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Bike 4 Chai Opens 2012 Registration Today With Goal Of Raising $1,000,000

Today, just five months after 150 cyclists biked 150 miles for Chai Lifeline’s 3rd annual Bike 4 Chai fundraiser, registration has opened for the 2012 Bike 4 Chai tour, with the goal of raising $1,000,000.

“Bike 4 Chai has gone from one lone rider and has turned into an incredible fundraiser for Chai Lifeline and has put smiles on hundreds of kids’ faces”, says MSW, NJ Regional Director Rabbi Sruly Fried. “Bike 4 Chai 2012 promises to be bigger and stronger than ever, with our goal of raising the extraordinary amount $1,000,000 dollars”, Fried says.

In 2009, one biker – Dovid Egert – who enjoyed long bike rides made the trip to the camp in attempt to raise money for the camp, and raised $10,000 for the cause. But then, it went viral.

In 2010, Bike 4 Chai raised $200,000, with 40 riders.

Last year, with 150 riders, the non-profit organization raised a whopping $550,000.

This year, the organization is aiming for $1,000,000.

Chai Lifeline tells TLS that the first 100 riders in this year’s fundraiser – which will be capped at 200 riders – will receive a special free pair of Cycling Socks. Other incentives for the riders raising the most, will be announced in the coming months.

Bike 4 Chai offers several different options for the bike-ride. Riders can choose from a 50, 75 or 100 mile ride the first day, relax in a beautiful resort overnight, and then ride the remaining 50 miles into camp.

The 150 mile and 2 day trip will kick off from the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 AM, and conclude on August 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM.

Click here to be redirected to Bike 4 Chai’s registration page.

See exclusive video below, and photos here, of the 2011 departure from Asbury Park. TLS.

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There are 4 Comments to "Bike 4 Chai Opens 2012 Registration Today With Goal Of Raising $1,000,000"

  • Yasher Koach says:

    Thank You, Dovid Egert….. Your DREAM has become a reality!! Your original bike ride led the way to this tremendous Kiddush Hashem …..Ashrecha!!

  • smart2 says:

    Dovid egert you are one incredible guy what you started with a little ride up to the mountains has blown into this huge success
    The zechus should stand for you and your family to bring good and happiness to them all

  • smart2 says:

    Ow I hope to be able to attend this year (I just have to get in shape for the ride)

  • somewhere someone somehow says:

    G-D bless all the wonderful hearts out there.
    Thank you Dovid Egert for starting this wonderful tradition

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