2010 California riders lunching in the redwoods


Rider Profile: Lulu Waks and Her New Ride

Geraldine Carter on October 5, 2011, 8:04 PM

Lulu Walks @ the Solar Living Institute 

Lulu Waks, a Stewardship Technician for the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, rode out of the Climate Ride day three wrap-up meeting last night on a brand spanking new two-wheeled cruiser courtesy of the fine folks at New Belgium Brewing. Lulu raised $4,700.00 during the time period in August when Climate Ride’s fundraising contest occurred. The bike is a collector’s item available this year only as part of New Belgium Brewing’s 20-year…

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Rider Profile: Joy Burke (Team Mightybytes)

Geraldine Carter on October 2, 2011, 2:04 PM

Joy's Wonder Woman Mug

An Exercise in Extreme Fundraising Pays Off.

A late night epiphany caused Team Mightybytes rider Joy Burke to enlist for her second Climate Ride of 2011, no small challenge considering said epiphany occurred mere weeks before the California ride. “I can do this,” she told her teammates with confidence and set forth raising Climate Ride’s requisite $2,400.00 fundraising minimum. Two weeks later to the day she hit the $3,000.00 mark. 

Joy’s Approach

For California,…

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Posted in Fundraising Ideas, Climate Riders and Hikers

Goodie Bags: Not so Good

Guest Blogger on October 2, 2011, 1:08 PM

by Carolyn Szczepanski 

I hate goodie bags. 

My least favorite part of a charity or cause ride is trying to politely avoid taking the plastic bag full of coupons, tschotskes and sporty swag. 

I already have a cabinet overflowing with water bottles and a library of reflective leg bands, including one that works like a slap bracelet a la 1990. I have so many free tote bags I could sell out the Safeway store — and not ask for paper or plastic. I hate to admit it, but, after…

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