‘Bikes & Bourbon’ tour in October marks Israel at 70; Partnership2Gether event

Bill Altman with other riders on a recent P2G bike tour from Rosh Hanikra to Eilat. Altman is chairing the committee for the Bikes & Bourbon ride this October in Louisville. (photo provided)

Louisville will celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary with the Jewish Federation of Louisville and Partnership2Gether’s (P2G) “Bikes & Bourbon” experience in October.
The four-day, fully supported bicycle tour of the state’s scenic roads, with stops at its signature distilleries and thoroughbred horse farms, runs from October 5 to 8.
Riders and non-riders will experience Kentucky while strengthening connections between the Western Galilee, Budapest and P2G cities.
Partnership2Gether is a program that promotes closer Israel-Diaspora relations by pairing regions around the world with others in the Jewish state for cultural exchanges.
The event offers cycling options for bike enthusiasts. Each day of the tour will feature a 70-mile ride and shorter treks, along with the distillery stops and special events.
Event Chair Bill Altman, along with Jon Klein and Colyn Jofee have done a similar bike ride in Israel, also sponsored by P2G.
“While biking from Rosh Hanikra to Eilat, we forged lasting relationships with our Partnership friends in Western Galilee,” he said. “We wanted to reciprocate the hospitality by hosting a similar event here in Kentucky, and what better way than with bikes, bourbon and bluegrass backroads.”
Bikes & Bourbon will mark a new stage in cooperation and friendship with Louisville’s P2G community in the Western Galilee. Israeli lay leaders and cyclists will travel to the United States through the program, immersing themselves in an American Jewish community.
To register, visit jewishlouisville.org/bikes-bourbon/. The early bird discount for a four-day ride fee of $550 is available until July 15. Single and multiple day rates also available. To volunteer, contact Amy Fouts at 502-238-2757 or grants@jewishlouisville.org.

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