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Ride for Understanding

The Ride for Understanding is an annual bike ride fundraiser for the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia taking place along the Schuylkill River Trail during the first weekend in June. Each year, riders come together to increase awareness about the work and mission of the Interfaith Center. This is a family-friendly event offering 


For more information, please contact Amanda Scates-Preisinger at or (215) 222-1012.

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Why "Ride for Understanding"?

Our tagline, "Dare to Understand," is both a statement of fact and a call to action, encapsulating so much of what makes our work unique. It conveys a sense of the courage required to participate and engage in interfaith work, the fear of the religious “other” felt by so many, and the need to overcome such fears. It challenges us to be bold in learning about one another, to dare to listen sincerely to the crying needs of our time, and to work together to contribute to the good of our region. Not only is our tagline a call for a deeper understanding of the religious “other,” but it is also an invitation to continued discovery within one’s own self, heritage, and unique perspective.

Since its inception the Interfaith Center has served more than 20,000 individuals, partnered with more than 225 local religious congregations and institutions and two dozen civic and service organizations, and, to this day, remains one of the few organizations of its kind across the country.


Whatever it is that inspires you to ride or donate, we invite you to join us on this journey toward creating a region filled with compassion, cooperation, and hope for a better tomorrow.



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