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cycling on yomtov

Rabbi Yoel LiebermanNisan 13, 5771
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Hi, I was just wondering if it is permissible to ride a bicycle on yomtov? i need to get into the city and it would be about a 3 hour walk and was wondering if i could ride? thanx Howard
Answer
One may not ride on a bicycle on Yom Tov for the same reasons one may not ride a bicycle on Shabbat. One of the reasons being "Uvdin Dechol", meaning we do not to do some practices on Shabbat and Yom tov which are weekday like and diminish the holiness of Shabbat and Yom Tov. (See Shmirat Shabbat Kehilchata 16:18) May you have a Chag Same'ach.
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