[NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO] In less than two weeks after registration opened for Biek 4 Chai’s 2013 Summer bike tour, over 150 riders have already signed up, Bike 4 Chai tells tells TLS.
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 over $1.7 million.
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.
See below for video released last night.
Is there a womens bike a thon?
yes there is
Go Yoli Margolese! You have made a big difference in the lives of the sick children. May HaShem give you great hatzlochah and strength to exceed all your goals of Bike4Chai.
Go Shloimy go!!!!
Rabbi Sruli Fried you are a true hero and a tzaddik!!
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