Nearly 50 Riders Already Signed Up For 2011 Bike 4 Chai Tour, Over $15,000 Raised

bike-4-chai-departing lkwd tlsWith still 3 months to departure date, forty nine bikers have already signed up for this year’s Bike 4 Chai tour, already 9 riders more than last year, and 48 more than the first year. The riders have already raised over $15,000 for this year’s ride. 

The bike tour – which gained State-wide recognition last year – will again be biking from Lakewood to Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, NY in support of Chai Lifeline’s seriously ill children. 

In 2009, one biker – Dovid Egert – who enjoys 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.

Last year, 40 Bike 4 Chai cyclists made the 135 mile trip from Lakewood to Camp Simcha, and raised nearly $200,000 to benefit the campers. The ride culminated with a triumphant entrance into Camp Simcha Special where the campers performed a spectacular choreographed wheelchair dance to welcome the riders.

(Click here for ’Helmet Cam’  video footage of last year’s tour, and click here for helicopter footage of the group arriving into camp).

This year’s tour will take place on August 3rd and 4th, and is expected to attract dozens of new cyclists.

Click here for the trip itinerary and map. TLS.

2011 Video Promo.

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  1. For any body who want’s to sign up and ride for Chai Lifeline’s Bike4Chai go to find the link “register” and your set.
    Warning the ride is extremely tough.

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