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A Read the article . RAISING MONEY FOR OTHERS Would you like to cycle for charity and meet people ? Here are two events that bring people together and also raise money for different organizations . The Israel Ride This ride takes place once a year . Cyclists from all over the world cycle from Jerusalem to Eilat over 5-7 days . This year , Steve was one of the cyclists from Texas . He says that bike riding is the best way to see the beautiful views in Israel . Steve also rides because he wants to help the two organizations that organize the event . The first organization , Hazon , is an American Jewish group . Hazon raises money to help the environment . The second organization is the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies . They teach young people from different countries how to protect the environment . The Israel Ride raises money to help Israeli , Palestinian and Jordanian students pay for their studies at the Arava Institute . In 2015 , more than one hundred new riders took part in the event . Fifty-seven students from the Arava Institute and thirty families rode to support peace and the environment in the desert . They raised more than $ 650 , 000 . Bike for the Fight When Israeli born Tom Peled’s father died of cancer in 2011 , Tom decided to start a bike riding organization called Bike for the Fight . Tom wanted to raise money for cancer research . In the summer of 2013 , Tom flew to California , U . S . A . He planned to cycle from Los Angeles to New York City , speaking to people about cancer along the way . Tom spoke to groups of people in community centers and at bike events . He showed each group a PowerPoint presentation about his organization . Tom says that people were warm , friendly and ready to listen . When Tom finally reached Manhattan , there were forty people cycling with him . In the end , Tom succeeded in raising $ 100 , 000 for cancer research . In the future , Tom hopes to organize cycling events for cancer research in South America and Australia . These cycling events are a lot of fun . But most important , they can help organizations that do a lot for other people .

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