BikeSGV is E X C I T E D to announce we're forming a team to participate in our first ever Climate Ride event May 20-24, 2018!
After having wonderful supporters participate in Climate Ride events and select us as a 'beneficiary' organization in past years, the BikeSGV team is very much looking forward to partaking in this wonderful opportunity to build our capacity and engage friends, family, and BikeSGV supporters on important environmental issues.
Did you know that the transportation sector is the #1 source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state of California and most SGV cities, trend increasing? Did you know that BikeSGV is active on regional air quality issues, providing public comment and testimony at South Coast Air Quality Management District Board (AQMD) board meetings in Diamond Bar, and raised funding for and installed 10 real-time air quality monitors in 2017 to support crowdsourced air quality data for the SGV (check out live data here)?
BikeSGV's team cares deeply about the quality of our air, health of our communities, and our region's readiness for climate change, especially the forecasted increases in extreme heat events, severe drought, and poor air quality. We have fought for more sustainable, multi-modal communities since 2010, and have a built a strong track record of progress across the region.
Support Team BikeSGV
One way you can support our work is by helping our team reach it's $10,000 initial fundraising goal! Each of our team members has committed to raise $3,000, and you can help them out by donating to one or more of them here.
Why are they riding?
Join Team BikeSGV
A second and more adventurous options is to JOIN BikeSGV's Climate Ride 'team' for the May 20-24 California North Coast event. Team members will join several #BikeSGV staff in training for and participating in an epic journey across California's magestic North Coast. Can't make the May 2018 event or prefer to do another one? Not a problem, you can also sign up for another Climate Ride event (see below) and support our work by selecting Bike San Gabriel Valley as one of your ride beneficiaries.
What is Climate Ride?
Never heard of Climate Ride? In a nutshell it's a non-profit organization that organizes charitable adventures to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes. Participants can choose to direct their fundraising to one or more charitable groups working in the realm of climate change, including BikeSGV!
The lineup of Climate Ride events for 2018 includes:
More about Climate Ride
Climate Ride is a grassroots movement to protect the planet. Through multi-day cycling and hiking charitable events, and the Independent Challenge program, our participants are taking direct action to grow the sustainability and active transportation movements. Climate Ride provides its thousands of participants a unique opportunity to merge environmental passion, love of physical activity and challenge, and philanthropic commitment. Fundraise for a cause you love through a human-powered adventure you love... and repeat! Each year, our participants return to raise more funds, explore new routes, and participate in changing our communities for the better. Our events also inspire and connect people. As a participant, you will meet, learn from, and network with individuals doing remarkable work to advance sustainability, clean energy, climate change solutions, and active transportation. Have fun, raise funds, further your knowledge, and the environmental cause, and find friends – Climate Ride offers it all!
Want to learn more? Check out ActiveSGV's new podcast, ActiveLab