Got out on the California roads just to warm up a bit and see if we got the bikes put together right. We are pumped up and ready to roll.
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This time West Coast. John, Caroline and I will bike 320 miles from Eureka to San Francisco as part of Climate Ride California. The ride consists of hundreds of cyclists pedaling in a 5-day, 320 mile ride to raise money for green organizations, increase awareness of the climate crisis, and showcase the latest innovations in clean energy.
This is "Crunch Time" for fundraising and for training. I have been traveling too much this week for work and didn't have access to email as much as I would have liked. You can see I have a ways to go with fundraising. Today is a great day to hit that donations page.
Bike rides everyday and sending messages everyday. I have an ambitious goal to get half way to my fundraising goal this weekend. Then be completely done by Thursday. I have good momentum going on the fundraising but got to pick it up.
Your dollars will help support the work of Windustry because we are a beneficiary of the ride again!
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I am so excited to be getting ready for my second Climate ride, this time different coast. My husband John and I did the bike ride last year, NYC to DC. And both of us were inspired and transformed by the experience so much that we are back again.
Each of us have lived in California and have memories of cycling together along the coastal highway when were younger and that memory holds us.
This is a pivotal time in history where we can make individual choices to help lessen the consequences of climate change that we have only begun to experience.
When we were younger, very much in love (we still are), and in California the rolling coast road presented brilliant vistas and challenge. It still does.
But now the challenge has more facets. In addition to the simple physical challenge of the ride, new challenges are to try to understand the advancing curve of climate change, to appreciate the ways we are all working to address it, and to support each other in our efforts.
This year we are joined by our daughter, Caroline. She is an environmental studies major who will soon enter her senior year at Bates College. John is a lawyer who spends a good deal of his time in volunteer work. I am the founder and director of Windustry, which has as its core mission the expansion of renewables at the community (and smaller) scale. The three of us will try to raise a little money for Windustry, which it truly needs to maintain its mission. Our aim is to ride, take in the California scenery, and listen to others along the way about their work to address climate change.
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