Jewish-Muslim Bike Ride

Time: July 8, 2012 from 10am to 1pm
Location: Downtown Islamic Center
Street: 231 S. State Street
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 773-965-3396
Event Type: social
Organized By: JMCBI
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2013

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Thank you so much for making the ride a success.  We had so many participants we ran out of food!  With donations from Anshe Emet and Moishe House and your contributions we now have money for food, printing, etc. for our a future ride.

- Map/flyer of the last Sunday's ride is here
- We had some great write ups before and after our ride. Kathy Schubert said she saw us on Channel 7 news, and both OnIslam and the Chicago Tribune covered us! 
- If you would like to help with the next ride (there are numerous ways to help out), you can join this planning group


We are almost there! Only 3 days until we ride.    At 10 am we will have snacks, coffee and a short tour at DIC.  At 10:30 we are off! Anshe Emet and Moishe House are covering part of the cost for lunch at the clocktower in Lakeview around 12.   We are asking $5 to cover the rest so everyone can eat.  Any extra money will go towards planning and food for future rides.  It will all be vegetarian.  See you at 10 am at DIC!


We will meet at the Downtown Islamic Center at 10:00 am,  ride by 3 synagogues and the American Islamic College in Lakeview East.  We will end our ride with a picnic and conversation in a nearby park.


The Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative, (JMCBI) is partnering with The Chainlink to bring you a special interfaith experience. Join Jewish and Muslim friends for a tour by bicycle of some of Chicago's mosques and synagogues.


Everyone is invited! 

On Sunday, July 8, Jews, Muslims, and all interested others will saddle-up for a leisurely group bike ride around Chicago.  Along the route, riders will stop together at significant community landmarks like synagogues and mosques. connects people in Chicagoland through bicycling.

JMCBI, an initiative of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA), upholds the aim of bringing Jews and Muslims together to make a better, shared life in the Chicago area.


If you are interested in joining the planning team to create this ride, message Julie

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Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on April 22, 2013 at 4:35am

FYI -  Next Ride: June 30th, 2013  (Link)

Planning Meeting: April 23rd, Julius Meinl in Lincoln Square  (Link)

Comment by bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) on September 10, 2012 at 7:52am

This is the day the Lord hath made... Let us rejoice in it!

Make a joyful noise!...

Or not!... Whuzzat?... Ride #2 Postponed?!? Shayna punim! It's a shonda!!

Let us be the change we want to see in the world.. and all that other hippie tofu.

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on July 13, 2012 at 5:23am
- Thank you again to everyone who helped with various tasks and spread the word (apologize in advance if I forgot anyone):
Shafaq - food, muslim outreach
Kathy Schubert - route, numerous pre-rides and bike guard at start
David Barish - pre-ride, and rules of the road for EBC
Daniel Kaplan - Moishe House rep 
Dan Dorfman - coffee
Jay Heiferman/AAA Rental - Corker and tents and picnic tables 
Seth Fisher - Temple Sholom info, Treasures of Uptown
Marisa Dolin - planning team, Anshe Emet
Ryan Murphy - flyer, press releases and bike guard at start
Simi - registration and food drop off and Shafaq's awesome sister and catalyst for this ride
Sarah and the crew at the downtown Islamic Center
Katie Vogel, Nate and Tzippy - Awesome sweepers
Rabbi Friedman - Anshe Emet
Ari Aberman - Tent/table drop off
JMCBI (Jewish Muslim Community Building Initative - August 3rd Iftar in the Synagogue at 3 locations!
JCUA (Jewish Council on Urban Affairs)
Arava Institute - inspiration for this ride
Comment by David Barish on July 9, 2012 at 4:53pm

I posted a few photos of Sunday's delightful event.

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on July 8, 2012 at 5:25pm

Thank you everyone for making today such a success.  The Tribune article is up -

Comment by bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) on July 8, 2012 at 9:24am
Ma-nesh tuh-nah huh-lie-lee huh-zed?...

T'was a Nice day and a lovely jaunt.... Truly a ride with some serious 'soul'.

God is Love!

Thank you the event organizers, marshalls, volunteers.. and Our gracious hosts.

Peace be upon the sons & daughters of Abraham.

Give thanks and praises! Allah akbar!
Comment by Chaya Samantha Brick on July 8, 2012 at 5:58am

Weather is beautiful, hope everyone is having a great time!

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on July 7, 2012 at 4:51pm
Yes ill bring some.
Comment by bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) on July 7, 2012 at 4:36pm
Julie... do you have some spare "chainlink" bookmarks that you could bring to this event? Thanks! -b
Comment by Dan Dorfman on July 6, 2012 at 10:27am

Hmmm. Not sure you should have mentioned this. Now I have a real dilemma. Do I go on the ride or learn how to knit a colorful sweater before fall arrives?

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