Cycling Unites Mass Ride

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Cycling Unites Mass Ride

Imam Ferid Heider and rabbi Daniel Alter prepare for the Cycling Unites mass participation ride

Imam Ferid Heider and rabbi Daniel Alter prepare for the Cycling Unites mass participation ride

A mass participation ‘Cycling Unites’ ride is expecting a huge number of cyclists to come together on Sunday 22 March 2015, marking the finale of Berlin Bicycle Week. The organisers describe it as “a symbolic gesture of respect and tolerance… along with a statement about the future of urban mobility.”

At the head of the ride will be a rabbi and an imam, on their tandem: Ferid Heider is an Imam in several Berlin mosque communities, and Daniel Alter is a rabbi and anti-Semitism officer. They are both cyclists who work together promoting peace and understanding through their project meet2respect.

In drawing local, national and international attention to this situation, the organisers hope to use the event to help foster a sense of mutual understanding and togetherness, within and beyond Germany, through the medium of a mass bike ride.