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Bike 4 Friendship Across America 2024

The Ride of Your Life

Join Team Friendship for a one-of-a-kind cycling adventure across America from California to New York. You’ll pedal to support a cause that creates friendship and inclusion for people with disabilities from July 11 to August 25, 2024, with fundraising requirements of $7,000.

“I am forever grateful to you for allowing me to participate. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. And at age 70 (B''H) I have had a lot of life.”

Martin Gordon, Jerusalem, IL

“Bike 4 Friendship coast to coast changed my life. It taught me that anything was possible. Everyone from the staff, to the organizers, the other riders, and the people I met along the way were amazing. It was 6 weeks I will never forget. Even 10 years later, it's something that I think about often.”

Noam Katz. West Hempstead, NY

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The Route

  • Week 1 | San Diego, CA > Phoenix, AZ
    Your journey starts with the tire dipping ceremony at La Jolla beach, through the Cuyamaca mountains, and into the Arizona desert. This part of the ride is slightly easier with regard to mileage and elevation, however, the heat can make it extremely difficult. Expect some night riding! 
  • Week 2 | Phoenix, AZ > Albuquerque, NM​
    You will then get out of the desert and into the bottom of the rockies. The climbing is difficult, but the views are breathtaking. New Mexico is truly an enchanted place. The people you will meet, and the cities that you will see, will give you a taste of what the United States of America is all about. 
  • Week 3 | Albuquerque, NM > Oklahoma City, OK​Don’t mess, because Texas is next, and from there you will be heading into the great plains, the heartland of America, with its charming little towns. Crossing into Oklahoma will give you a feel for how the pioneers established roots out west. 
  • Week 4 | Oklahoma City, OK > St. Louis, MO​​
    Into Missouri it is, be prepared for the Show Me State, to amaze you with beautiful country roads and luscious forests. As you make your way across the state, you will be following the trail of Lewis & Clark through the Gateway to the West. 
  • Week 5 | St. Louis, MO > Columbus, OH​
    You will cross the great Mississippi into Illinois and along the sprawling cornfields of  Indiana. As you near the East Coast, cities become more numerous, and you will be meeting many new people. Talking with mayors, local press interviews, and spreading the message of Friendship Circle will become even more frequent.
  • Week 6 | Columbus, OH > Atlantic City, NJ​​
    Are you ready to climb? Those steep climbs of Pennsylvania may be challenging, but the reward of rolling down those mountains is well worth it! You’re nearing New Jersey where your friends and families will be waiting to greet you with loud cheers, big hugs, and huge buckets of Gatorade to celebrate your amazing accomplishment. You rock!

Why We Ride

By biking across America, we spread the message of acceptance and understanding for those who may seem different. By lending a hand to children with special needs and their families, we teach our families and our children to stand up for those in need, ultimately building stronger communities across the country. Funds raised through Bike 4 Friendship benefit Friendship Circle International, an organization that provides social support for special children nationwide.

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