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When you're a part of Bike4Chai, you're a part of a dedicated team making a difference in the lives of children with serious illnesses. Your support helps Chai Lifeline, a leading international children's health support network, provide unparalleled assistance and  year-round services  to thousands of families confronting illness, crisis and loss.

Bike4Chai is a premier cycling event for cyclists of varying skill levels. The event will kick off on Wednesday morning, August 21, 2024 with a 50-mile endurance ride and an opening ceremony in the evening.  The ride begins in the early morning of August 22, 2024 with multiple route options that will challenge even the most advanced riders. The continual support leading up to and through the event, combined with the pure joy that greets the riders as they cross The World's Greatest Finish Line at Camp Simcha (Chai Lifeline’s overnight summer program for children and teens with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses), encourages riders of every skill level throughout the ride.

Riders partake of wholesome, delicious catered meals throughout the event. The carefully curated menu keeps every rider satisfied and energized at every stage of the ride.

Yoel Margolese, Founding Director of Bike4Chai
Yoel Margolese, a veteran of the non-profit world, helped establish Bike4Chai in 2009, and served as its inaugural director for 13 years. During his tenure, Bike4Chai grew to become the largest per capita experiential fundraiser in the world, raising over $70 million for Chai Lifeline. Aside from his expertise in logistics coordination, Yoel is renowned for his ability to cultivate relationships. He is beloved by the entire Bike4Chai family, having developed close connections with countless cyclists from diverse communities over the years.

In 2009, a solitary rider named Dovid Egert, a devoted Chai Lifeline volunteer, raised $10,000 in donations sponsoring a 135-mile bike ride from his home in Lakewood, NJ to Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, NY. His revolutionary ride provided the children of Camp Simcha with the summer of a lifetime; it also sparked an enormous innovation in fundraising.
The next year, Yoel Margolese, along with lay leaders Alan Shamah, Abie Maleh, Elliot Zaks and Paul Gilbert were joined by 38 inspired riders and established Bike4Chai. 
This summer, hundreds of riders will participate in the 15th Bike4Chai ride, spanning two states over the course of two days. They will experience a cohesive, motivational ride through 100 miles of breathtaking scenery and incredible unity, triumphantly crossing a finish line like no other.