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Climate Ride NYC to DC Spotlight: Anne Sjolander

Emily Kern on September 20, 2016, 10:38 AM

Creative and enthusiastic, Anne Sjolander lives and works in D.C. as a development coordinator for Conservation International, a Climate Ride beneficiary. Conservation International's mission is to protect and preserve nature for the betterment of humanity on a holistic and global scale. Involved in fundraising and with the organiztion's young leaders group “Generation Conservation Group,” Climate Ride was a natural fit for Anne and her work at Conservation International.…Read more →

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NYC - DC Rider Bikes Across the Country to Support GRID Alternatives and Join Climate Ride

Emily Kern on September 19, 2016, 10:36 AM

Many Climate Riders have trained hard and traveled far to make it to this event, but probably none farther and harder than Michael Johnson-Chase.


Although Michael calls New York home, he has spent the last five months biking north through California and across the United States on his unsupported, trans-America GRID Alternatives Tour, which he created as part of Climate Ride’s Independent Challenge program. Michael is biking to support GRID Alternatives, a Climate Ride beneficiary that offers solar installations and workforce training in the solar field for homes, businesses, and affordable housing. 

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Five-Time Climate Rider Promises to Keep Riding Until National Climate Legislation is Passed

Emily Kern on September 16, 2016, 1:45 PM

This is Sid Madison’s fifth Climate Ride! Sid has been on every NYC-DC ride since 2012, and when Climate Ride took a break from his favorite route, he created his own event with Climate Ride’s Independent Challenge program to raise funds and awareness for his beneficiary Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).  Last year, Sid rode 3,150 miles over several months for his Independent Challenge…and we thought 400 miles on this ride was a lot!

Currently retired, Sid devotes his…

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Mary and Lee Join Climate Ride Northeast for their Third Ride!

Emily Kern on September 12, 2016, 10:41 AM

Meet Mary Selkirk and Lee Ballance, an incredible couple that will be riding in their 3rd Climate Ride together! Mary was the first-ever woman to be a professional river guide on the Rogue River in 1974, and Lee has a black belt in Aikido. This talented duo traveled all the way from California to join us on the Northeast Ride.

Lee describes, “The pleasure I experience riding my bike is the same that I felt when I was a kid and I love riding in [new] places. The…

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Northeast Climate Rider Spotlight - Corinne Michaud is back!

Emily Kern on September 10, 2016, 10:41 AM

Corinne Michaud first joined us on the 2014 California Climate Ride. This year, she jumped at the opportunity to ride from Bar Harbor, where she currently works and lives, to her childhood home north of Boston on Climate Ride Northeast.

Back in 2014, Corinne chose the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) as her beneficiary. This year, working as a wildlife biologist in Acadia National Park, she feels even more inspired to support NPCA again. “When I moved West,…

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