General

WHAT IS BIKE NCSY?

Bike NCSY is a national cycling event that anyone can participate in. We raise scholarship funds for NCSY teens across North America. As part of the team you will receive our Rider Swag Pack filled with Bike NCSY gear for your ride and beyond.

We are building a rider community in a safe and motivating way throughout the training process and ride itself. You will be able to connect with other riders in your community and can ride along the same route as them. Even if you ride solo, you will be connected to everyone on social media!

WHEN AND WHERE IS BIKE NCSY?

Bike NCSY will take place on Sunday, August 8th, 2021 on routes across the country. We supply a variety of bike routes for cities and communities across the country, so you can choose your own riding adventure! For more information on bike routes near you, please see our Ride Info page.

WHY RIDE WITH BIKE NCSY?

  • Support a great cause: NCSY!
  • Join a movement of riders across the country
  • It’s a fun summer day of outdoor exercise
  • You can ride with your friends, ride with your family, or ride solo
  • You’ll receive the premiere Bike NCSY Rider Swag Pack

 

The Rider Swag Pack includes:

  • Lightweight sweat absorbent Primal cycling jersey
  • 24 oz. CamelBak water bottle
  • Shock absorbent cycling gloves
  • Nike dri-fit baseball cap
  • Athletic fit sweatshirt
  • … and More!

HOW DO I JOIN BIKE NCSY?

You can register for Bike NCSY here! The minimum fundraising requirement is $500. There is a $50 registration fee  ($25 for teen registration) that will be applied towards your fundraising. Upon registration and payment of $50 ($25 for teen registration), you will be sent your Bike NCSY welcome package!

Please note, in the event of cancelation, your $50 ($25 teen registration fee) registration fee will be considered a non-refundable donation to NCSY.

HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO RAISE?

The minimum fundraising requirement is $500 for riders aged 18 and over, and $250 for riders under 18 years old. Each rider is required to raise their full amount by September 13th, 2021. If you have not raised or paid your minimum by that date, the credit card you used for registration will automatically be charged the remaining balance to get you to $500 ($250 for riders under 18).

Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $18 or more

HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING THE DAY OF THE EVENT?

We’ll be updating our social media pages all day long with photos and videos of Bike NCSY across the country and we will be live streaming from select locations as well. You’ll also have the possibility of winning one of our raffles which will be announced on social media. In select locations following the safety guidelines of the area, there will be finish line BBQs.

Before the ride make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for your chance to win Bike NCSY giveaways!

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY RIDER GEAR BOX?

Your Rider Gear Box, with everything you’ll need for your ride, will be shipped closer to the event date. In some instances, rider packages may be shipped to a central location in your community for pick up. Stay tuned for more information.

I NEVER RIDE. WILL I BE ABLE TO FINISH A ROUTE?

Absolutely! It might take a little bit of training, but we will supply multiple routes and distance options. You may even surprise yourself and be able to ride further than you think!

I AM CONCERNED THAT I MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO RAISE THE REQUIRED FUNDS. WILL I BE ABLE TO DO IT?

Even if you’ve never raised money before, just a little bit of hard work and social media savvy will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others.

NCSY is a worthwhile organization and our riders are enthusiastic about its mission. You will be surprised by how many friends, family, and co-workers will respond to your effort to help this wonderful cause. Remember, you are not simply asking people to make donations… you are asking them to sponsor YOU and YOUR efforts!

The minimum fundraising requirement is $500 for riders aged 18 and over, and $250 for riders under 18 years old. Each rider is required to raise their full amount by October 11, 2021. If you have not raised or paid your minimum by that date, the credit card you used for registration will automatically be charged the remaining balance to get you to $500 ($250 for riders under 18). You can also pay off the remainder of your balance on your rider page.

Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $18 or more

HOW CAN MY SPONSORS SUBMIT PAYMENT?

Online contributions can be made by credit card on the rider’s personalized page found on our website, bike.ncsy.org. Canadian tax receipts will be sent out towards the middle of 2022.

Checks should be written out to Bike NCSY. Please specify the rider you wish to sponsor in the memo section. Once a check is received, we will credit it to the specified rider’s page. If you would like a specific dedication message included with your sponsorship, please email us at bike@ncsy.org and we will include your message on the rider’s page.

 

Checks can be mailed to:
Bike NCSY
C/O Rabbi Yehoshua Marchuck
32 Doughty Blvd
Lawrence, NY 11559

CAN I GET A REFUND FOR MY RIDE ENTRY?

The $50 registration fee, along with all rider sponsorships are non-refundable donations to NCSY. If you cancel prior to June 1, 2021, you will not be charged the remainder if there is a balance towards your fundraising minimum.

WHAT IS NCSY?

NCSY is the premier organization dedicated to connect, inspire and empower Jewish teens and encourage passionate Judaism through Torah and tradition. As a complement to high school programming, NCSY continues to connect alumni of NCSY and JSU to authentic Jewish experiences after their graduation from high school, whether it be on a gap year program in Israel or a college campus. NCSY Alumni continues the Jewish Journey of teens across America.

For more information on NCSY programs near you, please visit ncsy.org

If you have any further questions, please reach out to us at bike@ncsy.org