2010 California riders lunching in the redwoods


A taste of Climate Cafe on Climate Ride California

Patrick Colleran on April 22, 2015, 12:02 PM

On Climate Ride we ride our bikes through local communities all day and hear from bright minds in sustainability at night. This year on night 2 of Climate Ride California, we are hosting Climate Cafe.

This evening of roundtable discussions allows riders to connect over a variety of active transportation, energy, sustainability and climate topics. Riders will be able to switch to a new table, and new topic, between each of the three rounds. The opportunity to move between tables, meet new people, actively contribute your thinking, and link the essence of your discoveries to ever-widening circles… Read more →

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Your Climate Ride Training Regime: Bikes, Burritos and Beer?

Patrick Colleran on April 17, 2015, 11:45 AM

A 60-mile ride can be done right from the couch. Sort of. Almost anyone can get out and ride 60 miles but they might not be able to climb the stairs the following day. By putting in some good training miles for Climate Ride you'll make sure you are able to get back on the bike and ride another 60 miles day after day.

It can be difficult to find the time to ride the distances on Climate Ride especially with our busy schedules, but riding… Read more →

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A Brief History of Bikes on the Golden Gate Bridge

Guest Blogger on April 13, 2015, 3:26 PM

This piece was written by Climate Rider Dale Butler. Dale rode in Climate Ride California Wine Country 2014 and will ride again this May on Climate Ride California North Coast (learn more).

About twenty-five years ago three cyclists made a date to meet with representatives of the Golden Gate Bridge Administration.  The three were two Golden Spoke honorees “Mister Bike East Bay” Alex Zuckerman, Clay Mankin who was a member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Board and owner of City Cycle, plus myself [Dale Butler] then editor of California Bicyclist.  The issue was to establish… Read more →

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Beneficiary Ignite on Climate Ride California 2015

Michelle Levitus on April 10, 2015, 10:57 AM

The first evening program of Climate Ride California is all about our beneficiary organizations. This is a fun, fast-paced event where leaders from our beneficiary collection, who are participating in the ride, share their work and innovative ideas with the group. Speakers have just 3 minutes to present and inspire the audience with their ideas.


The following leaders will represent these beneficiary organizations:

1% for the Planet - Trina Peterson, Development Director

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Climate Dinner Party: DC based riders host a dinner and guest speaker on farming and sustainability

Andrew Valainis on April 1, 2015, 10:31 AM

This past January, two-time Climate Rider Steve Katz and his wife Leslie hosted a Climate Dinner Party with some fellow Climate Riders. Steve shared this great story of their evening, which included a fascinating discussion from a guest speaker and, of course, a toast to Climate Ride and continued friendships!

On this particular night, in the Climate Ride tradition, the dinner featured a guest speaker, Mike Brannon from Roseda Farm. The beautiful and scenic Roseda Farm raises cattle using sustainable practices and is located adjacent to the Climate Ride NYC-DC Day 4 lunch stop in Monkton, Maryland (up… Read more →

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