Topic: Cycling

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Two ways to feel better this summer (or maybe three)

Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 24 Tammuz 5780 Dear All, Wave upon wave of change and challenge. For the Jewish community, as for the world, there have been overlapping responses since early March. Understanding what this thing was. Changes in behavior, in what you could do, where you could go. A focus on kids, and on parents. A whole series of organizational pivots. Health and human services, people in need. Schools, and what should they do? Summer camps, and could they open? Funding challenges and choices and decisions. Then Black Lives Matter. (Just as the coronavirus didn’t come out of thin air, “BLM” is short-hand for four centuries’ of inequity that needs to be addressed.) I start with this because I want to reiterate a stark omission in this list of priorities. “The climate crisis,” which very few people, and very few institutions, have any bandwidth to think about right now, remains the defining – chronic, life-threatening – issue of our time. We care about the coronavirus because it threatens life and health, and because it challenges our normal life. And we care about BLM because we want to live in a world of equity and justice, and BLM makes clear that […]

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When Israel Isn’t a Black and White Story

Marcy Perlman Tardio rode on the 2014 Arava Institute & Hazon Israel Ride. She is a mother, grandmother, and homebirth midwife living in Brooklyn. This piece was originally published online at on December 1st, 2014. Many within my multi-cultural circle of family and friends refused to support my participation in a charity bike ride in Israel, an ‘oppressor’ and ‘colonialist’ state. The year following my kidney transplant, over a decade ago, I rode in the Hazon charity bike ride in New York. I rode then to honor my older son, who had gifted me the kidney, and to celebrate my new-found health. Through the organizers I learned of a counterpart ride that took place in Israel; several weeks ago, I returned from the Hazon-Arava bike ride, where I completed 230 miles from Jerusalem to Eilat. Despite the challenges of the heat and the terrain, my most unexpected difficulty had emerged before I even sat in the saddle: Persuading my peers to donate to a charity effort that would take place in Israel. At the time of my first ride I had joined a synagogue. My younger son already attended Jewish day school. I, the daughter of culturally Jewish, left wing, secular […]

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Bike Challenge

We did it!! This past May, my partner made a suggestion, “Let’s try to put more miles on our bikes than we do our cars between Memorial Day and Labor Day this year.” To some, this may seem like an impossible task, but when we bought our home a few years ago, we chose a place with a bike path in the back yard. I am an environmental educator, and our family values reflect a constant consideration of how our actions affect the other species around us. Back to the challenge… As I considered the reality of this situation, I made a pros and cons list to see if this could actually work. First, we both work from home, so our daily commute consists of walking upstairs to our office. If I have meetings, they are generally within a 5-6 mile radius from my home. Both pros for making this a reality. I love my bike, my partner got it for me as a birthday/Chanukkah present a few years ago. It also helps that my partner rides 3x a week with a local cycling club, and they average about 40 miles per outing. This was also a great year to […]

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Hazon Cross-USA Ride BBQ Dinner in Columbus: August 6th

Come join the Hazon Cross-USA riders for a free BBQ dinner at Agudas Achim! The Hazon Cross-USA riders will cycle from Springfield, OH to Columbus on August 6th. After settling in and showering (a must!), the riders will enjoy a wonderful BBQ dinner at 6:30 pm, sponsored by our ethically-produced kosher meat sponsor, Grow and Behold. And we hope you’ll join them! Please RSVP so we know how much food to make! You can also join us on the road! Ride with Hazon into Columbus, from Columbus to Coshocton, or any other part of the Ride until it ends in D.C. on August 15th. We encourage anyone riding for one day to donate $50 to Hazon to help support the educational work Hazon does in order to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community. A very special thank you to Agudas Achim for hosting our riders and helping to sponsor dinner. Our riders very much appreciate warm hospitality as they live a nomadic lifestyle for the summer.

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מסע האופניים של מכון הערבה וחזון

מסע האופניים של מכון הערבה וחזון הוא הזדמנות מעולה עבורך לחוות את היופי של ישראל ממושב האופניים שלך. יוצאים להרפתקה עם קהילה ייחודית ומגובשת המגייסת כספים לשני ארגונים מלאי השראה: מכון הערבה וחזון. הצטרפו אלינו לחלק מהמסע או למסע מלא של שבוע מירושלים עד אילת, באחד משני המסלולים המוצעים כאן השתתפות ברכיבה “הכל כלול”: לינה, שלוש ארוחות ביום, שתיה וכיבוד בהפסקות בדרך, ליווי מקצועי, טכנאים, ליווי רפואי צמוד, ועוד     מירושלים למשאבי שדה רכיבת כביש במשך יומיים מדהימים, מירושלים לאשקלון, ולאחר מכן לנגב הצפוני. אפשרות זו כוללת יום הכנה חוויתי בבית מלון בירושלים הכולל סיור בעיר העתיקה, רכיבת הכנה ברחבי ירושלים, פיקניק ותדרוך מקיף, וכן הסעות חזרה מצפון הנגב לירושלים בסיום הרכיבה 29-31 אוקטובר $עלות הרשמה: 275 גיוס כספים: 1200 $ לישראלים או מי שגר בישראל, 1800 $ לתיירים מסע מלא: מירושלים לאילת לחוות את הרכיבה המלאה עם מעל 100 רוכבי אופניים. רכיבה מירושלים עד אילת כדי לחוות את הארץ כפי שמעולם לא ראית, ממושב של האופניים שלך. המסע המלא כולל יום הכנה בירושלים, שבת קהילתית נעימה ומשמעותית במצפה רמון, ותחבורה חזרה עם תום המסע לתל האביב- בטיסה- או לירושלים- באוטובוס 29 אוקטובר – 5 נובמבר $525 :הרשמה גיוס כספים: 2500 $ לישראלים או מי שגר בישראל, 3600 $ לתיירים

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Israel Ride in NYC: With Nigel Savage and David Weisberg

Discover how the Israel Ride can be your next adventure Wednesday, May 8th, 7:30 pm Hosted by Nigel and Liz Savage The Israel Ride: For Yourself. For Israel. For Peace. Meet and hear from: Nigel Savage, Hazon and Israel Ride Founder David Weisberg, CEO of Hazon David Rendsburg, Ride alum and 8-time staff member of the Ride Annie Jacobs, former Program Assistant at the Arava Institute (and current Dairy Apprentice at Isabella Freedman) Arava and Israel Ride alumni They will speak about cycling through Israel, the Middle East’s environmental challenges, and the potential for regional cooperation at the Arava Institute. The Arava Institute Hazon Israel Ride is a weeklong cycling adventure from Jerusalem to Eilat, including 5 fully-supported riding days and a Shabbat rest day. Bring your friends with you  |  All are welcome at this event!  

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Howie Rodenstein

Patriots’ Day Ride

Patriots’ Day & Boston Marathon Ride April 15th, 7:00 AM Newton, MA Join your friends on this special morning for a great ride in (hopefully) beautiful Spring weather, as the Marathon fans and vendors set up: Meet at 7:00 AM in the Newton Library Parking Lot at the corner of Comm Ave and Homer St and leave about 7:15 Feel free to meet there or along the way Ride the Marathon Route out towards Hopkinton (~19 miles) and back Finish on arrival back in Newton (~19 miles) or continue all the way into Boston (~26 miles) Download a Route Map of the Marathon as a guide Please email Howie Rodenstein, chair of the Arava Institute Hazon Israel Ride, if you are interested.  

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JCC of Northern Virginia 4th Annual Cycle Fest

May 19, 2013, 8 AM – 12 PM Fairfax Corner 8900 Little Rive Tpke Fairfax, VA 22031 Map Benefitting Wounded Warriors Project and Hazon Riders should be experienced; suggested minimum age is 12. In case of inclement weather (wet roads), rides will be cancelled. For safety, all riders must wear biking helmets. Beginner/Intermediate – 30 miles Intermediate/Advanced – 50 miles Advanced – 65 miles Registration fee includes: Cycle Fest t-shirt Rest stop with tasty treats SAG vehicle support Mechanical support Light food at the end of the ride Free giveaways Fee: $50/ $45 JCCNV member Before May 5: $45/ $40 JCCNV member With special thanks to The Bike Lane, Earl and Jeff Klioze DDS, and Grant Thornton. Contact: Paula Cole  |   703-537-3049  |

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Win a spot in the 5 Boro Bike Tour

Register for the NY Ride by Wednesday and be entered into a raffle for a free 5 Boro Bike Tour registration! 2013 New York Ride Labor Day Weekend | August 30 – September 2 Join the People of the Bike Did you miss your chance to sign up for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour? Our friends at Bike New York have offered Hazon two free spots in this sold out ride.   Register for the New York Ride by 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 13th, and we’ll enter you in a raffle to win an opportunity to ride in the 5BBT. Register now at Raffle winners will be contacted on Wednesday evening. Winners MUST register for the 5BBT by 1:00 PM on Friday, March 15. Enjoy Shabbat at Hazon’s new home at Isabella Freedman Join us at Isabella Freedman for an exciting two-day ride from the Berkshires to New York City and a relaxing Labor Day Weekend retreat. Loop through charming New England and Hudson Valley towns Route options from 30 to 100 miles Inspirational Shabbat retreat Inclusive Jewish community Fully supported ride Adamah farm-to-table food Registration options include family plans, tenting, and housing upgrades Register today for your chance […]

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Power of Bro: Second Screening

Power of Bro Encore Screening March 14th, 7:00 PM Cinema Arts Centre 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY If you weren’t able to attend the first sold-out screening, come see the second showing of this incredibly moving and inspirational film about how the Israel Ride changed two brothers’ lives.  The stars, Eyal and Ronen, and the director, Ofer, will be there to share their personal experiences. 

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Midwest Hazon Tour

The Hazon Cross-USA Ride is an incredible and unique adventure.  The Ride starts in Seattle on June 13th and ends in Washington, D.C. on August 16th, with riders joining and ending in various locations. Across the country, the riders and Hazon will be raising money and awareness about sustainability in our country- in both our transportation and food systems. In the next few weeks, Hazon staff will be in your community in the Midwest! Come enjoy cooking classes, Jewish learning, and social events – and hear how Hazon can enable you to make a difference while cycling across America. For more information about any program, contact Join us in: Cleveland | Ann Arbor | Chicago | Columbus | Pittsburgh Cleveland Wednesday, February 20 – Beachwood Mandel JCC Hazon will be visiting the Beachwood Mandel JCC in the morning- come stop by and hear about an incredible Ride! Contact Bonnie Marks at 216 593 6201 for more information Time: 7:30 – 8:30 am Location: JCC Mandel | 26001 S Woodland Rd | Beachwood, OH 44122 Ann Arbor Wednesday, February 20 – University of Michigan Hillel Enjoy free snacks and learn about how sustainability and Judaism go hand-in-hand- and how you can […]

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Sukkah Bike Hop “the Coolest!”

“This was the coolest!” enthused Jillene Moore of Loveland, when asked about her experience cycling the Sukkah Bike Hop. Marv Goldman of Denver summed up his biking experience, “The ride immeasurably added value to the holiday: being outdoors, exercising, chatting, and eating with not only fellow cyclists and Jews, but also having the hospitality of families along the way.” Eighteen riders came together at the Chabad of NW Metro Denver in Westminster as the starting and ending spot for the three routes. Riders of all ages came from Boulder and across the Front Range, and from different Jewish backgrounds and cycling experiences. Read more at Boulder Jewish News. Click here for more pictures from the 2012 Sukkah Bike Hop.

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