Adam’s Ride Ma'alot - March 4th 2019

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Adam’s Ride – 613 Acts of Kindness in memory of Adam Laurance “Veritas” Rosen

Join us for a meaningful and unforgettable 3-day ride in memory of Adam Laurance ‘Veritas’ Rosen. We’ll start at the newly inaugurated Adam Laurance “Veritas” Rosen Fire and Rescue Station in Ma’alot in the north of Israel. The Fire Station was built in Adam’s memory with the generosity of his parents, Stephen and Penny Rosen through the help of JNFUSA. The new station also honors the memories of 22 children and 9 adult Israelis massacred in Ma’alot on May 15, 1974.

Before the ride begins, and along the way, riders will hand 

out “good” cards and encourage all of the people we meet along the way to do an act of kindness in memory of Adam.

On our journey, we will also visit Tzfat, circle the Kinneret, ride through the Jordan Valley, spend a night in Jerusalem, and daven at the Kotel. We will end our ride at the Benjamin and Yetta Rosen Fire and Rescue Station in Mitzpeh Ramon in the Negev, built to honor Benjamin and Yetta Rosen by the Rosen family through the help of JNFUSA.

TRIP ITINERARY

Monday, March 04, 2019

Starting Point: JNF-USA Fire Station in memory of Adam Rosen in Maalot
Ride Start Time: 8:00am
Distance: 82 miles / 132 kilometers
Climbing: 5,044 feet / 1,537 meters
Lunch in Tiberias

Optional: Continue riding to Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Distance: 9 miles / 15 kilometers
Climbing: 1,735 feet / 529 meters

Minchah
Sunset: 5:37pm
Dinner
Hotel: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Starting Point: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Ride Start Time: 8:00am
Distance: 87 miles / 139 kilometers
Climbing: 2,704 feet / 824 meters
Lunch in Jordan Valley

Optional: Continue riding after Beit Ha’Aravah to Jerusalem
Distance: 19 miles / 39 kilometers (to Jerusalem entrance)
Climbing: 4,074 feet / 1,242 meters – Cat. 1 climb

Minchah
Sunset: 5:39pm
Dinner
Hotel: Litov Boutique Hotel

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Starting Point: Litov Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem
Option: Shacharit at Kotel
Ride Start Time: 8:00am
Distance: 78 miles / 126 kilometers
Climbing: 4,734 feet / 1,443 meters
Lunch


Options
1. Continue riding to JNF-USA Adam Rosen Fire Station, Mitzpe Ramon
Distance: 51 miles / 83 kilometers
Climbing: 3,524 feet / 1,074 meters


2. Drive to the JNF-USA Fire Station in memory of Adam Rosen in Mitzpe Ramon.

Celebration at Rosen Fire Station.

Sunset: 5:40pm
Dinner in Mitzpe Ramon

Options
1. Return Drive to Jerusalem – End of tour, or
2. Nighttime tour at Dark Sky Park tour at Ramon Crater.

Dates
Meeting point: Monday March 04 8:00 AM – Ma’alot Adam Rosen Fire Station
Riding days: Monday March 04 – Wednesday March 06
End point: Wednesday March 06 9:00 PM – Jerusalem’s First Station

Accommodations
Monday March 04 – Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Tuesday March 05 – Litov Boutique Hotel Jerusalem

Price – based on double occupancy: 6,550₪

For single occupancy, add ₪500. Subject to availability.

Non-rider options

This cycling tour is point-to-point and not designed for non-rider participation. However, we are happy to accommodate non-riders on an exciting tour of their own, that will meet up with the cyclist tour each evening.

The price will depend on the number of non-rider participants. If you are interested in this option, please email us.

What’s included

Food
March 04 – 06.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Nutrition and drinks on the ride.

Support

  • Services of our support crew and SAG vehicle.
  • Drive back to Jerusalem with bicycles and luggage on Wednesday evening March 06 after the ride.
  • 1 Kosher Cycle Tours bike jersey
  • Kosher Cycle Tours Adam’s Ride .gpx files for bike computer

Accommodations – based on double occupancy
Monday March 04 – Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Tuesday March 05 – Little House in Rechavia, Jerusalem

What’s not included

  • Transportation to the start of the tour
  • Travel, medical and personal insurance of any sort
  • Rental bikes
  • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar or extra drinks, gratuities
  • Nighttime tour at Dark Sky Park tour and entrance price

Optional Extras:

Transportation

From Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem: The cheapest and quickest way to get from Ben Gurion airport to Jerusalem is via the new high speed train. The train arrives at the new Yitzchak Navon Train Station near the city entrance (near the Central Bus Station and Binyanei Ha’Uma). Price: ₪17. Click here for details. Note the high speed train does not operate on Fridays. If you want Kosher Cycle Tours to arrange a taxi for you, let us know. It should cost ₪250-400, depending on whether you’re traveling with a bicycle.

From Ben Gurion Airport to Ma’alot: If you want to travel via mass transit, you can take the IsraRail train to Nahariya and then transfer to the bus to Ma’alot. Expect the trip to take about three and a quarter hours and cost about ₪70. A taxi ride should take about two and a half hours. The official published price by the Taxi Authority is a whopping ₪756. Let us know if you’d like a taxi and we’ll see if we can get you one for a better price.

From Jerusalem to Ma’alot: Kosher Cycle Tours will organize a vehicle to travel to Ma’alot on Sunday March 03. Cost is ₪400 per person. Let us know if you’d like to join us for the ride up north. Note that the official published price by the Taxi Authority for a private taxi is ₪922.

Hotels
If you want Kosher Cycle Tours to arrange sleeping accommodations for dates prior to or after the tour, please let us know. We’d be happy to help you find what you’re looking for.

Bicycle Rentals
If you want Kosher Cycle Tours to arrange a bicycle rental for you, please let us know. There is a range of options available.

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