Independent Challenge

Climate Ride can be more than a ride or a hike.

We realize that there are a lot of cool ways to fundraise for your favorite cause and make an impact on your local community or environmental advocacy group. We want to help! That’s why we’re offering the Independent Challenge program.

This program helps you raise money and awareness for your favorite Climate Ride beneficiary without participating in one of our existing events.

You create your own fundraising idea and power your own causeStart your fundraiser here!

Have an idea for an event or adventure?

Starting an Independent Challenge is as easy as 1-2-3.

We'll be here to help you set up a fundraising page, give you pro-tips on fundraising, and connect you to our extended network of sustainably-focused organizations.


Still have questions? Check out our FAQ and Polices pages or email us!


2018 Challengers

Detroit to Cape Cod

Dennis Desmarais

Dennis will be riding 1,000 miles over 5 days from Detroit to Cape Cod.

Completed Challenges

RoxRide Bikeways

Tony Ibanez

A group of cyclist will ride to Roxbury, MA to raise awareness and funding for safer biking for Roxbury's youth.

Tour de Quisqueya

Matthias Resch

A cycling adventure and social impact project in Haiti bringing local and international cyclists together.

Cle to Sea

Shelli Snyder

Shelli is biking from her home of 20+ years in Cleveland, Ohio to her new home on the Kitsap Peninsula, near Seattle.

Downieville Classic

Team Help Educate

A team of three will ride in a 30 mile cross-country mountain bike race in the Sierra Nevada's.

The GRID Alternatives Trans-Am Tour

Michael Johnson-Chase

Michael will bike over 4,000 miles across the country visiting and volunteering with all 11 GRID Alternative offices.

California Woof Ride

Harvey Slater

Harvey, Ricky, and their 4 dogs embark on a 300 mile unsupported bike tour.

We’re Wearin’ the World

Shamini Dhana

Shamini will bike 1,000 miles around the world in honor of our own global connectedness and B Corps.

Around the Lake

Alice Merkel

A team of bicyclists will pedal their way around Lake Erie and raise funds for local bike and conservation non-profits.


David Morris

David and Ben will summit and ski down Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina for POW.

Running to Paris

Tina Hilding

Tina Hilding ran 350 miles over two and a half months in support of and the Paris Climate Conference in 2015.

Keys to Freeze

Keys to Freeze

A 9,000 mile cycling journey from the Florida Keys to Deadhorse, Alaska.

Pacific West Coast Ride

Lowell A. Meyer

Lowell biked over 1,500 miles and raised over $7,000 for Citizen's Climate Lobby.

360 by Bike

Forrest Watkins

Over the next several years, Forrest Watkins will ride the equivalent of one circumference of Earth in the name of

Freezin for a Reason

Chico State University's Alternative Transportation Group

Chico State University's Alternative Transportation Group created a polar bear plunge.

Ride to the Sun

Becky Douglas Delp

Becky and her husband pedaled up 3,226 feet in Glacier National Park with their three kids in tow.

400 ppm Half-Marathon Challenge

Evan O'Neil

Evan is riding 400 miles and running his first half-marathon to support Climate Ride & Transportation Alternatives.

Across America North

Barbara Larrain

Trans-America Tour from Oregon to New Hampshire to bring awareness to the environmental challenges we face today.

2,000 Mile Ride

Sid Madison

Sid will ride 2,000 miles to raise $2,000 for Citizens Climate Lobby. This will be his 6th Climate Ride!

Loop the Lake

Handlebar Heroes

A group of 8th grade students will ride a 13-mile loop around White Lake.