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Media Mentions

Recent Mentions

Hiking Through Glacier National Park for a Cause


This is Shifali’s first Climate Hike. She grew up in India and came to the United States for graduate school, earning her master’s degree in Climate and Society at Columbia University. 

Shifali explained that she was inspired to participate in Climate Ride by her teammates at GivePower, a nonprofit focused on giving clean energy to otherwise neglected communities in developing countries around the world. Having participated previously, her colleagues were able to raise roughly $5,000 per-person in past Climate Ride events. Shifali said she finally decided on her birthday last November to sign up herself to raise money for GivePower.

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Cyclist launches 250-mile bike ride in desert park

Traverse City Record Eagle

“It said, ‘Come ride in Death Valley’ and it was one of those things that I immediately said, ‘Yes, I want to do,’” said Steven Holl, of Traverse City. “I hadn’t been to the desert except for in Arizona and I hadn’t done any long-distance biking. But I just thought it’s kind of now or never. And it had been never for a long time.”

He said the adventure is partially motivated by his close brush with prostate cancer last summer.

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Avid cyclist takes on major trek to benefit local nonprofits

The Mercury News

Ristow hopes to raise $5,000 that will be split between two local nonprofits.

“Climate Ride has a variety of outdoor excursions that are fundraisers for nonprofits that promote the amelioration of climate change; it could be sun power, a citizens’ climate lobbying group or, in my case, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Safe Routes to School. I am passionate about Safe Routes because it helps kids become independent, decreases traffic congestion and promotes lifelong healthy habits. ”

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Sunnyvale cyclist to bike through Death Valley

The Mercury News

Tim Oey, the advisory commission’s vice chairman and a member of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, will brave the desert heat from Feb. 24 to March 1 when he rides for Climate Ride, a nonprofit that organizes events to raise awareness and support for “active transportation” and environmental causes.

The Sunnyvale resident is shooting to raise $3,000 from the ride for the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and GRIST, an environmental news organization.

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Glacier Ride Charitable Bicycle Ride Funds Two Major Park Projects

Glacier National Park Conservancy

The ride, organized by Whitefish based non-profit, Climate Ride, raised a total of $78,000 which was donated to the Glacier National Park Conservancy. [...] The funds will provide an upgrade to the Apgar Visitor Center to install a solar energy system and will also fully support this year’s spring Hiker-Biker Shuttle on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

"I created Climate Ride to give people a uniquely positive way to get involved. Through Glacier Ride, we have helped grant nearly $173,000 to the Glacier National Park Conservancy over the past three years,” said Caeli Quinn, the Executive Director of Climate Ride.

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Where Bike Equity Meets Funding: A Los Angeles Case Study

Better Bike Share Partnership

It’s no secret that the bicycling world is often thought of as a white and male space, and having conversations about changing that while money is on the table can be tough. However, a Los Angeles example shows why at the end of the day, these efforts are worth it.

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) has been offering financial assistance to diverse riders who are interested in being a part of Climate Ride.

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Iowa Cyclist Pedals Her Way Toward $10,000 to Support INHF

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Iowans are big fans of their bikes, but some take riding to the next level. Heidi Soliday, an Iowan with a passion for fitness, has participated in marathons, century rides (100 mile rides) and over a dozen RAGBRAIs. And for her next adventure, she’ll be biking across the Pacific Northwest with Climate Ride.

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Death Valley or Bust

Engineering News-Record

The basic idea behind Climate Ride is that participants appreciate a landscape or a place more intensely when they camp and bike through it for several days.  Death Valley is a magnificent place.

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When they go low, we start below sea level, and then go high!

NextGen Climate America

Every once in awhile at NextGen America, we leave our work desks and hit the road for climate action. At the start of March, a few of us participated in the Death Valley Climate Ride where we bicycled nearly 250 miles over four days (and climbed 18,000 feet!) to raise money for some of our favorite partner organizations and awareness about climate change.

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Local Men Taking on Death Valley in Climate Ride


Ecology Action Center Executive Director Michael Brown and Kevin Loseke, a Bloomington oven builder and carpenter, will bicycle 250 miles in four days as part of "Climate Ride Death Valley," a fundraiser by the nonprofit Climate Ride.

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Pedaling 245 Miles for Safer SF Streets: Meet Climate Rider Dina Beigelman

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

"Honestly, I view participating in the Climate Ride as my first step in being more involved and connected to my community, and at creating healthy habits in my life. I don’t view the Climate Ride as a thing I work towards and then finish and put away; I view it as a catalyst to help me engage in a lot of areas in my life I’ve been meaning to for some time."

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Past Mentions

Shuttle Bus for Bicyclists Now in Gear at Glacier

Great Falls Tribune

"The $52,000 project was funded by a grant from Climate Ride...The grant includes two bike trailers, operation costs for the shuttle buses, bike counters for monitoring use on the road, equipment for a new volunteer bicycle patrol group, several bike racks and a new interpretive wayside exhibit and signs. The bike trailers can carry up to 16 bikes and have storage space for small wagons and bike trailers."

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Glacier Ride 2015 funds new shuttle service for cyclists in Glacier National Park

The Daily Inter Lake

"Glacier National Park’s new bicycle shuttle service got off to a promising start last weekend, with more than 123 cyclists taking the bus between Lake McDonald Lodge and Avalanche. Started in response to the increasing popularity of early-season bicycling along Going-to-the-Sun Road, the free service got off the ground thanks to a $52,000 donation from Climate Ride."

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Cyclists Hit the Road for Glacier Park

Flathead Beacon

 "Thirty bicyclists hit the road on July 7 as part of a fundraiser for the Glacier National Park Conservancy. The six-day, 250-mile trip took them to nearly every corner of the park and into Canada."

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Climate Ride: Are You Up for the Challenge?

Eos: Earth and Space Science News

"I also like the idea of getting scientists engaged with the people who are passionate about climate change—it’s an opportunity for scientists to learn what’s motivating people and to learn how we can communicate our information in ways that make sense to them—and it’s a chance for nonscientists to hear from us and talk with us." - Eric Davidson

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Climate Ride goes distance to educate and raise funds

San Francisco Chronicle

"The four-day California Climate Ride, which starts May 17, takes you through beautiful scenery during the day and brings you engaging speakers at night...The ride is also a significant fundraiser for bicycle advocacy groups nationwide."

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Cyclists Raise $350,000 on Climate Ride California

San Francisco Chronicle

"...with a significant amount going toward Bay Area bicycle coalitions in the East Bay, San Francisco, Sonoma County, Marin County and Silicon Valley. The Climate Ride is the only charity ride dedicated to sustainability and bicycle advocacy and the largest single funder of bicycle advocacy groups in the country."

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Ride to Washington


"The only competitive part of this ride comes in vying against your pals to raise the most money for the cause."

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Eco-Savings: Go Green without Breaking the Bank

CBN News

“As a young single, Caeli led bike trips professionally all over Europe. When she settled down in Montana with Denny, she put that Euro-experience to use to help create Climate Ride. The non-profit organization organizes an annual bike odyssey from New York to Washington, D.C., where riders bike by day and learn more about cutting-edge environmentalism in the evening.” Read More →

Eye on the environment: Rides for climate lap up attention

Ventura County Star

“Bicycles are a growing part of the sustainable cities movement, with many communities updating or adopting for the first time bicycle and pedestrian master plans. These plans promote adapting the road system to accommodate cyclists…By creating a visual reminder of the need for alternative transportation, riders underscore the importance of addressing climate change while traveling through some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes on the planet.” Read More →

Hot and Bothered: Climate Ride California

Humanitarian News

"Bicycles alone won't cure us from fossil fuel dependence, but they are an important part of the solution. Choosing to ride a bike is an action we can take right away—today, tomorrow, perhaps you rode one yesterday." Read More →

Pedaling Climate Action

Huffington Post

“It's great these hundreds of cyclists are translating their love for biking and concern for our Earth's climate into such a strong statement for political action. Along the route, expert speakers will educate and inspire local communities about global warming and what we can all do to be part of the solution.” Read More →