Friday, March 29th – Thursday, April 4th, 2019

* The final itinerary will be provided a week before the trip. The information on this page is subject to changes based on weather, road conditions and other factors.

Overview
This year’s ride will take place in the north of Israel with an emphasis on the the Galilee, the Golan Heights, and the Mediterranean coast. The four-day route includes 50-mile daily rides with options for extra challenges and shorter distances. Touring opportunities are available throughout the four-days in northern Israel with visits to beautiful and fascinating natural, cultural and historical sites.

On some days, there will be the option to do a combination of cycling and touring. Touring is based on advanced registration and/or space.

People with disabilities – war veterans, blind riders, children from ISCD and professional para-cyclists – are participating in Good Wheel 2019, making this an amazing opportunity to create friendships and bonds with people of different nationalities and backgrounds.

In the evenings, after freshening up and enjoying a relaxed dinner in the hotel, activities will offer opportunities to learn, socialize and have fun. Activities include, happy hours, inspirational talks, unique workshops, socializing and entertainment.

Weekend in Tel Aviv

Friday, March 29, 2019

Tel Aviv​

  • Arrive at hotel in Tel Aviv by 5 pm for check in
  • Shuttle service to be provided from Ben Gurion Airport to the hotel for participants arriving on Friday, March 29th. Transportation includes bikes. Shuttle order form to be provided prior to the trip.
  • Intimate Friday night Shabbat dinner ISCD staff and athletes

Shabbat, March 30, 2019

Tel Aviv

  • Israel breakfast at the hotel
  • Free time to roam Tel Aviv and feel the magic of Shabbat in the white city
  • Off-the-beaten-track tour of Tel Aviv in the afternoon

Sunday, March 31, 2019

ISCD, Ramat Gan​

  • Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • Free morning for shopping and relaxing in Tel Aviv
  • Afternoon visit to Israel Sport Center for the Disabled:
    • Ride check-in
    • Guided tour of the center
    • Wheelchair basketball activity
  • Light dinner at the ISCD
  • Drive to hotel in the Upper Galilee

Bike route in northern Israel

The routes are subject to change based on weather and road conditions.
Riding Day 1 | Upper Galilee & Israel-Lebanon Border
April 1, 2019

Take in the stunning views at a lookout on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon, ride south along the border to Kibbutz Bar’am and then ride through the quiet roads of the Upper Galilee back to the hotel.
52 miles
Want more? Join an early-morning ride to the start-point. +14.1 miles
Want less? Ride half a day and then join up with the tour (requires advanced registration)

Touring Day 1 | Upper Galilee & Israel-Lebanon Border
April 1, 2019

Details TBA

Riding Day 2 | Golan Heights, Druze villages, Syrian Border & Jordan River
April 2, 2019

Ride begins on the Golan Heights, at the foot of Mount Hermon. Take a slight ascent through the Druze villages and along a row of extinct volcanoes and the old oil road which once connected Iraq to Lebanon. Enjoy a stop at heritage and viewpoints scattered throughout the Golan Heights. The ride ends by the bank of the Jordon River.
43.2 miles
Want more? Join an early-morning ride to the start-point. +23.8 miles
Want less? Ride half a day and then join up with the tour (requires advanced registration)

Touring Day 2 | Golan Heights
April 3, 2019

TBA

Riding Day 3 | Western Galilee & the Northern Israel Mediterranean Coast
April 3, 2019

Begin riding by the Birya Fortress situated high above the city of Safed. Ride through beautiful paved forest paths westward through villages of the Upper Galilee. Ride along the Israel-Lebanon border to Rosh Hanikra and then ride along the Mediterranean coast on bike paths to the city of Nahariya.
46.8 miles
Want more? Join an early-morning ride to the start-point. +13.3 miles
Want less? Ride half a day and then join up with the tour (requires advanced registration)

Touring Day 3 | Western Galilee & the Northern Israel Mediterranean Coast
April 3, 2019

TBA

Riding Day 4 | Mount Carmel & coast to ISCD with kids from the center
April 4, 2019

Carmel: Ascend Mount Carmel from the west, pass through Druze villages and enjoy breathtaking views at the top and descent to Hanadiv Valley.
33.6 miles
Ride with kids from the Sport Center: All are invited to participate in the final ride which will be accompanied by children from the ISCD. Ride south along the Mediterranean coastline and then east through Hayarkon Park to the ISCD for a festive ceremony with the children.
5 miles

Touring Day 4 | Mount Carmel & coast to ISCD with kids from the center
April 4, 2019

Everyone is invited to participate in the final ride with children with disabilities from the center who will ride the last five miles with us, finishing at the ISCD with a festive closing event. Bikes will be provided based on advanced registration.
5 miles

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The ride and tour ends on Thursday, April 4th, at the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled in Ramat Gan, where there will be a closing event with children from the center.  Locker room facilities will be available if needed.  Transportation to the airport or other locations in Tel Aviv will be provided based on advanced registration.  Good Wheel 2019 will conclude at 6 pm at ISCD.