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Frederick’s Coast to Coast Ride 2024
June 5, 2024
If you’ve been on one of our cycling trips in the last 5 years, there’s a good chance you’ve met Frederick Ballo. Frederick’s first impression on Climate Ride was a lasting one after he rolled up to our premiere Green Fondo event just in time to join the Grande Route — a 100-mile butt-kicker around […]
Wild Tomorrow Fund In Action
May 8, 2024
Wild Tomorrow Fund “We have been blown away by Climate Ride and are so very excited about our partnership and all of their hard work to support environmental causes like ours.” Total Climate Ride Grant: $387,320 Activities Saving Wild Spaces | Wild Tomorrow Fund is working to protect, restore and re-wild a critically important wildlife […]
Morocco Ride: Sustainable Adventuring
April 15, 2024
Revitalizing Communities Through Cycling Tourism By Lahcen Errami Editors note: This post originally appeared on Medium. We’re sharing it here with permission from the author, Lahcen Errami, who helps organize Climate Ride Morocco. Nestled in the heart of Morocco lies an adventure waiting to be discovered. This journey beckons travelers to explore the rugged beauty […]
Bonus Miles! See Dennis Desmarais’s Big Bike Challenge
April 9, 2024
Dennis Desmarais is taking on a new challenge for 2024. He’s already raised over $10,000 on multiple rides since 2020, despite challenges made worse by climate change. For 2024, his goal is to raise $20,000 on his fourteenth Climate Ride! He’s also going to ride 1,000 miles over six days from South Carolina back to […]
Gabriela Hydle
April 3, 2024
Community Leader Green Fondo 2024 “Seqër! I am an indigenous Mayan Guatemalan woman, I love the opportunity to bring diversity, equity, and inclusivity into the biking world. First of all, thank you for the amazing opportunity and the wonderful support. Thank you I can´t thank you enough, because even though at the beginning I was […]
Karen Mia Rodriguez-Ponciano
March 28, 2024
Community Leader Green Fondo 2024 Photo credit: Emily Bei Cheng. “Despite limited exposure and resources for cycling in my upbringing and considering myself a ‘late bloomer’ in outdoor recreation, I’ve eagerly embraced challenges like 100-mile weekend rides and transformative bike-packing trips with organizations such as the California Field School and Trail Mixed Collective. I draw […]
Jessica Gonzalez
March 11, 2024
Community Leader Green Fondo 2024 “I carry with me a vivid memory of riding the school bus, and driving past farmworkers picking crops on my way to school. It enraged me to know that while these workers were feeding the nation, they were exposed, under-paid, and mistreated. I learned early on that communities like mine, composed […]
Grantee Impact
March 6, 2024
Climate Ride and The Nature Conservancy’s Natural Climate Solutions Program Imagine for a moment that you work for a federal agency tasked by the White House’s climate resilience program to create and institute the Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Florida wetlands. For your first step, you assess the threat: More extreme erosion and flooding due […]
Native Seeds SEARCH
November 22, 2023
MISSION: Native Seeds/SEARCH seeks to find, protect and preserve the seeds of the people of the Greater Southwest so that these arid adapted crops may benefit all peoples and nourish a changing world. “The grant from Climate Ride will help conserve heirloom seeds of the Southwest and ensure they are grown and shared with farmers […]
Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania
November 22, 2023
MISSION: We have established a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness of Lenape history and culture. Created to join together the members of the Lenape Nation and anyone else interested in continuing the development of the language and culture of the Lenape people, the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania is active in the revival of tradition […]
Intersectional Environmentalist
November 21, 2023
MISSION: As a new 501c3, IE is committed to developing and improving transparency and reciprocity with our community and partners in an effort to co-create meaningful impact for people + planet. Our commitment to shifting the narrative of environmental storytelling to center diversity and joy will continue to be rooted in the values of the […]
Prime Ability
November 21, 2023
Prime Ability Mission: The mission of Prime Ability is to build communities and inspire the lives of young people through fitness. The amount of obstacles students go through each day in order to just walk into the door and attend school can be enormous. In many instances, staying focused, steadfast, and avoiding distractions in our […]