Climate Ride 2015: Team Bike East Bay Returns to the North Coast
Bike from from the Avenue of the Giants to the Golden Gate for a great cause - bicycle advocacy. Give your friends a chance to thank you for stepping up and joining the fight to protect the beautiful world in which we live through bike advocacy! In May 2014, Bike East Bay will again be a beneficiary of the Climate Ride and are ready to help you raise your $2,800 minimum and perhaps a lot more.
In 2015 the California Climate Ride returns to the epic North Coast route, starting in Fortuna on May 17 and rolling into San Francisco on May 21, 2015.
Yes, we do put the fun in “Fun”draising! You can help Bike East Bay build hundreds of miles of bikeways that are safe, convenient, and comfortable to ride - sign up today for the 2015 California Climate Ride.
What’s the Climate Ride?
The Climate Ride is a five-day adventure that takes you through beautiful scenery during the day, and brings you engaging speakers at night. Topics range from renewable energe and climate science to sustainability and bicycle infrastructure. Riders need only to focus on riding the 50-70 miles per day, while staff takes cares of meals, snacks, bike support, luggage transport and all other logistics. We’ll make sure you are kept happy for a worry-free and memorable ride!
Bike East Bay partnered with Climate Ride, the largest environmental cycling event in the county, for the first time in 2011 raising over $10,000 to directly support our bicycle advocacy work. Over the past three years our team has grown and brought in $25,000 in 2014 to support our advocacy work!
Next May, Team Bike East Bay is hitting the road again! You could be a part of our team this year, enjoying an amazing 5-day ride from Fortuna to San Francisco via the Avenue of the Giants, scenic Mendocino and Jenner, the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Wine County and Point Reyes. Get inspired by the advocacy work of your fellow riders, and know that you are really making a difference for biking and for climate change.
It’s not too late, and we would love to have you on Team Bike East Bay for this year’s California Climate Ride starting May 17th, 2015. Each rider has to raise $2,800 for the charity of their choice, and you can choose Bike East Bay. When you choose us as your beneficiary a portion of every dollar you raise for the Climate Ride will go to support Bike East Bay’s work to make your ride better everyday.
Each year Bike East Bay organizes a series of training rides ahead of the Climate Ride, so if you’re not 100% sure you’re ready, we’ll get you there. These training rides are open to everyone - they’re a lot of fun and give you the chance to explore the East Bay! If you have questions or concerns about fundraising for the ride, check out our page on fundraising tips.
Visit the Climate Ride’s official website for more information.
Questions? Shoot us an email here.
Ready to sign up? Visit our Team Bike East Bay page to register. Click on “Join This Team!” and be sure to select Bike East Bay as your beneficiary when you register so that the funds you raise go to make the East Bay a great place to ride a bike.
Training Ride Series
- Training Ride #1: March for Real Climate Leadership (Saturday, February 7) 2 hours of biking
Training Ride #2: Bay Trail (Saturday, February 21) 20 miles round trip
Training Ride #3: Oakland/Berkeley Hills (Sunday, March 8) 17 miles
Training Ride #4: Three Bears (Sunday, March 22) 25 miles
Training Ride #5: Morgan Territory (Saturday, April 4) 53 miles
Training Ride #6: East Bay Hills (Saturday, April 18) 44 miles
Training Ride #7: Pleasant Hill to Davis Road Trip (Saturday, May 3) 73 miles