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Bill Flagg

Completing my cross-country cycle trip, from Boston to LA, as part of a Climate Ride independent challenge, really shaped my ride in meaningful way. I had been wanting to do a cross-country ride for personal reasons, but being able to fundraise for causes that I care deeply about during my ride gave me, what felt like an elevated purpose during my journey. The Climate Ride team was also so helpful in supportive, and not only in a fundraising sense, but also a “let’s go, you got this” sense as well. As someone who has never fundraised anywhere close to as much money as I did over the course of my cross-country trip, Climate Ride gave me so many helpful tips and hints in order to fundraise effectively. It can be hard keeping up a fundraiser while actively being on a cycle tour, and their support was instrumental in helping me to continue to raise funds throughout my trip. I also felt like I got to know some of their staff after back and forth phone calls before and during my trip, which was great. My independent challenge was life-changing for me, and I look forward to joining a Climate Ride event in the future!