We want you to get active outdoors in a way that’s meaningful to you to:
Lessen our use of cars. Reconnect with the natural world. Prioritize our health.
Bike, dance, jog, skate, swim, row, ski, hike – choose what moves you!
Hazon and the Israel Ride host a series of Tribe Rides and other events around the country. These meet-ups are an excellent way to meet new people, explore your city, or train for the Hazon/Israel Rides!
Join the Hazon OC Ride: 10 – 50 mile routes in Irvine, CA!
Move on Your Own Anywhere and JCC Spin Class also available. Support Hazon’s environmental education and sustainability efforts in Jewish OC and beyond!
The Israel Ride is the premier cycling experience in Israel, benefiting the Arava Institute and Hazon. Enjoy cycling Israel, with routes for beginner to advanced cyclists. We also offer non-cycling with touring, or half riding/touring options.
How to Prepare for a Tribe Ride
Rides will start from a central location. A leader will distribute cue sheets, and guide you while riding, but will not provide water, food, or SAG (support & gear). Prepare for these rides as you would for a ride on your own.
What you should bring
- A bike (ideally a road bike or hybrid)
- A helmet (mandatory)
- Water bottle/hydration system (1.5L+ for longer rides)
- Food/money for food for eating about every hour (a few bites from a sandwich, a Powerbar, etc.)
- Spare tubes for flats.
- Extra layers (recommended)
What you should do to prepare for the ride:
- Eat a good breakfast with lots of carbs!
- Fill up your water bottles
Please come to the starting location with time to spare.
Tribe Ride Leaders
These rides are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Ride Leaders should be familiar with the route and help direct the ride according to the cue sheet. Ride Leaders are not expected to provide food, water, or mechanical support, but are expected to lend a hand when possible, provide encouragement, and help less experienced riders.
If you are interested in becoming a Ride Leader, please contact us.
Tribe Rides FAQ
What if I’m not training for anything – can I still come?
YES! Everyone is welcome, whether you’re getting ready to ride a century on the Hazon Ride & Retreat, gearing up for 30 miles in a day, or just want to ride a bike with new friends. Please respect ride level categorizations – a long ride is not appropriate for a beginner rider. However, there is no requirement that you be ‘in training’ for anything at all.
What if I am training for the Hazon Ride & Retreat- will training rides get me ready?
YES! Training on these rides is a great way to get in shape, get used to sitting on your bike seat for long periods of time, and slowly work your body up to a point where it can ride 100 miles in two days – or more!
If I have not been on a bike this season, can I come?
If you have not ridden in a while, we strongly suggest going out on your own to get your legs back in shape before joining us.
Where can I rent a bike?
If you do not have your own bike, most bicycle shops will rent a bike for a day.
What if the ride is canceled? How do I find out?
Check our online calendar to make sure that rides have not been canceled or rescheduled. If rides must be canceled last minute due to weather conditions, we will email everyone who has RSVPed for the ride.
Do I need to RSVP for the Tribe Rides or can I just show up?
While it is not necessary to sign up for rides in advance, we encourage you to RSVP to give us a sense of how many riders to expect, and so that you can be contacted in case we need to cancel the ride.