Green America: Growing the Green Economy for People and the Planet

Climate & Energy

Economic action to stop global warming

Support Green America on the
2014 Climate Rides

Have the cycling adventure of a lifetime and raise money to support Green America’s Climate Action programs! 

Right now, we’re recruiting riders for Climate Ride Midwest (Sept. 6-9) and Climate Ride NYC-DC (Sept. 20-24).  Please join our NYC-DC team! Contact Katie Gatlin, kgatlin at greenamerica dot org, or 202-872-5339 for more information.

The first-ever Climate Ride Midwest begins in Grand Rapids, MI, (which Bicycling Magazine named one of the country's top 50 bike-friendly cities), travels through the quaint artist villages and family farms along the stunning shores of Lake Michigan, and winds up in Chicago.

Climate Ride NYC-DC 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 (including Amish Country). The finale is a hero’s welcome and rally at the steps of the US Capitol.  Green America’s team captain, Russ Gaskin, and our staff will be here to support you in the preparation and on the whole ride!

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. You can enjoy this great event, while at the same time helping to support Green America’s mission with your fundraising dollars.

If you select us as your beneficiary when you register, our Climate Action program will be the recipient of the funds you raise.

Registration for Climate Ride is $100 (which includes a Climate Ride jersey), and then you raise at least $2800 to participate in the event. The ride is fully-supported by a team of hosts and talented 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.

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.
Show our elected officials how many people are willing to take action for 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.

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. 

Contact Katie Gatlin, kgatlin at greenamerica dot org, or 202-872-5339 for more information about joining the Green America team.

Our 2013 NYC-DC Climate Ride team.
Our Green America team captain, Russ Gaskin (third from the left), on the 2013 NYC-DC Climate Ride.