Have you heard of Climate Ride? Climate Ride is a non-profit organization that organizes multi-day, multi-city charitable bicycle rides and hikes to address sustainability, climate, and clean energy issues. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) is now a beneficiary of Climate Ride, so you can support SACE by participating in any of the Climate Rides or Climate Hikes across the nation.
Anyone who has participated in a Climate Ride event raves about the tour as a ‘life-changing’ and ‘eye-opening’ experience. Climate Ride also features a nightly speaker series, with keynote presenters focusing on bicycle advocacy, sustainability, and renewable energy. If you select SACE as your beneficiary when you register, we will be the recipient of the funds you raise. This will help us as we fight for responsible energy choices across the Southeast.
Registration for Climate Ride events is $150, and then participants must raise at least $2800 to participate in these all-inclusive events. The events are fully supported by a team of talented leaders. Climate Ride is with you every step of the way to help with fundraising, training and logistics. When you sign up, you’ll be joining many other people who want to do something to help create a better future for all of us. Climate Ride is a great way to get involved and experience an incredible adventure, powered by your own energy. Find out more and register at www.climateride.org.
This year there is a ride near our region on September 24-26, 2017! The route for the Red White and Blue Ridge Climate Ride starts in the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful rural Virginia and goes all the way to Washington, DC. Some of the highlights of this patriotic ride through the “Old Dominion” State include the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park, Manassas National Battlefield Park, the Old Dominion Trail, and the National Mall. As an added bonus, this ride has a lower fundraising minimum of $2000. If you’d like more information, visit www.climateride.org/events/blueridge. You and your team can sign up there, and don’t forget to select SACE as your fundraising beneficiary!