ARRIVAL DATES :
- Mission | Wednesday, October 14, 2020
- Good Wheel Mission | Friday, October 16, 2020
- Good Wheel | Monday, October 19, 2020
ARRIVAL INFORMATION : Good Wheel | Monday, October 19, 2020 All participants must arrive at the hotel by 5 pm. Shuttle service from Ben Gurion Airport to the hotel will be provided for participants, luggage and bikes until 3 pm on Monday, October 19th. We will post the pickup schedule on this page once we have everyone’s arrival times. For those participating in the Mission, special instructions will be provided to you.
DEPARTURE INFORMATION | Saturday, October 24, 2020 Shuttle bus service from the hotel to Eilat Airport will be provided on Saturday.
TRAVEL DETAIL FORM Check back with us by September 1 with your Travel Detail Form. To be available soon.
BIKE RENTALS Renting a bike is easy! We have chosen a local bike company to provide us with bikes, setup and tear down, and any bike maintenance that you’ll need throughout the trip. They have aluminum frame, road titanium and road carbon frames. Check back with us soon to send us your bike rental request with our Bike Rental Form. Rental prices range from $370-$560 USD depending on type of bike.
WHAT’S INCLUDED • Accommodations and meals between October 19 and October 24, 2020 • Transfer from the airport to the hotel on October 19, and to the Eilat airport on October 24 • Special evening activities • Guided daily rides and/or tours/hiking October 20 through October 23 • 2 ISCD bike jerseys per rider, or 2 ISCD t-shirts for non-riders • ISCD water bottle • Afternoon happy hour
RIDER PACKING LISTS • Helmet: We recommend that you bring your own helmet, but you may rent one from our bike shop • Biking shoes with cleats or hard-soled sneakers, biking socks • Biking gloves • Padded biking shorts and riding jerseys • Clip on pedals if you use them • Camelback or something similar • Swimsuit and towel • Day pack to leave on the bus, with change of clothes, shoes, socks, hat, camera, swimsuit, towel, etc
TOURING/HIKER PACKING LIST • Hiking boots or supportive shoes with good traction and ankle support. No flip-flops, open-toed shoes or open-heal shoes. • Lightweight or breathable long- and short-sleeved shirts (wicking material is recommended) • Lightweight or breathable pants/shorts (best are pants that zip off and convert to shorts) • Lightweight or breathable socks (non-cotton) • Camelback or something similar • Swimsuit and towel • Water shoes • Hat with visor and/or flaps • Bandana or handkerchief • Collapsible walking stick • Hiking pack (for sunscreen, lip balm, cameras, extra hat, and water bottles)
GENERAL PACKING LIST • Passport: According to US policy, your passport must be valid for at least six months after your return from Israel. If need be, renew it asap. Please scan and e-mail us a copy of the face-page of your passport to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, keep a copy of the face-page in your luggage. • Proof of health insurance • Cell phone and charger • Adaptor for “H” type plug: The electricity in Israel is rated at 220V (220V – 240V) 50Hz • Camera • Sun glasses, spare glasses and/or contact lenses and solutions • Luggage: Travel as light as possible. We will be changing hotels almost daily, so try to bring only one suitcase on wheels per person • Laptops: Optional • Casual wardrobe • Hats • Sun screen and lip balm • Comfortable walking shoes, water shoes, sandals • Casual shorts, slacks, short and long sleeve shirts, t-shirts, tank tops • Warm jacket or sweater for cold evenings • Small powder packets of detergent for washing out clothes • Quart size Ziplock bags for carrying phone and camera • Toiletries • Medications (Note that prescriptions written in the US will not be honored in Israel): Any daily medication; Tylenol; Advil etc • Bug repellent
Please note that ISCD, the bus company, and the hotels in which we are staying will not accept responsibility for theft, loss or damage of any personal items, including your bike if you bring it with you.
•For how many years has the ISCD sponsored the Good Wheel Bike Ride?
ISCD has been hosting Good Wheel for 15 years.• Where do the funds go that are raised from the ride?
The Sport Center is a second home for more than 2,000 children and adults with disabilities. All funds raised support our outstanding coaches, therapists, teachers, state-of-the-art equipment, maintenance of the center, travel, and so much more.• How much money do I need to raise and what if I don’t raise it all?
Individual participants minimum goal is $3,000 USD and couples are $4,500 USD. If you don’t reach your goal, AFISCD will invoice you for the difference.• If I’m not riding, do I still need to register and raise money?
Yes, all participants, riders and non-riders need to register and raise money.• What does the registration fee cover?
Transfers, hotels, most meals, evening activities, and more.• Do I have to bring my bike? And if I do, will there be support for me if something goes wrong with it?
You may bring your own bike or rent one in Israel. Our team will provide support either way.• How good of a rider do I need to be?
We will accommodate all levels of riders. We encourage training and preparation prior to the trip.• Are there harder and easier routes? And what if I can’t finish the ride?
There will be two routes offered. However, assistance will be available throughout both routes and riders can stop at any time.• Can I go biking in the morning and touring in the afternoon? Can I ride one day and tour the next?
Each day, you can bike or tour, but you can’t do both the same day.• What’s the minimum age for being on the trip?
There is no minimum age.• How do I get to each day’s event?
We provide all transportation during Good Wheel.• How do we get our luggage from hotel to hotel?
We transport luggage for you.• What if I’m not coming from the airport? Will you pick me up from wherever I am?
Transportation will be offered at specific times from the airport only.