JCC Krakow has partnered with the Jewish Community Center Association of North America to offer a Satellite Ride For The Living program to JCCs around the United States and Canada.

Throughout the months of June and July 2019, participating JCCs will hold dedicated Satellite Ride For The Living spin classes where participants will cycle to support Ride participants in Poland while learning about the renewal of Jewish life in Krakow.

Create a Satellite Ride For The Living event at your JCC, so your members can bike alongside our community:

  • Consider sectioning off the stationary bikes in your fitness center on the day of the Ride in Poland and opening up the bikes to your entire community, so they can ride with Krakow’s Jewish community. Challenge individual members or teams of members to reach 60 miles collectively throughout the day.  
  • If your JCC offers dedicated spin/cycling classes, consider designating a special class that will reach a collective 60 miles. 
  • Move your stationary bikes outside and invite the community to ride all day with JCC Krakow.
  • If you have an avid cycling community, organize your own 60-mile ride in your city. We can send you shirts or jerseys for the team.


Our Ride For The Living event, inspired by the JCC in Krakow, was a very inspirational and emotional success. Because we feel the need to educate, pay respect to the survivors, and keep the story of the Shoah alive for it not to happen again, we prepared a special spinning two-hour ride that was accompanied by images of the Krakow survivors arriving in Israel, images of the JCC activities for them, and various takes on the participants. We filled the gap of the distance and time with our common objective of paying respect for those who endured the most horrible times of our history.
— Dany Weil, Health & Wellness Director, Michael-Ann Russell JCC, Miami