Overview

Since 2001, over two thousand people have experienced a Hazon Bike Ride. Hazon has active rides in New York and Israel. Our multi-day rides raise money to further Hazon’s education work and the work of our partners. Please click here to register for the Hazon Ride & Retreat, or click here to register for the Israel Ride.

We also hold one-day rides and other bike events.

Current Rides

Tribe Ride: Celebrate Israel Parade
Jun 4, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5th Ave & 52nd St, New York, NY

Hazon is proud to be participating in the parade and we hope you will join us… on your bike!

Tribe Ride: Shabbat in the Park!
Jun 9, 2017 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

Hazon and Repair the World NYC are partnering for another event! Join us as we ride around Prospect Park, and then come together for a picnic and activities.

Tribe Ride: Bike the Bay
Jun 11, 2017 - 10:15 am - 4:30 pm
Hazlet Train Station, Hazlet, NJ

The People of the Bike are bringing together the NJ and NY Jewish cycling communities with this incredibly beautiful beach ride!

New York Ride Info Session: DC
Jun 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hear from New York Ride & Retreat staff and alumni from NYC about Hazon and how the New York Ride is much more than just a riding your biking in the Berkshires! This is an opportunity to join together with riders past, present, and future, including anyone interested in riding for a more sustainable Jewish community and a more sustainable world for all.

New York Ride Info Session: NYC
Jun 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hear from New York Ride & Retreat staff and alumni from NYC about Hazon and how the New York Ride is much more than just a riding your biking in the Berkshires! This is an opportunity to join together with riders past, present, and future, including anyone interested in riding for a more sustainable Jewish community and a more sustainable world for all.

New York Ride Info Session: Northern NJ
Jun 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hear from New York Ride & Retreat staff and alumni about Hazon and how the New York Ride is much more than just a riding your biking in the Berkshires! This is an opportunity to join together with riders past, present, and future, including anyone interested in riding for a more sustainable Jewish community and a more sustainable world for all.

New York Ride Info Session: Long Island
Jun 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stony Brookside Bed & Bike Inn, Stony Brook, NY

Hear from New York Ride & Retreat staff and local alumni about Hazon and how the New York Ride is much more than just a riding your biking in the Berkshires! This is an opportunity to join together with riders past, present, and future, including anyone interested in riding for a more sustainable Jewish community and a more sustainable world for all.

New York Ride Info Session: Brooklyn
Jun 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hear from New York Ride & Retreat staff and alumni about Hazon and how the New York Ride is much more than just a riding your biking in the Berkshires! This is an opportunity to join together with riders past, present, and future, including anyone interested in riding for a more sustainable Jewish community and a more sustainable world for all.

New York Ride Info Session: Short Hills, NJ
Jun 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hear from New York Ride & Retreat staff and local alumni about Hazon and how the New York Ride is much more than just a riding your biking in the Berkshires! This is an opportunity to join together with riders past, present, and future, including anyone interested in riding for a more sustainable Jewish community and a more sustainable world for all.

Tribe Ride: Bike to the Beach
Jul 9, 2017 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

Join the People of the Bike as we start from the UWS or Prospect Park and make our way to the Coney Island Beach!

New York Ride & Retreat
Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Join the People of the Bike for our annual fully-supported ride and retreat. This exciting, diverse community Shabbat and cycling experience is open for people of all cycling levels and ages. Includes Camp Teva for kids!

The Israel Ride
Oct 31, 2017 - Nov 7, 2017

Enjoy five glorious days of riding with routes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced cyclists. All routes are fully supported with rest stops, mechanics, and lead riders.

 

Bike Ride Resources

For those preparing to participate in a Hazon Ride, we have Training Tips to help you get ready for the road and Fundraising Tools to support your efforts to collect sponsorships.

Bicycle networks are expanding across the country. Our Bike Advocacy resources explore various cycling issues and help you speak up for better bike lanes.

History of Hazon Rides

Hazon was created by Nigel Savage, after he discovered the outdoors as an adult. Through hikes and other outdoor experiences in Israel and North America, Nigel saw that there was a connection between Judaism and the natural world. He realized that his Jewish education as a child, which stressed the book and indoor learning, had failed to highlight the connection between Jewish festivals and the agricultural cycle, our obligation to care for the planet, and the strong link between Jewish tradition and the Earth’s natural cycles. After a sea-to-sea hike in Israel, Nigel was so moved by the experience of traveling between two points on his own two feet that he was inspired to create a similar experience in the United States, with the first Hazon Cross-USA bike ride.

In 2000, Nigel and 11 other hardy souls crossed the county on bikes from Seattle to Washington, DC. Their journey across the country took 11 weeks and changed their lives. The feeling of moving across the county on bikes was empowering. The group felt like they could do anything after that experience, as some had previously never ridden further than 10 miles on a bike. The group was religiously diverse and had to work through many issues to form a committee that worked. The process of raising money was challenging, but giving it away to the burgeoning Jewish environmental movement made everyone feel like they could make a difference in the world. From this experience Nigel built Hazon and our bike ride program.

All of Hazon’s bike rides are geared to:

  • Get people outside to experience the beauty and wonder of the natural world
  • Get people to think differently about transportation and cycling, nationally and in Israel.
  • Explore the connection between Jewish tradition and the natural world
  • Have people experience moving through the world on their own power
  • Create a Jewish community that we all want to be a part of: one that is religiously diverse, multi-generational, and environmentally responsible
  • Build a community that welcomes and affirms GLBT Jews
  • Build a community that welcomes non-Jews and interfaith families
  • Help people recognize that they are more powerful than they thought
  • Raise money for cutting-edge Jewish environmental projects in the United States and Israel
  • Support Hazon’s community building projects and year-round programming