Costs & Fundraising

2019 Rider Fees and Fundraising

Riders pay a registration fee and commit to a minimum fundraising level, which must be raised by Dec. 31 of the Ride year. Riders will be responsible for any outstanding balance at the end of the year.
All costs listed are in USD. The registration fee does not count towards your fundraising as it is not tax-deductible.

Registration Fee
Fundraising Requirement
Oct 23, 2018 – Nov 7, 2018 $500 $3950 General Riders

$3600 Spouse of another rider / First timer to Israel

$3000 Under 35 riders / Israeli citizens primarily residing in Israel

Nov 8, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018 $725
Jan 1, 2019 – April 30 $950
May 1 – July 30 $1100
August 1 – Sept 21 $1200

Rider’s direct costs are covered by the registration fee and approximately 50% of the fundraising. This includes:

  • 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

2019 Chaverim: Touring/Non-Riding Program

Registration Fee
Oct 2017 – Apr 30, 2018 $2950
May 1 onward $3100

Chaverim pay a registration fee for this 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. See more details here.

Additional Details

Cancellation Policy

Please note the following Rider cancellation policy for the 2019 Israel Ride:

Date Registration Fee Add-Ons
Through March Refundable less $100 Fully Refundable
April – July Non-refundable, can roll over to 2020 Fully Refundable
August – Sept Non-refundable, cannot be rolled over Fully Refundable
Oct Non-refundable, cannot be rolled over Non-refundable

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

If the fundraising minimums change from one year to the next, you will be responsible for raising the minimum amount noted for the year you participate in the program. We cannot roll over registration more than one year.

If you roll over your registration from 2019 to 2020, there is a $100 fee to re-enroll before December 31, 2019. If you re-enroll after Jan 1, 2020, there is a fee of $250.

Chaverim Cancellation Policy:

Chaverim who cancel will have their fee refunded less $300 through September 2019. After that, the fee is non-refundable but can be rolled over to the following year.

Bike fees, singles, guests, and trip add-ons can all be booked in the Forms Portal.

Bike Fees

Each rider must either rent a bike or cover the costs of transporting your personal bicycle within Israel.

Rental Bikes (limited sizes available) $300 hybrid, $380 road bike
Bike storage and transportation on the Ride for those providing their own bikes
(including those already in Israel)

Add-ons and Additional Fees

Single rooms New for 2019:

We have limited single rooms available.

They can be booked for the whole week for $1100 plus an increased fundraising pledge of $4600 or be booked over Shabbat for $350 (no pledge required).

$1100 for entire week

$350 for Shabbat


Pre- and Post-Ride Tours More Info
Shabbat Guests (prices subject to change) $216 Friday night
$375 Friday & Saturday nights

Other costs you are responsible for include:

  • 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
  • purchase of Israel Ride merchandise as well as any shopping purchases during the Ride

Eligibility for the Ride

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Commit to meeting the minimum fundraising requirement (see above).
  • 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.
  • Riders must be at least 12 years old. Please note that this is a very strenuous physical undertaking and your child should be mentally and physically prepared. All Riders under 18 years old must cycle and remain with their parent or guardian at all times.
  • Chaverim (non-Riders) must be at least 16 years old.
  • Due to the nature of some of the hotels along the route, the ride is not 100% ADA compliant. If you have any maneuverability questions please contact us.