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Topic: New York Ride

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FUNdraising Tip #3: Spread the word

 Watch this short video from 2017 NY Ride honoree Ruth Messinger for some fundraising encouragement!   Although fundraising may seem intimidating at first, you probably know more people than you realize. To start your fundraising, you need to first make a list of who you will ask. And remember, people don’t give to support causes as much as they give to support people: your friends, family, and colleagues will donate to your ride because YOU are riding. Start by sending some emails and posting on social media and follow up in a couple of weeks.  

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FUNdraising Tip #2: Personalize it

This is an easy one and only takes 5 minutes: personalize your fundraising page with a photo and text about why you’re riding. Putting in a little bit of effort shows your donors that you’re serious about what you’re fundraising for and they will be more likely to support you. Log into your participant center here to update your page and create a custom URL. We recommend bookmarking this page.

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A real gift / pass this on…

By Nigel Savage Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 3rd Sivan 5778 | 47th day of the omer | Hod she’b’Malchut Dear All, This email is intended to be a gift, a series of gifts. I offer you – variously – the chance to get in better shape; the chance to spend joyous time with old friends, and to make new ones; the chance to give and to learn; and the chance to do good in the world. You acquire these gifts by doing one or more of the following things: Ride in our New York Ride, this coming Labor Day weekend, or Crew in our New York Ride, and/or Send this email on to someone you know – or a whole bunch of people you know – who might like to ride with us, and/or Click here to sponsor me or any one of our riders in this year’s Ride. I want to say straightforwardly: there’s no irony or humor or jokiness intended in what I’ve just written. These are gifts, real gifts, for you and/or someone you know, and I invite you sincerely to accept them. The Ride began in 2001. This will be our 18th consecutive ride. For some, certainly for me, […]

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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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Why I Ride Crew

By Maddy Hoffman Yossi (pictured) and I got married last summer, so training for the Ride didn’t make it to our pre-wedding to-do list. But we each had family and friends participating as riders, so we didn’t want to miss out on the experience. At the last minute we signed up as crew, not really sure what it would be like. We knew and appreciated the crew members who staffed our rest stops when we rode together the year before. They made us sandwiches, pointed us to the bathroom, and told us which snacks were the good ones. They cheered for us and encouraged us and reminded us that we were riding for an important cause with their full support. But what no one really tells you is that the crew members are actually having a lot of fun doing all of those things and even more that riders don’t get to see. There are cowbells to ring and whistles to blow, big vans to drive and spray paint to mark the turns, and there are maps, walkie-talkies, reflective vests, and team colors for each crew team. The Hazon staff made sure we had all the information and support we […]

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[New York Ride] First Participant Email

As the New York Ride is just 5 weeks away, we are gearing up for a fantastic weekend. You should have recieved your Ride Guide in the mail last week. Make sure to check out the updated route maps on our website, and take a look at all of the shiny fundraising incentives we have available, including our awesome jersey! We’ve also just updated the transportation information page with lots of info on how you and your bike will make your way to the ride, and a packing list! Some housekeeping: Please make sure to fill out your logistics forms by August 10th to help us with planning for the ride. Read on for more on this and other news. All the best, Daniel Infeld, Senior Program Associate David Rendsburg, Director of Bike Rides Please Fill Out Your Logistics Form by August 10th Please take a few moment to fill out our New York Ride Logistics Form. This form will help us with planning for the ride, including housing options, travel plans, programming, dietary needs and more. If you are renting a bike, or want to upgrade your housing, you can use this form to pay for these items. Please […]

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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 hazon.org/nyride 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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