GFNY Jerusalem's Team Shalva
GFNY Jerusalem's Team Shalva
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FAQ

WHAT IS TEAM SHALVA?

Team Shalva is a fun-filled three-day weekend experience that unites riders of all backgrounds and ages, helping them prepare to ride in the GFNY Jerusalem bike race. Team Shalva is committed to getting you to the finish line of your track goal; Gran Fondo (130 km) or Medio Fondo (70 km). During the training process, bikers raise money for Shalva, the Israel Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities.

WHAT DOES SHALVA DO?

Shalva is dedicated to providing transformative care for individuals with disabilities, empowering their families and promoting social inclusion.

Non-denominational and free of charge, Shalva provides an all-encompassing range of services for thousands of individuals on a weekly basis from infancy to adulthood. Shalva supports and enables families to raise their children with disabilities within the family framework. Through nearly three decades of award-winning programs, Shalva is an indispensable element of Israel's kind-hearted and innovative landscape.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN TEAM SHALVA?

Team Shalva is the ultimate win-win experience. You get the reward of choosing a goal and crossing your finish line with a well-earned sense of accomplishment. You get to help thousands of Shalva kids and their family members get all the services and support they need, all while being a part of GFNY Jerusalem’s first charity team and everything that entails (parties, friendships and many amazing experiences).

WHAT'S THE EXPERIENCE REALLY LIKE?

GFNY Jerusalem leads its riders through the stunning streets, hills and forests of Jerusalem. This is the inaugural GFNY Jerusalem but to see the level of excellence to which Team Shalva holds itself, please check out the testimonials, videos and pictures from the Team Shalva Jerusalem Marathon of past years.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT?

4000$

HOW WILL I FUNDRAISE?

You will be pleasantly surprised to see that fundraising for Shalva is not difficult and it is even fun! Once you sign up, you'll gain access to lots of proven fundraising tips and ideas which will help you fundraise amongst your family, friends, business associates, etc. When people hear about your undertaking and dedicated commitment to Shalva and the wonderful organization it is, they are very supportive and receptive to making a donation.

HOW DO MY SPONSORS MAKE A DONATION?

It is extremely easy to make donations with the Team Shalva website (ride4shalva.org) using any major credit card. Checks may be mailed to the Shalva office together with the check processing form which you can download on the website (accessible when logged in). Cash donations must be dropped off directly at the Shalva office, along with your information.

I HAVE FRIENDS WORLDWIDE. WHAT CURRENCIES ARE ACCEPTED?

Donations can be made in US$, CDN$, GBP, and NIS.

How do the race t-shirts fit?

The GFNY jerseys are standard/European race cut and therefore are more fitted by the torso than the typical American size.  We suggest ordering one size larger if someone usually wears an American cut jersey.  Here is the size chart  http://gfny.com/content/uploads/2017/02/sizechart.jpg

Are helmets mandatory?

Yes, helmets with buckled chin straps must be worn at all times.

Can I switch distances?

You can transfer your race at no extra cost until March 26th, 2018. Please email Fran bike@shalva.org to request a distance change.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, bike rental is avaibalble.

If I bring my bike, will bike assembly be available?

Yes, bike assembly will be available.

Will bike storage be available post race to enjoy the festivities?

Yes there will be a secure bike parking area at the finish area and also at the Expo.


I'M READY, WHAT'S MY FIRST STEP? 

Congratulations! Click here and gain immediate access to all the tools and information provided and begin your journey towards a wonderful 3-day experience! We're so excited to welcome you to the Team Shalva family! 

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