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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 […]
Alyssa Proudfoot Siegel
April 24, 2023
Alyssa Proudfoot Siegel is an avid advocate for creating safer roads for cycling and bringing the community together to work toward sustainability and environmental justice. As part of The League of American Bicyclists team, Alyssa will be participating in the upcoming Green Fondo Virginia. She took the time to talk with us about all things […]
Sarah Weiffenbach 700 mile Bike-Packing Mountains to the Sea Ride
March 8, 2023
Sarah Weiffenbach is setting out on an epic 700+ miles bike-packing independent challenge on the Mountain-to-Sea Trail in North Carolina. Starting this month, Sarah will be section-biking through the three regions of North Carolina. She will experience the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, the plateau of gentle hills through Piedmont, and then finish in September […]
Father-Son Team Take on a Week Long Independent Ride
February 13, 2023
Brian Bramson and his 16-year-old son, John Bramson, are teaming up on a self-supported week-long group ride through North Carolina this March. This father-son team is fundraising for The Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC). TLC strives to create a healthier and more vibrant Triangle region by safeguarding clean water, protecting natural habitats, supporting local farms and […]
Heidi Benson – Going The Extra Mile For The Planet
September 9, 2022
Heidi Soliday Benson is a Climate Ride veteran with an entertaining story to tell! From her varied efforts to combat climate change outside of Climate Ride events to her interesting career in sports broadcasting, Heidi is a true go-getter. She will be participating in the 2022 Green Fondo New York this month. We were lucky […]
Jesse Fernandez
June 5, 2022
Community Leader Green Fondo 2022 “It was a pleasant surprise to be asked to consider applying for a Community Leader Award. Nobody on our team of four had ever participated in an event like this. There are a lot of reasons why someone might decide against participating; doubts over physical ability, apprehensions about fundraising, vulnerability and […]
Climate Ride Conversations
May 10, 2022
As part of our Independent Challenge program, Dave Morris toured from Missoula, Montana through Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, California and Oregon ahead of the UN Climate Summit (COP26) last fall. He collected stories and thoughts on climate change from locals all along the way and learned a lot about climate change conversations. Dave offered to […]
Jonathan Zack – Coast Guard Search and Rescue Takes on Green Fondo
May 10, 2022
Jonathan Zack, an instructor for the Coast Guard maritime search and rescue planning, is participating in the 2022 California Green Fondo. Jonathan has seen the effects of climate change through his time working in the Coast Guard. We took the opportunity to discuss Jonathan’s experiences with climate change and how he has been involved in […]
Team Leo – Working Towards A Healthy Planet For Future Generations
April 29, 2022
Team Leo was started by Mary Selkirk and Lee Ballance, veteran Climate Riders who have committed to climate action for their grandson. Mary says they “work every day to ensure he will grow up on a livable planet.” Mary and her husband Lee’s first ride together was back in 2013. Since then, they have completed […]
Amy Wipfler’s Independent Rail Trail Challenge: 12 Rail Trails in 6 Months
April 27, 2022
We love creative ways to raise funds using bicycling. Introducing Amy Wipfler who has challenged herself to bike 12 New England rail trails in 6 months. She also challenged her community to pledge money for each ride she completes. She aims to ride more than 300 miles spanning 12 trail rides in 2022 and hopes […]
Gary Justis Rides UNBOUND for Intersectional Environmentalist
April 27, 2022
Gary’s 2016 UNBOUND finish at 2 a.m. with his cycling coach Noah Collins. Climate Rider Gary Justis is taking on his most important cycling charitable fundraising event to date. On June 4th, he will be attempting to finish his fourth UNBOUND Gravel, a 200+ mile gravel race – riding as a member of the Major […]