Ride for Palestinian Children Ride for Solidarity Ride for Gaza

Join Meca's 3rd annual

Ride for Palestine

July 21, 2024
1101 8th Street, Berkeley, CA
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  • The Ride for Palestine is an annual fundraising project of the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA). MECA works to protect the lives, rights, and well-being of children in Palestine and refugee camps in Lebanon. After over 75 years of ethnic cleansing, displacement, and attacks on their lives and livelihoods, Palestinians remain steadfast on their land and fiercely committed to the cause of freedom and liberation. Riding is an act of solidarity with Palestinian communities as they struggle to protect their children’s lives and their culture from erasure.

    Sumoud

    For Palestinians, the term “sumoud” translates as “steadfastness” and refers to Palestinian perseverance and collective resistance. Palestinians have been dehumanized, displaced, and killed but remain steadfast as they refuse to leave their homeland even in the most dire conditions.

    As the enormity of the genocidal assault on Gaza continues, our support is needed more urgently than ever. All funds raised by the Ride will go to MECA’s relief work in Gaza.

  • The in-person Ride for Palestine will take place on July 21, 2024 starting at MECA’s office at 1101 8th Street, Berkeley. It is an easy 14-mile cruise with beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay. Bring the entire family along for the Ride! It is designed to be enjoyable for cyclists of all ages and skill levels.

  • 8:00 AM Rider check-in opens
    9:00 AM Ride begins: riders begin departing
    10:30 AM “Gather for Gaza” begins as riders return to MECA
    10:30 - 12:00 Music, appetizers & activities
    11:30 AM Lunch opens
    12 PM Program begins
    1:30 PM Program ends; music and dancing continues
    4:00 PM Event Ends

Registration

Last day for registration is Tuesday, July 16, 2024
$50 Adults (18+)
$35 Youths (10-17)
FREE Children (under 10)
$35 Ride from Anywhere
All riders are committing to raise a minimum of $300. MECA will support your Peer-2-Peer fundraising with sample letters, many tips on fundraising, and we are available to help if you need coaching. If you want assistance, please contact us deborah@mecaforpeace.org or info@rideforpalestine.com.
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Ride map

Ride Merchandise

The price of registration includes a Free Palestine sticker, one free water bottle and one t-shirt. We also have a special edition Ride for Palestine jersey available for purchase.

Our 2024 Sponsors

Check out last year's ride

With your help we were able to raise over $75k in total!
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