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Meet Us in Chicago September 9th for the Midwest Ride End !

Kim Rogers on September 1, 2014, 1:28 PM

Come meet the Climate Riders at Northerly Island for the ride finish! All are welcome! Friends, family and supporters are encouraged to come join us at the end of the first Climate Ride Midwest.

Join the riders to celebrate the end of Climate Ride Midwest, a 4-day benefit bike ride to raise awareness of bike advocacy, sustainability, renewable energy and the threat of climate change, beginning in Grand Rapids, MI and ending at Northerly Island in Chicago, IL. Be at the end of this inaugural Midwest ride and meet more than 100 cyclists who pedaled 300 miles and raised money for more than 90 local and national beneficiary organizations including the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Active Transportation Alliance, WMEAC, 350.org, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and more. 

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Climate Hike Days 2 & 3, Exploring the Heart of Glacier

Kim Rogers on August 27, 2014, 8:00 AM

Glacier National Park encompasses more than a million acres of spectacular scenery, has over 700 miles of hiking trails, and is home to 25 active glaciers that remain in the park - from 150 estimated glaciers in the mid-19th century. Climate Hikers visit Swiftcurrent Pass, the Highline Trail, Many Glacier & Grinnell Glacier.

Day 2:

After a hot breakfast in camp, hikers again journeyed up Going-to-the-Sun Road toward Logan Pass, at nearly 7,000 feet, and headed to the immensley popular Highline trail, which follows along the Continental Divide, also known as the Garden Wall in this area. The trail hugs the cliffs and slopes of the Garden Wall, and outstanding panoramic views continued to awe the hikers with each step. From Swiftcurrent Pass to Many Glacier, aspen-filled forests led to spectacular alpine lakes, with views of the Swiftcurrent Glacier in the Southwest. 

Here, Tish Levee, at 74, hits… Read more →

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Day One, Climate Hike Glacier - the Backbone of the World

Kim Rogers on August 24, 2014, 12:54 PM

33 Climate Hikers set out on Sunday, August 24, into the gloriously wild Glacier National Park for a 5-day thrilling adventure. The "Backbone of the World" is the Blackfeet tribal name given to the greater Glacier National Park ecosystem.

To get started, a shuttle ride carried hikers from Glacier Guides/Montana Raft Co. headquarters in West Glacier, up the epic and cliff strewn Going-to-the-Sun Road, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark and the only road that ventures deep into the park. By the way, bicycles are allowed on the road in the mornings, evenings, and in the Spring before it opens to cars - which Independent Climate Rider Becky Douglas Delp took advantage of in June! 

Hikers set out from the trailhead at Trail of the Cedars, where the humidity in Lake McDonald Valley allows… Read more →

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And the Winner Is…

Patrick Colleran on August 22, 2014, 2:48 PM

A huge thanks to all who donated to Climate Ride's Annual Fund and Bike Giveaway Campaign. Your contributions and the board's generous matching gift will help ensure that Climate Ride can continue to execute successful and life-changing events that positively impact the fight for a sustainable future and safer streets!  

 

 

We are pleased to announce that the winner of this beautiful Climate Ride bike is Bruce Catania. Not only did Bruce contribute generously… Read more →

First Climate Hike Sets Out This Weekend!

Kim Rogers on August 22, 2014, 11:57 AM

Glacier National Park will be the star of this 5-day mountain adventure, with alpine trekking, rafting, and illuminating local speakers.

Climate Hikers and their expert guides from Glacier Guides/Montana Raft Co. will be out on the trails from August 24 - 28, 2014 on the first-ever hike offered by Climate Ride. Climate Hike is a 5-day adventure into the country’s wildest national park – Glacier – which is situated within the “Crown of the Continent” in Western Montana. Hikers will spend four days traversing the arêtes and high alpine passes of Glacier National Park, seeing first-hand an ecosystem severely threatened by climate change and environmental degradation. The 50-mile hiking challenge will culminate with a raft trip down the Middle Fork of… Read more →

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