2020 Remember and Honor 1945 US Military
Ride Code: R4S2020US_3231
Start Date: June 13, 2020 End Date: June 27, 2020
Total Donation: € 0NO. of Sponsors: 0
Maximillian Marco Katz
Michael Herbert Genniges
MISSION So here we go again. Following our 2017 and 2018 rides in Europe and in the US, we, Jewish and Christian bikers, will be riding again in the US, during July 2020. On this ride, we will commemorate the Holocaust Victims, the Holocaust Survivors, and their US Army Liberators that 75 years ago fought and liberated the Nazi Death Camps in Europe. 36 divisions of the US army were involved in the military operations that led to the liberation of the camps. Their shoulder patches are now displayed on the banner that we will take and proudly display along with our route. In their honor, we will be riding from Los Angeles to Washington DC, with the US and the Israeli flags up on our bikes. ( for the full list of the army divisions click HERE)
ROUTE At this point in time (Feb 2019) we are working on identifying the location of Holocaust Survivors and their US Army Liberators that are still alive. Once we will gather the information we will update the final route. The participants should be prepared and ready to cover between 150 – 320 miles (250 KM to 500 KM ) daily. We ride in any weather.
GATHERING AND STARTING DATE On July 08th and 09th we will be gathering in Los Angeles. The ride will start on the morning of July 10th. Details to be announced.
COSTS As in our previous rides, bikers will cover their own costs. Costs such as the rental fee of a house in LA, fuel and reparations (if needed) of the chase vehicle and other common costs will be equally split among the participants.
FLAGS and INSIGNIA Customized 6 x9 US and Israeli flags will be produced (please make sure you have flag poles on your bike). We will also produce stickers and possibly some pins. We ask each biker to participate in covering the production costs which we will announce shortly. (Note: we will charge only the production costs).
SAFETY RULES and DISCIPLINE In order to ensure the safety of all the bikers, rules will be agreed to when meeting in LA. IMPORTANT Each participant biker has to be aware of the security issues that R4S bikers could face, especially when riding with Israeli flags up.
REGISTRATION Bikers wishing to join our ride, all the way from Los Angeles to Washington DC, are required to register here http://ride4solidarity.com/rider-registration/ . Please make sure you upload a face portrait (face) photo. Once the registration has been approved we will contact each biker by email. Please make sure you provide the correct and up to date contact info. Please note that because of logistical limitations, we might have to limit the number of participants to no more than 20 bikers.
SPONSORS We are seeking sponsors and any support will be much appreciated. In this respect, we contacted relevant organizations. Any sums collected from sponsors will be allocated to covering the expenses of all the team members. The donations, if received, will be administered in concordance with transparency principles and are fully accountable.
WANT TO DONATE. THIS IS HOW TO DO IT On the top of the page, there is a DONATE button. Individuals wishing to take part in the financial effort the bikers are making for showing their support with Israel can help by accessing the DONATE button. Any and all donations are registered and displayed on the web page under each sponsor’s page. Any sums collected from sponsors will be allocated to covering the expenses of all the team members. The donations, if received, will be administered in concordance with transparency principles and are fully accountable.
TRAVEL, HEALTH, PERSONAL and VEHICLE INSURANCE At the time when the R4S organizers are helping with gathering the relevant information, each participant biker is responsible for making any and all the traveling arrangements, including visas (if required) and insurances.
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND VIOLATIONS Each participant biker has the responsibility of informing himself on the traffic regulations specific to the states we are crossing on our road. Each participant biker is responsible for the effects of any traffic violation.
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