Bikur Cholim of Baltimore
Anticipation hung in the air like a tangible force as 180+ enthusiastic cyclists embarked on a journey along Maryland’s breathtaking scenic routes, taking on the challenges of 50, 25, and 10-mile rides. The 10th Annual Biker Cholim Men’s Biker Cholim Bikeathon raised an astounding $255,000+, with donations still streaming in.
Marking a decade of unwavering success, the Bikur Cholim of Baltimore/LifeBridge Health Men’s Biker Cholim event surpassed all expectations. The event witnessed a surge in participants, more exhilarating challenges, and a remarkable increase in funds raised. Steering this event were the leadership and dedication of Mordechai Gottlieb, along with his committee comprised of Yaakov Berkowitz, Tzvi Feigenbaum, Akiva Goldberg, Rochelle Goldberg, Shuey Goldstein, Zalmi Lavi, Liz Rothstein, and Noam Shiman.
A resplendent moment arrived a mile and a half before the finish line, as cyclists gathered at the inviting Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire station. Here, an extravagant Yaffa-catered sandwich bar awaited, enveloping the area with camaraderie and jubilant laughter. The atmosphere exuded a triumphant sense of achievement as the cyclists, united as one, pedaled to the finish line at Ateres Elka, flanked by a flashing firetruck, adding a touch of style and amusement. Awaiting them were families and friends, brandishing homemade signs and showering them with resounding applause.
The highlight of this fun-packed day was reached with a concert featuring the incomparable Yoni Z at the Fine Arts Murphy Center. Yoni rocked the sold-out house of 1, 200 with kids-young and old-dancing in their seats and in front of the stage.
Beyond the fundraising achievement, it was the spirit of unity, or “achdus,” that resonated profoundly. Members from diverse corners of the community joined forces, cycling and laughing together for an altruistic cause. The raised funds for Bikur Cholim of Baltimore will serve as a lifeline for the health needs of the cholim and their families within the community.
Visit BaltimoreBikurCholim.org to explore volunteer opportunities and be part of our “Mission of Kindness.” As another chapter concludes in the legacy of Biker Cholim, heartfelt gratitude extends to our corporate sponsors, dedicated cyclists, and tireless volunteers, all of whom continue to raise the standards. Stay tuned and gear up for Biker Cholim 2024, as the journey of compassion and unity continues.