Chai Lifeline provides seriously and chronically ill children and their families with support and encouragement during their most trying times. For two weeks of every summer, hundreds of children are granted the ultimate camp experience in Camp Simcha, returning home with renewed hope, determination, and the thrill of simply being a child rather than a patient. Bike4Chai is a premier cycling event for cyclists of varying skill levels. The enormous proceeds garnered by Bike4Chai directly benefit the children of Chai Lifeline. Bike4Chai kicks off with an opening ceremony on Tuesday, August 15, 2017; riders depart in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, and arrive to cheers and fanfare in Camp Simcha on Thursday, August 17. The 180-mile Bike4Chai route winds through three states, challenging even the most advanced riders; the continual support leading up to and through the event, combined with the pure joy that greets the riders at the finish line, encourages riders of every skill level throughout the ride.