2013 Hazon New York Ride

New York Ride & Retreat

Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT


Join the People of the 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

Cycle into Shabbat: Friday Ride
Jul 10, 2015 - 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

Join us for a loop or two (or three) around Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for a fun-filled Friday afternoon training ride.

Free Sunday Ride: Piermont and Nyack
Jul 12, 2015 - 8:45 am - 2:30 pm
JCC Manhattan, 76th and Amsterdam, New York, NY

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.

Free Sunday Ride: Putnam Rail Trail
Jul 19, 2015 - 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
JCC Manhattan or 242nd Street, New York,

Choose either a 40 or 60 mile route and ride along the picturesque Putnam Trail. Both routes will cross over the Croton Reservoir and return using Metro North.

Fundraising FAQ: Get ready for the NY Ride!
Jul 22, 2015 - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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!

Free Sunday Ride: Piermont and Nyack
Aug 2, 2015 - 8:45 am - 2:30 pm
JCC Manhattan, 76th and Amsterdam, New York, NY

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.

Free Sunday Ride: Rockaways
Aug 9, 2015 - 8:45 am - 1:30 pm
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn,

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!

Fundraising FAQ: Get ready for the NY Ride!
Aug 19, 2015 - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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!

Free Sunday Ride: Cold Spring
Aug 23, 2015 - 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
JCC Manhattan, 76th and Amsterdam, New York, NY

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!
—Regina, 40s
 

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