Topic: Cross-USA 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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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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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 adrienne.winton@hazon.org 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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[Cross-USA Ride] Participant Email August 21

We’re thrilled that you joined us for the 2012 Hazon-Cross USA Ride and we are in awe of your ability to bike such a significant distance. We hope to see you back at future Hazon rides and events with your friends and family! This year, the Cross-USA Ride helped share Hazon’s work of creating healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond with communities all across the country and we thank you for being part of this initiative. Ride fundraising is continuing through September and we hope that upon your return home, you continue to solicit donations as you share your experiences with friends and family. In the event that you earn any incentives from post-ride fundraising, we will be happy to mail your gift to you. Thank you again for helping to support Hazon and our work! Hazon’s Cross-USA Ride Staff This is the ninth email for Cross-USA Ride participants. If you’ve just registered, previous emails can be viewed here. (more…)

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2012 Cross-USA Ride Press

September 2012 Big Wheels Keep on Turning in the Jewish Exponent August 2012 65-year-old Newton woman bikes across USA in Wicked Local Hazon Cyclists Complete Ride in the Jewish Journal Ten weeks later, Hazon cyclists arrive in Washington, D.C. in JTNews in Washington Jewish cross-country bike riders finishing food awareness trek in DC in the Times of Israel Jewish Bicyclists Pedal to Promote Agricultural Sustainability in the Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Register Hazon cross-country bicyclists pass through Columbus in Ohio Jewish Chronicle [PDF] Hazon Cross-USA Ride combines Judaism, environment and cycling in The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh Metro Briefs August 23 in The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh Long schlep: Ten cyclists travel from Seattle to the District in the Washington Jewish Week [Video] Shalom TV Daily News Food activists finish cross-country ride on Jweekly.com Jewish cross-country bike riders finishing food awareness trek in DC in the Times of Israel Jewish cross-country bike riders finishing food awareness trek in D.C. in JTA Jewish cross-country bike riders finishing food awareness trek in D.C. in LA Jewish Journal Hazon brings its food message on wheels to Pittsburgh in The Jewish Chronicle Hazon Bikers Pedal Across the US in the NY Jewish Image Hazon Riders Spread Jewish […]

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