Raise Awareness and Money for Refugees
Support ARSP's “Ride4Action"!

Charity Bike Ride from Philly to DC, June 18-22

This June, Action Reconciliation Service for Peace sponsors its 3rd annual bicycle ride to raise money in support of its work in the United States. The ride covers roughly 250 miles between Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, DC, via the Pennsylvania German countryside. 

The Ride4Action led by experienced rider and US Program Director Mark McGuigan starts in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 18, and leads to Washington, DC, via the Pennsylvania German countryside, covering roughly 250 miles. Riders have the option to join for 1, 2 or all 5 days.

Day 1 is a family-friendly ride from Philadelphia along the idyllic Schuylkill River Trail to French Creek State Park. Riders can join for any stretch of the ride and then turn around back to Philly or continue with the group for the entire 50 miles up to the campsite where the riders will tent out overnight before continuing onwards. 

The "Ride4Action" aims to raise money for expanding ARSP’s work with refugees here in the United States. A portion of the proceeds will go to HIAS, an organization that has been working with refugees nationwide for more than 130 years. There will be presentations on the topic of refugees around the bike ride. 

Please register by June 15 at: info[at]actionreconciliation.org. Riders do not have to pay a registration fee but are asked to obtain financial pledges for their ride.

  • suggested minimum amount 1- or 2-day-ride: $100
  • suggested minimum amount 5-day-ride: $500

You will see pictures and video clips of the ride at: www.facebook.com/ARSPUSA.

Join us for events on the topic of refugees in Philadelphia and DC.

We hope you will make a contribution to our Ride4Action and this important cause!

DONATE NOW by clicking on this link!

P.S. Auch von Deutschland aus könnt ihr uns mit einer Spende unterstützen. Einfach dem Link folgen!

US Program Director Mark McGuigan

ASRP volunteer Lara Kuehnle joins the ride because "it's important to raise awareness as well as money for the situation of refugees in Europe and the US."

ARSP intern Felix Kremer signed up because "it is important to highlight the need for helping refugees to find a safe harbor. I volunteered for the last 8 months in a project that serves refugees who come to the US, so I am especially glad to be part of this ride!"

ARSP volunteer Sebastian Kambert about his motivation to join the Ride4Action:"Dealing with crises and refugees is almost always present and runs through the history. That is why we should not turn our back and minimize the problems but rather help, communicate and spread love. Ride4Action is not only a challenge for me, but also a opportunity to deal with the topic of refugees, especially with refugees in the United States. I am looking forward to the ride!"