J'lem bike ride raises money for disabled kids
Hospital fund-raising ride in Jerusalem gets bicyclists in gear for November marathon.
Wheels of Love warm up race Photo: Courtesy Alyn
Over 1,000 riders took part in Alyn Hospital’s bike riding campaign in Jerusalem
on Wednesday to raise money for the physically disabled children and teens
treated at the Jerusalem rehabilitation center.
It was a warm up before
November’s 13th annual Alyn Wheels of Love fundraising event to be held for a
few days starting in Arad on November 11, with participation from 700 riders
from Israel and nine other countries around the world.
Nir Barkat attended the opening ceremony in the Jerusalem Park’s Arazim Forest
along with Jerusalem Development Authority head Moshe Leon, Jewish National
Fund-KKL chairman Effi Stenzler, Jerusalem Development Authority director Moti
Hazan, Nature and Parks Authority director Shaul Goldstein and other
Among the participants were eight blind people who rode on
tandem bike with sighted partners.
At 9:30 a.m., participants and their
families attended the large happening. The cost of registration, NIS 30 apiece,
will go to help the young patients, who suffer from congenital diseases or who
have been disabled by accidents or terror attacks.
A similar warm-up
event will be held in Tel Aviv on Friday, as bikers ride around the city.