Climate Ride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that organizes life-changing charitable biking and hiking events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes. Visit our events page for more information on the latest bike and hike event offerings.

Our Mission

“To inspire and empower citizens to work toward a sustainable future. By using personal challenge as a means to change lives, Climate Ride is building an effective, citizen-based sustainability movement.”

Climate Ride empowers participants to actively engage in the fight against climate change by completing multi-day bicycling and hiking events to fundraise for the organizations they value most and take action together for the planet.

Immersive outdoor experiences and personal challenges are powerful tools for generating behavioral change to help ignite activism on climate policy, raise critical funds, and influence public opinion.

At a Glance:

  • Climate Ride has raised nearly $5 million for climate, clean energy, and bicycle/pedestrian advocacy grantees
  • Close to 3,000 people have participated in Climate Ride events since 2008
  • On average, a participant reaches out to more than 200 people about climate and sustainability
  • 30% of Climate Ride participants are 30 years old or younger
  • Climate Ride participants are a diverse group from 47 states and 12 countries
The Cause

Climate Ride creates opportunities for you to engage in a way that is uniquely positive, life-affirming, and transformational. Climate Ride participants take on a challenge much bigger than themselves and share their journey with their personal networks helping to amplify and grow support for the cause. Climate Ride is the only organization taking this approach in the environmental sector.

We are all feeling concerned, anxious, or overwhelmed by climate change. The threats to our world are numerous and growing more complex each day. While so many people care deeply and want to help address the problem, the enormity of the challenge and the political tone around climate change can feel dispiriting and disempowering. Climate Ride offers you a way to make a difference while building new friendships and connections with a global network of outdoor advocates.

Join us for a few days of human-powered activity to make an impact!

Committed To Sustainability

Climate Ride aims to create the most sustainable, low impact multi-day bike rides and hikes in the country. Here are some of the ways we reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the planet!

Responsible Web Hosting

Our web host, AISO helps us in our commitment to a green business model. In addition to using energy efficient hosting technologies, AISO powers 100% of its facilities with solar energy.

Less Waste

You won’t see plastic cups, bottles, goodie bags or any of the throwaway waste that you typically see at sporting events. Cyclists and hikers often bring their own reusable water bottles and coffee mugs – everything they need to enjoy beverages on the trip! We offer plenty of non-bagged goodies, as well as drink coolers, at our snack stops, and downsize the unnecessary waste. In addition, we collect and recycle any cans and bottles that do crop up.

Sustainable Bike Jersey Fabrics

Climate Ride’s cycling jerseys are made with Primal’s Echofe’ fabric, which is sustainable and fully recyclable. The fabric even incorporates recycled coffee grounds! It is produced in a low-temperature, high-pressure, and energy-saving process. On top of its sustainable qualities, it has a 200% faster drying time, 3x the odor protection and 5x the UV protection than cotton. A win-win solution!

Vegan and Vegetarian Meal Options

Each participant gets to choose the meal plan which is right for them during our cycling and hiking events. On every trip, participants have the ability to choose a fully vegan or vegetarian meal option!

Carbon Offsets

While we know carbon offsets aren’t license to emit at will, purchasing them is a way to support projects that reduce carbon emissions, and raise awareness that you can’t reduce what you don’t measure. We offset all carbon emissions associated with our operations and office space, as well as staff travel to and from the charitable bike ride and hike events. Thank you to ClearSky Climate Solutions for creating and supporting our environmental services offsets. You can calculate your own carbon footprint here.