#RideToBringThemHomeNow is set for Sunday, January 14, at 9 a.m. The route covers 35 miles and will pass by 39 synagogues in Tenafly, Englewood, Fort Lee, Leonia, and Teaneck. It’s part of the global #RideToBringThemHomeNow initiative in support of the hostages still in captivity. The Israeli professional cycling team Israel-Premier Tech, the Hostage and Missing Families Forum, and the Israeli Cycling Federation sponsor the solidarity ride to mark the 100th day since the October 7 attacks and the kidnapping of hundreds of people to Gaza. Tens of thousands of cyclists are expected to take part in the ride and in special cycling events held simultaneously at the Velodrome in Tel Aviv and several major capitals around the world.
The ride was introduced by Chris Froome, the four-time winner of the Tour de France, who is on Israel-Premier Tech.
Participants are asked to tie a yellow ribbon around their bike’s handlebars. The ride begins promptly at 9 a.m., in the parking lot at Cafe Angelique in Tenafly; it will end at Lubavitch on the Palisades. For information, email KennyHorowitz@yahoo.com.