2010 California riders lunching in the redwoods


Climate Ride Beneficiaries Focusing on Solar

Michelle Levitus on February 27, 2015, 3:23 PM

Check out these hard-working Climate Ride beneficiaries who are raising the profile of solar energy:

The following four organizations have teams that you can join on the rides:

GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives’ mission is to empower communities in need by providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services, equipment and training. Using a barn-raising model, GRID Alternatives leads teams of job trainees and other volunteers to install solar electric systems for low-income homeowners, providing needed savings for families struggling to make ends meet, preparing workers for jobs in the fast-growing solar industry, and reducing… Read more →

See Who’s Joined the Beneficiary List!

Michelle Levitus on February 10, 2015, 4:08 PM

The list of hardworking organizations finding solutions for active transportation, public health and sustainability continues to grow. Now you can support more local organizations making an impact in your community!

Take a look below at the newest non-profits recently welcomed to the Climate Ride beneficiary network. Register for any Climate Ride event and choose from more than 100 non-profits to benefit with your fundraising.


Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Portland, Maine

Founded in 1992, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine is the statewide bicycle advocacy and education organization with a mission to… Read more →

Independent Challenge Spotlights – Ultra Marathons, Epic Rides, and Cold Dives

Andrew Valainis on February 9, 2015, 2:40 PM

The Climate Ride community is full of intelligent, passionate, and creative individuals. Each year, hundreds of riders and hikers from across the country come together to join us on our signature cycling and hiking events. However, each year there are tons of other intelligent, passionate, and creative individuals out there who aren’t able to join one of our events but want to be involved in supporting the Climate Ride cause. We developed the Independent Challenge program to allow anyone anywhere to register an event (new or existing) and fundraise through Climate Ride for the beneficiaries that they choose.<… Read more →

Posted in Musings from the Climate Ride Staff, Ride News

Top Fundraisers: Lessons and Recognition

Andrew Valainis on January 13, 2015, 3:41 PM

Climate Ride organizes life changing, charitable sporting events. Year after year, hundreds of individuals (new participants and alumni alike) pledge to raise thousands of dollars to support the cause, support our beneficiaries, and better our communities. I'd like to share some of their tips, tricks, and success stories as well as the new layout for the Fundraising Hall of Fame, where we recognize and thank them for all they have given to our community.

Tips, Tricks, and Success stories from Top Fundraisers

Over the past few years I've noticed that Climate Riders usually fundraise in… Read more →

Posted in Musings from the Climate Ride Staff

Climate Ride Northeast - Bar Harbor to Boston Sneak Peek

Patrick Colleran on January 12, 2015, 4:12 PM

Registration Now Open Here!

Climate Ride is excited to announce Climate Ride Northeast, a new route for 2015 from Bar Harbor, ME to Boston, MA this September 17-21. This 5-day, 320-mile route takes advantage of the best cycling in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Like all Climate Ride events, Climate Ride Northeast offers incredible opportunities to raise awareness and crucial funds for organizations making an impact on climate, sustainability and active transportation. There will be informative speakers each night and plenty of chances to connect with like-minded individuals who are united by their passion for sustainability and active… Read more →

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