2010 California riders lunching in the redwoods


New Year, New Reasons, and New Resolutions

Emily Kern on January 11, 2016, 4:06 PM

The New Year is a great time for a new personal challenge. This year Climate Ride is offering a record ten physically challenging events across the country, including one in Southeast Asia! How can one say "NO" to signing up for a new personal challenge while taking direct action to grow the sustainability movement at the same time?!

I know my personal challenges can make me feel overwhelmed, but Climate Ride's Independent Challenge Program will help make saving the world that much more do-able.

Even with more events in more places at more times throughout the year, we still find that a lot of people can't join us for a Climate Ride event. That’s why we developed the Independent Challenge program: to allow anyone anywhere to create and register an event and fundraise for the cause they're passionate…

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Six months on a bike: A reflection on Keys to Freeze

Andrew Valainis on November 13, 2015, 10:18 AM

The following is an account by Reese Wells, a member of the Keys to Freeze group that rode from the Florida Keys to the tip of Alaska this year as part of Climate Ride's Independent Challenge program. Two months removed, lessons are still being learned, and the road still beckons. The following is Reese's reflection their incredible journey. 

Keys to Freeze is over. After 8,000 miles through fourteen states, one province, and one territory we have successfully traveled from…

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Climate Dinner Party: DC based riders host a dinner and guest speaker on farming and sustainability

Andrew Valainis on April 1, 2015, 10:31 AM

This past January, two-time Climate Rider Steve Katz and his wife Leslie hosted a Climate Dinner Party with some fellow Climate Riders. Steve shared this great story of their evening, which included a fascinating discussion from a guest speaker and, of course, a toast to Climate Ride and continued friendships!

On this particular night, in the Climate Ride tradition, the dinner featured a guest speaker, Mike Brannon from Roseda Farm. The beautiful and scenic Roseda Farm…

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Independent Challenge Spotlights – Ultra Marathons, Epic Rides, and Cold Dives

Andrew Valainis on February 9, 2015, 2:40 PM

The Climate Ride community is full of intelligent, passionate, and creative individuals. Each year, hundreds of riders and hikers from across the country come together to join us on our signature cycling and hiking events. However, each year there are tons of other intelligent, passionate, and creative individuals out there who aren’t able to join one of our events but want to be involved in supporting the Climate Ride cause. We developed the Independent Challenge program…

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Top Fundraisers: Lessons and Recognition

Andrew Valainis on January 13, 2015, 3:41 PM

Climate Ride organizes life changing, charitable sporting events. Year after year, hundreds of individuals (new participants and alumni alike) pledge to raise thousands of dollars to support the cause, support our beneficiaries, and better our communities. I'd like to share some of their tips, tricks, and success stories as well as the new layout for the Fundraising Hall of Fame, where we recognize and thank them for all they have given to our community.

Tips, Tricks, and…

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Posted in Fundraising, Musings from the Climate Ride Staff