Bike to Worship–Wendy Oberlander

event_note June 28, 2016

Shabbat is a day without vehicles.

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Hi Wendy, can you tell us what you do?

I’m an artist.

And your faith tradition?


Describe your worship commute.

Biking on urban residential streets, two times a month, about two kilometres.

What’s your ride?

I ride a twenty-five year old mountain bike.

How does cycling relate to your faith tradition? Do you connect it to particular scriptures, practices or obligations?

Shabbat is a day without vehicles.

What do you wear?

I try to stay dry and tidy, and don’t worry too much about fancy.

Is there bike parking at your place of worship?


What is your best cycling to worship story or experience?

I like sharing the road with others as we approach the synagogue.

What do you want to tell people who might be thinking of cycling to their place of worship?

Cycling is a way to slow down, a way to empty the mind before and after, and to be kind to the land.

Is there anything else you want to tell us?

This sharing cycling and faith stories is a lovely idea!