Topic: California Ride

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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[GG Ride] Photos, Contact List, Lost & Found

Photos, Contact List, Lost & Found, Survey  Thank you again for joining us at the 4th Annual Hazon Golden Gate Ride, and for your continued fundraising in support of Hazon and our partners! If you haven’t already, please take a few moments right now to fill out this survey and share your feedback about this year’s Golden Gate Ride. Take the Survey Your feedback is extremely valuable and helps us plan for next year. We’re already thinking about the 2014 Golden Gate Ride and will soon start to put together a volunteer Planning Committee. If you’re interested in helping to plan and shape next year’s big event, be sure to note this on your evaluation and we’ll be in touch. Many thanks and looking forward to another year of cycling and sharing community with you, Warmly, Adam Kotin and Deborah Newbrun   96-Hour Fundraising Contest Win Free Registration to the 2013 Hazon California Ride We encourage all participants to continue fundraising. If you’re still working to reach your fundraising minimums, you have until June 30th before your credit card will be charged. Hazon will continue to honor fundraising incentives while supplies last! Take the challenge! We’re giving away a free […]

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Golden Gate Ride: Important Information for Riders and Crew

We couldn’t be more excited to come together as a community next week for the 4th Annual Hazon Golden Gate Ride: Pedaling for a Healthy Planet. Please take a couple of minutes to read through this email containing many pertinent details. Feel free to contact Adam Kotin or Deborah Newbrun with any last minute questions about transportation, housing, packing, arrival – we’re here to support you. adam.kotin@hazon.org | deborah.newbrun@hazon.org  (415) 397-7020 (Office) | (415) 823-1302 (Cell) Emergency contact phone number for the retreat site where we will be staying during the ride: Walker Creek Ranch: (415) 491-6000 [line] Getting Your Bike to Camp We will help transport your bike to the ride from the Bay Area and from Los Angeles at no additional cost. We’ll offer bike loading at the following times and locations. Look for Hazon volunteers and a 14-foot Uhaul truck. Thursday San Francisco: 6:30pm – 7:30pm, near 16th Street Mission BART (Walgreens parking lot on Capp St, near 16th). East Bay: 8:30pm – 9:30pm, Ashby BART. Friday San Francisco: Starting at 1:45pm at Jewish Community High School (1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA). Bike loading will begin at 1:45pm. The charter bus will depart promptly at 2:40pm. Los […]

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2011 Hazon California Ride

Prepare for an Extraordinary Weekend!

A Note from Volunteer Ride Co-Chairs Erica & Adam   Dear Hazon Community, Ten days from now we will gather in the rolling hills of Marin to share our values of environmentalism, health, and sustainability in the Jewish world and beyond. We hope to be catalysts for positive change through the vitality generated from our cycling adventures, crew spirit, and engaging Shabbat programming. Gear up, bring your ruach(spirit), positivity, and openness — prepare to leave with a spark! If we have not yet had the chance to meet, please make sure to come say hello to us – Adam and Erica – your friendly volunteer co-chairs for the 2013 Golden Gate Ride. Adam will be riding his spiffy new Trek bicycle and Erica will be supporting riders as an enthusiastic crew member. We both look forward to meeting friends new and old, spending time outside, soaking in the Shabbat sessions, and learning lots from the whole experience. As the weekend approaches, please reach out to us if you have any questions – we’re here to help and support! We really don’t mind helping, in fact, that’s what we signed up for! Our emails are below. As the ride draws near, we […]

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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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