This summer, participants from across North America will click into their bikes and lace up their sneakers for an extraordinary and inspiring event: Tour de Simcha 2023, the premier women’s cycling and running event in support of Chai Lifeline.
On the evening of July 10, amidst an atmosphere of celebration, the Crystal Springs Minerals Hotel in Vernon Township, NJ will host an energizing Pasta Party to kick off this incredible journey. The following morning, July 11, Tour de Simcha will embark on an inspiring ride and run to Glen Spey, NY, set against the breathtaking backdrop of New Jersey and New York’s scenic mountains. Together, participants will demonstrate their unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities affected by illness, trauma, and loss.
This year’s Tour de Simcha introduces an exciting new running option alongside the cycling experience, allowing participants of all skill levels to join the cause. Multiple routes have been meticulously planned to accommodate the diverse range of skills and abilities among the participants.
A highlight of Tour de Simcha is the renowned “World’s Greatest Finish Line,” marking the entrance to Camp Simcha. Camp Simcha, Chai Lifeline’s medically supervised summer program for children with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses, serves as a beacon of hope for these courageous young individuals. As the riders and runners cross the finish line, the campers and staff join in the celebration, fostering an atmosphere of joy and accomplishment that amplifies the significance of this extraordinary event.
“The continuous support leading up to and throughout the event, combined with the pure joy of crossing the finish line to the cheers and love of the campers at Camp Simcha motivates and inspires all of our participants,” said CP Koenig, director of Tour de Simcha.
Rabbi Simcha Scholar, CEO of Chai Lifeline, emphasized the essence of Tour de Simcha, stating, “This event truly embodies the spirit of Chai Lifeline. It unites people, ignites resilience, and enables us to tangibly improve the lives of those facing illness. We express our deepest gratitude for the dedication and generosity of each participant and supporter.”
Chai Lifeline is an international support network, providing social, emotional, and practical assistance to children, families, and communities impacted by medical crises and trauma through a variety of year-round programs and services.
To learn more about Tour de Simcha, visit www.tourdesimcha.org.