I learned so much from the people I met, listened to when they spoke about the organizations they represented, shared meals with, rode with, laughed with and drank with. The Climate Ride staff were amazing, always there, super organized, supportive and encouraging. I will miss all of my new friends and our shared riding adventure. Thank you all again for your love and support. Can't wait to do another Climate Ride next year!
Grace Hong, Climate Ride NYC-DC 2016
Best week of my year! Incredible to spend a week with over 100 people passionate about improving the world and their local communities, who also love biking! I made some great connections and am energized to keep going and reaching and working for change. And I will do this again for sure!
Thanks again for the best organized trip I have ever been on! The hospitality and organizational skills of the Climate Ride team cannot be surpassed. Thank you and the team so much for making the trip educational, memorable, gorgeous, and very, very fun.
Anne Doyle, NYC-DC 2013, Pacific Northwest 2016
If you’re considering doing a Climate Ride, or questioning whether you have the physical ability to do it—I’d say to you, “If I can do it, you can do it.” I’m not a competitive cyclist; I rode on a hybrid bike, not a fancy road bike. You’ll be welcomed, you’ll be encouraged, and you’ll enjoy it. Anyone who’s determined and in reasonable shape can finish this ride.
Chris McEntee, Climate Ride Northeast 2015
I'll definitely be on the Climate Ride California again next year...the best 5 days I've ever had on a bike, and I spend a lot of days on bikes!
Adam Happel, Climate Ride California North Coast 2016
I was looking forward to seeing the beauty of nature in the mountains, bearing witness to the effects of climate change on the glaciers, and challenging my body. While all those things did happen, it was the inspiration I gained from my fellow hikers that has given me renewed motivation to work on this issue.
Megan Van Loh, Climate Hike Glacier - August 2016
By the time we were back at the Glacier Guides headquarters, the group was happy and love-filled, and saying goodbye felt far harder than I’d thought it would. The community that we formed in 5 short days was unbelievable. And when I think about the communities that we all drew on to support our fundraising for this hike, the reach and people power of the climate movement feels seriously formidable.
Katie Siegner, Climate Hike Glacier - August 2016
Your program made it so easy for me to raise money to support causes that I care deeply about. I was out on a bike ride early in spring and was thinking about how I could combine two of my biggest passions: 1) environmental causes; 2) riding my bike. Climate Ride allowed me to do this and my 3.5 day trip from Baltimore to Deep Creek, Maryland was one of the highlights of my summer.
Scott Heacock, Independent Challenge 2014
This trip further impressed upon me the importance and power of community, and how vital it is to continue to challenge yourself and to explore the unknown.
Antonia Sohns, NYC-DC 2013
This is the experience of a lifetime. Not only are we doing something active about sustainability and climate change, but the experience of doing something so challenging and with so many other people created connections and interchanges that I'll remember my whole life.
Peter Trolio, NYC-DC 2013, 2014
Life-changing, inspiring, one of the major peaks of my life.
Hank Resnick, NYC-DC 2013
Thanks for the well-marked and scenic route, for having a crew that seemed to magically appear at all the right moments, and for a lineup of informative and passionate speakers. My beneficiaries are delighted and my cyclist friends are jealous. But most importantly my time spent getting to know you and making new friends from NY to DC was one of the best investments of five days I've made in some time.
Danielle Griffin, NYC-DC 2013
Climate Ride offered an amazing experience, an opportunity to enjoy great company, nature, fresh air, scenery, one's own body and all this for a good cause.
Charlotte Streck, NYC-DC 2013
The whole Climate Ride experience was transformative. I can't stop thinking about it; how lucky I am to have been a part of it.
Jeff Carpenter, NYC-DC 2013, 2014
Climate Ride was a life-changing experience and I was blown away by the people I met, their passion and what they are doing behind the scenes as it relates to a sustainable future for our planet.
Shamini Dhana, California 2012, 2014
On Climate Ride I met experts from every field of work and climate enthusiasts from every state. Together we brainstormed how to solve climate change--while taking in the beauty and challenge of transporting ourselves, carbon-free, from New York to DC! Once there, I had a chance to meet my U.S. Senator. We had a half-hour one-on-one conversation that confirmed that our ride did raise awareness, that politicians are listening, and that we can work together toward a clean energy future.
Allison Smith, California 2010, NYC-DC 2011
The Climate Ride is a powerful tool for change. It's not just the riders who feel the force - it's the friends and families who sponsor them, the TV audiences who see the media coverage, the people we meet along the route, the passersby who see us roll up at Capitol Hill, and the politicians who see our commitment to the cause. The ripples of change spread far and wide. For me personally, having only weeks before finished rowing 3000 miles across the Pacific to raise awareness and inspire action on climate change, Climate Ride was a hugely empowering opportunity to bond with a network of like-minded individuals. I have seen many Climate Ride alums in the weeks since the ride finished, and I know we will continue to work together to create a better, greener future for our world.
Roz Savage, California 2010
There's nothing, nothing, nothing that people could be doing that’s more important than what you guys are doing.
Bill McKibben, Speaker on Climate Ride, Co-founder 350.org
Climate Ride did an excellent job accommodating my eating needs and I truly cannot thank you enough. It meant the world to me that I could just arrive on site and eat like everyone else. The Climate Ride team made it truly seamless and I am so very grateful. Thank you for an awesome experience. I felt beyond supported, encouraged and inspired.
Steph Rio, NYC-DC 2011
Overjoyed and overwhelmed in the best kind of way.
Bridget Erlikh, NYC-DC 2011, 2013, California 2011
I had never imagined myself as someone who could bike much farther than across town, but participating in both 2011 Climate Rides proved to be two of the best experiences of my life.
Joy Burke, NYC-DC 2011, California 2011