Cycling to raise money for MECA brings together one of my favorite ways of getting around, and the chance to help create visibility for MECA's work on behalf of Palestinian children. Join me if you can! It will be fun and it will help bring resources to communities who need and deserve them.
About this Event
July 17, 2022
Sunday, July 17, 2022 through Sunday, July 17, 2022
Thank you to everyone who rode, volunteered, and donated to MECA's inaugural Ride for Palestine! More than 100 people raised over $50,000!! While donations can no longer be accepted on this platform, you can continue to contribute to MECA here.
Your participation helps the Middle East Children’s Alliance provide Palestinian kids with so many of the things every child needs and deserves.You know what this means? It means library books and art supplies. Computer and English classes. Dance costumes and musical instruments. Lawyers, teachers, and social workers. Bicycles and soccer balls. And so much more!
Many thanks for supporting your Rider and the work of the Middle East Children’s Alliance.
The Middle East Children’s Alliance’s (MECA’s) First Annual Ride for Palestine, on July 17, 2022, will be a day of fun, solidarity, and celebration to raise money for children in Palestine. The 14-mile scenic Ride for Palestine is designed to be enjoyable for cyclists of all skill levels.
After your 14-mile journey, join us for delicious food and beverages to help you you recharge. Registration fees include a meal of your choice courtesy of our friends at Falafel Boy Oakland! We'll also have games and activities as well as live Arabic music and a Palestinian dabke!
If you're not able to join us for the Ride portion of the event, but want to come show your support you can purchase your celebration-only tickets here!
8:00-9:00 a.m. – Ride for Palestine starts with check-in at the event site, at MECA in Berkeley. You’ll enter on Harrison and Ninth Street to sign in and get things situated.
9:00 a.m. – Riders take off from MECA and head out to the SF Bay Trail for a scenic ride along the water.
10:00-11:00 a.m.– As riders return, the event site at MECA will be waiting. Lunch will be served from 11:30-12:00, with entertainment.
12:00-3:00 p.m. – Once folks have eaten, the party kicks off at 12 noon. – In addition to music and fun at the post-ride celebration, there will be a few engaging speakers, and of course recognition of the Ride for Palestine teams and individuals who raised the most funds.
3:00 p.m.– The festival fun wraps up. Thank you for a great day fundraising for MECA!