Climate Ride Training Ride #1: March for Real Climate Leadership

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Lake Merritt Amphitheater

This is the first training ride in a multi-ride series leading up to the 2015 California Climate Ride (May 17th-21th). Everyone is welcome to join us, whether you are planning on participating in the Climate Ride or not.

Join the bike contingent of the March at 11am and come and meet our team and past Climate Riders to power the Rock the Bike stage from 1 to 3pm.  This two hour session rocking out on the stationary bikes powering the music stage will make a perfect first training ride of the season - with meaning!

For the March itself bikers will meet at 11am under the big Oak tree on 14th st at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza and will stay along 14th St closest to the street. RSVP on this facebook event.  To power the music stage meet our ED, Renee Rivera, at the Rock the Bike stage at 1pm.

Saturday, February 7th, thousands of people from across California will take to the streets of Oakland to call on Governor Jerry Brown to end fracking, stand up to Big Oil, and move beyond fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy.  Click here for more on the march.

This ride is a good way to meet other people going on the Climate Ride, ask questions about what to expect on the ride, as well as test out your bike and equipment in a flat, urban setting before heading out on one of our future rides where we will encounter more elevation and fewer amenities. Find more information about the Bike East Bay Climate Ride team and our full training ride schedule at www.bikeeastbay.org/ClimateRide.

Info from the March for Real Climate Leadership Volunteer Committee:

What: The BIKE CONTINGENT at the March for Real Climate Leadership
Where: Meet under the big Oak tree on 14th and will stay along 14th St closest to the street.
When: 11am
RSVP on Facebook here or just show up to receive your bike flag!
Questions? Email bikingtheclimate@gmail.com

On Saturday, February 7th, thousands of people from across California will take to the streets of Oakland to call on Governor Jerry Brown to end fracking, stand up to Big Oil, and move beyond fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy. While Gov. Brown has announced some ambitious renewable energy and climate change goals for the state, he still continues to allow the oil industry to expand fracking and extreme energy extraction.

Bonus- There’s going to be a rally at the Lake Merritt amphitheater after the march where Oakland-based Rock the Bike is showing up with its pedal-powered sound system to make sure speakers, Djs, and bands are well-amplified without any dirty energy. This will be their biggest pedal-powered event to date! 16 bikes will require pedalers for about two hours – and this is where Bike East Bay Climate Riders present and past can also come in: Let’s rock our Climate Ride jerseys and make this our first training ride of 2015! This can be a really strong crew of ~16 riders or a relay — however it works out. 

www.bikeeastbay.org/ClimateRide