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Category: Climate Riders and Hikers

The Climate Courage Tour – Catching a Mayor
September 7, 2021
Dave Morris is riding from Missoula, Montana to the United Nations Climate Conference of Parties in Glasgow, Scotland (COP26).  He’s collecting stories and thoughts on climate change along the way so that he can share them with leaders at COP26. You can answer a set of questions to share your views on climate here and […]
Meet Finn, the high schooler who biked from NYC to Acadia National Park
September 7, 2021
Finn Kiesow is a Brooklyn high schooler who just completed a self-supported ride from New York to Acadia National Park, raising over $3,800 along the way. Finn said, “climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our times, and right now, it is more important than ever to work toward a sustainable future.” […]
Michael Bell’s Climate Ride to Remember
August 27, 2021
Michael Bell commuted by bike for most of his career. During that time, his longest ride tended to be about 25 miles round trip. Then he took early retirement and became a caregiver for his wife who was progressively succumbing to Alzheimer’s. Riding became his ‘time for himself’. Soon, he was riding 5,000 to 8,000 […]
Elise O’Malley is hiking for Plant Chicago
July 30, 2021
Elise O’Malley is returning to Climate Ride for our Rogue River hike after first participating in our 2015 Bar Harbor to Boston ride. Six years on from her first event, Elise is now working at Plant Chicago and committing her career to help our planet at the community level. CLIMATE RIDE (CR): Why are you […]
William Flagg Biking Across the US in 2021
July 8, 2021
William Flagg signed up to do an epic cross country ride with Climate Ride in 2020 right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. He wisely postponed that trip, but in the meantime he jumped into Climate Rise, raising funds for all three Rise events. In August 2021, he headed out on his long-awaited Independent Challenge which […]
Meet Victoria Anderson-Lynch – the sixth grader going big on Climate Ride Bears Ears
June 7, 2021
Victoria Anderson-Lynch will be doing her first-ever Climate Ride on our Bears Ears trip. She’s not only taking on over 75 miles of serious backcountry mountain and gravel biking, but she’s also going big for the planet with her fundraising. Her mom, Emma-Louise is a veteran Climate Rider who lights up any ride she’s on! […]
OMEN Riders
May 28, 2021
“It’s time for the older generation to get off the couch and do something about the climate crisis.” -Michael Patterson   This June, Michael Patterson will bike across the United States to inspire people in his generation to act on the climate crisis. As the team captain of OLD MEN ENERGIZING THE NATION (OMEN) he’s […]
Mimi Torres is taking on a new challenge!
May 14, 2021
A lifelong environmentalist, Mimi Torres has never owned a car, and she never will. In 2005, she was car shopping for her first vehicle when she realized owning a car didn’t resonate with her. Instead, she commuted by walking and bussing for a couple of years and then got a bike and she hasn’t turned […]
Deb Haines and her assistants are riding the Creek Walk bike path and picking up trash!
April 23, 2021
With my able -bodied assistants, Ada, age 7 and Evie, age 5, we plan to ride the new Creek Walk bike path and pick up trash along the way to our 5 mile destination, ice cream!
Climate Rise sunRise Challenge
April 23, 2021
sunRise is the perfect time of day to appreciate the outdoors. This year friends, family, and team IceIceBaby sent in pics at sunRise to participate in this virtual climateRise – with a goal of raising $1000. While the weather didn’t cooperate much with the sun, it was a fun way to all share our mornings […]
Climate Rise 2021 Featured Speakers
April 8, 2021
Kate Williams is CEO of 1% for the Planet, a global movement that inspires action and commitment so that our planet and future generations thrive. 1% for the Planet engages businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofit solutions through membership and everyday actions.  Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, […]
Mackenzie is Mountain Biking 500 miles!
March 23, 2021
I’ll be riding 500 miles by the end of April and trying to raise $1,000 in support of Climate Ride and Bears Ears Coalition! You can support me here!