Brita Climate Ride Benefit Held During NYC Heatwave


Emma Grady (that's me), Green Air's Rich Awn, and Wind Power Pedaler Shawna Seldon at Brita Climate Ride benefit at The Eldridge. Credit Jerritt Clark

I braved the New York City heat Thursday, August 20, for the Bitches on Bikes benefit at The Eldridge to show support for The Brita Climate Ride and The Wind Power Pedalers team. Amidst a silent auction -- curated by Gitana Rosa Gallery, a green gallery in Brooklyn, New York -- I mingled and chatted with guests about bitches on bikes and pedaling 300 miles to D.C. to make a difference.
Shawna Seldon and Good Corporate Citizen Producer James Hirsch. Credit Jerritt Clark

To participate in the Brita Climate Ride, riders must raise $2,400 each, by September 15. Shawna Seldon, Wind Power Pedalers team member and event host, is about 45% of the way there - with $1,000 still to raise. Seldon formed Bitches on Bikes to bike and raise awareness for causes like Bike MS, and the Climate Ride, while simultaneously getting in shape and having fun. She speaks to her progress below.

The Wind Power Pedalers have been thrilled by the support shown from not only the environmental community but also the artistic community, New York City, and beyond. Once people heard about the event they donated to our team and on the evening of the event, guests donated money for raffle tickets to win prizes from our featured artists.


Jodi Taylor artwork, curated by Gitana Rosa Gallery. Credit Jerritt Clark

Artwork is available at Gitana Rosa Gallery on eBay, with proceeds to benefit Seldon's team and the Climate Ride. And it's not too late to ride this year, register online at the Climate Ride.

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