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Breaking News: $10,000 Matching Grant to Founders Circle

Caeli Quinn on October 30, 2012, 3:13 PM

BREAKING NEWS: $10,000 Matching Grant: Multiple donors have already stepped forward including two-time rider Catherine Bock, who has generously offered to jumpstart the Founders Circle and Growth Campaign with a $10,000 matching grant which will double your contribution dollar for dollar.

Introducing the New Founders Circle and Climate Ride Growth Campaign

If you have pedaled in a Climate Ride or supported a rider, you know that Climate Ride is a life-changing experience that inspires riders to deepen their commitment to sustainability, bicycle advocacy, renewable energy, and solving the challenges that arise from climate change.

After 5 years and more than $1 million granted to beneficiaries, now we're shifting to a higher gear. We would like to introduce the new Founders Circle and Growth Campaign, with the goal of bringing the Climate Ride experience to even more people in the coming years. Please read on about the Founders Circle, the donor levels, and then JOIN US!


Since 2008, Climate Ride has grown from a bright idea to a successful nonprofit with two major annual events that benefit nearly 50 green organizations.

    In 5 years, Climate Ride has generated more than $1 million for sustainability and bike advocacy.
    In 2012, Climate Ride increased its grants by a whopping 41 percent.
    Riders have pedaled more than 264,640 miles for the cause.
    We did this with a staff of 3 and the grassroots support of thousands of riders & donors.

Now we need you to help us take it to the next level.

By joining the Founders Circle and Growth Campaign, you will help us grow the current rides and launch new events. This will bring the experience of Climate Ride to new parts of the United States and the world, raising even more awareness and more critical funds for our great beneficiary organizations.


In order to honor your contribution, we're keeping it simple to make sure that your dollars are spent supporting the rides. We'd like to see you out there riding, so major gifts will be honored with one of our new eye-catching (and awareness-raising) Founders Circle jerseys. Climate Ride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible.

Founders Circle: $10,000+: Top billing on the new Founders Circle jersey and name recognition on the Climate Ride website.

Founders Circle: $5,000, $2,500, $1,000: Your name or organization on the new Founders Circle jersey and recognition on the Climate Ride website.

Breakaway Benefactor: $500–$999: Honored with a bike shirt from the artful Climate Ride collection and name recognition on the Climate Ride website.

Peloton Pioneer: $150–$499: A pair of knock-your-socks-off awesome Climate Ride cycling socks and name recognition on the Climate Ride website.

Friend of the Ride: $149 and under: Your name recognized on the Climate Ride website.

Climate Ride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Click here to make your tax deductible contribution.

If you would like to make your contribution with a check, please call us at 406-322-3448 or mail your check directly to: Climate Ride, 114 W Pine Street, Missoula MT 59802

Thank you for your generous contribution!

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