ll be supported—nurtured, really—by our volunteer crew. With rest stops every 15 miles, so magical we call them “Oases,” ample route marking, safety monitors at tricky intersections, bike techs, and sweep vans if you need them, our crew will take care of almost any need you can imagine, and a great many you never thought of. Wall Street Rides FAR is a leaf-peeping cyclist’s utopia.


Why do we work so hard to make this a great experience? Because you are supporting an incredibly important charity, the Autism Science Foundation (ASF). ASF supports funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing and disseminating autism research. They also provide information about autism to the general public and serve to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. Learn more about their important work.


Beautiful autumn scenery. Building community. Amazing support. An important cause. The time of your life. What are you waiting for? Register for Wall Street Rides FAR today!

On the Ride

Wall Street Rides FAR will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, beginning and ending at Saxon Woods County Park, 1800 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY. Free parking is available on site. About a month before the ride, you’ll receive a pre-ride guide that will include details on check-in and the day’s events.

Check-in begins at 6:30 on Saturday morning. The ride begins at 7:30 with, fittingly for a Wall Street community event, the “Opening Bell” that signifies the route is open for riders. You’ll have a choice of four tempting ride options and our 5K walk*:

  • The metric century, a challenging and hilly, wonderfully scenic 62-mile loop up to Bedford, NY, across to Greenwich, CT and back. Check-in/breakfast at 6:30 am; “Opening bell” at 7:30 am.
  • The intermediate, a 30-mile loop to Greenwich. Check-in/breakfast at 7:30 am; “Opening bell” at 8:30 am.
  • The not-as-FAR, a 20-mile loop through wooded neighborhoods in White Plains and Purchase, NY. Check-in/breakfast at 9:00 am; “Opening bell” at 10:00 am.

Family activities!

  • The family loop, a 4-mile route through leafy, suburban neighborhoods. You’re welcome to double this loop for a longer journey.
  • The 5K, on a beautiful wooded trail in Saxon Woods Park.
  • Check-in/breakfast at 9:00 am; “Opening bell” at 10:00 am.
  • Back at Saxon Woods, kids can enjoy miniature golf, games, a bounce house and more!

On the ride, you won’t just be fully supported; “nurtured” is more apt. Our extraordinary, volunteer crew will anticipate your needs as you ride. The route is amply marked and at tricky turns you’ll find crew to guide you safely through. Every 15 miles you’ll find an “Oasis.” More than a simple pit stop, it’s a respite from the road with lots of cheering and a variety of snacks, water and sport drink, toilets, medical assistance and bike techs. Our sweep vans have a way of appearing when you need them.

Wall Street Rides FAR will end with a closing ceremony shortly after noon with a hot barbecue lunch, complimentary beer for adult participants, inspiration from members of the autism community, and a chance to meet some of the very scientists your fundraising is supporting!

*Route tentative, pending final approvals


What is the terrain like?

Spectacularly scenic! The longer the route you choose, the hillier the terrain. The shortest route will have a few climbs; the metric century will have lots of challenges for more fit riders. 

20-mile: 1,234 feet total climbing

30-mile: 2,052 feet total climbing

62-mile: 3,878 feet of total climbing

What’s the prize for the winner?

Wall Street Rides FAR is a non-competitive, community-building event. It is not a race! Everyone is a winner. Celebrate your accomplishment with our delicious barbecue lunch (and a beer, if you’re 21 or over).

How much of the money will go to the Autism Science Foundation?

We work very hard to keep production expenses as low as possible by soliciting sponsorships, donations and discounts for supplies. We are grateful to our sponsors who have provided over $150,000 in cash. To date, each year our sponsors’ support have made it possible for 100% of participant donations to be delivered to ASF. Ultimately, the amount of money, and the percent return, depends upon how many people ride and how much each rider raises.

Is there a minimum age?

Yes. You must meet these minimum ages:

  • 16+ on the metric century route
  • 14+ on the 30-mile route
  • 12+ on the 20-mile route
  • All ages are welcome on the family loop and the 5K walk

All participants under 18 must ride or walk with a parent or guardian; no more than two minors per adult.

What is the fundraising requirement?

For riders on the 20-mile and longer cycling routes, the fundraising minimum is $500. For 4-mile family riders and 5K walkers, the fundraising minimum is $250 for an individual or family of up to two parents and two children under 12.

Do I need to be affiliated with Wall Street to ride?

Absolutely not! While we are most grateful to the Wall Street community for its outpouring support (please visit our Sponsors page for examples), Wall Street Rides FAR is open to all.