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, Dovid was joined by Elliot Zaks and 38 inspired riders, and Bike4Chai was established.
This summer, hundreds of riders will participate in the 11th Bike4Chai ride, spanning three states over the course of two days. They will experience a cohesive, motivational ride through 180 miles of breathtaking scenery and incredible unity, triumphantly crossing a finish line like no other.