2020 was a psychological roller coaster with Covid and civil unrest, but luckily, cycling was one of the few activities that were safe to do. Two friends, Daniel Morteh and Jeff Feinberg decided to celebrate their birthdays by riding their bikes to Philadelphia to get cheesesteaks.
On the day of the ride, the two were surprised to see 12 friends, many of whom had never ridden that far, come together to make the journey. The experience was so exhilarating that they agreed to do it the following year.
"Do something once, and it's an adventure. Do it twice, and it becomes a tradition". The rest, as they say, is history. Daniel and Jeff understand the power of cycling, so they decide to turn their ride into one with a purpose. This year the ride will be a fundraiser for Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center in Jersey City, NJ. If this ride can help one child, we are one step closer to proving that bikes will save the world.
Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center Is designed to support adolescents and their families during domestic conflict. They provide counseling, positive opportunities for youth development, and peer support for adolescents and their families without stigma and without assigning blame in an effort to keep youth at home when possible and safe. Their future project will provide short-term residential alternatives to incarceration or homelessness when necessary.
To raise $5000 for Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center
Saturday, June 10th,100 miles from Jersey City, NJ to Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 11th, 40 miles from Philadelphia to Princeton, NJ.