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More Than Just a Bike Ride

More Than Just a Bike Ride

Courtney Mills
7/24/15
Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Business, Diversity

Climate Ride is a 300-mile, 4-day, full-supported cycling adventure that begins in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and explores the back roads along Lake Michigan and ends in the Windy City of Chicago,  Illinois. Climate Ride acts to engage citizens in environmental issues that are facing the communities around them and stimulate action in green transportation, energy policies, and climate change.

On the route, riders will discover blueberry farms, historic sights, and incredible views that the coast of Lake Michigan has to offer.  Riders will experience the rewards of traveling by bicycle among fellow environmentalists passionate about sustainability and improving our local economies.

As an organization, Climate Ride aims to build a community around environmental issues and sustainable transportation. They support some of the biggest charity benefits in the country and are constantly working to build new ideas for a sustainable future. Since knowledge about these issues is more important than ever, proceeds from events go to raising this awareness.

Many thanks to our very own Elissa Hillary, Ricardo Benavidez, and Hanna Schulze, along with Bob Schulze and Alan Lipscomb, who will be riding on behalf of Local First! Want to sign-up, donate, or learn more about the ride? Click here!  

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