Chabad of NW Metro Denver’s first Sukkah Hop Bike Ride took place on Sunday October 16.
Fourteen people came into Westminster from as far away as Idaho Springs to participate in this first of its kind event with kids as young as twelve joining for the 35 mile bike ride.
The Sukkah Hop BikeRide is a novel variation of the popular custom of visiting local sukkot.
The ride began at Chabad of NW Metro Denver’s sukkah in Westminster, where the riders had a chance to bless the lulov and esrog and enjoy some refreshments in the sukkah before setting out.
Bikers stopped off for refreshments at sukkot at Chabad of CU at the Norlin Quad in Boulder and at the homes of Eli and Sylvia Block in Superior and the Victors in Louisville.
Ed Victor and his eight year old daughter Sarah were on hand with cookies and iced tea to welcome the tired riders who had just biked up the steep hill of South Boulder Road. “What a great contingent of bikers: fat tires to skinny, teenagers to adults!” said Ed, “Sarah (aged eight), was so excited to have a bunch of bikers eat in our sukkah! She even made a welcome sign.”
“The ride was a great success and an important experience to build on for an even bigger event next year,” says Rabbi Benjy Brackman of Chabad of NW Metro Denver who organized and led the ride. “Most impressive was the beautiful fall scenery along the way and the amazing hospitality of the hosts who opened up their sukkot to the riders, truly in the Sukkot holiday spirit,” says Brackman.
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