Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT
Join the People of the Bike for an unforgettable Labor Day Weekend; two days of magnificent cycling through the Berkshires and Hudson Valley, paired with a relaxing and meaningful Shabbat retreat at Hazon’s home at Isabella Freedman. This is more than just a ride; it’s hiking the Mohawk Trail, enjoying improv performances from the Bible Players, listening to the Moshav Band live in concert, eating kosher farm-to-table meals alongside old and new friends, and practicing Judaism within a community that celebrates diversity.
Cyclists have the opportunity to enjoy two days of fully-supported riding; a Sunday loop through the hills and quaint towns of the Berkshires, followed by a Monday spent on the Putnam Trail back down to NYC. We welcome non-riders to join us as Crew and assist throughout the weekend, or to come for Shabbat only and enjoy everything the Retreat has to offer.
Upcoming Events and Rides
Enjoy a 35 mile round-trip ride with lots of bike lanes and trails from Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, across Jamaica Bay, to the Rockaways. Perfect for anyone who has been wanting to explore the NYC beachfront!
We are hosting our second Happy Hour of summer. This time, we are going to Brooklyn and getting fancy with a rooftop bar at Berry Park. You won’t want to miss it!
Join us for a ride over the recently re-opened High Bridge! This casual 12-mile ride will explore NYC’s newest park connecting Manhattan to the Bronx.
Are you new to fundraising? Anxious about soliciting donations from friends and family? Join NY Ride chairs for an interactive phone call to answer questions and share tricks about fundraising!
Come join use for the most challenging of all the training rides- a 55 mile route that heads north along the Hudson and into the towns of Piermont, Nyack, Haverstraw, and others!
At the Hazon Ride and Retreat, we learned that living Jewishly is much more than lighting Shabbat candles and attending services. We breathed, ate, cycled and lived Jewish values together in one of the most amazing holiday weekends I have ever spent. Best birthday gift I ever gave my husband!