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Bike Lake Michigan

July 28-30, 2023


Friends Bike Together

Train Together. Raise Together.
Triumph Together. Change the World Together.

On July 28-30, join Team Friendship for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Pedal for an amazing cause that empowers a dynamic community of love, support, and belonging for children and individuals with special needs. Feel the excitement and thrill while riding alongside tens of fellow Team Friendship cyclists! You will conquer mile after mile of famous Lake Michigan views. Friends, family, and the entire community will gather at the finish line to celebrate your accomplishment with you.

Together, we will raise critical awareness and resources to further our mission of nurturing a more inclusive community.

Save the Date

July 28-30, 2023

Fundraising Minimum


Enjoy the full 3-day weekend experience of the fundraising event!


Pay that amount to cover your costs + fundraise as much as you can for Friendship Circle!


Local Experience (for local cyclists not joining for the weekend experience)

See the fundraising requirements section for more details


Friday Afternoon

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


Enjoy an inspiring Shabbat experience. Bond with teammates, join traditional Shabbat meals, 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.

All current information is subject to change. A full schedule with exact times will be available closer to the event time.

Ride Info

Start Line

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - North Shore Conference Center

9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077


Friday Night, July 28th & Saturday Night, July 29th

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - North Shore Conference Center 9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077

Route Details

Ride from Skokie, IL to Fox Point, WI

Your journey will begin in Skokie, IL at 7 AM! We will then be off on our 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.

Miles: 95 (67-mile route available) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Finish Line

Friendship Circle of Wisconsin
8649 N Port Washington Rd
Fox Point, WI 53217



Transportation from Milwaukee back to Chicago will be provided. For cyclists coming from out of town, you can either ship your bike or rent a bike locally.

Bike Rentals:
3rd Coast Cycles

  • Online Booking:
  • Contact: 7736825477 Text/Whatsapp/Call (Text Preferred)
  • When booking your 1-day rental, select July 29th as your reservation date and the latest time available for pickup. Put “Team Friendship” in the online rental form comments or mention it when booking on the phone so it will be included in our group’s pick-up and drop-off. Payment must be submitted upon booking. As the bike rentals are on a first come first serve basis, it is recommended to reserve your bike when you register. Team Friendship will pick up and return the bike rentals.
Bike Shipping:
3rd Coast Cycles

  • Contact: 7736825477 Text/Whatsapp/Call (Text Preferred)
  • We recommend that you ship your bike rental to 3rd Coast Cycles and our staff will pick up and return your bike to the shop for shipping. Boxed/shipped and assembly is approximately $225, please reach out to 3rd Coast Cycles directly for cost details as it will vary based on your bike’s specifications.

Support & More

Upon arrival, we will have a check-in booth where cyclists will receive their Bike Lake Michigan jersey and will be able to check in their gear. Cyclists will leave all luggage and extra gear in the luggage trailer. Cyclists can leave any extra belongings including clothing, sunscreen, own snacks, and essential items with the SAG (Support and Gear) vehicle and have access to the vehicle along the route and at lunch.

Bicycle mechanics will be present at both the starting line, to help with any last-minute details, and along the route. They will be equipped to provide help with flats and any small repairs that are needed. If a cyclist has something broken on their bike other than a small repair, we can sometimes find it at a local bike shop on the route.

Please note: Cyclists are responsible for any additional costs to their bikes along the route.


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.


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.


For cyclists joining for the weekend, gourmet catered meals throughout the weekend will be provided. All meals will be strictly kosher and designed to provide cyclists with sufficient energy for the ride. A full breakfast will be served before the ride in the morning. Lunch will be nutritionally designed to keep you going throughout the ride. A hot dinner will be served after the ride.

Fundraising Details

The minimum fundraising requirements are (3 options):

The Fundraising Minimums Include:

Full Experience- $3,900

  • Two-night stay in a luxury hotel {shared room}.
  • An uplifting Shabbos imbued with the mission of Friendship.
  • Catered gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinners throughout the weekend.
  • A well-supported and safe ride.
  • A Team Friendship bike jersey.
  • A one-on-one connection with our expert coaches.
  • Your very own personalized fundraising page.
  • Exclusive fundraising resources that WORK.

Local Experience- $1,950

  • One night stay in a luxury hotel {shared room}.
  • Catered gourmet meals.
  • A well-supported and safe ride.
  • A Team Friendship bike jersey.
  • A one-on-one connection with our expert coaches.
  • Your very own personalized fundraising page.
  • Exclusive fundraising resources that WORK.

The fundraising minimums cover all expenses during the trip. Cyclists are responsible for their transportation to and from Chicago, as well as shipping or renting their own bikes and bike gear.

Fundraising Resources:

  • Receive a personal fundraising page
  • Weekly Fundraising emails
  • You CAN do it: over 2500 Team Friendship participants have reached their fundraising goal
  • Small donations add up
  • Receive lots of tried and true tips and tricks

More questions? Email