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General InformationView All Answers
Groups run from age 7 (2nd grade) to 16. (Older youth can contact us about being an assistant instructor.) There are groups for both boys and girls.
This past year, we had Geerz rides in the following cities: Beit Shemesh, Modiin, Ramat Beit Shemesh Aleph, Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel and Sderot.
We also had rides in the following "Children's Villages": Even Shmuel (Neve Landy), Chadera (Talpiot Children's Village), Shomriya, Nes Harim and HaPardess.
In previous years, we had sessions in the following cities, and we may return in the future, depending on demand: Allon Shvut, Efrat, Gush Etzion, Raanana, Mevo Horon, Ramat Raziel and Tzur Hadassah.
Most of our groups are run in English and Hebrew, based on the demand of the group's demographic. We have even worked with Ukrainian orphans and ran those groups in Russian.
The youth are all from a variety of schools. Great care and sensitivity are used in creating the riding groups, so that each rider is placed in the appropriate group. If you have a specific request, please make a note in the registration form, and we will do our best to accommodate.
The Geerz Program runs from September through mid/late June, and follows the Ministry of Education calendar.
The rides last 90 minutes. Halfway through, the riders stop to rest their bodies and activate their minds. During this time, the unique Geerz curriculum is taught.
Disclaimer: Geerz is an educational/therapeutic program. We are not training participants to be professional mountain bikers.
We try to have at least 30 rides each season. We email you a schedule of the weeks off at the beginning of the season. You can always check whether your child's group meets any given week at this link.
No. All rides are after school.
For more information on how to bring Geerz to your community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration and PaymentView All Answers
The cost varies from city to city, and depends on the number of children you are signing up. Click here to learn more.
No. You can sign up and pay a deposit and pay the balance later. Click here for more details.
Yes! There are the following discounts:
- An early bird discount for signing up early.
- A discount if you sign up more than one child.
- A scholarship discount based on financial need.
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Both of these situations are discussed here.
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