Beyond Expectations: Bike 4 Chai 2012 Raises Over $1 Million; Over 200 Riders To Bike To Camp Simcha

When Bike 4 Chai 2012 was first announced, here on TLS, it was with a goal of raising $1,000,000. But that goal was already broken – two weeks before the riders are to hit the road for the 4th annual Bike 4 Chai event.

According to the Bike 4 Chai website, the 214 riders have already raised $ 1,052,252.42.

In 2009, one biker – Dovid Egert – made the trip in an attempt to raise money for the camp, and raised $10,000 for the cause. But then it went viral.

In 2010, Bike 4 Chai raised $200,000, with 40 riders.

Last year, with 150 riders, the non-profit organization raised a whopping $550,000.

Bike 4 Chai offers several different options for the bike-ride. Riders can choose from a 50, 75 or 100 mile ride the first day, relax in a beautiful resort overnight, and then ride the remaining 50 miles into camp.

The 150 mile and 2 day trip will kick off from the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 AM, and conclude on August 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM.

See exclusive video below, and photos here, of the 2011 departure from Asbury Park. TLS.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. David egert what a zechus you have did you ever dream that you would be a major part in a 1000000 dollar donation !!!!!!wow

  2. May HaShem bless you , Yoli Margolese, for all your efforts in coordinating the event. The sick and unfortunate campers at Camp Simcha will have a dream summer because YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD! Happy Birthday and mazal tov!

  3. Yehoshua B, you are amazing! Both Debbie and I are so excited that you are participating. Debbie and I will follow your progress.

    Alan

  4. Yes, we should be supporting torah, and yes, we do support Torah. However, the world stands on three things; and G’milus Chasadim is one of them. I believe chai lifeline categorizes in G’milus Chasadim. So really, we do give money to Torah, it just doesn’t generate as much publicity. Oh, wait, it does. Did anybody ever hear of the Siyum HaShas? Do you really think nobody gives money to them? There are to reasons we bike. One of them is to raise money. The other one is to see the smiles on the sick kids’ faces when we arrive in camp simcha after 167 miles of sweat and years. I witnessed first hand how tough it can be to have a family member sick with cancer, and I also witnessed how chai lifeline helps the family function normally. This August there will be two events representing two major actions that keep the world standing. I expect everybody to do their part in participating, whether it means biking 167 miles and raising money for chai lifeline or going to the Siyum and contributing, or you can donate to the Siyum. If you can’t bike due to lack of time, you can help us by going to http://www.bike4chai.com and sponsoring me or anybody else. Any donation, from $5 to $500000 is going to a special and worthy cause and is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance and tizku

  5. Yes, we should be supporting torah, and yes, we do support Torah. However, the world stands on three things; and G’milus Chasadim is one of them. I believe chai lifeline categorizes in G’milus Chasadim. So really, we do give money to Torah, it just doesn’t generate as much publicity. Oh, wait, it does. Did anybody ever hear of the Siyum HaShas? Do you really think nobody gives money to them? There are to reasons we bike. One of them is to raise money. The other one is to see the smiles on the sick kids’ faces when we arrive in camp simcha after 167 miles of sweat and years. I witnessed first hand how tough it can be to have a family member sick with cancer, and I also witnessed how chai lifeline helps the family function normally. This August there will be two events representing two major actions that keep the world standing. I expect everybody to do their part in participating, whether it means biking 167 miles and raising money for chai lifeline or going to the Siyum and contributing, or you can donate to the Siyum. If you can’t bike due to lack of time, you can help us by going to http://www.bike4chai.com and sponsoring me or anybody else. Any donation, from $5 to $500000 is going to a special and worthy cause and is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance and tizku l’mitzvos,
    Pinchas Skaist

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