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The 2020 Vision Rides

Jul 4, 2020 - Sep 7, 2020

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

 

The Vision
What? Help us collectively reach 360,000 miles & raise $360,000.
When? Summer 2020: Going strong until Labor Day weekend.
Where? Anywhere, everywhere, in or outdoors – worldwide!
Why? For a healthier, sustainable, & more equitable world.
Who? YOU, anyone, & everyone – sign up to join us now!
How? By pooling our collective distance & fundraising.


The How-To
1. Commit to a number miles you’ll contribute between July 4th & Labor Day;
(Anything that’s not in a car – better for our bodies, better for our planet.)
2. Give or raise funds for each mile you log (or a lump sum; or more!);
(Share with your network via your customizable fundraising page.)
3. Invite family, friends, communities, & institutions to join!


The Goal
(a) Lessen our use of cars.
(b) Reconnect with the natural world.
(c) Maintain emotional, spiritual, and physical health.
(d) Build community in a new way during this complicated time.
(e) Drive systemic change to live healthily, sustainably, and equitably on earth.


The Fun
-No fundraising or distance minimum to participate.
-Literally and figuratively see how far we’ve gone, together.
-Prizes, events, and community – do good, feel good, & have fun.
-Using cars less saves you money! Use the cash for sustainable goods.
-When/where/however: Bike, swim, or scoot, in or outside, as a team or solo.

 

join us & change the world!


Hazon started with a bike ride, and a vision of effecting change.
Now, we want you to get outside in a way that’s meaningful to you, to:

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

2020 marks the 50th Earth Day, Hazon’s 20th anniversary, and the 1st pandemic of this kind. 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.

So what’s our plan? Growing the Hazon Seal of Sustainability. Catalyzing the Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM). Supporting Jewish institutions & leaders, so we can all walk the walk. Activating through immersive JOFEE is Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming & Environmental Education (JOFEE) experiences.

The 2020 Vision Rides is the kick-off event for all of this!
Bike, hike, walk, or run with us to help create the world we believe in.

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Be part of a movement for change – and get in shape, build community, and have fun, while doing so:

1. Commit to contributing miles between now and Labor Day;
2. Give or raise funds for each mile you go;
3. Invite other to join!

We are looking to build community and effect positive change in the world and ourselves.
For this reason, there is no fundraising or distance minimum. Every dollar and every mile counts.

And, while supporting Hazon, you may direct a portion of your funds raised to another institution for sustainability efforts!

Allocation of Funds Raised from the 2020 Vision Rides

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

Participants may also direct a portion of their funds raised to another institution for sustainability efforts. To do so, please form a Team, consisting of at least 3 people. We’ll proudly display these institutions on our site, and look forward to helping them drive change. After the conclusion of Rides, Hazon will distribute funding as mini-grants to these institutions.

Participants may direct a portion of their funds raised when creating or joining one of the following Teams:

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Want to participate but have some questions? For more information, read on below!

Participation

~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 as many miles as possible from now till Labor Day to contribute toward our goal. This both gets us in shape, and models lessening our use of cars. 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 – contact us for details.
– Sponsor: if you can, and donate funds to participants or our general campaign.
Able to donate goods or services as prizes? We’ll feature your logo on our site – contact us!

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

~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 partially allocate funds to a Jewish institution for sustainability efforts, see ‘Fundraising’ below.

~Can I or 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 the #Hazon2020Vision hashtag. Use your customization to help you fundraise & inspire others to join us.
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~Where is this taking place?
Anywhere! Everywhere! In or outside, solo, with a group, over Zoom, or with a video. Hike, run, walk, swim, bike, skateboard, and more! See our Events tab for virtual opportunities to log miles ‘together,’ and contact us to host or organize an event.

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. Use your customization to help you fundraise & inspire others to join us.
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Track Distance

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

~How do I track my miles?
After registering, please join our private Strava Club, where you can track and add all of your miles to our total. Strava is free and can connect with your fitness tracker, but you can also upload your miles manually. Learn more via Strava Support. If you’re having trouble with Strava, feel free to submit your miles in this Google form.

~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, events, and more.

Community

~Are there opportunities to log miles together?
Yes! View our calendar for virtual events, and small gatherings in local communities (depending on public health guidelines). Please follow appropriate social distancing guidelines, including riding in isolated areas, and wearing masks, or necessary PPE.

~Can I organize a local event in my community?
Yes! Contact us and we’ll help you with orchestrating and promoting your event.

~How can I connect with other participants?
Check out our Events tab for celebratory happy hours, activities, and more. Be sure to also join our Facebook group, to share photos, training tips, & updates! Use & follow #Hazon2020Vision across all platforms.

~Can I share my Hazon story?
YES! Send us text, photos, or videos sharing how Hazon has impacted your life. We’d love to feature & share your story with our community. Contact us!

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. You can also donate goods & services as incentives for participants (we’ll gladly feature your logo on our site). Contact us to learn more!

~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 may also direct a portion of their funds raised to another Jewish institution for sustainability efforts. After the conclusion of the 2020 Vision Rides, Hazon will distribute funding as mini-grants to partner organizations to advance this work.
Join or create one of the following Teams to direct:

Completion

~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!

Incentives

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

~Are there incentives?
To foster a sustainable culture of fewer possessions, we’re providing a smaller quantity of higher quality, ethically sourced goods & services, and digital trophies to help keep you motivated! For every prize you earn, we warmly encourage donating 2 items you don’t need.

~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. Use your customization to help you fundraise & inspire others to join us.
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~Can I support the event by providing incentives?
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.

Volunteer

~This sounds great! How can I help?
Amazing! We’d love for you to join our virtual crew & help out behind-the-scenes. Contact us for details!

Events

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

~Are events just taking place online?
We’ll be hosting virtual events, and depending on public health guidelines, we hope to add in-person events. Please follow appropriate social distancing guidelines, including riding in isolated areas, & wearing masks/necessary PPE.

~Can I host or organize an event?
Yes! Contact us and we’ll help you with orchestrating and promoting your event.

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

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See below for ways to connect with fellow participants, and more.
Want to host or organize a local event? Contact us!

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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 items to Goodwill.

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

  • Limited Edition High Quality Water Bottle
    – First 100 registrants at the $180 level
  • Grow and Behold Gift Certificates
    – (25x) $118: The first 30 people to raise $600
    – (2x) $500: Top 2 Fundraisers
    – (1x) $500: Individual with highest # of donations
  • Hazon Masterclass (compost, pickling, & more!)
    – Highest Weekly Mileage
  • Seed-Starter Kit
    – Reach 1000 Miles

  • The 2020 Vision Rides T-Shirt
    – Reach 500 Miles
  • Private Hazon-Hosted Book Club
    – Reach 180 Miles
  • Virtual Date with our Goats
    – Youngest Team
  • 60% of funds raised allocated to your org
    – Largest Team
  • Celebrate with Nigel Savage & Ruth Messinger
    – Individual & Team with Highest Fundraising

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*Please Note: There may be a delay in mailing physical incentives due to current circumstances.

Funds Raised

360000
25%
50%
75%
19289

Miles Reached

360000 Miles
25%
50%
75%
2041 Miles

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See additional progress details via Strava!