Jessica Pollitz is “a woman of action.” Whether it’s working with Engineers Without Borders in Fiji, Thailand and Peru, visiting all 50 of California’s State Parks, or biking with Climate Ride for her first time this year, Jessica definitely lives up to her personal motto, “Be more AWESOME!”
Jessica is a civil engineer in Napa County working to help make wineries and residences more water efficient. She has worked on several rainwater harvesting projects and with the California Alternative Water Source group working to solve where California gets water and how to do it sustainably.
Since college, Jessica has volunteered with Engineers Without Borders and is preparing to travel to Peru this summer to help build the third rainwater harvesting system for a village school…Read more →
This father-daughter duo has biked many places together, including much of New England, New York, and even Spain! This year, they join us from all the way in Massachusetts and New York to bike in California for the first time!
Alan first joined Climate Ride last year on the Northeast Ride and knew immediately that his daughter Hannah “would love this.” He was right. Hannah takes advantage of every opportunity she can to bike with her dad. “He’s a committed rider, and I’m very inspired by that. Any chance I have to ride with him, I do!” Hannah explains.
Hannah and Alan are biking to support Greenagers, a small nonprofit near and dear to their home of Stockbridge, MA. Greenagers connects…Read more →
Meet James Reber, the Executive Director of San Jose Parks Foundation, who is taking on the challenge of his first Climate Ride on the California North Coast. James originally set a fundraising goal of $3,500 and now he has surpassed a whopping $7,000 for the cause! Here's his story.
Why are you participating in Climate Ride?
It's a confluence of reasons. I am an avid cyclist and have always wanted to do a "big organized ride". Shiloh Ballard [the Executive Director of Silicon…Read more →
Meet Stephen Stewart. Climate Ride California will be Stephen’s first Climate Ride, although long distance charitable bike rides are nothing new for him.
In 2009, Stephen rode from San Francisco to San Diego as a part of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Million Dollar Challenge. This year, “I wanted to see more of the northern part of California, and what a great way to see it—on a bike while supporting the environment." Stephen’s beneficiary organization is the…Read more →