Matthias, Katia and Magary all met on Climate Ride NYC to DC back in 2012. This trio has become close friends, cycling together and participating in Community Development International’s Miles of Trees program ever since. This year, they will all join us again on Climate Ride’s Red White and Blue Ridge ride in support of Miles of Trees.
Miles of Trees, a Climate Ride beneficiary, raises funds through the active participation in marathons and long-distance bike rides to conduct reforestation projects and farmer-support programs in Haiti. Miles of Trees plants one tree per mile, and since their start in 2011, they’ve planted over 10,000 trees!
This Saturday, the team will be at the Virginia Beach City Parks & Rec local Earth Day event, where they will be planting flower seeds, promoting the Miles of Trees…Read more →
Meet two of our 2017 Independent Challenge participants – Barbara Larrain and Jim Kelsey. Barbara will start with her rear wheel in the Pacific, and Jim will start on the Atlantic. However, by the end of this summer, both will have pedaled over 3,800 miles across the United States. We caught up with them recently to hear about their motivation and passion for these human-powered adventures.
Barbara Larrain will begin her cross-country tour in Astoria, Oregon on June 18th and finish in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on August 7th. That’s 50 days of cycling, with only 5 rest days! However, this kind of physical feat is nothing new to Barbara. After 29 Cycle Oregon events, 14 Ironmans, she discovered Climate Ride looking for a ride along the Northern California Coast last year. “Now, riding across the country is just sort of a natural progression of the same…Read more →
In February, thirty individuals participated in Climate Ride's Death Valley Ride through Death Valley National Park. One of those participants, Kevin Martin, shared with us his recap of his experience in the park.
It almost seems a disservice to call Death Valley a desert. A desert in my mind conjures up images of zero life and miles of nothingness. Death Valley could not be further from that imagery. I have never seen such interesting natural land formations, multi-layered…Read more →
Creative and enthusiastic, Anne Sjolander lives and works in D.C. as a development coordinator for Conservation International, a Climate Ride beneficiary. Conservation International's mission is to protect and preserve nature for the betterment of humanity on a holistic and global scale. Involved in fundraising and with the organiztion's young leaders group “Generation Conservation Group,” Climate Ride was a natural fit for Anne and her work at Conservation International.…Read more →
Many Climate Riders have trained hard and traveled far to make it to this event, but probably none farther and harder than Michael Johnson-Chase.
Although Michael calls New York home, he has spent the last five months biking north through California and across the United States on his unsupported, trans-America GRID Alternatives Tour, which he created as part of Climate Ride’s Independent Challenge program. Michael is biking to support GRID Alternatives, a Climate Ride beneficiary that offers solar installations and workforce training in the solar field for homes, businesses, and affordable housing.
By the end of…Read more →