During the Winter of 2010, just after having major back surgery, my daughter and I were discussing what form of exercise I would choose to get back in shape and help with my rehabilitation. She encouraged me to take up cycling for all the obvious benefits, so I purchased my first bike (Giant) and began riding to work. It didn’t take but a few weeks and I was inspired to begin tour cycling and purchased a Cannondale 6. After surfing the web for local rides I read about the first Climate Ride in California, which sounded like a lot of fun. It turned out to be a great decision and since then I have participated in all three rides since 2010. I encourage anyone who enjoys cycling and the great outdoors to look into the California or New York to DC Climate Rides.
Visit the Climate Ride website for the 2013 rides: http://www.climateride.org/