Detroit Ride for the Living
Sunday, June 25th, 2017 | 8:30 AM
The Krakow JCC’s Annual Ride for the Living is a 55 mile bike ride from Auschwitz to JCC Krakow that commemorates Jewish history and celebrates the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today. This year, NEXTGen Detroit and Israel & the Overseas Department are pedaling in solidarity and organizing a satellite ride right here in Metro Detroit.
We’ll be riding 55 kilometer (34 miles) from the Huntington Woods Recreation Center to the Detroit River and back with stops along the way.
Registration is 8:30 am | Ride will start promptly at 9:00 am.
This is an unsupported ride. You must have your own bike and helmet. Bikes should be prepared for a 55k ride. If you are not an active rider, we strongly encourage you to train before the event as 55k is strenuous and will take 3-4 hours with breaks. We will have one extended break in Detroit so riders will have an opportunity to get food.
More About Ride for the Living:
Ride for The Living was inspired by JCC Krakow member Robert Desmond who rode his bicycle 1,350 miles from London to Auschwitz visiting WWII sites of liberation along his journey. After joining the JCC and becoming an active member, he realized his ride should not have ended in a place of loss, but rather at a place of hope, JCC Krakow, joined by the Jewish community and friends from around the world.
Cost: $36 donation per rider will support the JCC Krakow.
Where: Meet at the Huntington Woods Recreation Center, we will ride to Detroit and back.
Mark Kowalsky, Ron Sollish
Jordan Weiss, Lowell Weiss