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Record Climate Ride Grants in 2015 – 20% Increase to Support Climate, Conservation and Bike Advocacy

Caeli Quinn on February 4, 2016, 1:22 PM

Thanks to the generosity and passion of our participants, supporters and donors, we are awarding a record $875,011.00 in grants in 2015! This is a 20 percent increase over 2014 grants. This year, Climate Ride grew from three to seven events across the nation. 435 people biked and hiked an astounding 121,000 miles to support climate, conservation, and active transportation.

  • 28% of grants support to Active Transportation and Bike Advocacy 
  • 72% of grants support Climate,…
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Bicycle Coalitions Getting Serious About Grants on Climate Ride

Caeli Quinn on October 13, 2015, 2:50 PM

Climate Ride will have granted more than $3.1 MILLION by the end of 2015 and bicycle coalitions and active transporation groups are soaring – a whopping 37% of Climate Ride grants will support sustainable transportation, getting people on bikes, and safe routes to school and work. Here's a look at a few of the bicycle coalitions that have teams on Climate Ride events.

We thank you for your awesomeness. 

Team Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

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A Brief History of Bikes on the Golden Gate Bridge

Guest Blogger on April 13, 2015, 3:26 PM

This piece was written by Climate Rider Dale Butler. Dale rode in Climate Ride California Wine Country 2014 and will ride again this May on Climate Ride California North Coast (learn more).

About twenty-five years ago three cyclists made a date to meet with representatives of the Golden Gate Bridge Administration.  The three were two Golden Spoke honorees “Mister Bike East Bay” Alex Zuckerman, Clay Mankin who was a member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Board and…

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New Beneficiaries for 2014, Representing Local Communities Across the U.S.

Michelle Levitus on February 6, 2014, 4:03 PM

Have you heard the story of Climate Ride? We created a way for you to be able to get fit, get connected to your community and pursue your passions, while supporting the organizations that you love.

Climate Ride illustrates how philanthropic dollars increase when organizations collaborate. Climate Ride participants have become a remarkable example of how nonprofits can come together for fundraising and end up not only raising more money, but elevating nonprofit awareness…

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Beneficiaries At Work: Around the world - Silicon Valley, National Parks and South Africa

Caeli Quinn on September 7, 2012, 7:14 PM

This week we're highlighting the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, World Bicycle Relief and National Parks Conservation Association. We all know our lives have gone global - and the work of Climate Riders can now be felt in the work these beneficiaries are doing from Silicon Valley to great American national parks to small villages in South Africa and Zambia.

World Bicycle Relief is dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles.…

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