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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 David Barish on July 2, 2012 at 8:56am

As we waited out an intense squall that began just before the pre ride the desk guy at the Downtown Islamic Center could not have been more accomodating. A few of us and our bikes waited inside and talked to him and a couple of the folks who were leaving from prayers. It was a good way to get started.  As cyclists we had more skin showing that anybody else in the building.  We may want to be  mindful of modesty when we return next week.

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on June 28, 2012 at 5:31pm

FYI - We will have access to a tour of the building, snacks (maybe) and bathrooms before the ride.  

Comment by Dan Dorfman on June 28, 2012 at 3:08pm

JW has a good point. I agree.

Comment by JustWill on June 28, 2012 at 8:16am
Depending on how many people will show up, is it wise to have that many people wait and gather on such a busy street?
I propose about a block south on State and Van Burren - there's a small park where you can hang out on and wait till everyone show up.
Comment by David Barish on June 28, 2012 at 8:10am

We will do a Pre Ride to go over the route this Sunday at 1pm.  We will meet outside the Islamic Center downtown (231 S. State) and ride the route going past our intended stops. Post here if you plan to do the Pre Ride. Otherwise, we will see you the following Sunday at 10am at the Islamic Center

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on June 22, 2012 at 11:41am

If anyone would like to help before or day of we will need help with: 

- spreading the word to your friends, family, synagogues, mosques, temples, churches, community groups, etc. 

- ride leaders/crossing guards

Comment by Eric B on June 20, 2012 at 6:56pm

I'm psyched for this ride. Lets astound the world with our camaraderie.

Shalom - Salaam - Peace

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on June 8, 2012 at 10:51am

Yes, Monday the 11th.  Meeting event here if you feel like RSVPing. 

Comment by JustWill on June 8, 2012 at 10:43am

You mean Monday, June 11th?

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on June 8, 2012 at 7:57am

Meeting Date Scheduled: Monday, June 11th at 6 PM at Next Door cafe at 659 W Diversey.  I've reserved a room in the back. We will get started by 6:15.  If you can't make it, don't worry.  There will be other opportunities to help with this ride and with future rides and events. 

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