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Linda Strause, California Central Coast

When my son and daughter-in-law invited me to participate in the Climate Ride and raise money to support energy/sustainability/biking & transportation and Bike Santa Cruz County, it was easy to say yes. However, when the reality of cycling almost 350 miles and close to 17,000 feet of climbing hit, my fear and anxiety increased. At 67 years old, I am in good shape and cycle 3 times a week but I couldn’t help but question if that was enough. I am pleased to say that the support of the Climate Ride staff and the participants may this challenging ride not only possible but enjoyable. It will go down as one of the most amazing trips of my life. Thank you!