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Author: Patrick Colleran

Citizens Climate Lobby- Political Will for a Livable World
July 8, 2014
Between 2008 and 2013 over 1,100 Climate Riders have ridden more than 364,640 miles for the cause. By the end of 2014, Climate Ride will surpass $2 million to its 100+ beneficiaries working for sustainability, bike advocacy and active transportation. In 2013 alone, Climate Ride granted more than $500,000 to its beneficiaries and this year we’re […]
Climate Ride California Wine Country Recap
May 29, 2014
Wow, time really flies while having fun on Climate Ride! Is anybody else wishing they hadn’t wished for the hill on Day 4 to end so soon? Unfortunately the 4 days and 250 miles of riding are over but the impact of more than half a million dollars raised for climate change, active transportation and […]
April 24, 2014
If your training rides are getting repetitive and you are looking for a change of scenery from the same 30-mile radius stemming from your home, an overnight trip might just be the solution. At the turning point of any out and back ride, I always extrapolate the mileage I have ridden into the same trajectory […]
Post Work Ramble
March 19, 2014
Here in the Missoula office we have been tracking the amount of daylight available for post work activities such as bike rides. With daylight-saving time, we received a much-needed boost to our 1 hour and 15 minutes of post work light. Since then, we have been gaining about a minute and a half of extra […]
Route Rap: Day 4 of the Epic Climate Ride California Wine Country
March 13, 2014
Here’s a sneak-peek of this year’s Climate Ride California 2014 from our Ride Director Blake Holiday where he tells us about Day 4 – the final day from Napa to Sacramento. We’ll ride from the verdant Napa Valley to Fairfield, then ride through Davis, and on to Sacramento where we’ll all meet up for the […]
Cross Training for Climate Ride
March 4, 2014
Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get. The extreme weather events across the U.S. have not been what we expect lately. The Midwestern polar vortex, the California drought, record snowfall in Montana and 400 ppm carbon dioxide are all reasons to get off the couch and join Climate Ride in their efforts […]
Commute to Train
February 26, 2014
Although you may not be able to get in a fifty mile ride during the work week, that doesn’t mean you can’t ride fifty miles throughout the week. A great way to get in extra training miles is to start commuting by bike. It can be very challenging to find a two hour block during […]
Seats Saddles and Sore Nethers
February 12, 2014
According to the March 2014 issue of Bicycling Magazine, 43% of the 5,000 cyclists polled described their relationship with their saddle as “complicated.” Finding the right seat can be a lot like dating. Most cyclists need to try a few different saddles before finding one that works for them. Although some may seem great in […]
A Bike That Fits
February 5, 2014
A very common question from Climate Riders is, “What type of bike should I ride?” The long answer would require a debate between the pros and cons of steel, a cost benefit analysis of carbon fiber, consultation from an orthopedist to decide on drop or riser bars, and attending the thesis defense of this paper […]
Why Train for Climate Ride?
January 28, 2014
Maybe you ride a century every Sunday, maybe you commute 10 miles a day for work, or maybe you haven’t ridden a bike since you were 12. Regardless of how far or often you bike, training for the upcoming ride should be a high priority. Although Climate Ride is not a race, the more prepared […]