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Jewish-Muslim Bike Ride

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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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UPDATE  

(7/12/12)

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

(7/6/12)

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!

(6/22/12)

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.

BACKGROUND

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.

TheChainlink.org 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 Phillip Cantor on May 30, 2012 at 1:57pm

@ Serge, I can't speak for the Muslims in the group, but there are lots of Jewish atheists and agnostics. My dad was a devout atheist and the president of our congregation. This ride sounds like a great event for people of all belief systems. 

Comment by Seri97 on May 30, 2012 at 1:45pm

I will be on the Pitching A Tent Group's camping trip (thru the Chainlink) this weekend and will join if I do not go on the camping trip.

Comment by Juana Bike on May 30, 2012 at 1:07pm

Great idea!

Comment by Yasmeen on May 30, 2012 at 12:47pm

Great idea! Looks like fun. :-)

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on May 30, 2012 at 12:12pm

Hmm . . . How about non-believers? Nothing like unite Jews and Muslims against common enemy and stone an atheist or two ;-)

Comment by Julie Aberhoch on May 30, 2012 at 12:10pm

@Aaron - everyone is invited!

Comment by Aaron Bussey on May 30, 2012 at 12:06pm

Sounds super cool and Im not either Jewish or Muslim!

Comment by Seth on May 30, 2012 at 12:01pm

I'm the coordinator for an interfaith group in Uptown called Treasures of Uptown.  treasuresofuptown.org  Do you know if there will be any stops in Uptown?  If so, I can put it on our website, facebook page, etc.  Great idea!

Comment by Hannah Green on May 30, 2012 at 11:58am

This looks fantastic!  Thanks for organizing it.  I'm looking forward to it :)

Comment by Julie Aberhoch on May 30, 2012 at 11:53am

Yes! I'm so excited about the response already.  It was sent in the JMCBI email and I've gotten at least 10 responses since yesterday.  It's going to be a great event.  I'll post a planning meeting soon. 

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