We're just weeks away from the California Climate Ride and we’re thrilled to see that the ride has grown 25% since last year and rider fundraising up by an impressive 40% over 2011. Clearly, both riders and donors see the effectiveness and value in supporting the Climate Ride beneficiaries.
With 6 riders already past the $3000 mark, the commitment and dedication of the 2012 riders to a cleaner, greener, more sustainable future is resonating loud and clear! Beneficiary organizations will reap even greater benefits from this increase—fabulous work riders, keep it up!!
In fact, we are already seeing the fruits of our labor from 2011 -- Climate Rider funding has reached the highest levels at many of our beneficiary organizations including San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which does incredible work for San Franciscans and sets trends across the US. Climate Ride was a leading funder of San Francisco Bicycle Coalition in 2011 and is looking to repeat this in 2012 and beyond. You can see the list of funders in San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Tube Times 2011 "Year in Review".
We know how hard riders are working to raise these funds and we want this hard work to be acknowledged and celebrated, which is why we award the Green Jersey to our Top 10 fundraisers on each ride! Keep rallying for a top spot and you just might be enjoying the California coast glittering in your well-deserved green!