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Costs & Fundraising

2020 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 must raise at least $1800 by October 1, 2020, with any remaining balance by December 31, 2020. (See below for total fundraising minimums)

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.

Date
Registration Fee
Fundraising Requirement
Nov 5, 2019 – Nov 13, 2019 $500 $4100 General Riders

$3600 Spouse of another rider / First timer to Israel

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

Nov 13, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019 $750
Jan 1, 2020 – April 30 $1000
May 1 – close $1250

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

2020 Chaverim: Touring/Non-Riding Program

Date
Registration Fee
Nov 5 – April 30 $3000
May 1 onward $3300

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.

Cancellation Policies and Additional Details

Cancellation Policy

Please note the following Rider cancellation policy for the 2020 Israel Ride:

Date Registration Fee Add-Ons
Through July Refundable less $125 Fully Refundable
August – September Non-refundable, can roll over to next year or transfer to another current rider as a donation 50% Refundable
October onward Non-refundable, cannot be rolled over Fully 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 are eligible to roll over your registration from one year to the next, there is a $100 fee to re-enroll before December 31. If you re-enroll after Jan 1 there is a fee of $250.

Chaverim Cancellation Policy:

Chaverim who cancel will have their fee refunded less $300 through September 2020. After that, the fee is non-refundable but can be rolled over to the following year.

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.
  • 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

Bike fees, single room upgrades, Shabbat guests, and other trip add-ons can all be booked in the Forms Portal

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.