2014 California Climate Ride

October 15, 2013 // Environment

MAY 17-20, 2014

Climate Ride California 2014 is an exciting 4-day cycling adventure that begins in San Francisco, heads north up the coast and through Wine Country to California’s Capitol in Sacramento. Climate Ride California is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles – the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation.

On this year’s new California ride, we will experience epic biking, amazing scenery, and dynamic speakers that all combine to make this charitable event exciting, informative, and fun. There are four days of riding and each one is a new adventure. We’ll pedal from the City by the Bay – San Francisco – across the Golden Gate Bridge and along California’s scenic Marin coast. Then, turning east at Point Reyes Station, we’ll pedal past quaint dairy farms and through historic Petaluma to our first camp of the trip.

The next two days are spent pedaling through the verdant vineyards of California’s classic Wine Country growing regions – Russian River Valley, Dry Creek, Alexander Valley and eventually into the famed Napa Valley, where we’ll spend a whole day on the Silverado Trail. That night we’ll camp in the rolling hills above Napa at an out-of-the-way campground with panoramic views. Then, it’s up and over the final hill and across the flat Central Valley to Sacramento where we’ll make our voices heard at a speaking event in front of the iconic Capitol building.

Each evening, industry expert speakers will provide information, opinion, and discussion on topics such as renewable energy, climate science, sustainability, and bicycle infrastructure. Our professional Climate Ride staff takes care of all the details, so you can focus on riding the 30-60 miles per day of carefully planned routes on scenic back roads. It’s challenging yet doable, and you have all day to make it to the next rest stop. Meals, snacks, bike support, luggage transport, and all of the logistics are included when you reach your fundraising minimum. On the road, the Climate Ride support team is always nearby to assist you, keep you happy and healthy, and make your ride worry-free and memorable.  I am pleased to share with you that this will be my fourth Climate Ride and I can’t wait to get peddling. To join our team (Team IGIHOF), just contact us at info@gogreenhall.org.