I just signed up to spend five days riding 50-65 miles per day through the Galil and mountainous Golan Heights of Israel.Â Why?
The ride combines three of my loves:Â Jewish special needs camping, Israel and bike riding. Â
I have spent more than 1/3 of my life working with our Tikvah Program; I have loved Israel since childhood, and I have become a big bike rider in recent years.
100% of the net proceeds raised for the Ramah Galil Ride 2011 will be used to: Â 1) provide scholarship support for families with children with special needs who have financial need, to enable them to attend Ramah programs; 2) develop a national training initiative for staff of special needs campers. Â While you may be most familiar with our Tikvah Program, nearly every Ramah camp offers a program for campers with special needs. Â In fact, Nearly 2,000 campers with special needs have participated in these Ramah programs over the past 40 years, andÂ Ramah's special needs programsÂ now serve about 250 campers each summer.