Fees & Fundraising

Rider Fees and Fundraising

Riders pay a registration fee and commit to a minimum fundraising level, which must be raised by Dec. 31, 2017.
Please note: the registration fee does not count towards your fundraising as it is not tax-deductible.

Registration Fee
Fundraising Requirement
Sept 2016– Dec 31, 2016 $575 $3600 General riders

$3000 Spouse of another rider

$3000 First timer to Israel

$2500 Under 35 riders

$2500 Israeli citizens who primarily reside in Israel

Jan 1, 2017- Mar 31 $675
Apr 1 – June 30 $825
July 1 onward $950

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

  • all hotel stays (mostly double occupancy with the occasional triple occupancy night)
  • three full meals a day (all kosher)
  • water and snacks at rest stops on the route
  • full ride support including lead riders, police and security, medical personnel, accompanying vehicles
  • transportation of all of your luggage
  • domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv area, or bus to Jerusalem
  • educational components of the Ride include alumni of the Arava Institute and Adamah and professional tour guides

Cancellation Policy

Please note the following Rider cancellation policy for the 2017 Israel Ride:

Registration Fee
Through March 2017 Refundable less $100 Fully Refundable
April – July Non-refundable, can roll over to 2018 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.

Chaverim: Touring/Non-Riding Program

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.

Registration Fee
Until Apr 30, 2017 $2075
May 1 onward $2350

Cancellation Policy:

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

Add-ons and Additional Fees

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) $225 hybrid, $350 road bike
Domestic bike transportation (for non-rental bikes, including those already in Israel) $95

Pre-Ride Two-Day Northern Ride and Tour

$1080 program fee for either the two-day ride or the two-day tour.

See our Pre-Ride Tour page for details.

Additional Add-Ons: These can all be booked in Explority.

Single rooms (limited availability on some nights) $80 – $105 per night
Pre-ride nights in Jerusalem (prices subject to change) $188 +
Post-ride nights in Eilat (prices subject to change) $132 +
Post-ride Jordan Trip (does not include visas or tips, about $65) 1-day to Petra – $230
2-day to Petra and Wadi Rum – $420+
Daily Guests (prices subject to change) $90 – $315

Other costs
that 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, massages, and alcoholic beverages
  • purchase of Israel Ride merchandise for the Ride as well as any shopping purchases during the Ride