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Bike Lake Michigan 2023

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Bike Lake Michigan 2023
Chi-MKE July 28-30, 2023 
$ raised of $ goal

The Ride of Your Life

Join Team Friendship for a one-of-a-kind cycling adventure on Lake Michigan. You’ll pedal from Chicago to Wisconsin along Lake Michigan to support a cause that creates friendship and inclusion for people with disabilities on July 28-30.

“I’ve done lots of organized rides, but this has been by far the best experience. I’ve done rides with thousands of people, but without a mission attached, it was just a great day on the road. The focus is just on your individual time and the finish line. With Bike4Friendship, it was about making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. The VIP experience, camaraderie, and the cause make it an unmatched experience.”

Levi - Milwaukee, WI

Join Bike Lake Michigan

3-day all-inclusive weekend experience

  • Stay at a luxury hotel with Lake Michigan views.
  • Enjoy an uplifting Shabbat program that gets you up close with the mission of Friendship Circle.
  • Catered gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinners throughout the weekend.

Beautiful Ride

  • Ride Along the shores of Lake Michigan
  • A fully-supported and safe ride.
  • Choose between a 67 or 95 mile route.
  • Flat (relatively) route
  • Beautiful weather (even in the summer!)

Expert Training

All cyclists will get connected to the Team Friendship Coach who has trained thousands of TF participants to cross the finish line. You will also receive weekly training tips + videos emailed to you.

“I had an amazing experience and was looking forward to this for a very long time. I would suggest this ride to anyone I know.”

Berel Nachlas - Oak Park, MI

“It was a spectacular experience shrew with extraordinary people. Truly an inspiration!”

Martha Schlenger - S. Fe, New Mexico

“The ride along the lake for 70+ miles was well worth it!”

Tannie Schnell, Chicago, IL
raised of $200,000 goal

Fundraising Details

Fundraise a minimum of $3900 and unlock an all-expenses paid weekend experience & ride.

Pay $2200 to cover the cost of the weekend experience & ride and fundraise in addition as you wish!

Locals can fundraise $1900 to access the one-day ride. Excludes the weekend experience.

What's the general schedule like?

Friday Afternoon: Registration Check-in, receive your jersey, find your hotel room, enjoy a delicious lunch, and meet fellow cyclists.

Shabbat: Enjoy an inspiring Shabbat experience. Bond with teammates, meet Friendship Leaders from around the world, join traditional Shabbat meals and services, and relax before the big day.

Sunday morning: The Ride! Start your morning with some pre-ride fuel and last-minute stretching before heading to the starting line with the team.

A full schedule with exact times will be available closer to the event time.

Is there transportation from the finish line?


Your journey will begin in North Chicago, IL at 7 AM! We will then be off on our 67 or 95 mile adventure from North Chicago, IL to Fox Point, WI. We will take breaks every 15-20 miles for cyclists to replenish snacks and drinks and make basic bike adjustments. We will be refueling for a lunch break about halfway through the ride. Once we arrive at Friendship Circle of Wisconsin in the afternoon, we will enjoy a delicious dinner.

Is there transportation from the finish line?

Transportation from Milwaukee back to Chicago will be provided.

How do you handle safety?

There will be multiple vehicles following the bike route including a SAG (Support and Gear) vehicle and Wilderness First Aid (WFA) responders.

Cyclists will have the guide numbers and can be picked up if they need a break, need to be advanced up the route due to time constrictions, or have a bike issue.

Cyclists will be spread out over time due to varying riding speeds.

The routes will be well-marked and easy to follow. All cyclists will have access to the route on their phones with the Ride With GPS cycling route app.

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