Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA
This was the best ride of my life. The ruach and kavanah were palatable as we soared over mountains, breezed along the sea, and came back home to our hevrah in the valley below. Tikkun olam is possible and is calling me to action like never before.
The 5th Annual Golden Gate Ride & Retreat was (and continues to be) a great success! A total of 116 participants, including 73 riders (4 one-day riders) and 39 crew have currently raised $82,558 to support the work of Hazon Bay Area. We wish to acknowledge our highest fundraisers: Bay Area Advisory Board members Sue Reinhold and Michele Ban. In the words of first-time rider Shosh Blachman, “Thanks for the wonderful and inspiring bicycle and shabbat experience. It was great to connect with a community of Jewish bicyclists committed to food justice and environmental care.”
The next Golden Gate Ride & Retreat is scheduled for Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7-10, 2015 as the Jewish holiday of Shavuot falls on Memorial Day Weekend. We will return to our successful Thursday – Sunday ride model where all crew and riders will take Friday off of work or school in order to ride Friday, rest Saturday, and ride Sunday… getting home in time for dinner on Mother’s Day. Please check back in October 2014 to register!
It was one the best Hazon rides yet! I am able to combine my identity as a Jew with my love for biking riding and my concern for the environment. Thank you Hazon and everyone that made the Golden Gate Ride & Retreat a success.