x3Do you enjoy biking, that feeling of freedom, hair blowing in the breeze or pedaling for miles. Well now there is an option to get your whole family involved and support a good cause while you’re at it.

On Sunday, October 27, the Five Towns community will come together to support individuals with special needs at the 2nd Annual Bike4Friends. Hosted by The Jean Fischman Chabad Center of the Five Towns’ Friendship Circle, Bike4Friends is a seven mile family bike ride to raise community awareness and crucial funds for individuals with special needs.

Participating in Bike4Friends is easy and fun! Oh, and free! Registration can easily be completed at www.Bike4Friends.com. Registrants before October 20 will receive a free T-shirt! All registrants can also set up a fundraising page and invite their friends to join them in this mitzvah.

Registration and T-shirt pick up begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Chabad of the Five Towns, 74 Maple Ave. Cedarhurst. The opening ceremony will begin at 12:00 p.m. followed by the 12:15 bike ride (or 1 mile family walk). Everyone arrives back at 1:00 for food, fun, and entertainment. At the finish line, all are welcome to partake in a barbecue and carnival for a cover charge of $18 per person or $50 per family (bikers/walkers partake for free). The programs will be running on time in order to accommodate the Tehillim asifah.

There will be ride leaders directing people along the right route, as well as a support vehicle in case any bike maintenance is needed. Safety needs range from adequate hydration, adequate calories, helmets, visibility in all weather conditions, distance between bikes, and announcing all road obstacles in group rides.

Chabad thanks its generous corporate sponsors Lantern Investment Inc., South Shore Bicycle and Fitness, Individualized Community Cares, The Home Depot, and Gourmet Glatt.

The esteemed committee, which has been helping out at each mile is composed of Israel Garber, Adam and Sarit Kramer, Shlomie and Rivky Hartstein, Zahavit Mandelbaum, Holly Zinn, Mimi Srulovitch, Tamara Simon, Esther Lejbovitz, Mala Goldberg, Elisheva Baum, Devorah Wachsler, Rifky Robinson, and Julie Feinberg.

The young leadership committee is also leading the way: Eric Wietschner, Benji Nierenberg, Natan Bauer, Zachary Beer, Chavi Charlap, and Aviva Susman.

So bring the whole crew for an incredible day of fun that will surely make a difference! All proceeds of the event go directly to support the Friendship Circle of the Five Towns.

For questions contact Batsheva Borenstein at 516-295-2478, ext. 13, Batsheva@chabad5towns.com, or www.bike4friends.com. v


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