Leveraging a common passion to instill life skills among at-risk youth


The Israel Cycling Center (ICC) was founded by a group of cycling enthusiasts, who believe that cycling is a unique tool for teaching life skills and building camaraderie among at-risk youth.


Led by Ran Margaliot, the former professional Israeli cyclist who previously founded “Israel Cycling Academy” (Israel’s first Pro Cycling Team), the organization runs  annual cycling programs in youth villages and welfare boarding facilities, as part of their educational curriculum.

Cycling is much more than just a sport. It brings people together and takes them on a journey, it demands the development of a variety of skills and offers a multitude of lessons for life.

about our programs

ICC runs programs in the following frameworks:


Ayanot Youth Village

Kadoorie Youth VIllage

Ben Shemen Youth Village

Alonei Yitzhak Youth Village

Ramat Hadassah Youth Village

Eden Home for Girls

Ahava Childrens and Youth Village

Malkishua Youth Community

These programs teach cycling skills, promote motivation and self-discipline and create a strong sense of team work and social cohesiveness. 


We believe that by acting as models for excellence and instilling a passion for cycling in our program participants, we are laying the groundwork for these adolescents to create a personal vision for themselves, expanding their sense of responsibility and capability, and aiding them in developing resilience, perseverance and determination. 


Each of ICC programs is designed in accordance with each framework’s unique educational or therapeutic mission. 

OUR partnerS


Grit - The Center for Cycling (NPO) Amuta No. 580690097
31 Benasaraf Baruch St. 
Rishon LeZion 7580566