2010 California riders lunching in the redwoods


Top Fundraiser Hits $10,500 on Climate Ride - and Keeps Going

Caeli Quinn on September 8, 2012, 7:13 AM

Meet Climate Ride California's top fundraiser and San Franciscan, Jenny Shu. As of 9/7/12 she surpassed $10,500 in funds raised - making her the top fundraiser in Climate Ride history. Jenny selected these Climate Ride beneficiaries to be the recipients of a grant: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Natural Resources Defense Council, Carbon War Room, and the Center for Resource Solutions.

What inspired you to ride?
I've been bike commuting since 2008, as a way to shorten my…

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Rider Profile: For Amy and Jazzy Jolly cycling and environmental activism are a family affair!

kathryn on July 5, 2012, 6:30 PM

Some families play soccer together, some play baseball, for the Jolly family, well, they’re all about bikes! As members of this cycling family Amy Jolly and her 13-year-old daughter Jazzy are looking forward to pedaling Climate Ride California this September and this impressive mother-daughter pair will be bringing more than their committment to the bike on the ride too.

Keeping a keen eye on making cycling a positive experience for their kids in the beginning, it wasn't…

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Why I Ride: Cyclists Share Their Stories

Tim Frick on May 21, 2012, 2:07 PM

From fracking to bicycle advocacy, people have many reasons to participate in Climate Ride. Some NYC-DC 2012 riders shared theirs with us during the ride.

Climate riders range in age, experience, and profession, but the high levels of passion are pretty consistent across the board. And there are no shortage of great stories. Here are just a few of them.




































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Ashley Hunt-Martorano: A Rider Returns

kathryn on April 6, 2012, 5:01 PM

Great things are right in front of us and it only takes the courage to move toward them to discover a whole new world. Climate Ride was like this for Ashley Hunt-Martorano the first time and this year she's coming back for more!

It’s amazing the way peeking around a corner out of curiosity can open the world up in wonderful ways you never imagined.  Ashley Hunt-Martorano explained her discovery of cycling just this way.

Never super-big into biking, when Ashley heard about Climate Ride she thought it was a brilliant idea, but could never really envision herself doing anything like it.  She grew up in West Virginia and her only cycling experience was an occasional mountain bike outing through the…

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Rider Profile: Deb Janes

Geraldine Carter on October 6, 2011, 6:22 AM

For Deb Janes, rider #320, Climate Ride California 2010 was a life-changing experience that brought her back for more on the 2011 California ride.
Deb in Scotia
A professional fundraiser and professional vegetarian chef, Deb found that Climate Ride was just what she needed to make a lot of changes in her life: "The Climate Ride changed my life last year," she says. "I lost thirty pounds, renewed a love of cycling, got inspired by other riders'…
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