Biking To Key West To Benefit Children With Special Needs

A group of cyclists, ages ranging 17- 60 will be cycling from Miami to Key West this Presidents Day Weekend to benefit the Friendship Circle and raise money for children with special needs.

“Bike 4 Friendship Miami – Key West ” will take a group of cyclists on a 150 mile journey along the scenic Overseas Highway, to benefit Friendship Circle International, a humanitarian organization that benefits children with special needs by giving them the priceless gift of friendship.

The bikers plan to set out on Sunday, February 15, 2015 from Friendship Circle of Miami, and arrive in Key West on Monday February 16, 2015 after completing the two day 150 mile ride.

Zalmy Perlman, founder of Bike 4 Friendship, views the biking adventure as more than just a platform for awareness. He sees the trek as an opportunity to unite Friendship Circle communities—nearly a hundred of them—across the United States and the world.

“We have participants flying in from all across the US to participate. The trip has been a real draw for people. Here, the cyclists are not your typical prototypes. Cyclists range from school-teachers, to college students, and even some dads, who all believe in the Friendship Circle’s message. They have undertaken this incredible physical endeavor in order to make a difference in lives of special needs kids.”

“One of the most amazing things about biking from Miami – Key West is breaking through limitations,” added Perlman. “It’s what we do here in the Friendship Circle every day – breaking through the differences to unite people.”

For more about Bike 4 Friendship, please visit

About the Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle is today’s fastest growing Jewish organization for children with special needs. With over 92 locations worldwide the Friendship Circle has cultivated friendships between 5,000 special children and close to 11,000 teen volunteers.

The Friendship Circle’s unique approach brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, our special friends, while enriching the lives of everyone involved. For more information, visit

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