Jewish Motorcyclist Alliance “Ride to Remember 2006â€?

Hundreds of Jewish Bikers Nationally and Internationally

Plan Thousands-Mile International Motorcycle Pilgrimage to

Whitwell, TN in Honor of Holocaust on May 5th and 6th

King David Bikers Depart Boca Raton, Fl on Sunday, April 30th

Boca Raton, Florida… Florida State Senator Ron Klein and Assi, Haim, the Director of Economic Affairs of the General Consul/Israel will “launchâ€? King David Bikers (KDB), the nation’s largest Jewish Motorcycle Riding Organization, as they leave Boca Raton on a nearly 1000 mile pilgrimage to Whitwell, Tennesse in honor of Yom Hashoa this year, May 5th and 6th. King David Bikers, ( the South Florida-based Jewish motorcycle riding organization that has virtually created the “categoryâ€? when it was formed nearly two years ago, will depart South Florida for the pilgrimage of its second annual “Ride to Rememberâ€? event leaving from Chabad/Boca Raton where they will ride to Tennessee and meet more than 300 Jewish bikers from more 14 States and two countries.

Speakers: Florida State Senator Ron Klein and Assi Haim, Director of Economic Affairs of the General Consul Israel/Miami, will provide remarks prior to the departure of the bikers. A police escort will lead the bikers to the Florida Turnpike.

Departure Ceremony Time: The bikers, the public and the congregation will gather commencing at 8:30 AM for breakfast through to 9:30 AM. There will be speakers; Florida State Senator Ron Klein and Assi Haim, the Director of Economic Affairs of the General Consul/Israel.

Departure Event Location: Chabad Boca Raton: 17950 Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida 33496 (561) 241-6257; Chabad is located on N/E/C of Military Trail and Clintmoore Road, in Bank of America strip center at the rear. It is a multi-million dollar 24,000 square foot synagogue. Contact: Rabbi Moishe Denburg: 561-414-9995.

What: “Ride to Remember – 2006â€? a/ka/ “Paper Clip Ride.â€? This is an International Ride of Jewish Motorcyclists to The Whitwell School in Whitwell, TN.

Who: The Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance (JMA – ), an umbrella organization comprising more than 10 Jewish Motorcycle Riding Clubs from around the country, along with hundreds of “independent Jewish ridersâ€? who are riding to The Whitwell School in Tennessee in honor of Yom Hashoa 2006, the world’s day of recognition of the Holocaust, as well as to recognize the Whitwell School which built a memorial to commemorate the many thousands of Jewish victims who otherwise would not have a memorial.

The Bikers/The Ride Route: From Miami and Melbourne, Australia, to Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Washington and many cities/states in-between, Jewish bikers from across North America and Australia will converge in Chattanooga, TN on May 5th and ride to Whitwell, TN on May 6th. Bikers are riding from 14 states – MA, CO, Fl, GA, IL, MD, MI, NJ, NC, NY, PA, OH, TX, VA; three provinces in Canada – Montreal, Quebec, Ontario and Melbourne, Australia.

Why: Jewish Motorcyclists from around the country are riding to Whitwell, TN in memory of the Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The Whitwell School, initiated the Paper Clip Project in 1998 to study The Holocaust and to honor the victims of the greatest tragedy in the history of the Jewish people. The project received world wide media attention and was made into a documentary that airs regularly on Home Box Office. See: In an era of increasing anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, the Jewish Community has a responsibility to recognize the remarkable social consciousness the school has created–in a most unlikely place – Whitwell, TN, with a population of 1600 and most interesting, a non-existent Jewish community.

Who We Are: The Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance (JMA) is a loosely knit association of 10 Jewish Motorcycle Clubs across North America and Australia. The JMA represents over 500 motorcycle enthusiasts who will come together on May 5, 2006 in Whitwell, TN for the 2nd annual Ride to Remember, a/k/a, The Paper Clip Ride. The JMA’s inaugural Ride to Remember took place in Washington, DC on May 6, 2005. More than 200 Jewish bikers from 14 states and Canada rode thousands of miles to converge on the nation’s capitol at the Holocaust Memorial Museum to commemerate the 60th anniversary of the Holocaust. The event received worldwide media attention.

The Ride: Commencing the Week of May 1st, Jewish Bikers from around the country will be making their way to Whitwell, Tennessee and will be converging in this small southern rural town, where there is not a single Jewish person, and only 3 African American families. The JMA members will will meet at 8 AM at the premises of The Jewish Community Federation of Greater Chattanooga. There will be a an official departure ceremony followed by a breakfast hosted by the Chattanooga JCC. The massive motorcycle contingent will then depart for the 35 mile ride to Whitwell, TN. There will be an official ceremony attended by nearly 1500 people, that will be followed by a BBQ lunch for the staff, students of the school and the JMA participants, hosted by the JMA. Following lunch, there will be a screening of the documentary, “Paper Clipsâ€? See: The JMA members will then ride back to Chattanooga and have a JMA Shabbat banquet at the Chattanooga Clarion. The Paper Clip Ride to Remember will conclude with Saturday morning services on May 6th conducted by the Rabbi Zachery Betesh, spiritual leader of the King David Bikers and the JMA.

Contact: Jeff Mustard Cell: 954-801-8263 Email: