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The 2020 Vision Rides

Summer 2020
…You don’t have to ride a bike to join!

Help us collectively reach 360,000 miles & raise $360,000.

Do good, feel good, have fun. Join us!

join us & change the world!


Get active outdoors to:
(a) lessen our use of cars,
(b) reconnect with the natural world, and
(c) maintain emotional, spiritual, and physical health.

Why? It doesn’t take 20/20 vision to see that we need systemic change so we can all live healthily, sustainably, and equitably on earth.

Our plan? Grow the Hazon Seal of Sustainability. Catalyze the Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM). Support institutions & leaders, so we can all walk the walk. Activate through Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming & Environmental Education (JOFEE) experiences.

The 2020 Vision Rides
Bike, walk, dance, or swim with us to help create the world we believe in.

Be part of a movement for change – and get in shape, build community, and have fun, while doing so.
There is no fundraising or distance minimum to join. Every dollar and every mile counts.

1) Register as an individual or a Team.
-Then track the miles you’ve gone, and add your distance to our total (via Strava or Form).

2) Give or raise funds for your miles.
-Utilize our sample fundraising text, and customize your fundraising page to share online.

3) Invite other to join!
-We need to amplify our voices to create change. Encourage others to join the movement.

AND, while supporting Hazon, you can also direct funds to another institution to drive change!

Learn More: Allocation of Funds

Funding from The 2020 Vision Rides will support advancing Hazon’s mission at this crucial moment.

Participants that join or create a Team, consisting of at least 3 people, can also direct a portion of their funds raised to their Team’s institution. We’ll proudly display these orgs on our site, and look forward to helping them drive change in their communities. After the conclusion of Rides, Hazon will distribute funding as mini-grants to these institutions.

Teams can direct the following percentage of their funds raised to their Team’s institution, up to:


Participate

~How do I participate?
Participating is simple! There is no fundraising or distance minimum. Every dollar and every mile counts.

– Register: individually, or as a team, and start logging your miles from now until Labor Day. Reach out to your network to help sponsor your miles (or sponsor yourself!).
– Volunteer: if you’d like, as our virtual crew for behind-the-scenes action. Help plan events, recruit participants, answer questions, and more.
– Sponsor: if you can, and donate funds to participants or our general campaign.
Contact us to donate goods or services as prizes. We’ll feature your logo on our site!

~What can I do to log miles?
Bike, swim, run, walk, hike, dance, scoot, skateboard, rollerblade, and more – do it your way!

~Where is this taking place?
Anywhere! Everywhere! In or outside, solo or with a group, over Zoom or with a video. See our Events calendar for opportunities to log miles ‘together,’ and contact us to host or organize an event.

~What happens on Labor Day?
We’ll virtually gather ‘together’ for a series of activities to complete our last group miles & conclude with a virtual celebration festival, with hopes for local celebratory events around the country. Mark your calendar, and stay tuned!

Teams

~What is a Team?
A Team constitutes at least 3 people.

~Can my organization, community, family, and friends participate together?
Yes, we encourage it! Join a team, and pool your fundraising. You’ll have more impact, and more fun! Engage your synagogue, JCC, school, colleagues, family, and friends. Here’s sample email text asking others to join your team. To direct a portion of your funds raised to your Jewish institution for sustainability efforts, see ‘Fundraising’ below.

~Can my team create our own jerseys, t-shirts, or swag?
Yes! Win a prize for the best team creativity! Download our event logo right below here. Make a fun team name, use the logo on apparel, and share photos & updates online with #Hazon2020Vision hashtag.
color logoblack logowhite logo

Log Miles

Participating is simple! There is no fundraising or distance minimum. Every dollar and every mile counts.

~How do I contribute my miles to our total?
However you’d like! You can easily submit miles by joining our Strava club or using our Google form.
Strava is free, use it as an app or a webpage! Connect it to your fitness tracker to automatically submit miles (though you can manually upload miles too!). Learn more at Strava Support.

~How do I follow Hazon’s progress?
Find our collective distance / fundraising in the Progress tab. We’ll share regular updates via emails and social media, featuring our weekly top miles & fundraisers.

Community

~How can I connect with other participants?
Check out our Events calendar for celebratory happy hours, activities, and more. Join our Facebook group for tips and stories. Use & follow #Hazon2020Vision across all social media platforms for photos and updates for the 2020 Vision Rides.

~Can I share my Hazon story?
YES! Send us stories, photos, or videos (or write a song or poem!) about how Hazon / physical activity / sustainability has impacted your life, and what led you to participating in the 2020 Vision Rides. We’d love to feature & share your story with our community.

Fundraising

~How can people support my participation?
Direct your supporters to your fundraising page, to make a secure tax-deductible online donation.

~I’ve never fundraised before! How do I do it?
It’s not as scary as you think! Here’s sample email text for fundraising requests. Feel free to customize it to your liking, or use your own voice completely. Reach out to friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, synagogue members, your book club, and anyone else in your network. Call, text, email, WhatsApp, Zoom, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn – there are so many ways to spread the word!

~How do I sponsor a participant?
Visit the fundraising page of the individual or team you wish to support to make a secure tax-deductible online donation. You can view all participants on the main campaign page.

~Can I support the general campaign?
Yes! Visit the main campaign page, and select ‘support us’ to make a donation to the general campaign. Contact us if you can donate goods or services as prizes (we’ll gladly feature your logo on our site).

~Who does The 2020 Vision Rides support?
The 2020 Vision Rides supports Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability. Funds raised will advance our mission to help and support institutions and individuals to commit to wider change.

Participants that form Teams can also direct a portion of their funds raised to another institution for sustainability efforts. We’ll proudly display these institutions on our site. After the conclusion of the 2020 Vision Rides, Hazon will distribute funding as mini-grants to these organizations to drive change in their communities.

Teams can direct the following percentage of their funds raised to their Team’s institution, up to:

Prizes

* * View our list of SWAG in the ‘Prizes’ tab! * *

~Are there prizes?
To foster a sustainable culture of fewer possessions, we’re providing a smaller quantity of higher quality, ethically sourced goods & services. For every prize won, we encourage donating 2 items you don’t need.

~Can I support the event by providing prizes?
Of course! We’re so appreciative of your partnership and support of the 2020 Vision Rides. We’re thrilled to feature your logo on our site. Contact us for further details.

Events

* * Check out our Events Calendar in the ‘Events’ tab! * *

~Are there events?
Yes! View our Events calendar for virtual events, and small local gatherings (depending on public health guidelines). Contact us to host an event, and we’ll help orchestrate and promote it. Please follow appropriate social distancing guidelines, including riding in isolated areas, and wearing masks, or necessary PPE.

~What type of events can I expect?
Many different types! A few examples: Virtual Rides on Zwift, Peloton Syncs, socially-distanced small group bike rides, virtual happy hours, learning with Hazon Educators, & so much more!


See below for opportunities to move, learn, and connect!
To host or organize an event, contact us!


To foster a sustainable culture of fewer possessions, we’re providing* a smaller quantity of higher quality, ethically sourced prizes. For every item earned, we warmly encourage donating two that you don’t need.

Contact us to donate services or goods as prizes. We’ll happily display your logo on our site!

List still in formation:

  • Limited Edition High Quality Water Bottle
  • Grow and Behold Gift Certificates
  • Hazon Masterclass (compost, pickling, & more!)
  • Fresh produce from our farm
  • Seed-Starter Kit

  • Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • Private Hazon-Hosted Book Club
  • Virtual Date with our Goats
  • 60% of funds raised allocated to your org
  • Celebrate with Nigel Savage & Ruth Messinger

*Please Note: There may be a delay in mailing physical prizes.

Funds Raised

360000
25%
50%
75%
19289

Miles Reached

360000 Miles
25%
50%
75%
2041 Miles

See additional progress details on Strava!

join us & change the world!


A special thank you to our sponsors: