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Climate Ride is a Swirl of Opportunity for Rachel Jacobson and Bike East Bay

Emily Kern on May 10, 2017, 12:03 PM

Combining her professional interests with a personal goal to challenge herself, Rachel Jacobson describes participating in the upcoming California Climate Ride as a “swirl of opportunity.” One year ago, she explains that riding in Climate Ride wasn’t even on her radar. Now a year later, she has not only registered to ride, but has also found herself as the natural fit for captain of the Bike East Bay team.

Bike East Bay is building bike-friendly cities through advocacy, education, and fun events. Supported by over 4,000 members in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bike East Bay leads campaigns to win new bike lanes and upgrade streets for people who bike, walk, and take transit. Since 2011, Bike East Bay has brought a fantastic group of riders to the California Climate Ride each year. This year, over half of the team is Climate Ride Alumni, but for Rachel, it is all entirely new. She…

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Training Tips from a Long-Distance Cyclist – Randy Wittorp

Guest Blogger on May 10, 2017, 11:09 AM

We are one month from Climate Ride California and many of you are getting your training going! Randy Wittorp, who is riding in Climate Ride California 2017, prepared his great tips on eating, training, and preparing for Climate Ride. 

Special thanks to Kaiser-Permanente Thrive for supporting this blog content.

Training Tip: Building Up to Longer Rides

Training for a multi-day bicycle ride like the Climate Ride involves a combination of cardiovascular conditioning, proper…

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Happy Earth Day from the Miles of Trees Team!

Emily Kern on April 21, 2017, 10:55 AM

Matthias, Katia and Magary all met on Climate Ride NYC to DC back in 2012. This trio has become close friends, cycling together and participating in Community Development International’s Miles of Trees program ever since. This year, they will all join us again on Climate Ride’s Red White and Blue Ridge ride in support of Miles of Trees.

Miles of Trees, a Climate Ride beneficiary, raises funds through the active participation in marathons and long-distance bike rides to conduct reforestation projects and farmer-support programs in Haiti. Miles of Trees plants one tree per mile, and since their start in 2011, they’ve planted over 10,000 trees!

This Saturday, the team will be at the Virginia Beach City Parks & Rec local Earth Day event, where they will be planting flower seeds, promoting the Miles of Trees…

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2017 Indy Challengers Take on Individual Trans-America Tours

Emily Kern on April 13, 2017, 11:14 AM

Meet two of our 2017 Independent Challenge participants – Barbara Larrain and Jim Kelsey. Barbara will start with her rear wheel in the Pacific, and Jim will start on the Atlantic. However, by the end of this summer, both will have pedaled over 3,800 miles across the United States. We caught up with them recently to hear about their motivation and passion for these human-powered adventures.

Barbara Larrain will begin her cross-country tour in Astoria, Oregon on June 18th and finish in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on August 7th. That’s 50 days of cycling, with only 5 rest days! However, this kind of physical feat is nothing new to Barbara. After 29 Cycle Oregon events, 14 Ironmans, she discovered Climate Ride looking for a ride along the Northern California Coast last year. “Now, riding across the country is just sort of a natural progression of the same…

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Descending into the Bloom

Guest Blogger on December 1, 2016, 11:10 AM

In February, thirty individuals participated in Climate Ride's Death Valley Ride through Death Valley National Park. One of those participants, Kevin Martin, shared with us his recap of his experience in the park.

It almost seems a disservice to call Death Valley a desert. A desert in my mind conjures up images of zero life and miles of nothingness. Death Valley could not be further from that imagery. I have never seen such interesting natural land formations, multi-layered…

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