Tim Oey is riding in Climate Ride Death Valley this year for our kids–his and everyone's. As he puts it, “it is our responsibility to ensure they inherit a healthy world. Climate change is a huge problem that is well within our power to solve. If we don't, it will dramatically hurt our kids. We should not bury our heads in the sand because changing our behavior is too inconvenient.” As part of his commitment to the planet, Tim retired early from his work as a program…Read more →
The 8th Grade Handlebar Heros
Meet the Handlebar Heroes and group of 8th graders on a mission to raise awareness of the environment and active transportation! On Friday, November 17, they are bicycling around White Lake in Michigan on their own Climate Ride Independent Challenge. They are directing the proceeds of the ride to the Western Michigan Environmental Action Council.
Here's an interview with Susan Tate who leads this team of intrepid middle schoolers.
How did…Read more →
Dianne Hughes has dedicated her career to environmental regulation and restoration. She has worked on the largest restoration project in the world – The Everglades Restoration Project. So when she heard about Climate Ride recently from her friend, Ruth Holmes, who rode in the Red, White and Blue Ridge Ride, she decided to sign up to visit Bryce, Zion, and Escalante. She hopes to show family and friends that she is a true believer in climate change and committed to finding…Read more →
Laura has done several different charity rides over the years and feels they were all important, but it wasn't until she found Climate Ride that she felt like she connected with the community behind the ride. She loves that Climate Ride creates beautiful trips to somewhere amazing, but still lets her support local causes.
Though Boston, where Laura lives, hasn’t seen the same extreme struggles that other parts of the world have this year, she sees the effects of climate…Read more →
Emelie believes in being proactive about the climate. That’s why she has focused on sustainability in her work in fashion over the last six years. Emelie is quick to point out that fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. At Zero Waste Daniel she helps to combat the industry’s chronic fabric waste issue. When garments are made in factories the off-cuts are dumped into landfills. Instead of the factory throwing them out, Zero Waste Daniel takes that…Read more →