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April 06, 2009

Join the Climate Ride

Climate Ride Now’s the time to sign up for the second annual Brita Climate Ride: More than two hundred cyclists will join together from September 26 - 30, 2009, to embark on a journey from New York City to the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.  The ride makes a powerful statement about the need for renewable energy and climate change awareness throughout this beautiful 300-mile bicycle ride.

Learn more at the Climate Ride website. There are photos and videos from the 2008 Ride, and for a limited time, early registrants will receive a discounted sign-up fee of $60 (regularly $100) through May 1st. They also have a number of fundraising prizes and incentives this year including an all-expense paid trip to the December 2009 Climate Conference in Denmark!

Jesse Prentice-Dunn from the Sierra Club Green Transportation Campaign took part in the Climate Ride last year and wrote up a little about what it was like:

Last September, I hopped on my trusty road bike and joined hundreds of cyclists for a ride from Maryland all the way to Capitol Hill. The cyclists I joined were no ordinary pedal pushers, they had just completed the first Climate Ride, winding from New York City to Washington, DC to raise awareness about climate change and advocate for global warming solutions (watch a great video recap of the ride here). As we biked up Capitol Hill with a full police escort to be addressed by Members of Congress, I couldn’t help but think that both the public and Congress were beginning to warm to the bold action on global warming that is so necessary.

I’m happy to say that Climate Ride is back in a big way. From September 26-30, more than 200 riders will venture from the Big Apple to DC, listening to exciting speakers and raising awareness about climate change along the way. Registration is open, so get on it.

Check out www.climateride.org for all the information you could possibly want. Also, I recommend watching a quick video from David Kroodsma, who fit Climate Ride in as part of his 21,000 mile bike journey across the western hemisphere. See you all on the ride!

So, go sign up now for the 2009 Brita Climate Ride!


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