Bike4Chai was an exhilarating experience for Team Baltimore’s 16 cyclists, who raised over $130,000 with donations from nearly 1,200 donors, helping to pay for nearly half of the Baltimore area children who attend Camp Simcha/Special, the free medical camp of Chai Lifeline for children with critical illnesses.
When the riders arrived at the Poconos on Wednesday, Shaya Lerner and Gavriel Wealcatch made a siyum, lz'n Moshe Moskowitz. Moshe was a rider in Bike 4 Chai in 2016, the youngest rider to ever ride Bike 4 Chai at that time.
The Day 1 ride was a grueling 109 miles from Princeton, NJ to the Pocono Mountains in PA.The Day 2 ride was about 60 miles up to Camp Simcha in the Catskill mountains.
The Bike4Chai volunteers and staff made the experience personal, comfortable, and meaningful for us all.
Riding into camp this year was unique since Team Baltimore managed to meet with several local children and families who attend Camp Simcha. The kids decorated the team’s goofy unicorn helmet covers, making Team Baltimore recognizable to the kids and families as they rode into camp to the incredible cheers of the crowd and other cyclists, who were inspired by the personal connection Baltimore has made with its CL families.
"There is still time to donate to Bike4chai this year. Go to www.bike4chai/teams and click on Team Baltimore to donate.
Looking forward to B4C 2020... an experience not to miss... hoping for more riders to join us from Baltimore!