Hazon New York Bike Ride and Retreat with the BJ Revoluntionaries
The Hazon New York Ride is more than a bike ride, it is a four-day event that includes a Shabbat retreat, a 2-day Ride and so much more. During the retreat you can enjoy yoga, hiking, study, swimming, sessions on the work of Hazon and its partners, spirited prayer services, and delicious, communal Shabbat meals.
The proceeds from the Hazon NY Bike Ride and Retreat support Hazon and other programs that share its mission of improving the environment and creating more sustainable and healthy Jewish communities. In past years, BJ has been the recipient of Hazon mini-grants awarded with funds raised from this bike ride. These grants were awarded to help the B’nai Jeshurun community to install a solar Ner Tamid and to plan a cooking demonstration/class series for BJ Hazorim CSA members.
The BJ Revoluntionaries Team is working towards a more sustainable world and Jewish community by participating in this Hazon experience. We foster community among BJ Revoluntionaries Team members that can carry over to other BJ activities.
Who Are We?
The BJ Revolutionaries team has participated in the Hazon NY Bike Ride Retreat since 2004. Our team boasts one of the larger Hazon bike teams and in 2009 raised over $39,000! Help us keep up the good work in creating a more sustainable world. Meet new people and have fun with fellow BJ members! Sign up on the Hazon website.
The Hazon NY Bike Ride and Retreat
Since 2000, Hazon has hosted the annual Bike Ride for 1900 participants across North America. The rides offer an outdoor immersion experience and brings people together for a relaxing Shabbat celebration followed by a fully supported two-day bike ride. The rides have raised over $1.5 million dollars for Hazon and Jewish environmental organizations and projects in the United States and Israel. To donate to our team, please visit our Hazon donation page!
To register and read more about the ride, please visit the Hazon website.
BJ inspires me to be a part of something bigger than myself. Through the BJ Revolutionaries my Jewish practice is enriched with a connection to the Hazon community. On this team I continue to grow and explore what it means to be Jewish and environmentally aware. -Andrea Newman
Upcoming Events and Training Rides
Hazon and BJ Revolutionaries Training Rides
In the spring and summer there are Hazon organized training rides leading up to Labor Day Weekend. The rides are categorized by skill level so there is something for everyone. Please note that all training rides are free, and it is not necessary to sign-up for the Hazon Ride and Retreat in order to join us. See our schedule of rides this spring and summer below! For additional training rides not based out of Manhattan, visit the Hazon ride calendar.
For many years a group call the BJ Revolutionaries has participated in the Hazon NY Ride and Retreat over Labor Day weekend. We are looking to broaden this group to include all cyclists at BJ who are interested in going on rides throughout the year and being part of a cycling community within the synagogue. If you are interested in joining the email list, contact Larissa or call x272.