When I bought a bike several years ago, I was proud of myself for navigating the few miles between two neighboring towns. Now I use my bike to run errands and commute to work all the time. Living in DC has shown me that bicycle infrastructure like bike lanes, bike parking and bikeshare, make for healthy communities.

Now I'm going outside my comfort zone to support groups advocating for smart transportation options and climate action, and I need your help!

In September, I'll ride my bike more than 300 miles -- from New York City to Washington DC -- to raise money for non-profit organizations that I really believe in. Your donation will help my beneficiaries build resilient, sustainable communities and push for policies that support the green economy.

I've handpicked two beneficiaries:

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is developing trail, walking and bicycling networks in communities all around the country—and is working to dramatically shift the transportation paradigm in America to a less auto-centric culture. The campaign is part of a broader, ambitious strategy to see 90 percent of Americans living within three miles of a trail system by 2020.

Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), a group I've been volunteering with for nearly two years, is training and supporting citizens to effectively participate in democracy to advocate for clean energy policies. They educate volunteers on science, economics, politics, and more. Volunteers meet directly with members of Congress, editorial boards, and other organizations to press for climate action.

You can make a secure online (tax-deductible) donation today by clicking on the 'Support Me' button. You'll automatically receive an acknowledgment and I will be notified by email of your support.


Thank you for your help!

 Climate Ride

 Rails-to-Trails

 Citizens Climate Lobby

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