2010 California riders lunching in the redwoods


Why is Advocacy Day So Important?

Caeli Quinn on September 19, 2017, 5:24 PM

A letter from a Florida Rider to her fellow Climate Riders on Blue Ridge to DC, September 24-26, 2017

Laura Reynolds lives near Miami, FL. She and her teammates just endured Hurricane Irma and are still on their way to ride with us this weekend. Laura will also lead our Advocacy Day training on September 25 at 5:30 pm. 

Dear Fellow Climate Riders,

Our team’s name “Riding the Storm” was never intended to be so tragically literal. It was the 25th anniversary of…

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Climate Ride Finale, Washington DC, September 26, 2017

Caeli Quinn on September 14, 2017, 1:56 PM

Climate Ride Blue Ridge to Washington DC

Ride with us to the US Capitol! 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 

This is one of the most thrilling parts of Climate Ride into Washington DC. Please invite your family and friends to pedal with us, or to meet us at the Upper Senate Park for the riders' arrival. 


2:30 pm: Gather at the pedestrian circle near the Thompson Boat Center, west of 30th St. NW (MAP HERE). Bring your own bike or pick up a Capital Bikeshare bike.


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Climate Ride California Spotlight - GusTavo Guerra-Vasquez

Emily Kern on June 13, 2017, 11:25 AM

Last year, he joined us as a Diversity Rider on Team Los Angeles County Bike Coalition (LACBC), and now, GusTavo Guerra-Vasquez is back for a second year with Climate Ride.

The Diversity Program got its start with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) and Climate Ride as a way to offer financial assistance and training support to better reflect the L.A. community’s diversity on the ride. What first caught GusTavo’s eye and encouraged him to apply was the word “diversity.” GusTavo works as a Diversity Trainer and Human Services Administrator, and was also the first person in his family to graduate from high school and a…

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Mother Daugher Duo: Felice and Talia ride with Climate Ride California

Emily Kern on June 12, 2017, 9:34 AM

Meet Talia and Felice! This mother-daughter duo joins us from Virginia. In 2014, Talia took a trip to the Arctic and learned first-hand from the native people how their communities are affected by climate change. She is studying environmental science in college and committed to climate change awareness and advocacy. A cycling enthusiast, her mother Felice jumped at the opportunity to support Talia and share this experience with her.

When Talia is not on Climate Ride or in…

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Climate Ride California Spotlight - The Arkins!

Emily Kern on June 11, 2017, 9:28 AM

David Arkin has participated in five Climate Rides, including one with his daughter in 2014 and his wife in 2016. This year, it’s his son Austin’s turn to ride!

Austin is in his first year at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and has been practicing his pop-wheelies amid the usual Climate Ride training. David is an architect, and both Austin and David are fundraising for California Straw Building Association (CASBA) which promotes plant-based, minimally processed building materials such as wood, straw, hemp, and bamboo, in place of typical building materials which leave a large environmental footprint.

Fun fact: Sunday Day 2 of the Ride, we will be having lunch at MEarth Green Classroom which is solar powered, living roof and LEED certified was designed by David and his wife, Anni Tilt.

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