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All Together for Shelli

Emily Kern on September 27, 2016, 1:56 PM

On September 18th, a passionate bike advocate was struck by a car going 60 mph on Highway 2 in Montana. Shelli Snyder, a co-founder and former board member of Bike Cleveland, was cycling from Cleveland to Seattle while raising funds and awareness for Bike Cleveland through a Climate Ride Independent Challenge. As of today, she is on her way home from the hospital and on the long road to healing.

Unfortunately, we have not had the pleasure to meet Shelli in person; however, we were fortunate enough to hear from her on the road as she crossed the South Dakota border in mid-August. Although Shelli is currently in an induced medical coma and cannot speak, we wanted to share this piece in honor of her enthusiasm, passion, and shining personality. She is an inspiration to all of us. Please share and donate to Shelli's Medical and Cheer Fund if you can. 


Shelli, August…

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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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NYC - DC Rider Bikes Across the Country to Support GRID Alternatives and Join Climate Ride

Emily Kern on September 19, 2016, 10:36 AM

Many Climate Riders have trained hard and traveled far to make it to this event, but probably none farther and harder than Michael Johnson-Chase.


Although Michael calls New York home, he has spent the last five months biking north through California and across the United States on his unsupported, trans-America GRID Alternatives Tour, which he created as part of Climate Ride’s Independent Challenge program. Michael is biking to support GRID Alternatives, a Climate Ride beneficiary that offers solar installations and workforce training in the solar field for homes, businesses, and affordable housing. 

By the end of…

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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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