Please consider taking part in the Cycle the Galilee Fundraiser from Oct 22-28, 2017!
This year’s route will begin in Jordan, at the ancient site of Petra, continue up the Jordan Valley via the well-known Biblical sites of Capernaum, the Seal of Galilee & more.
To get a feel for the ride, here’s an overview of the event from 2016:
Mount Carmel was the meeting point on the morning of Sunday November 6th for our 2016 Cycle the Galilee participants.
After visiting this well-known Biblical site and a day touring Acre the cyclists headed to Kibbutz Gesher Ha Ziv where they were all fitted out with their bikes and some even went for a quick spin to get themselves familiarized with their bike for the week.
The evening routine of dinner, briefing and a short worship service was soon established. The following five days saw the cyclists loop the Western Galilee before following the border road and visiting Bar’am before heading down the Naftali mountains into the Jordan Valley.
The journey through the Jordan Valley had to be halted due to military exercises taking place but the familiar sights to many of Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee were visited once again.
On Thursday the cyclists headed south beyond the Sea of Galilee following the Jordan River to Beit Shan where the Jordan valley meets the Jezreel valley.
The final day saw the cyclists end the Bike Ride with a long climb up into Nazareth before descending into the Hospital campus where they were welcomed by the Hospital staff and management.
A short thanksgiving service was held in the Hospital Chapel before the cyclists took a short tour of the Pediatric Ward and learned about the proposed plans for what the new ward will look –allowing the Bike Riders to visualize the impact their fundraising will make.
$50,000 was given by generous donors.