2010 California riders lunching in the redwoods


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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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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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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