Bike 4 Friendship kicks off cycling trip

  • Chaya Abenson, 23, left, from Manchester, England, and Chaya Goldberg, of New York City, right, prepare their food with help from Chana Lew, center. Eleven women from around the country came together at Miami's Friendship Circle on Sunday, June 30, 2013, to kick off Bike 4 Friendship, a 1,500-mile cycling trip from Miami to New York. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Baila Bryski, of New York City, packs some items into her suitcase before the start of the cycling trip. Eleven women from around the country came together at Miami's Friendship Circle on Sunday, June 30, 2013, to kick off Bike 4 Friendship, a 1,500-mile cycling trip from Miami to New York. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Chaya Goldberg gathers her bicycle and gear. Eleven women from around the country came together at Miami's Friendship Circle on Sunday, June 30, 2013, to kick off Bike 4 Friendship, a 1,500-mile cycling trip from Miami to New York. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Chaya Abenson, 23, from Manchester, England checks her phone prior to hitting the road for a 1500-mile cycling trip. Eleven women from around the country came together at Miami's Friendship Circle on Sunday, June 30, 2013, to kick off Bike 4 Friendship, a cycling trip from Miami to New York. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Eleven women from around the country came together at Miami's Friendship Circle on Sunday, June 30, 2013, to kick off Bike 4 Friendship, a 1,500-mile cycling trip from Miami to New York. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Chaya Goldberg, of New York City, left, leads the group to cheers and applause as they start their cycling trip. Eleven women from around the country came together at Miami's Friendship Circle on Sunday, June 30, 2013, to kick off Bike 4 Friendship, a 1,500-mile cycling trip from Miami to New York. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF