The 2016 Ride For The Living will take place from June 2-5, 2016. Ride For The Living consists of 3 days of educational and community programs, with the highlight of the bike ride on June 3, 2016.
Ride For The Living is an annual fundraising event under the patronage of Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich. The 55-mile bicycle ride from Auschwitz to JCC Krakow not only remembers Jewish history, but celebrates and supports the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today.
Ride For The Living was inspired by JCC Krakow member Robert Desmond who rode his bicycle 1,350 miles from London to Auschwitz visiting WWII sites of liberation along his journey. After joining the JCC and becoming an active member, he realized his ride should not have ended in a place of loss, but rather at a place of hope, JCC Krakow, joined by the Jewish community and friends from around the world.