Bikers who were taking part in a seven-day bike ride across the state of Iowa were welcomed by a Chabad N.E. Iowa tefillin booth, manned by bochurim from the Postville yeshiva.
Bikers who were taking part in a seven-day bike ride across the state of Iowa were welcomed by a Chabad N.E. Iowa tefillin booth, manned by shliach Rabbi Aron Schimmel and bochurim from the Postville yeshiva.
The bikers were taking part in RAGBRAI, an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa. Heading into its 48th year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest multi-day recreational bicycle touring event in the world. People from all over the country participate in this ride.
This year, on its fifth day which was today, in Anamosa Iowa, some of 33,000 riders were surprised to be welcomed by those Chabadniks at one booth.
The bochurim offered the bikers a chance to put on tefillin, or shared with them a Torah pamphlet and Shabbos candles. Many of the bikers expressed their happiness to see the Chabad boys there, and the bochurim even got to celebrate a number of bar mitzvahs right there in middle of the street.