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Category: Climate Riders and Hikers

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 […]
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 […]
How to get started winning a bike lane in your community
November 1, 2023
In an effort to help Climate Riders interested in making their communities more bike-friendly, we’re teaming up with Carter Lavin to get some insights into how to win a bike lane in your community. Carter is a bike & climate activist in Oakland, California who helps organizations and individuals build political power, hone strategy, and […]
Climate Riders Fund Key 2023 Projects for Glacier National Park Conservancy!
July 24, 2023
Climate Ride’s Glacier Ride is near and dear to our hearts — not only because it boasts some seriously amazing road biking routes with some of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever see, but also because it’s in the Climate Ride office’s backyard! With such a special event, Climate Ride has built a special partnership […]
Gayle Fleming, Hiking for the Environment and Committed to an Active Lifestyle
July 10, 2023
Gayle Fleming is a remarkable Climate Hiker who has taken on Climate Hike Glacier at the age of 75. With a passion for the environment and a commitment to living a healthy and active lifestyle, Gayle serves as a role model for healthy aging while making a difference in the fight against climate change. This […]
Chinue Fields
June 5, 2023
Community Leader Green Fondo 2023 “The Green Fondo NorCal was my very first experience being part of a cycling event. From a young age, I’ve always been drawn to bikes, but it was only after moving to the beautiful CA Bay Area that I saw people who looked like me on bikes. It always felt like […]
Shelly Wilson
June 5, 2023
Community Leader Green Fondo 2023 “This was the hardest and most exciting thing; I have ever done in my entire life. As a Black Girls Do Bike Community Leader Awardee, I was given the opportunity to participate in the Climate Ride up and down Mount Shenandoah. I would not have been able to do it […]
Alejandra Alvarez
June 5, 2023
Community Leader Green Fondo 2023 “The Green Fondo SoCal Climate Ride was a life-altering experience for me, someone who picked up bike riding just two years ago. Leading up to this weekend, I was nervous and unsure about what to expect for my first bike tour. Thanks to the support from friends, colleagues, and the […]