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Alyn riders keep wheels close to home as rehab hospital renovates for COVID-19

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The Alyn Hospital Wheels of Love Ride usually takes place in November, bringing hundreds of riders from around the globe to bike Israeli routes over the course of five days to support the Jerusalem-based rehabilitation center for physically challenged and disabled youth.

This year, however, Alyn riders are biking their miles closer to their hometowns, whether in Key Biscayne, Florida, the Berkshires of Massachusetts, or off-road in Illinois.

Following a virtual opening ceremony on October 25, riders from six countries, including the US, Holland and Israel, gathered to launch their virtual rides that are taking place in small groups, while wearing their Alyn jerseys and posting #MyALYNride pictures on Instagram.

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“Our riders were all riding outside their homes for the exercise,” said Tal Naveh, Alyn’s director of logistics. “We figured, let’s utilize that and ask them to ride for us.” The Friends of Kevin Alyn Wheels of Love riders from Long Island,........

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