Tour de Shuls Connecticut
Mitzvah Bike Fest & Color Ride
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Friends and Fellow Riders:
The 5th annual Tour de Shuls CT will be held on Sunday, May 4th. More than simply a bike ride, Tour de Shuls is a community event to support Camp Ramah's Tikvah program, Camp Eisner and Crane Lake's Chazak program, and Camp Shalom's Hand In Hand program. The Tikvah (Hope), Chazak (Strength) and Hand in Hand programs serve Jewish children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Participating in the Tour enables Tikvah, Chazak and Hand in Hand campers to experience the joys and camaraderie of Jewish summer camp-- swimming, soccer, arts & crafts, singing around the campfire, celebrating Shabbat--by providing scholarships to defray the costs of attending camp.
Ride with us individually, as a family or with a group of friends. Registration is $72 for adults. For teens and children ages 18 and under, the registration fee is $18. The fee is capped at $125 per family. The registration fee will be waived for any individual who raises and collects at least $100 in contributions. With your help, we hope to raise $15,000 for the Tikvah, Chazak and Hand in Hand programs.
Tour de Shuls is not a race. Ride with us on West Hartford’s quiet residential streets, through Simsbury’s beautiful suburban neighborhoods and along
Granby’s delightful back roads. And for the first time this year, we have a teens-only 5 mile "Color Ride" for teens who are volunteering in the JServe International Day of Teen Service. So whether you’re an experienced cyclist, an occasional rider, or a mitzvah-minded teen looking to get doused with a kaleidoscope of colors, we have a route that’s just right for you. Not riding this year, but still want to be involved in a unique and fun way? Become a virtual rider, and do your part to help us reach our fundraising goals. And please join us after your ride at the Mitzvah Bike Fest-there'll be rides, activities, crafts, and prizes for young riders of all abilities. Everyone's welcome. Everyone can make a difference.
Join fellow participants from many Connecticut synagogues for a day of exercise, fun, camaraderie, and bring smiles to the faces of Tikvah, Chazak and Hand in Hand campers. Please register for the Tour today, thanks.
Ron Apter, Steve Dembo, Ira Jacobs, Ross Jacobs and Scott Lewis
Tour de Shuls CT Co-Chairs