Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC), through their community based Smart Cycle Series, will host a potluck dinner and program featuring local cyclists on their journey riding in Israel. The event will take place Thursday, January 26, at the Edina Community Center, Room 165, 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, Minn. Bring a dish to share at 6 p.m. while visiting with many HBC club members. At 7 p.m. Susi Saxl and Robert Kramer from the Twin Cities will share their experience riding in the Arava Institute’s " 2010 Hazon Israel Ride" from Jerusalem to Eilat. An athletic journey that fused a valuable lesson in environmental awareness and regional cooperation for the two.
The Israel Ride offers participants an opportunity to engage with nature as they learn about the historical and geographical significance of the regions in southern Israel. Susi and Robert were the only participants on a tandem bike.
This Ride is a joint project of The Arava Institute and the Hazon organization. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is an accredited school for undergraduate and graduate students and it is located in Israel in the Arava Valley (see more at: http://www.arava.org).
Hazon is a nonprofit organization based in New York City that seeks to encourage environmentalism and goodwill in the Jewish community through outdoor activities and environmental education. In Hebrew, hazon means “vision.”
This summer, Hazon is sponsoring a 10 week bike ride, from Seattle, Wash. to Washington D.C. The "Cross the USA Ride" will pass through the Minnesota and stop in the Twin Cities, on July 12, 2012. There are several opportunities for you to join them for a segments of their journey. See more details at: http://www.hazon.org
If you have and questions regarding the Hiawatha Bicycling Club and their community based Smart Cycling Programs, please contact Robin Katz, Smart Cycling Team Leader at: Rous56@aol.com or see more about the club at: www.hiawathabike.org.
Article Published: 01-15-2012