Nearly 2,300 miles in to my cross-country journey at my unofficial halfway point in Crested Butte, CO, I've been constantly reminded that bicycles are incredible machines. As I continuously refine my own "velosophy," I'd like to make an argument for travel at the speed of bike.
For me, the story of industrialization can be summed up in one amazing fact: the energy in one barrel of oil is roughly equivalent to the energy output of one human being working a manual labor job full-time for the span of 11 years. Without a doubt, fossil fuels have made possible incredible advances in construction, transportation, healthcare, and countless other arenas, but left unchecked, it's likely that the consumption of oil, coal, and natural gas will produce…Read more →
Greetings from Kansas! I've been on the road for three weeks now, dedicating my summer to riding across the country, spreading the message of Climate Ride, and raising money to help support our growth.
On June 25, I set out from the steps of the US capitol in Washington, DC and headed for the bike capital of the US, Portland, OR. Twenty days and 1,400 miles later, I found myself in Pittsburg, KS. It's been a life-changing journey so far, and I feel like I'm only getting started.
My route has taken me through nine states so far, including the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas. I've ridden over…Read more →
Scroll through the riders' Instragram feed for a visual smorgasboard of the 2013 California ride! You can view the official Climate Ride daily re-cap here.
If you missed the May 30th print edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, you can view the article about the Climate Riders' accomplishments here.
Learn about Climate Ride through the Riders' eyes! Check out these rider blogs:
Team B Lab
Tim Frick - Founder,…Read more →
To all past, present and future riders: Why do you Climate Ride?
Over the past six years and eight rides, Climate Ride has engaged thousands of people in raising money and awareness for people-powered solutions to climate change and a new energy economy. Our riders come from all walks of life, from more than 30 states, and with ages ranging from 12 to 82. They are professionals, students, scientists, activists, executives, athletes, and ordinary citizens. So what has inspired such a diverse group of people to saddle up and ride over 300…Read more →
Here’s a sneak-peek of this year’s Climate Ride NYC-DC 2013 from our Ride Director and logistics master, Blake Holiday. He tells us about Day 3 – the 60 mile day through Pennsylvania’s Amish County. Ride through history in the quaint countryside dotted with family farms and quiet roads frequented by horses and buggies.
When Caeli and Geraldine first created the NYC-DC ride, they wanted to show that you could ride your bike from the Big Apple to the nation's Capitol…Read more →