Close to 70 bikers have already signed up for this year’s Bike 4 Chai tour – about 30 riders more than last year – with still 6 wees to departure date. Additionally, the riders have already raised over $130,000 for this year’s ride, with one rider alone raising close to $30,000.
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.
GO PINCH GO!!
during 9 days?
i have 2 friends that would love to ride, its just hard to find the money needed so they can ride please help? they are putting every effert into raising the money, but due to the economy its very hard.
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