If you’ve been planning a bike tour or trip this year, you can have fun while you raise money and awareness for CalBike’s work through a personal fundraiser with Climate Ride. Our own California Dream Ride will be on hold for another year, so we hope that you will consider participating in one of Climate Ride’s multi-day events in 2022 – whether it is bicycling, hiking, or running.
What is the Climate Ride?
Climate Ride is a nonprofit organization that organizes life-changing charitable biking, hiking, and running events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes. Since 2008, Climate Ride participants have helped raise over seven million dollars nationwide, which are granted to organizations working in conservation, climate, sustainability, and active transportation.
Connect with like-minded people, raise money for nonprofits who are working to create sustainable communities and fight climate change (like CalBike!), and enjoy breathtaking biking and walking tours across the country and world.
CalBike staffer Kevin Claxton: An unforgettable experience and community
“I had the joy of experiencing Big Sur and the California coastline by bike on Climate Ride’s Central CA Coast ride in June 2019. On the ride, I was joined by 120 other fun and passionate bicyclists who were committed to the idea that they could play a role in transforming our transportation system and protecting our climate.
“The exhilaration I felt climbing up coastal hills and cruising along ocean vistas was matched only by learning of the final impact of my effort. When my teammates and I hit our fundraising goals, our chosen beneficiary organization received a grant of over $50,000 at the end of the year!“
Big Challenge, Bigger Reward
When you sign up for a Climate Ride event, you are taking on a serious challenge. It’s no small feat to train and raise the funds to participate. But the reward far outweighs the effort.
During the event, you’ll be surrounded by a support team that has thought of every aspect of your participation. Rides feature support such as:
- Delicious and healthy meals
- Fully stocked aid stations
- A tried and tested route
- A mechanic and ride-along vehicle at the ready, and
- A team on the road looking out for your safety.
Everything you might worry about on a bicycle trip has been taken care of, so your only task is to get out and enjoy the stunning scenery of your chosen destination.
Climate Ride is offering bike events in the Bay Area, North Coast, and in Death Valley National Park in 2022. And if you’re looking to get out of California, you might consider a tour of the San Juan Islands and Olympic Peninsula in Washington, or a 4-day tour of cycling routes in Maine. No matter where you ride, you can still choose CalBike as a beneficiary.
Raise money for CalBike and to protect our planet
Just choose CalBike as a beneficiary when you register for one of the events listed below. You can join us in the fight against climate change, and the fight for a sustainable and equitable active transportation system.
As the leading voice for bicycling in California, CalBike is working to elevate bicycling change our transportation policies to support an equitable, environmentally sustainable, and safe future for our planet
Climate Ride is an amazing way to use your passion for riding bikes for positive change and enjoy an incredibly fun adventure. We encourage you to take the challenge. These transformative events have the power to make a huge difference, and you are sure to build new friendships and connections along the way.