Travel Logistics 2017

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Israel. The State of Israel requires each visitor to have a passport that is valid for 6 months after your return date. Rules pertaining to travelling with a bike change frequently, so please check with your travel agent or airline to ensure you have the proper information.

FAQs about Travel Logistics:

  • When and where does the ride start and end?

    Busses will leave from the Sheraton Tel Aviv at 115 Hayarkon Street on Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Cyclists should meet at the Sheraton with their luggage no later than 6:45 p.m.

    On Thursday, October 26, once the ride has ended, cyclists will be bussed to Beit Halochem in Tel Aviv. There will be an interactive tour of the Centre followed by a festive closing dinner. Transportation will be provided to the Sheraton Tel Aviv at the end of the evening.

  • Where do I get a bike travel case?

    Bike travel cases are available for purchase / rental through www.BikeBoxRentals.ca for $35/week. Packing and reassembly services are also available. It is suggested that you book as early as possible. Location: Avenue Road & Eglinton, Toronto. Contact: Efraim Ritter 4I6-795-5I07.

  • Can I rent a bike?
    Yes bike rentals are available, however, we strongly recommend that you bring your own bicycle.

    To arrange for a bike rental,  please contact Noga:

    Email: nogak.cycling@gmail.com
    Phone: +972-50-393-2031
    Information / reservation form: Download Form

    Please note: This is an independent contractor and Beit Halochem cannot take any responsibility for their reliability or for the suitability of the bikes they provide or any aspect of the rental.  We will pick up and drop off your rented bike.

  • Are there recommended accommodations Pre- and Post-Ride?

    Please contact Tal Rahmanian at Eshet Incoming (tal@eshetincoming.com) to reserve your pre- and post-ride accommodations.

  • How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

    As soon as we have flight arrival information for all cyclists, we will circulate a list so that you can arrange shared transportation from the airport with other cyclists arriving at the same time as you. Regular taxis are able to fit a bike box in the back seat, luggage in the trunk and one passenger in the front seat. To prearrange airport pickup you may call Yossi Bernstein, Transportations & V.I.P service, Cell: (+)972-54-789-8155. Email: yossielinor@gmail.com. Please note: Yossi is an independent contractor and Beit Halochem cannot take any responsibility for his reliability.

  • What about bike assembly and disassembly?

    Bike assembly will take place at Beit Halochem Tel Aviv, (49 Shmuel Barcay Street, Afeka) on Wednesday October 18Thursday October 19 and Friday October 20 from 12-5 p.m.

    While we do our best to ensure a smooth assembly line, neither Beit Halochem nor any of its contractors assumes responsibility for the assembly of your bike and the contents of your bike box, especially if you are not present when your bike is being assembled.

    Bike boxes will be stored at Beit Halochem until after the ride, unless you are not returning to Tel Aviv – we will need to be notified, prior to the ride.

    All bikes will be taken to the starting point of the ride on Sunday October 22. If you arrive after Friday October 20, your bike will be assembled on Sunday October 22.

    After the ride, the bikes will be taken back to Beit Halochem Tel Aviv to be disassembled and boxed on Friday October 27.

    If you have a bike box locking system, please provide the mechanics with your combination and ensure that your bike box is unlocked prior to drop off.

  • Do I need to buy medical insurance?

    All participants are required to have traveler’s medical insurance.

  • Do I need a cell phone in Israel?

    All participants must carry a cell phone with them during the ride.

    Israel Connect is a supporter of Beit Halochem, and has provided CIM riders with SIM card rental, unlimited data and calling within Israel to 31 countries including Canada, USA and England for just US$6 per day, please sign up at www.israelconnect.net/beithalochem. Free home delivery.

  • Will my luggage be transported during the ride?

    Your luggage will be transported from each overnight location to our next destination.