Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT
Join the People of a Bike for a relaxing and meaningful Shabbat retreat at Hazon’s home at Isabella Freedman, and for two days of glorious cycling through the Berkshires and Hudson Valley into New York City.
It’s more than just a ride: Spend Shabbat hiking on the Mohawk Trail, canoeing on the lake, exploring the Adamah organic farm, and enjoying delicious kosher farm-to-table meals. Practice Judaism in a diverse community, with options including yoga, musical services, and traditional prayers.
Cyclists can then enjoy two days of fully-supported riding: Sunday’s route will explore the Connecticut and Massachusetts Berkshire hills and quaint towns, while Monday will be spent on the Putnam Trail in the Hudson Valley. Non-riders are welcome to join to help crew (a vital and energetic part of the weekend), or just come for Shabbat.
Upcoming Events and Rides
Central Park Loops – join with friends to have fun in the heart of Manhattan. Each loop is only 6 miles, so you can choose to ride as much as you would like.
30-mile training ride with moderate hills – Cross the GW Bridge and ride along 9W and “River Road,” the picturesque road along the Hudson River at the base of the Palisade cliffs.
Bring your friends and meet at the JCC Manhattan to join JCC 20s + 30s as we celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut / Israel’s Independence Day.
Ride with Hazon in the TD 5 Boro Bike Tour! Meet at the Hazon office to join the Hazon team as we cycle through the five boroughs.
Join the Hazon table at the JCC Manhattan 20s + 30s Shabbat in the Sky for an exciting rooftop Shabbat meal under the stars.
17-mile mostly flat training ride – Visit one of Manhattan’s newest official park spaces – Muscota Marsh, at the far northern tip of the Island, near the Columbia boat house, which opened last year.
30-mile training ride with moderate hills – Cross the GW Bridge and ride “River Road,” the picturesque road along the Hudson River at the base of the Palisade cliffs.
Join us on Friday afternoon for some one or two loops in Central Park (6 miles each) to start the weekend with some exercise!
Ride to Coney Island from around New York and New Jersey!
Start in one of five locations around the New York metro area and ride to Coney Island with your neighborhood team! Meet up with other riders as you cycle across bridges and on greenways through the city. All routes end at the Shorefront Y on Coney Island
40- or 50-mile training ride to Piermont and Nyack across the Hudson. Two groups will head north on 9W and then return south through the NJ suburbs with one tough climb at the end.
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!