Transportation and Packing

We will be sending out a logistics form in the spring where we ask for details about your transportation, housing, and other details that help us plan the ride and retreat.

Getting to the Ride from San Francisco

Bike Loading – Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – San Francisco and East Bay

San Francisco: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, outside 16th Street Mission BART (look for the u-haul)

East Bay: 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM, outside Ashby BART (look for the u-haul)

Bike and Bus Loading – Thursday, May 7, 2015 – San Francisco 

Bike and bus loading will take place at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) on Thursday, May 7th, 2015.  JCHS is located at 1835 Ellis Street.  Bike loading will begin in the early afternoon. The charter bus to take Ride participants to Walker Creek Ranch will depart after bike loading is finished.  There are limited parking spaces available at this location for the weekend of the Ride at no charge. The charge for the bus to Walker Creek Ranch is $25.

If you do not have a car and BART would be more convenient, there will be bus pick-up at Civic Center BART station at 4PM. The bus cannot idle and will depart promptly.   There will be no bike loading at this location.  If you would like to bring a bike and use this pick up you must utilize our Thursday evening bike loading options. The charge for the bus to Walker Creek Ranch is $25.

Driving Directions

Unless you are only joining us for Shabbat, we can only accept a limited numbers of cars at the Ride, since our crew will be driving all cars back to San Francisco during Sunday’s ride.

Walker Creek Ranch is located at 1700 Marshall Petaluma Rd, outside of Petaluma. Driving from San Francisco or the East Bay can take about 90 minutes.

Out of Town Participants

Bus and Bike Transportation from Los Angeles

We hope to organize carpools from Los Angeles and other cities in California.


If you are flying in for the Ride, please arrive by late morning on Thursday, May 7, 2015.  If you are arriving at the airport you should plan to take BART from the airport to Civic Center station to catch the 2:15 PM Hazon shuttle or take a cab directly to JCHS in time for a 2:45 departure.  JCHS is located at 1835 Ellis Street.

Returning from the Ride

Monday, May 27

The ride ends at Jewish Community High School in San Francisco at about 2:00 PM.  JCHS is located at 1835 Ellis Street. The closing ceremony begins at 2 pm and will end promptly at 3 pm.  We encourage you to invite your friends and family to cheer you in and join us for the closing ceremony. Friends can also be helpful in getting your bike and luggage home from the ride.

Additionally there will be a luggage only pickup at 6:00-6:30 PM in the Mission and at Ashby BART station.

The bus returning to Los Angeles will be leaving at 3:30 PM.

All of your things should fit into one small piece of luggage. Our crew are transporting luggage each day of the Ride, so please pack lightly.  You may also want to have a cycle bag on your bike for essentials during the Ride.


  • Only those with upgraded housing will be provided linens. All other participants must bring their own linens (sheets, blankets, or sleeping bag), pillow and towel.
  • Rain Gear – It has rained on the ride. Be prepared and bring rain gear to ride in.
  • Casual, comfortable clothes for Shabbat and the rest of the weekend. Bring layers.
  • A fleece or warm sweater, the evenings will be cool and we will be outside a lot.
  • Sturdy closed toed shoes for hiking
  • Toiletries (don’t forget contact lens solution, sunscreen)
  • Travel Coffee Mug – so you don’t have to use disposables. We will only be purchasing a limited number of disposable hot cups.
  • Sunglasses
  • Alarm Clock
  • Camera
  • Flash Light
  • Games (board games, cards, sports equipment)
  • Bug Spray
  • Ear plugs
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit (for the pond!)
  • Emergency contact info
  • Government-issued photo ID -driver’s license
  • Medication you need to have with you (ie, inhaler,
  • epi-pen)
  • Health insurance card (allergy bracelet if you have one)
  • Some money for emergencies or bike supplies from our mechanic.
  • Yoga Mat, we have about 15 but you should bring one if you’d like

Jewish stuff

  • If you wear a kippah, tallit or tefillin, please bring them- we will have a limited supply.
  • We have a limited number of siddurim, if you have one you use regularly, you should bring it.

Crew Gear:

  • Music speakers, water guns, costumes, musical instruments and everything spirited

Rider Gear


  • A properly-fitting helmet. If you are not sure if your helmet is fitting properly, please see your neighborhood bike shop or check in with our mechanic on Friday afternoon or Saturday night before the Ride.


  • Pair padded cycle shorts, if you have raised $2500 we will have a pair of Hazon cycling shorts for you at the Ride
  • 2 non-cotton cycling shirts. We will have a Golden Gate Ride jersey for you at the Ride if you have raised $1500. If you are alumni of a past Hazon Ride, we encourage you to wear your jersey from your past Hazon ride.
  • 2 pairs of cycle socks
  • Cycling Gloves
  • Second layers, top and bottom, for cool or wet weather
  • A bandana or head sweat
  • Two spare inner tubes for your bike
  • A spare water bottle, all participants will be given a Hazon water bottle at registration
  • Bar Map to hold your cue sheet

Optional but Recommended:

  • Basic repair and first aid kits
  • Toe cages or cycling shoes
  • Rearview mirror
  • Cyclometer
  •  Tire levers
  •  A patch kit and pump
  •  Icy/Hot Butt Balm – lubricant for where your body meets the saddle

Credit Card

You must bring your credit card with you. Riders who have not completed their fundraising minimum by the Ride must provide a credit card as a guarantee. You will have until June 30th to complete your fundraising – your credit card will not be charged until after this date. If you wish to commit to a higher fundraising level to earn an incentive, you also will be asked to guarantee this with a credit card. Participants who have not reached their minimum will not be allowed to ride without a credit card guarantee.