People of the bike: Jewish motorcyclists who ride hogs and mow down stigmas

By CATHRYN J. PRINCE 3 July 2021, 4:48 am


'IT’S MORE THAN JUST A GROUP, IT’S A FAMILY'




From the Chai Riders to the Shul Boys, members of 42 diverse Jewish clubs worldwide enjoy the freedom of the road even while the men and women involved give back to their communities.


WESTPORT, Connecticut — A year after “Easy Rider” came out, Bruce Ente bought his first motorcycle. It was 1970 and Ente, then aged 19, decided what he needed was a Honda CB350. So he spent his bar mitzvah money to make the purchase.

“I just got this idea that I wanted a bike,” Ente, treasurer of the Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance (JMA), told The Times of Israel via Zoom from his home in Oberlin, Ohio.


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