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September 21 - 25, 2013

Support Green America on the Climate Ride: NYC-DC, September 21-25, 2013

You’re invited to join us on an incredible five-day bike tour from New York City to Washington, DC to raise awareness of climate issues and raise funds for climate-focused organizations like Green America.

Right now, we’re recruiting members for our new Team Green America. Please join our team!

Climate Ride NYC-DC is a grand cycling adventure that connects two of the nation’s biggest East Coast cities – New York and Washington, DC – by bicycle. The ride begins with an exciting departure from Manhattan by ferry, then travels through charming towns in rural New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland (incluing Amish Country). The finale is a hero’s welcome and rally at the steps of the US Capitol.

Climate Ride is more than a bike trip. It’s an inspiring journey with 200 like-minded companions who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles – the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation. Climate Ride also features an acclaimed nightly speaker series, known as the "green conference on wheels," where we hear from bright minds in policy, advocacy, and innovation.

Everyone who has participated in Climate Ride raves about the tour as a ‘life-changing’ and ‘eye-opening’ experience.  Even better, you can enjoy this great event, while at the same time helping to support Green America’s mission, by choosing to support Green America specifically with your fundraising dollars. If you select us as your beneficiary when you register or join our team, our Climate Action program will be the recipient of the funds you raise.

Registration for Climate Ride is $75 (which includes a Climate Ride jersey), and then you raise at least $2400 to participate in the five-day, all-inclusive event. The ride is fully-supported by a team of talented leader-hosts and bike mechanics. Climate Ride is with you every step of the way to help with fundraising and training. Also:

  • Each rider who names Green America as a beneficiary will receive an insulated stainless steel Green America Kleen Kanteen thermos and an organic cotton “I am a Green American” T-shirt.  We'll connect you with other riders in your area for training rides share fundraising suggestions with you.
  • Each rider who names Green America as their 100% beneficiary will ALSO receive an organic cotton Green America sweatshirt (pre-washed) for cool evenings on the ride.  We’ll also mail you a green “swag bag” with coupons for free Fair Trade treats like Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Divine chocolate.

Here are the top 5 reasons to sign up:

1. Be Part of a Diverse Grass-roots Effort.

Join a fascinating group of renewable energy experts, climate activists, and everyday folks.

2. Make a Statement to Congress.
Be part of a unique ride that travels through Amish Country, historic Revolutionary and Civil War sites, and culminates at the steps of the US Capitol. There you have a chance to personally meet your representatives in Congress to push for legislative action to protect the climate.

3. Enjoy the “Climate Conference on Wheels.”
Hear informative talks each evening from expert speakers, and join the discussion on climate science, green technology, and solutions to the climate crisis.

4. Make a Difference Now.
We can’t wait—literally—to take action on climate change; we're at a climatic tipping point. Green America and the other Climate Ride beneficiaries will use the money you raise to take action now, with programs like our Clean Energy Victory Bonds campaign.

5. Have Fun.
Unite with fellow Green Americans for an unforgettable, fully-supported adventure. The Climate Ride's experienced team takes care of all the logistics, so you can network, make friends, and enjoy cycling through some of the most beautiful scenery in America. (Plus, the Climate Ride offers dozens of fundraising prizes and incentives, including a custom New Belgium Cruiser bicycle!)

Find out more and register at www.climateride.org.

Alisa and Bernard
Green America president Alisa Gravitz and our Board chair Bernard Brennan at the Climate Ride.