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…Read more →
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…Read more →
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, I used all my free time to get out on public land and explore the National Parks. I chose NPCA [in 2014] because it aligned the most with my values and interests. Now, working for the Park, I have seen the work NPCA does and feel even…Read more →
Elliott Powell joins us this year for his first Climate Ride! Years ago, Elliott served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua (where he actually met his wife, who was also serving in the Peace Corps!). Today, he oversees all of the international programs and local staff in Central America as the Field Program Director for Sustainable Harvest International, a Climate Ride beneficiary.
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“My main motivation is riding on behalf of Sustainable Harvest International, but…
Have you heard? Climate Ride Northeast begins Thursday, and all of us at Climate Ride are so excited! Over the next week, we will be highlighting some of our incredible riders who have traveled near and far to ride with us, and have fundraised and trained hard to support the causes they are most passionate about.
We ask every participant when they register, “Why are you participating in Climate Ride?” Is it to pass climate legislation? To protect our natural resources? To help provide safer streets for biking and walking? Or perhaps, to support cleaner, renewable energy? Many participants work and volunteer as scientists, executives and energy sector professionals, nonprofit staffers, students, and climate activists. However, many forget to mention one of their most important…Read more →