2010 California riders lunching in the redwoods


Six months on a bike: A reflection on Keys to Freeze

Andrew Valainis on November 13, 2015, 10:18 AM

The following is an account by Reese Wells, a member of the Keys to Freeze group that rode from the Florida Keys to the tip of Alaska this year as part of Climate Ride's Independent Challenge program. Two months removed, lessons are still being learned, and the road still beckons. The following is Reese's reflection their incredible journey. 

Keys to Freeze is over. After 8,000 miles through fourteen states, one province, and one territory we have successfully traveled from the tip of Key West, FL to the oilfields of Prudhoe Bay, AK. As an Independent… Read more →

Posted in Musings from the Climate Ride Staff

Sustainable Activities As Marketable Opportunities

Michelle Levitus on October 28, 2015, 10:46 AM

During the inaugural Climate Ride Northeast, we met Climate Rider Ellen Callaway. As a food & product photographer, Ellen Callaway composts everything that comes into the studio. It’s one step she’s taken to be a “smart consumer.” She says, “Composting is like wearing a helmet. I can’t imagine not wearing a bike helmet while I’m riding. Similarly, I feel weird putting food scraps in the trash.”

Artist Ellen Callaway riding through Boston on Climate… Read more →

Posted in Rider Profiles

Bicycle Coalitions Getting Serious About Grants on Climate Ride

Caeli Quinn on October 13, 2015, 2:50 PM

Climate Ride will have granted more than $3.1 MILLION by the end of 2015 and bicycle coalitions and active transporation groups are soaring – a whopping 37% of Climate Ride grants will support sustainable transportation, getting people on bikes, and safe routes to school and work. Here's a look at a few of the bicycle coalitions that have teams on Climate Ride events.

We thank you for your awesomeness. 

Team Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Read their photo-packed Storify about their team experience on Climate Ride!

Posted in Beneficiaries

Climate Ride ‘Grand Rapids to Chicago’ Finale – How to Join! Wed. Sept 30

Michelle Levitus on September 24, 2015, 3:00 PM

EVERYONE IS INVITED! We would like to have as many people as possible to greet the 70 riders who are pedaling 300 miles from Grand Rapids to Chicago arriving at Northerly Island at 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 30th.

Please share this with your friends, colleagues, family, Climate Ride alumni, local businesses and nonprofits! 

Interested Media please contact: Caeli Quinn, Climate Ride Co-Founder and Executive Director, caeli@climateride.org


Climate Ride Midwest 2015: Grand Rapids to Chicago

The nation’s largest environmental bike ride and ‘green conference on… Read more →

Posted in Ride Coverage

In Memoriam Allison Smith

Caeli Quinn on September 20, 2015, 5:29 AM

We'd like to honor the memory of one of our favorite Climate Riders, Allison Smith, who was involved in a car accident with another car in New Hampshire last year that took her life at the age of 31. Allison completed several Climate Rides and worked as an analyst with the New England States Committee on Electricity (NEWCOE) where she focused on forward-thinking energy solutions.

Allison learned about Climate Ride when she was looking for an event that would raise awareness of climate… Read more →

Posted in Rider Profiles

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