Ride For The Living Program

Ride For The Living (RFTL) is a four-day event that gives you a chance to immerse yourself in Krakow’s Jewish past, present, and future. Come discover and celebrate Jewish life in Poland. RFTL boasts a full program of activities, including a private guided tour of Auschwitz, tours of Krakow, participation in the largest Shabbat dinner in post-war Krakow, and an inspiring one-day, 60-mile (97 km) bike ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to JCC Krakow. This all takes place during the Jewish Culture Festival, which welcomes over 30,000 people and offers around 300 events each year.

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ITINERARY

Please note that activities for the four-day Ride For The Living program begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27th and end at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 30st.

*This itinerary may be subject to change*


Thursday, June 27


  • Private tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau and memorial ceremony

  • Welcome dinner to be held in a historic 17th century synagogue

Friday, June 28


  • Ride For The Living: Cycle from Auschwitz-Birkenau to JCC Krakow on a flat, enjoyable, and meaningful 60-mile (97 km) route or choose the shorter 14-mile (22 km) route or longer advanced route. (Please contact us to learn more about the additional advanced route

  • Separate day of engaging programming for non-riding participants

  • Shabbat dinner with over 600 participants, including Krakow's Jewish community, as part of the Jewish Culture Festival

Saturday, June 29


  • Jewish Culture Festival events or a selection of tours of Old Town Krakow, the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, the former Krakow Ghetto, or local food establishments. Discounted Festival tickets will be available for Ride For The Living participants

  • Shalom on Szeroka: Open-air musical concert featuring highlight acts from the Jewish Culture Festival and Havdalah with 20,000 people

  • Private cocktail reception overlooking the concert

Sunday, June 30


  • Closing celebration and garden party



PRICING

Unless otherwise noted, the cost for both Riders and Non-Riders includes three nights of hotel accommodation, bicycles, helmets, and support services for Ride For The Living or alternate Friday activities, tours of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow, Shabbat dinner with the Jewish community of Krakow, five additional meals, and opening and closing ceremonies. The 1-day Friday option includes the Ride itself with bicycles, helmets, support services, and lunch, as well as Shabbat dinner. Flights are not included.



Participants can choose registration option for a 4-day program (with or without accommodation) or a 1-day Friday option*

5-STAR HOTEL REGISTRATION FEE 3-STAR HOTEL REGISTRATION FEE REGISTRATION FEE
WITHOUT ACCOMODATION
SINGLE
ROOM
DOUBLE
ROOM
TRIPLE
ROOM
SINGLE
ROOM
DOUBLE
ROOM
TRIPLE
ROOM
FULL
PROGRAM
1-DAY
(FRIDAY RIDE)
$1,520 $1,210 $1,035 $885 $775 $700 $650 $450

* Group pricing may vary. If you want to send a group or a mission to join Ride For The Living, please contact us at ridefortheliving@jcckrakow.org



Four-day program with accommodation

What is not included:

  • Flights

  • Meals:

    • Thursday: breakfast

    • Saturday: lunch and dinner

    • Sunday: dinner

  • Transportation to and from the airport

This registration fee for both Riders and Non-Riders includes:

  • Three nights of 3* or 5* hotel accommodation with breakfast

  • Additional meals:

    • Thursday: lunch and dinner

    • Friday: lunch and dinner

    • Sunday: lunch

  • Shabbat dinner with the Jewish community of Krakow

  • Bus transportation to and from the Thursday tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to the Ride opening
    ceremony on Friday

  • Bike, jersey, helmet, and support services for the bike ride or alternate Friday activities

  • Tours of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow

  • Saturday cocktail party

  • Opening ceremony on Thursday

  • Closing ceremony on Sunday

5-STAR HOTEL REGISTRATION FEE*
SINGLE
ROOM
DOUBLE
ROOM
TRIPLE
ROOM
$1,520 $1,210 $1,035
3-STAR HOTEL REGISTRATION FEE*
SINGLE
ROOM
DOUBLE
ROOM
TRIPLE
ROOM
$885 $775 $700

* Group pricing may vary. If you want to send a group or a mission to join Ride For The Living, please contact us at ridefortheliving@jcckrakow.org


Four-day program without accommodation

What is not included:

  • Flights

  • Hotel accommodation

  • Meals:

    • Thursday: breakfast

    • Saturday: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    • Sunday: breakfast and dinner

  • Transportation to and from the airport

This registration fee for both Riders and Non-Riders includes:

  • Meals:

    • Thursday: lunch and dinner

    • Friday: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    • Sunday: lunch

  • Shabbat dinner with the Jewish community of Krakow

  • Bus transportation to and from the Thursday tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to the Ride opening ceremony on Friday

  • Bike, jersey, helmet, and support services for the bike ride or alternate Friday activities

  • Tours of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow

  • Saturday cocktail party

  • Opening ceremony on Thursday

  • Closing ceremony on Sunday

REGISTRATION FEE
WITHOUT ACCOMODATION*
4-DAY
PROGRAM
$650

* Group pricing may vary. If you want to send a group or a mission to join Ride For The Living, please contact us at ridefortheliving@jcckrakow.org


One-day program:

What is not included:

  • Flights

  • Hotel accommodation

  • Transportation to and from the airport

  • Other Ride For The Living weekend programming

This registration fee for both Riders and Non-Riders includes:

  • Meals:

    • Friday: breakfast and lunch

  • Shabbat dinner with the Jewish community of Krakow

  • Bus transportation to the Ride opening ceremony on Friday

  • Bike, jersey, helmet, and support services for the bike ride or alternate Friday activities

REGISTRATION FEE
WITHOUT ACCOMODATION*
1-DAY
(FRIDAY RIDE)
$450

* Group pricing may vary. If you want to send a group or a mission to join Ride For The Living, please contact us at ridefortheliving@jcckrakow.org