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Costs & Fundraising

Join the Israel Ride!

 

The Israel Ride provides riders with:

  • double or triple occupancy accommodations each night
  • three kosher meals a day
  • water and snacks at rest stops on the route
  • full ride support including lead riders, police and security, and medical personnel
  • transportation of your luggage
  • an Israel Ride jersey
  • return travel to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem after the Ride
  • education along the route from professional tour guides

 

🎁 View our Fundraising Incentives Here! 🎁

 

Israel Ride Eligibility

 

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • FUNDRAISING: Commit to meeting the minimum fundraising requirements (see below).
  • AGE: Riders must be at least 12 years old. Please note: this is a very strenuous physical undertaking – your child should be mentally and physically prepared. Riders under 18 years old must cycle and remain with parent or guardian at all times.
  • HEALTH: Be in good health. If you have a pre-existing condition, such as a pacemaker, we may require a doctor’s note. If you have any doubts about your health, please see a doctor before you begin your training.
  • INSURANCE: Participants must carry health insurance to join the Israel Ride, and are responsible for all personal medical costs incurred during the Israel Ride. Personal insurance may not cover all oversea expenses. We strongly recommend supplemental traveler’s insurance, including: Health/accident coverage, Medical evacuation, and Trip cancellation/interruption. (We suggest viewing travelinsurance.com.)
  • Due to the nature of some hotels along the route, the Ride is not 100% ADA compliant. Questions? Contact us.

Registration

Registration fee does not count towards fundraising as it is not tax-deductible. All costs listed are in USD.

Date
Registration Fee
Oct 25, 2020 – Nov 09, 2020 $550
Nov 10, 2020 – Jan 31, 2021 $650
Feb 01, 2021 – Jun 30, 2021 $800
Jul 1, 2021 – Close $995

Additional Fees and Upgrades

Other costs you are responsible for include:

  • Bike Fees: Each rider must either rent a bike or cover the costs of transporting your personal bicycle within Israel:
    • $110 to bring your own bike (covers transport and storage throughout Ride, including bike transport to/from airport)
    • Rentals: $300 Hybrid Bike; $380 Road Bike. (Owned by the Israel Ride, and only used annually.)
  • Tips for the ride crew who provide luggage transport and on-road support for the week ($50-$100 suggested)
  • Incidental costs incurred during hotel stays, including internet and alcoholic beverages
  • Israel Ride merchandise (for purchase on the Ride and online) as well as any shopping purchases during the Ride
  • Upgrades: Shabbat guests, room upgrades, and other add-ons can all be booked in our Forms Portal.

Fundraising

  • Riders commit to a minimum fundraising level of their registration type, to be raised by Dec. 31 of the Ride year.
  • Riders must raise at least $1900 by Oct. 1, 2021. Riders will be responsible for any outstanding balance by Dec. 31.
  • Registration fee does not count towards fundraising as it is not tax-deductible. All costs listed are in USD.
  • 🎁 View our fundraising incentives here! 🎁

Amount
Rider Type
$3100 Under 35 riders / Israeli citizens primarily residing in Israel
$3700 Spouse of another rider / First timer to Israel
$4200 General Riders

Chaverim, for Non-Riders

Chaverim (Hebrew for “Friends”) is our all-inclusive touring package for non-cyclists – includes all overnights with riders, all meals, personal tour guide, entrance fees, and transportation from Eilat to the center of Israel. Chaverim must be at least 16 years old. Learn more.

Chaverim pay a registration fee for, no fundraising requirement:

  • Oct 25 – Jun 30, 2021: $3000 Registration Fee
  • Jul 1, 2021 onward: $3300 Registration Fee

Scholarships and Partnerships

Young Rider Scholarship

For first time Riders in their 20s-30s.
Recipients of this scholarship can now register for the Israel Ride for $199 and receive up to $500 in rebates towards travel expenses upon receiving receipts following the Israel Ride. The fundraising requirement will be reduced to $3,000. Space is limited for this scholarship, which will be awarded on a rolling basis. Learn more!

Organization Partner Program

For JCCs, synagogues, and other communities who can receive a mini-grant to bring a team.
The goal of these partnerships is to expand the reach of the Israel Ride, assist community organizations with staff and professional development, expand environmental and Israel related programs, and to share in the work supported by the Israel Ride. Community organizations, such as JCC’s or Synagogues, may apply for local partner status with the Israel Ride. Partnership applications will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis, and are welcome throughout the year. Learn more!

We are monitoring the ever changing public health situation. Rider safety continues to be our highest priority.
We will likely make changes / additions to Israel Ride health and safety protocols, but it is too early to determine the exact nature of those changes. Following the CDC guidance and public health officials, we recommend that our riders get vaccinated.

Chaverim Cancellation and Rollover Policy:

Chaverim who cancel will have their registration fee refunded less $300 through Sep 2021.
After Sep 2021, registration fee is non-refundable but can be rolled over to the following year.

Rider Rollover Policy:

Should the 2021 Israel Ride be postponed or cancelled due to COVID, riders will be eligible for a 100% refund of registration fee or full rollover of registration fee and fundraising to 2022.

Registered participants may roll over registration fee to the next year’s ride. You may only roll over once.
Donations are non-refundable, but can be reassigned to another rider. Please contact us to learn more.

Rider Cancellation Policy

Should the 2021 Israel Ride be postponed or cancelled due to COVID, riders will be eligible for a 100% refund of registration fee or full rollover of registration fee and fundraising to 2022.

Regardless of when you cancel your participation, donations are non-refundable but can be reassigned to another rider.

 

Date Registration Fee Add-Ons
Through Aug Refundable less $125, Can roll over registration fee to 2022. Fully Refundable
Through Sep Non-refundable, can roll over to 2022. 50% Refundable
Oct onward Non-refundable, cannot be rolled over Non-Refundable