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You’ll want to sit down for this! Ride For The Living 2022 registration is now open.
This round-trip ride from Ferndale to the Detroit Riverfront is for riders of all ages and skill levels. Everyone from Slow Rollers (avg 11-12 mph), Cruisers (avg 13-15 mph) and Chasers (avg 16-18 mph). ebike rental is available, too.
Why ride for the living?
The Krakow JCC’s Annual Ride For The Living is a 34.5-mile bike ride from Auschwitz to the JCC Krakow that commemorates Jewish history and celebrates the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today. Our satellite ride (approximately 30 miles) is our own way to commemorate and celebrate the living. Plus, proceeds from our ride will benefit the Krakow JCC.
Ferndale's Gerry Kulick Community Center and finish (at our own pace) at Ferndale Project for food and drinks. With the first drink on us!
New for 2022. Rent an ebike!
We’ve worked out a special deal with American Cycle & Fitness for ebike rental. They’ll deliver and pick up for you at the start/finish so all you have to do is be pedal ready (an ebike is still a pedal bike but with electric motor assistance to go farther with less people power). You can secure your rental here.
Let’s go for a ride to honor our Jewish heritage. Registration fee includes fanny pack and one drink voucher.
Mark Cahn, Mark Kowalsky, Ron Sollish, Eva Solomon, Lowell Weiss
Ride For The Living Chairs
Thank you to our event partner, the Zekelman Holocaust Center.
About the Zekelman Holocaust Center
Visit The Zekelman Holocaust Center to learn about the Holocaust and be inspired to create a better future. Each week, we offer docent-led public tours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 1 pm and a Holocaust Survivor Speaker on Sunday at noon. Explore exhibits that include a WWII-era boxcar used by the Nazis to transport Jewish people to concentrations camps, and the Viola and Garry Kappy Anne Frank Tree Exhibit and Garden, featuring a chestnut tree grown from a sapling taken from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Learn about the importance of standing up to prejudice, discrimination and hate from the examples of those who risked their lives to save others during the Holocaust.