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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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Climate Ride NYC to DC Spotlight: Anne Sjolander

Emily Kern on September 20, 2016, 10:38 AM

Creative and enthusiastic, Anne Sjolander lives and works in D.C. as a development coordinator for Conservation International, a Climate Ride beneficiary. Conservation International's mission is to protect and preserve nature for the betterment of humanity on a holistic and global scale. Involved in fundraising and with the organiztion's young leaders group “Generation Conservation Group,” Climate Ride was a natural fit for Anne and her work at Conservation International.…Read more →

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Five-Time Climate Rider Promises to Keep Riding Until National Climate Legislation is Passed

Emily Kern on September 16, 2016, 1:45 PM

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…

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Mary and Lee Join Climate Ride Northeast for their Third Ride!

Emily Kern on September 12, 2016, 10:41 AM

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…

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Northeast Climate Rider Spotlight - Corinne Michaud is back!

Emily Kern on September 10, 2016, 10:41 AM

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,…

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