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Independent Challenge Spotlight:  Coastin’

Emily Kern on August 28, 2015, 12:11 PM

Inspired by his mother’s passion and the drastic drought he has witnessed in his home state California, Lowell Meyer has set out on his own self-supported bike ride for change down the Western Seaboard.

Having never biked for more than 55 miles in one sitting, let alone 1,600 in one month, Lowell mustered the courage to ask for a month and a half off work and then asked his friends, family and strangers to donate to his cause.

 “Not only is it five weeks on the road on my own, but it also involves fundraising. I've never fundraised for anything other than the movies I work on [as a] cameraman, but [this trip and cause] is something very… Read more →

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Indy Challenge Update: Cross-China Ride has Begun

Andrew Valainis on August 10, 2015, 2:23 PM

Departing July 7th, Forrest Watkins is one month into a multi-year, multi-continent cycling journey. Over four years he will cycle one circumfrence of the Earth while searching for, and documenting, the impacts of climate change in the communities he visits. The following excerpts are taken from Forrest's May 19th blog post in which he focuses on his inspiration for this journey and gives us a glimpse at his message. 

"I’m currently about 2 months from the end of a year of teaching in Hunan Province in China—and two months away from the wide open… Read more →

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See who’s riding from Bar Harbor to Boston this September

Caeli Quinn on August 5, 2015, 11:32 AM

Did you know that 30% of Climate Ride participants are 30 years old and under? This generation's leaders for climate and sustainability are taking life by the handlebars and pedaling hard for the cause. In philanthropy, young people are often overlooked as fundraisers and leaders of movements. Well, no longer. Here are a few profiles of young leaders who are riding with us this fall on Climate Ride Bar Harbor to Boston, demonstrating that acting on climate and protecting our planet for future generations is not a cause de jour, but the most important issue facing us right now.<… Read more →

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Best of Glacier Ride 2015 Photo Recap EPIC!

Caeli Quinn on July 23, 2015, 10:31 AM

Glacier Ride 2015 was a resounding success! Thirty incredible riders tackled 15,000 feet of elevation over 250 miles of the most stunning scenery in America.

The result was a trip of a lifetime and more than $100,000 raised to support bicycle projects, sustainable transportation and research in Glacier National Park through the efforts of the Glacier National Park Conservancy. These inaugural Glacier Riders were greeted by the Glacier National Park Superintendent as leaders for alternate transportation in the park, a vitally important issue as Glacier visitation continues to expand, putting increasing pressure upon fragile resources. Bicycling is increasing in the park… Read more →

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Independent Challenge Spotlight: Climate Stories and the COP21 Conference

Andrew Valainis on June 3, 2015, 11:27 AM

Morgan Curtis is about to depart on a multi-month ride from New England to Paris, arriving in time to attend the United Nations COP21 conference in December as a Youth Delegate from the United States. Along the way she will investigate and share climate stories from those she meets along the way. This is her story.

As climate change negotiators, activists, concerned citizens and policy-makers all prepare to descend on Paris this December for the twenty-first United Nations Climate Conference, I am climbing on my bicycle to join them. Taking a rather unconventional path to the conference, … Read more →

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