August 19, 2015
Climate Ride Northeast-Bar Harbor to Boston is a five day, 320 mile charitable bike-a-thon to support environmental sustainability and bike advocacy. It’s a great way to take an eco-friendly vacation, enjoy the natural beauty of early fall in New England, and make it count.
From Sept. 17 through 21, participants will bike along the scenic coast of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts while raising awareness and funds for sustainability, cycling advocacy, active transportation and environmental causes right in your own backyard. Funds raised through Climate Ride events support 120 sustainability, cycling advocacy, active transportation and environmental causes.The event goal is to raise $400,000.
A fully supported bike-a-thon, Climate Ride Northeast provides meals, snacks, bike support, luggage transport and lodging for participants along the route. On the road, the Climate Ride support team will assist riders to each day’s final destination. In the evening, business, policy, public health and environmental experts will be on hand to talk with participants about the latest conservation and sustainability issues. Following the completion of the ride, there will be a celebration in Boston.
Founded in 2008, Climate Ride is the first adventure travel nonprofit to raise funds for environmental causes and awareness about the importance of bike safety and advocacy and remains the largest in terms of national scope and money raised with its choose-your-own beneficiary model. In 2014, 390 Climate Riders raised $725,000, which was granted to more than 100 beneficiaries. To date, Climate Ride has raised and contributed $2.28 million.
Not located in the Northeast? Climate Ride holds two other multi-day charity bike rides: Climate Ride California and Climate Ride Midwest, and also offers Climate Hikes in Glacier National Park and Bryce-Zion and a DIY Program: Independent Challenges.
Registration for the inaugural Climate Ride Northeast-Bar Harbor to Boston is now open. To register to ride or to support a cyclist or team, visit www.climateride.org or call 406-552-0708. Participants can enter the discount code climateride2015 for $25 off their registration fee.
Photos courtesy of Climate Ride.