2010 California riders lunching in the redwoods


Climate Ride California North Coast Spotlight | Lesley Plachta

mackenzie on April 10, 2018, 1:10 PM


Speaking up for the unheard

Lesley Plachta is a professional fundraiser for a nonprofit organization that takes care of the elderly in the L.A. community. She sees a tie between the environment and elders in that “like the environment, our vulnerable, financially needy elderly cannot speak up for themselves and need us to take care of them.” Her organization provides long-term residential care to needy seniors and she raises funds to…

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Climate Ride California North Coast Spotlight | Kat Chen

mackenzie on April 6, 2018, 1:53 PM


Meet Kat Chen, a therapist and social worker who loves bikes because they are fun for little kids, babies in trailers, older people on tricycles, and older people blasting past you on Mt. Tam. California North Coast will be her third Climate Ride.

In 2016, her friend Joanna off-handedly asked if she had heard about ’Climate Ride.’ Kat Googled it and immediately signed up. Joanna wound up joining Climate Ride California…

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Community Leader Awards 2018 – FORREST STUMP

Caeli Quinn on March 13, 2018, 9:26 AM

Meet Nicole Ver Kuilen, a 2018 Climate Ride Community Leader. Thanks to the Climate Ride Annual Fund supporters we have the opportunity to award a spot on Climate Ride California to extraordinary young people who are blazing a path of transformational leadership in their communities. 

“I am beyond honored to be chosen for one of the inaugural community leader scholarships for Climate Ride. Growing up, I didn’t want my prosthetic leg to solely define me or my passions in…

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Climate Ride Death Valley Spotlight | Tim Oey

mackenzie on February 15, 2018, 3:10 PM

Tim Oey is riding in Climate Ride Death Valley this year for our kids–his and everyone's. As he puts it, “it is our responsibility to ensure they inherit a healthy world. Climate change is a huge problem that is well within our power to solve. If we don't, it will dramatically hurt our kids. We should not bury our heads in the sand because changing our behavior is too inconvenient.” As part of his commitment to the planet, Tim retired early from his work as a program…

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8th Grade Students Riding Around Michigan’s White Lake for Climate Ride

Caeli Quinn on November 17, 2017, 12:51 PM

The 8th Grade Handlebar Heros

Meet the Handlebar Heroes and group of 8th graders on a mission to raise awareness of the environment and active transportation! On Friday, November 17, they are bicycling around White Lake in Michigan on their own Climate Ride Independent Challenge. They are directing the proceeds of the ride to the Western Michigan Environmental Action Council.

Here's an interview with Susan Tate who leads this team of intrepid middle schoolers.

How did…

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