The Philadelphia-originating riders were blessed with this travelers’ prayer, and sent of with the blast of a shofar! Tefilat Hadereh/Traveler’s Prayer May it be your will, Sheltering One, our God, God of our ancestors, that you lead us on the road in peace, and protect our footsteps, and enable us to reach our destination, alive … Continue reading Bike 2018: Blessing of the Philly Riders
PA IPL Ride 2018, May 13, 2018 Blessing of the Riders by Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel Divine one, Source of Sources, That which goes without name. Please bless this ride and our rides. Let no trouble greater than they can handle befall them Riders… May you experience joy and sunshine and laughter as you pedal. May … Continue reading Bike 2018: Blessing of the State College riders
After settling into the Luther Place hostel in Northwest, Washington DC on Tuesday afternoon both rider groups made the transition to gear up for a day of advocacy in Congress with meetings scheduled for 14 of the 20 Pennsylvania Congressional delegation (2 offices are vacant). Cricket Hunter, PA IPL’s Program Director, took on the yeoman’s … Continue reading Bike Blog 2018.7: DC
Your intrepid cyclists made it! The Philly and State College teams met this afternoon in front of the Lincoln Memorial, joining PA IPL Executive Director Rev. Alison Cornish for a sweet reunion. It was a hot, but gorgeous afternoon, and after our group picture, we thoroughly enjoyed soaking in the moment. For the State College … Continue reading Bike Blog 2018.6: We did it!
The converging trips each faced challenges today, but they fixed flats, crossed bridges and ate very well. Both groups are now in Maryland! Your State College-start cyclists had a great day! Finally, we had a few flat tires – as I explained to Noah, a few minor delays helped to balanced out the gorgeous weather … Continue reading Bike Blog 2018.5: Everyone is in Maryland
Today the converging blogs begin: our Philly group launched and crossed into Delaware today (reflections by Rabbi Nathan), and the State College group crossed into Maryland (reflections by Jon Brockopp). Despite flat tires (Delaware) and heavy rain (Orbisonia to Cowen’s Gap), the teams seem in good spirits. Even though the rains were coming down at … Continue reading Bike Blog 2018.4: fellowship beats flats and rain.