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Record Climate Ride Grants in 2015 – 20% Increase to Support Climate, Conservation and Bike Advocacy

Caeli Quinn on February 4, 2016, 1:22 PM

Thanks to the generosity and passion of our participants, supporters and donors, we are awarding a record $825,011.00 in grants in 2015! This is a 20 percent increase over 2014 grants. This year, Climate Ride grew from three to seven events across the nation. 435 people biked and hiked an astounding 121,000 miles to support climate, conservation, and active transportation.

28% of grants support to Active Transportation and Bike Advocacy  72% of grants support Climate, Environment, and Renewable Energy

Currently, less than 3% of charitable giving in the U.S. supports the environment and active transportation, and at Climate Ride, we are endeavoring to… Read more →

Posted in Announcements, Beneficiaries

New Year, New Reasons, and New Resolutions

Emily Kern on January 11, 2016, 4:06 PM

The New Year is a great time for a new personal challenge. This year Climate Ride is offering a record ten physically challenging events across the country, including one in Southeast Asia! How can one say "NO" to signing up for a new personal challenge while taking direct action to grow the sustainability movement at the same time?!

I know my personal challenges can make me feel overwhelmed, but Climate Ride's Independent Challenge Program will help make saving the world that much more do-able.

Even with more events in more places at more times throughout the year, we still find that a lot of people can't join us for a Climate Ride event. That’s why we developed the Independent Challenge program: to allow anyone anywhere to create and… Read more →

Posted in Musings from the Climate Ride Staff

Bay Area & L.A. Social Gatherings this Month

Michelle Levitus on January 5, 2016, 3:00 PM

Check our our Events Calendar!

Events Director Blake Holiday will be attending a number of events in the Bay Area and Los Angeles this month to connect with alumni Climate Riders and Hikers as well as anyone who may be interested in participating in a Climate Ride event in the future.

All events are free and open to the public!

Bring your friends and family to learn how you can join us for a life-changing charitable event and raise support and awareness for sustainabilty, active transportation and environmental causes. Attend… Read more →

Independent Challenge Spotlight: Running to Paris

Emily Kern on December 17, 2015, 11:52 AM

Many people around the world tuned in last week to the Paris Climate Conference, shared stories and ideas, and raised their voices against climate change. Like others who raised their voices, Tina Hilding, temporarily living in Norway, just finished running an epic 350 miles over two and a half months in support for 350.org and the Paris Climate Conference.

Tina intended to join the Paris relay, “Run for Your Life,” but after the attacks on Paris, her plans changed. Despite the attacks and the diminishing daylight during this time of year in the Arctic, she accomplished her goal.

Below is a Q&A with Tina about her Independent Challenge and keen insights from living in the Arctic. She is an incredible symbol of triumph and adaptability as we take on the global challenge of climate action! 

Why… Read more →

Posted in Rider Profiles

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

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