Topic: California Ride

Why I Ride

by “Super” Ben Rosenthal Reflections from a Golden Gate Rider The year was 1988. Long story short, I entered the Jewish environmental movement at an early age. Growing up in Takoma Park, Maryland, I rode frequently for pleasure, often with friends. In summer 1993, the year before I became Bar Mitzvah, my family rode in Cycle Across Maryland, a six-day, 300-mile adventure. Fast forward to 2000 when Hazon’s Cross-USA Ride arrived in D.C. My mom, De Fischler Herman, who has been the leading influence in my life of bicycling, was there to greet the riders. She then rode in the first New York Ride in 2001 and we both started riding with Hazon two years later. Why do I ride? Today, as much as possible, my bicycle is how I get around. It’s my primary form of transportation. I have not driven a car in over 15 years. In addition, it’s how I lend support to my community and show my commitment to the sustainable world we are building together. Falling in Love It was 2003, shortly after I graduated from Ithaca College, that Mom and I started participating in Hazon New York Rides together. So began a new generation […]

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Fundraising Made Easy

Thank you for joining Hazon’s Golden Gate Ride! It’s time to flex your fundraising muscles! This weekend we make your fundraising push. Cycle up that mountain if you will. Fundraising is easier than you think, you just have to get started! Use Hazon’s tools to craft a fundraising plan that will have you reaching your fundraising goal: Don’t reinvent the wheel! Use our fundraising letter writing guide. Start this weekend! Vamp up your fundraising and send your appeal to no less than 40 friends, family, and coworkers. Veteran rider Yesh Ballon shares tricks of the fundraising trade. What are you riding for? Read about the winners of our Mini-Grant Awards [line] Start this Weekend: Raise $1000 in 8 Days The biggest secret to successful fundraising is to ask everyone you know. Think you’ve exhausted your resources? We’ve got a list to help you think of new people to ask. To get a sense of how your whole community can support you in reaching your fundraising goal, consider this recipe for How to Raise $1000 in Eight Days: Donate $50 to yourself  Ask 4 family members to donate $50  Ask 10 friends to donate $20  Ask 5 co-workers to donate $20 […]

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How 2011 California Ride Fundraising Dollars Are Working for Change

We’re excited to share with you how grant recipients from the 2011 California Ride and Retreat have been making progress towards fulfilling their proposals. Below is a brief reminder of who the organizations are and what they’ve been up to. 7SEEDS Project Berkeley, CA The goal of the 7Seeds Project is to relearn the practice of Shmita as a universal guiding principle & healing offering for all peoples. The 7Seeds Project is working to create a contemporary set of tools to celebrate and engage this timeless wisdom as we collectively cultivate an integrative design system that empowers local community, sustainable agriculture & financial equality. (more…)

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2011 Hazon California Ride

Hazon California Ride Reunion & 2012 Launch Party

Sunday, September 18th WHO: Hazon Ride Alumni, Friends & Family WHAT: An opportunity to celebrate and build the Hazon community. We will gather to reminisce, reconnect and welcome new people! Urban Adamah farm fellows will serve up some farm fresh cob-oven pizza, followed by incredible video footage from last year’s Ride & exciting details about the 2012 California Ride. WHEN: Sunday, September 18th WHERE: Urban Adamah Farm, 1050 Parker St. Berkeley, CA 94710 SCHEDULE: 2-6 pm – Work party at Urban Adamah 4-6 pm – Hazon Fun Ride – Enjoy a carefree bike ride along the Bay Trail, starting and finishing at Urban Adamah 6-8 pm – Farm Tour, Reunion and Launch of 2012 the California Ride at Urban Adamah

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