Nazareth Mountain Bikers Club rides the Jesus Trail

Nazareth Mountain Bikers on the Jesus Trail (Horns of Hattin)Nine riders from the Nazareth Mountain Bikers club recently rode the length of the Jesus Trail, becoming the first group to travel the entire trail by bike. The club organizes weekly rides through Facebook, exploring various regions of the Galilee and Israel. They are happy to answer questions and help travelers with information on mountain biking in the Nazareth area.

The ride shows that it is possible to mountain bike the Jesus Trail route, with only short sections where it is necessary to walk or carry the bike. For a list of these sections, visit the mountain biking thread on the Jesus Trail Forum (see below). The new guidebook will also describe the biking alternatives.

“The only way to define your limits is going beyond them”
– Nazareth Mountain Bikers

View photos from the ride on Jesus Trail’s Facebook page:

Mountain Biking thread on the Jesus Trail Forum:

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"Clean Up the World Day" on the Jesus Trail

Clean up the World Day on the Jesus TrailOn November 9, 2009, international volunteers and hundreds of local school children picked up trash along the Jesus Trail as part of “Clean Up the World Day,” sponsored by the Jewish National Fund.

Middle School students from public schools in Nazareth, Cana and Mash’had thronged the streets of their towns armed with trash bags and gloves to clean up their neighborhoods. International volunteers from the US, Russia, South Africa and Germany participated as well, forging friendships with the enthusiastic and curious children.

Trash is a major environmental problem in Israel, where over 90% of the country’s waste is buried in landfills, which are reaching maximum capacity. Only about 5% of Israel’s waste reaches recycling facilities.

The Jesus Trail and Jewish National Fund plan to make this trash pickup activity a monthly ritual, hoping to instill in these youth a sense of pride in caring for the environment and making the Jesus Trail a clean and pleasant place for locals and international visitors alike.

View photos from the Clean Up the World Day on Jesus Trail’s Facebook Page by clicking the link below (even if you are not a Facebook member):