Posts tagged "jewish cycling"
We lucked out with beautiful weather last Sunday when we biked to the beach from points around New York and New Jersey! Check out photos from the day below:
The Hazon Cross-USA Ride is a 10-week journey across America. We are riding to promote sustainable food systems across the country, and we are raising money to support Hazon’s efforts to create healthier and more sustainable communities.
Since we will be interacting with people across the country, we want to be sure that you can explain why we are riding and what we mean by sustainable food systems.
When we say we are “riding for sustainable food systems” we mean: (more…)
To benefit special needs campers
Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah, Palmer, MA, Camp Chazak at Eisner, and Crane Lake, W. Stockbridge, MA Sunday, June 24, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT (more…)
Hazon Cross-USA Ride Launches This Sunday
After many months of anticipation, the Cross-USA Ride Launches this Sunday, June 10th in Seattle. 57 riders are registered to date, including 11 people riding across the country, 40 joining for shorter segments, and 6 Riding Rabbis. Over $67,000 has been raised in support of sustainable food systems.
Lester Blumberg, a participant in the 2010 Arava Institute Hazon Israel Ride, recently reflected on his experience in a post on his blog. While so many of his cohort were there for a repeat trip, often for a 3rd, 4th, and 5th time, he was certain 2011 would be too soon to return. He loved his trip in 2010, which he thought was a one-time event.
As readers of my ride blog know, it was stunning. The sun, the sand… the Land.
I did not come back right away. 2011 was too soon to think about it. But in the fall, when I started to get fundraising letters from friends, and email pitches from Hazon, something started… somewhere deep in my riding soul… first it was just nostalgia, then it became an idea, then a yearning… and soon it became a plan. I’m going back! (more…)
Join us for our first summer fun ride of the season. We’ll start at Dolores Park and travel over the bridge and through Marin to the Paradise Loop.
Take the ferry or ride back to San Francisco; your choice. (25 to 40-mile options). A great way to celebrate father’s day… bring your Dad with you!
What can you give your college grad that will last a lifetime? How about the memories of an amazing trip taken together, a personal challenge, and making a difference in your community? Every year, parent/child combos participate in Hazon Rides and have a great time.
June 3, 2012, 8 AM – 12 PM
Fairfax Corner, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax, VA
Proud supporter of Wounded Warrior Project (more…)
Get on your bike and ride!
May is National Bike Month, a time to appreciate all that is wonderful about bicycles and the many reasons to ride them. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist, or it’s your first time in many years, now is the perfect time to start riding. There are no special skills required beyond the knowledge of a few hand signals. You don’t even need a separate wardrobe; just a bike. It’s not only the most environmentally-conscious way to travel, but it’s often the most convenient way to get around, and it is enormously satisfying to know that you’ve traveled somewhere using your own two legs. Cycling gives you a deeper appreciation of your surroundings; you’ll see the world around you with new eyes from the seat of your bike. Many who commute by bike will say it’s the best way to start the day. (more…)
By Jake Wilkenfeld-Mongillo, Communications Manager, Hazon
A version of this originally appeared on Alefnext
When did bike-riding as an adult become a “thing?” One moment I was riding around the suburban Connecticut neighborhood where I grew up, the next moment I was old enough to drive, and my bike was rust. Now that I’m in my late 20s, it’s a “thing.” I don’t necessarily mean a thing as in a trend (though it’s clearly trendy in some spheres). I had to get a bike, a helmet, get a lock-because how is it ever going to fit in my tiny Brooklyn apartment-and learn to ride in traffic-to work! Let’s not forget that I was not even a particularly athletic kid to start. Energy and endurance are at a premium now.
And what’s so Jewish about biking? (more…)