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Wheels of Love 2022

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November 07, 2022
$1,054,999
Money Raised
35% raised of $3,000,000

Route Details

Road Group Daily Avg: 71 km – Climbing: 1,000 m – Pace 16kph (10 mph)

GPX Links (right click to download): Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday *All routes are subject to change. 

Strava Links:   Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday     

 

HOTEL: Monday-Nir Etzion          Tuesday-Nir Etzion          Wednesday-Regba Aqueduct Hotel

The Road Route start Wheels of Love with a beautiful route taking us from the flat planes of Central Israel through the hills of the Galilee, ending amidst the beautiful vineyards of Binyamina.

Well-stocked pit stops (water, energy drinks, fresh fruit, energy bars, nuts, pretzels, etc) allow riders to refresh and relax throughout the day. Roads will be closed by the Israeli police as the ride comes through. Mechanical and medical support accompany the ride, along with a SAG bus for riders who need a break.

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Today we ride out of our hotel and have a spectacular ride through the wooded hills of the Carmel National Forest. We end the day at the historical town of Zichron Yaakov, one of the first towns in modern Israel, founded by the Rothschild family.

Our hotel is a very short bus ride from the finish.

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We return to where we began the ride in Australia Park. this time, however, we head north and west through the hills and forests of the Western Galilee. We finish at our final hotel, the Regba Aqueduct hotel.

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On the last day of Wheels of Love 2022, we leave our hotel in Regba and ride a circular route finishing at the beach of Achziv National Park.

We will have a barbeque on the beach and a short ceremony as we say goodbye until next year!

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Road Plus Daily Average: 75 (85) km — Climbing: 1,400 m  — Pace 25kph

Some of the Road Plus routes will have an additional extension for the strongest riders. *All routes are subject to change. 

GPX Links (right click to download):
Monday                       Monday Addition
Tuesday
Wednesday                  Wednesday Addition (Tentative)
Thursday   

Strava Links:   Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday     

 
HOTEL: Monday –The Village (Sde Nechemia)          Tuesday – The Village           Wednesday-Regba Aqueduct Hotel
 

The Road Route start Wheels of Love with a beautiful and hilly route taking us from the flat planes of Central Israel west to the Golan Heights. We ride down to the shores of the Kinneret and then north into the mountains.

For those still feeling strong after 73km, we will have an optional 20 km addition to our hotel in Sde Nechamia.

Well-stocked pit stops (water, energy drinks, fresh fruit, energy bars, nuts, pretzels, etc) allow riders to refresh and relax throughout the day. Roads will be closed by the Israeli police as the ride comes through. Mechanical and medical support accompany the ride, along with a SAG bus for riders who need a break.

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Hopefully everyone had a good night’s sleep in Sde Nechamia because today is the Mount Hermon Challenge! The Hermon is Israel’s tallest mountain and straddles the border with Syria. It is a very long climb, sometimes gradual and occasionally steep.

There will be an option for riders to hang out at the pit stop at the start of the last 9 km of the climb for those who are unsure if they can keep climbing.

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After our ride up and down the Hermon Mountain, on Wednesday we set off across the Galilee. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly short mileage, this is a tough course with lots of climbing and descending.

For those who are eager for a longer ride, we are considering a short loop early in the morning.

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our final day riding together we ride from our hotel to Israel’s Northern border with Lebanon. It’s a wild, scenic route that will bring us to Rosh Hanikra, the North-West corner of Israel. From there we ride along the coast to Achziv National Park. 

We will have a barbeque on the beach and a short ceremony as we say goodbye until next year!

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Challenge Daily Average: 100 km — Climbing: 1,904 m  — Pace 30kph

GPX Links (right click to download): Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday *All routes are subject to change.

Route Strava Links:  Monday     Tuesday       Wednesday      Thursday     

HOTEL: Monday –The Village (Sde Nechemia)          Tuesday – The Village           Wednesday-Regba Aqueduct Hotel

Challenge will start Wheels of Love with a long, fast, beautiful route taking us from the flat planes of Central Israel to the Golan Heights. Well-stocked pit stops (water, energy drinks, fresh fruit, energy bars, nuts, pretzels, etc) allow riders to refresh and relax throughout the day. Roads will be closed by the Israeli police as the ride comes through.

Mechanical and medical support accompany the ride, along with a SAG bus for riders who need a break. 

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On Tuesday, the Challenge and Road plus groups will ride a long circular route that includes riding to the ski resort on the slopes of the Hermon Mountain, Israel’s highest elevation. The route ends back at the starting point in Sde Nechemia.

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A long, hilly route along the Northern Border ends by the sea. 

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Once more we ride along Israel’s border with Lebanon carve a wide circle before heading back to the coast and the emotional finish on the beach with all the other riding groups. 

We will have a barbeque on the beach and a short ceremony as we say goodbye until next year!

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Touring Daily Average: 25 km — Climbing: 234  — Pace 16kph (10mph)

Route Strava Links:  Monday     Tuesday       Wednesday      Thursday   

*All routes are subject to change at any time. 

HOTEL: Monday-Nir Etzion          Tuesday-Nir Etzion          Wednesday-Regba Aqueduct Hotel

 

Touring will spend half the day riding and half the day touring special sites. The touring group rides with the Road group.

Trail Group Daily Average: 36 km/22 miles — Climbing: 700 meters/3,168 ft.

GPX Links (right click to download): Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday

*All routes are subject to change. 

Strava Links: Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday      

HOTEL: Monday – Regba Aqueduct Hotel          Tuesday –Regba Aqueduct Hotel          Wednesday-Hacienda Maalot

The Trail route kicks off Wheels of Love with an undulating path that crosses through two forests and a nature reserve. We avoid the technical obstacles that the Enduro group covers and instead focuses on wide paths and shaded crossings.

This area is perfect for mountain biking of all varieties and our trail has the highlight of the Har Gamal Nature Reserve, named because the steep hill in the center (that we ride around but not up) resembles the hump of a camel.

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Today we have a circular route starting and ending from our hotel in Regba. We ride 40 kilometers around the Yehiam Forest. The first half of the ride is a very gradual climb that reaches the highest point near the town of Ein Yaakov. From there we ride downhill all the way back to our hotel.

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Today we ride along the wooded trails of the Birya Forest. We will skip the technical sections and just enjoy a fast and flowing easy trail with lots of shade.  The trail passes through amazing vistas, sea views and natural bush forest.

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On the final day of Wheels of Love, we will ride an easy but beautiful route that is mostly descending. We ride along the Kziv Stream in the morning and then through the Rosh Hanikra Forest to Israel’s North-West corner. From there it’s an east ride along the Mediterranean Coast to the Achziv Beach National Park.

We will have a barbeque on the beach and a short ceremony as we say goodbye until next year!

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Enduro Group Daily Average: 56 km — Climbing: 1,030 meters

GPX Links (right click to download): Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday 

*All routes are subject to change. 

Strava Links: Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday   

 

HOTEL: Monday – Regba Aqueduct Hotel          Tuesday –Regba Aqueduct Hotel          Wednesday-Hacienda Maalot

The Enduro route for the 2022 Wheels of Love starts with an amazing day of riding. Riders will tackle three great singles along almost 60 km of riding. The singles combine fast and flowing paths with a few technical parts for the more skilled riders. We will have a few pit stops set up in the shade of the forest to rest and refresh before we continue. Open in Strava

The highlight of the day is the Kabri Single. It is considered one of the most popular bike trails in the North of Israel and when we ride it, you will see why. Overall, there are four single sections and a few white paths to catch your breath. Open in Strava  

Today we ride along the Limonim and Birya Forest singles. They are fast and flowing and with 51 Km of riding and over one thousand meters of climbing, it will be a challenging day. The trails pass through amazing vistas, sea views and natural bush forest.

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Thursday may be the last day of the ride, but it might be the most fun. We will ride two extraordinary singles: Matsuba and Hanita, plus the Nahal Kziv trail, know as one of the most beautiful in Israel. These singles have something for everyone, climbs, descents, tight turns, some technical bit but mostly a great day of riding.

From there we ride along the coast to Achziv National Park. We will have a barbeque on the beach and a short ceremony as we say goodbye until next year!

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Average daily distance 5-6 miles/8-10 km Make sure to bring comfortable hiking shoes, a small backpack, and a hat. All routes are subject to change at any time. HOTEL: Monday-Nir Etzion          Tuesday-Nir Etzion          Wednesday-Regba Aqueduct Hotel

Our hike begins in Tzipori National Park. Tzipori National Park lies in the western Lower Galilee, in the region of the limestone hills between Nahal Tzipori to the south and the Bet Netofa Valley to the north. Hike among the ancient ruins of what was once the capital of the Galilee.

The Deir Al-Muhraqa Monastery sits atop Mount Carmel. Spectacular Views await you!  From the roof (access is via the shop), you can see the Mediterranean, Mt Hermon (when it’s clear) and everything in between. Nahal Yagur is located on the eastern side of Mount Carmel. It is a stream that flows in the Carmel region only in the winter after it rains. Due to its unique geographical location and length, the stream flows through terrain that is rocky and steep (there are lots of stairs to climb) and is home to a number of waterfalls.

Today we explore this loop trail near Mitzpe Hila in Northern Galilee. It is considered a moderately challenging route. The Nahal Kaziv and Monfort Fortress trail is known to be one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Israel. With a river that flows all year round, a flowing spring, a historical Crusader fortress on a mountainside and many panoramic green views, this is a very popular route.

The Keshet Cave is a natural arch on a ridge by the northern bank of Betzet Stream, Upper Galilee, Israel, in the area of the Adamit Park, in the Betzet Stream Nature Reserve, close to the border with Lebanon. It is a remnant of a large collapsed karst cave and is a narrow strip of rock overhanging a deep abyss. The cave is considered one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the land of Israel. From there, we head to Rosh Hanikra. Rosh Hanikra is an incredible geological creation at the farthest point north on Israel’s Mediterranean Coastline in the Western Galilee region, the only point in the country where the sea meets the mountains. When our hiking day is finished, we will join the cycling groups for a group dinner along the Mediterranean.

Your ALYN Fundraising Toolkit

Wondering what the money you raise by participating in Wheels of Love is used for? Below are a few stories of remarkable children whose progress depended on the work of ALYN Hospital, which in turn depends on Wheels of Love to make these treatments possible. Tell these stories to your friends and family and ask them to make a donation to help children like the ones described below


A BOY, A BIKE RIDE AND BESHERT

As a point of true beshert, Meori’s family was connected to ALYN Hospital in a special way – Meori’s father, Hovav, had been participating in the Wheels of Love bike ride, raising funds for ALYN Hospital, since 2005. For Hovav, ALYN was already a place he considered his second home. Combining bike riding with the mitzvah of tzedakah is something he looks forward to year after year. So, without thinking twice, he contacted Dr. Maurit Beeri, Director General of ALYN Hospital, and asked if Meori could be admitted there for the duration of his rehabilitation process, to which Dr. Beeri agreed. In Hovav’s words: “To us, it was clear we were going home.” See the whole story…

A NEW SCHOOL YEAR FOR ETAI

Etai shares, as is typical of a boy his age, that he is happy that he does not have to go to school, but later in the conversation admits that the thought of being able to return to the classroom with his friends motivates him to continue rehabilitation and invest every day despite the difficulties and pain. “Knowing that I’ll be joining my friends later makes me optimistic. I work as hard I can. It’s not fun that I still cannot be one of the gang in the simple way I used to be. Friends do come to visit when possible, but it’s not the same as meeting in the morning, going to school and then meeting up again in the afternoon.” See the whole story…

GERMANA BASSO, FROM PATIENT TO ROLE MODEL

Germana Basso is a volunteer at ALYN Hospital. At 22-years-old, she has completed her service in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and will soon be entering medical school at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Another piece of her life story is that she spent much of her first six years of life receiving rehabilitation at ALYN Hospital. See the whole story…

We know that for many of you, the thought of asking friends for money to fundraise for the ride is uncomfortable and might be uncharted territory. Don’t worry – fundraising is much easier and more rewarding than you might expect, especially when you are raising money for such an incredible cause. ALYN Hospital is such a unique and special place, that once you share with others about the hospital and the children receiving rehabilitation there, people will be willing to support you. How do we know? We have over 20 years of experience and thousands of riders who have successfully raised money for ALYN as proof.


WHERE TO START

Remember, the people who will sponsor you will do so because of your relationship with them. They are YOUR friends and YOUR family! They trust what you have to say. The more personal you can make the request, the better. Start by personalizing your fundraising page. You can login to your page and personalize the text and upload a special picture of yourself. Once you have your page set up the way you like it, send the link with an email to your contacts. You can post it on Facebook or other social media. Again, the more personal you can make the request, the more likely you are to receive a favorable response. Remember the four basic rules:

  1. Aim high. Set an ambitious fundraising goal for yourself. The minimum you need to raise is between $4,000 and $5,500, but we hope you will aim for more. If you can ride for four days straight, up and down hills, through all types of weather, you can certainly go the extra mile for the children of ALYN. Over 50% of riders raise over $6,000. That’s a great goal.
  2. Make a personal donation. Lead by example. To convince others to make a contribution, it helps to show that you are equally committed to the cause. Your registration fee helps pay for the ride logistics; donations are sent directly to the hospital.
  3. Ask friends and family. It’s easiest to start with those closest to you. Once you convey your excitement about participating in Wheels of Love and they learn about ALYN, they will be happy to support you. Suggest an amount with which they would be comfortable.
  4. Expand your asking circle. If you think beyond closest family and friends, there are endless possibilities: neighbors, work colleagues and business associates, acquaintances from school, college, synagogue/church, the health club and your biking club. If you work for a company with a matching gifts program, you may be able to multiply the effect of your gift. A basic rule of fundraising is that the main reason people give is because they have been asked by someone they know and trust. That someone is you!

Thank you letters. Make sure to send a short, personal thank you to each sponsor. Your sponsors will also receive an official thank you and receipt from ALYN, but they will appreciate the personal outreach and the sincere gratitude. OTHER FUNDRAISING IDEAS Corporate sponsorships. Wheels of Love offers public relations opportunities in exchange for corporate sponsorships. There are a number of underwriting opportunities. Please contact the office with questions. Fundraising events. Fundraising doesn’t only have to include sending emails and letters. A number of our riders have come up with creative ways to engage their friends, family members and community to help raise funds for their ride. Things that have been done in the past:

  • Spin class held at a local gym
  • Bowl-a-thon
  • Trampoline park outing
  • Team gear (hats, training jerseys) created with corporate sponsorships
  • Wine and cheese reception

If there is an event you would like to hold, the office would be happy to help in any way we can, including sending ALYN swag. We are here to support you in your fundraising. Please contact us at any time for ideas or to edit your fundraising page online. Good luck with this important task and we can’t wait to see you!

New to fundraising? Looking for a few tips to help you collect sponsorships? A few Wheels of Love veteran riders explain how they have raised way beyond the minimum for ALYN.


Barry & Jill Levenfeld
Home: Jerusalem, Israel Years Riding Wheels of Love: 22 (Barry), 21 (Jill) Lifetime Fundraising: $731,275

Click here or on picture to hear Barry & Jill’s tips

Jay Bailey

Home: Efrat, Israel Years Riding Wheels of Love: 9 Lifetime Fundraising: $42,212 Click here or on picture to hear Jay’s tips

Rocky Brody

Home: Alon Shevut, Israel Years Riding Wheels of Love: 11 Lifetime Fundraising: $32,827 Click here or on picture to hear Rocky’s tips

Robert Feldman

Home: Chicago, IL  USA Years Riding Wheels of Love: 21 Lifetime Fundraising: $139,370 Click here or on picture to hear Robert’s tips

Steven Nachman

Home: Plainview, NY  USA Years Riding Wheels of Love: 13 Lifetime Fundraising: $274,338 Click here or on picture to hear Steven’s tips

If you use the letters below, make sure to personalize it with your name and the link to your fundraising page. To send these letters automatically, just go to your funraising page, log in, and select the sponsors you wish to send the letter to.


Sample letter

Dear This November I will be participating in the Wheels of Love Israel bike ride for my XX year. Wheels of Love is a 4-day ride to benefits ALYN Hospital in Jerusalem. ALYN is Israel’s only pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation hospital and a global leader in pediatric rehabilitation. Every year, over 3,300 children come to ALYN for multidisciplinary, innovative – medical and therapeutic care. Money raised through Wheels of Love is critical to ensuring that ALYN can continue to do amazing work – turning disabilities into abilities! The financial toll of the global pandemic means that we need your support now more than ever. This year’s fundraising goal for Wheels of Love is to raise $3 million. This will help bridge the financial gap between the actual cost of the state-of-the-art rehabilitation services provided to the children and the reimbursements received. My personal fundraising goal is $XXXX. Please contribute generously to this import cause by donating using a credit card on my rider’s page at xxxxx or send a check to: United States American Friends of ALYN Hospital 122 E. 42nd Street, Suite 1519, New York, NY  10168. The American Friends of ALYN is a qualifying 501(c)(3) organization, and your contribution is tax deductible in the US. If you work for a company with a matching gifts program, you may be able to multiply the effect of your gift. Israel ALYN Hospital 84 Shmaryahu Levin Street Kiryat Yovel, P.O.B. 9117 Jerusalem, 91090 Friends of ALYN Hospital has a contribution certificate from the tax authorities according to section #46 of the Income Tax regulation. Donations are tax deductible under Israeli law. Thank you, in advance, for changing the lives of the children at ALYN!

Ride Info

Mornings: Mornings start with breakfast at the hotels, usually between 6:30 and 7:30am. All groups hit the road between 8 :00 and 8:30am. Mechanics are always available for any last-minute adjustments or repairs. (If you know your bike needs a repair, please see the mechanic in the evening before dinner.) For those who want to pray with a minyan, each hotel has a synagogue where we will host davening before breakfast, usually around 6:00 AM. All schedules will be posted in the hotel lobby.

During the Ride: Every route has ride leaders and vehicles with staff, mechanics, paramedics, and a bus for those who need to take a break. There are a number of pit-stops programmed into each ride where riders can take a break and refuel.

Evenings: All routes finish by 4:00 PM. The bikes are racked and riders can unwind at the hotel with a cold beer (or a variety of beverages) and salads. Dinner is usually around 6:30 PM. Throughout the evening, staff is available to answer any questions. After dinner, we will have short briefings for those who are interested in learning about the next day’s route.

The Finish: We will celebrate the finish together with a beachside BBQ. All cyclists and bikes will be bussed back to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport and other stops following the closing ceremony. 

Days could be hot and sunny or cold and rainy. Take gear that you can ride in no matter what the weather.

  • Cycling shorts, shoes, gloves, socks
  • We are providing a 2022 cycling jersey. At check-in, you will be able to purchase jerseys from previous years for a heavily discounted price – -while supplies last. Please wear the ALYN 2022 cycling jersey on the first and last day of the ride.
  • Bicycle helmet – PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON IT
  • Knee and elbow protectors (For off-road, only if you ride with them regularly.)
  • Spare inner tube, a simple set of tools and derailleur hanger suitable for your bike. Off-Road: spare brake disc pads.
  • Sunscreen
  • Vaseline, talcum powder, or other type of chamois cream. 
  • Touring riders: Small bag with comfortable clothes and shoes for touring.
  • OVERSEAS Participants need to have their passport and insurance information on them at all times
  • ISRAELIS need their identity card and kupat cholim card
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Band-Aid and medications
  • Toilet paper, wet wipes
  • Casual Clothes for relaxing in the evenings
  • Money/Credit Card- Take into account that while the mechanics service is free, parts are extra. All meals/hotel rooms are included.
  • Ear plugs (for those noisy roommates)
  • Bathing suit
  • Laundry detergent, Rope to put up clothes line

Wheels of Love encourages the formation of riding and fundraising teams.  Team fundraising can be a useful and effective tool to maximize fundraising efforts:  Teams create a healthy sense of camaraderie among team members as well as good-natured competition with other teams.

If you decide to form a team, we will set up a team fundraising page, which will be in addition to each rider’s personal fundraising page. Riders can choose to send either page to their donors. When a donor makes a team gift, the donation is split evenly among all team members then registered to the team.

Each team member must still satisfy the individual fundraising minimum. Individual fundraising might be required if the team fundraising is not sufficient to meet the minimum, once team gifts are divided among all riders. (The only case where this does not apply is when the team is made up of immediate family members, in which case we do not require the minimum fund raising amount from each team member.) To form a team or for questions about teams, please email us.

While we highly recommend that you bring your own bike on Wheels of Love, we understand that some prefer to rent a bike for the duration of the ride. Our recommended supplier is Rent a Bike Israel. You can email them at INFO@BikeJerusalem.com. Quantities of rental bikes are limited so please get in touch with them when you register for the ride. Bike Jerusalem will bring the bikes to ALYN during the Friday check-in. All riders renting from them must be present at ALYN to receive their bikes. Please let us know that are are renting a bike by emailing us.  

  1. How much do I need to raise to participate?
  2. What happens if a rider does not meet the minimum fundraising requirements?
  3. What is included on the ride?
  4. Is ALYN’s Wheels of Love safe?
  5. Do I need spending money?
  6. What is the difference between the routes and how difficult are they?
  7. Is the food kosher? Can I pray with a minyan?

1. How much do I need to raise to participate?

The minimum fundraising requirements depend on which route you choose. For the 2022 Wheels of Love ride, the amounts are: Trail & Enduro: $4,000 Road & Touring: $5,000 Challenge: $5,500 Our hope is that your fundraising efforts will raise visibility for the hospital and introduce your donors to the amazing work that happens at ALYN. Many who will give to ALYN for the first time through your fundraising efforts will become repeat donors to the hospital. It is a long-term plan of support.

2. What happens if a rider does not meet the minimum fundraising requirements?

The goal of Wheels of Love, in addition to producing a world-class riding experience for our riders, is to raise as much money as possible for the children of ALYN Hospital. Participation in Wheels of Love involves making a binding commitment to raise the minimum amount of funds required by the Ride Organizing Committee.

All riders who have not met their obligations at check-in must give credit card details before taking part in Wheels of Love. Any rider who has not raised the required amount by December 31, 2022 will be charged the shortfall. The credit card will not be charged prior to December 31, 2022, two months after the ride, so there is plenty of time to continue additional fundraising in order make up the deficit.  We strongly encourage you to satisfy (and hopefully far exceed) your fundraising obligation prior to the ride.

3. What is included on the ride?

On each of the three nights of Wheels of Love (Monday through Wednesday night), riders stay in three or four-star hotels. Accommodations are clean, comfortable and convenient. We eat breakfast and dinner in the hotels. During the day, there are numerous rest-stops which will have a variety of food such as fresh fruit, energy bars, and snacks. Each day, there will also be an extended pit stop for lunch. At the end of the riding day, you can relax with a cold beer and some protein and carbs. All food is certified kosher. Riders can also reserve vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free food. Every rider receives a deluxe ALYN riding jersey. During the ride, we provide complete support. That means that we have mechanics, medics and a sweep bus to pick up riders who are having a hard time keeping up or just need a break. We also have escort vehicles and staff ready to help if any need arises. All routes have lead and trailing vehicles. We will transport your luggage between hotels. You can also pack a small day bag that will accompany the Road and Touring routes and which will be brought to each rest-stop. Every night the mechanics will be available at the hotel to make any repairs needed. Should you need a part (i.e. a tire or derailleurs), most things are available for purchase. Please check our packing list.

4. Is ALYN's Wheels of Love safe?

Rider safety is our top priority. We work very closely with the Israeli police and military in planning our routes. We are also in constant contact with governmental authorities in the event of a security issue. In the event of an accident, we have experienced medics accompanying each route who can provide immediate medical assistance. While we make every attempt to keep you safe, riders are also largely responsible for the safety of the ride. Please read over our Rider Safety page so that you can do your part in keeping the ride safe for all our riders.

5. Do I need spending money?

On the ride itself, you don’t need to bring substantial spending money. We provide everything you need over these four days, including hotels, meals and all logistics. You may want to bring a little extra for souvenirs, but once you step on the bus on Sunday night or Monday morning, you can leave your wallet at home.

6. What's the difference between the routes and how difficult are they?
 We have designed the routes to appeal to a wide range of cyclists. The Road routes are often hilly and include multiple climbs that can be both steep and long, but the ride moves at a comfortable pace.
 
Our largest group is the Road route and it includes cyclists of varying levels. Competitive riders who are interested in riding hard and fast will love our Challenge group. Those who want a challenge but at a less-intense pace can join the  Road Plus route. Riders who prefer a relaxed pace and don’t want to spend more than half the day in the saddle can join our Touring group which rides in the morning and spends the afternoon enjoying unique tours. Most of the Trail riding is done along rugged jeep and hiking trails that can be muddy and dusty. Don’t expect to be clean at the end of the day! Some parts of the trail are technical and require advanced riding skills. There is always the option of getting off your bike, walking through the technical part and then getting back on once the trail levels out again.
 
Stronger riders can opt to ride on the more advanced Enduro route, which has longer daily distances, more singles, and more technical sections.
 
All routes have a sweeper vehicle should you need or want to take a break from cycling at any point. Each route (other than Touring), will ride every day from approximately 8:15 AM to 4:15 PM.  While every route has pit-stops and lunch breaks, you should be able to ride for 6-7 hours each day. We encourage you to train regularly in the months leading up to the ride. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy this incredible experience.
7. Is the food kosher? Can I pray with a minyan?

Kashrut policy All food provided on the ride is kosher and has valid kashrut certification. This includes fruit, all of which is purchased from suppliers who certify that their products adhere to kashrut requirements for מצוות התלויות בארץ (mitzvot teluyot b’aretz). During the ride, kashrut certificates for items that are not prepared under the supervision of the kitchen are available from the staff upon request. This includes fruit and nuts served at rest stops. Dishes and spoons are disposable. Glatt kosher food for the five-day ride is available. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can best accommodate you. Minyanim Daily minyanim are held at the hotels and at lunch stops. The hotels have synagogues on premises.

 

All riders must check-in prior to the ride. The schedule of check-in is as follows: (*All times subject to change) At ALYN Hospital: Thursday, November 3: 16:00 until 21:00  (4:00 PM to 9:00 PM) Friday, November 4: 8:00 until 13:00 (8:00 AM to 1:00 PM) At Nir Etzion Resort Sunday, November 6: 16:00 until 21:00 (4:00 PM to 9:00 PM). At check-in, all riders receive their jerseys, tags, and other ride kit. Mechanics will be available for unpacking bikes and routine mechanical adjustments.

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November 07, 2022
$1,054,999
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