Registration for Bike 4 Chai’s 2013 tour is about 100 riders awy from closing, with nearly 200 bikers already signed up for the event – which is still 5 months away.
The tour, which takes bikers 175 miles up to Camp Simcha in Glenspey, NY, is being capped this year at 300 riders, says MSW, NJ Regional Director Rabbi Sruly Fried.
In 2009, one biker – Dovid Egert – who enjoyed long bike rides made the trip to the camp in 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.
In 2011, with 150 riders, the non-profit organization raised a whopping $550,000.
Last year, the organization is aimed for $1,000,000 with 200 riders, and brought in $1.8 million.
Close to $70,000 was already raised this year.
The 150 mile and 2 day trip will kick off this year on July 31, 2013.
Click here to be redirected to Bike 4 Chai’s page.
See video and photos here of the 2012 departure from Asbury Park.
More bittul Torah and you are celebrating?
Dear mr bittul Torah,
I did bike 4 chai last year. With inspiration from a fellow rider, I decided to learn one mishna per mile. It took me a few months but besides for finishing the ride I made a Siyum on Mishnayos Seder Zeraim.
Now we can go back to the point of the article.
Dear Bittil Torah,
Maybe you should start practicing whatb your “learning”.Isn’t raising money for an organization that helps sick children a huge mitzvah.Why don’t you get your priorities straight before writing something!
Dear bittul torah loser… Throw out your internet and go learn!!!
I hope that first comment was not intended to be taken seriously. For one, this is an insult to the 200+ riders and organizers who are out there and raising money for charity and then take 2 days off from work in the summer and away from family to show these children and their families how much they care. Also, Chai Lifeline’s Camp Simcha is just as the name implies a Family’s Lifeline that brings Simcha and a much needed mental and physical break for the families of Camp Simcha. They are counting on us and looking forward all year long to these few weeks. I am proud to have had the opportunity to join this special group last year and look forward in doing it again this summer. Just an FYI, the were organized shiurim and great turnouts both evenings.
Giving attention to the first comment is like giving attention to a clown,the more attention the more they love it.
Obviously he is a sick person who is extremely unhappy with himself.
to bitul torah
be happy it is not going to be done during the 9 days as was done so previously.
Mr. Bitul torah.
I hope u never need to use chai lifeline but cv’s you do you’ll see how stupid and hurt full and senses ur dumb comment was. Thank hashem, that u have no clue what chai lifeline does.
#1 get a life
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