One of my favorite activism events: tons of people get together to ride their bicycles along the East or West coast to raise awareness about climate change, raise awareness about one of its best solutions — bicycling, and raise money for organizations promoting global warming and environmental action, especially bicycling. The event, if you’re not familiar with it (and somehow missed the headline and the image below) is called “Climate Ride.”
Here’s more from its website:
“Climate Ride is a fully-supported, 5-day charitable bike ride, and it’s the one and only multi-day charitable bicycling event that supports bike advocacy and organizations working toward a sustainable future. Climate Ride is the hub of the green movement–we give a national voice to your local community. By riding in Climate Ride you can support 30+ beneficiaries working on bike and sustainability issues. You choose who you want to support!”
You can participate in the original NYC to DC Climate Ride, which goes from May 19 to May 23 this year (registration now open). Or, you can participate on the West coast, in Climate Ride California, from September 9-13. (Registration also is now open!)
To reiterate: “Proceeds from Climate Ride events support important projects at a collection of organizations focused on sustainability, green jobs, clean energy, climate education, and bicycle advocacy.” You choose who you support, but you’ve basically got a ton of great options. You can find out more about the projects and organizations that benefit, if you are interested.