300-Mile Brita Climate Ride Aims to Inspire, Educate

Here's a very cool and creative idea. A rolling climate briefing that takes its participants 300 miles to D.C. to meet with their Congressional representatives. Brita is sponsoring the bike tour, which goes from September 26–30th. The riders will travel 300 miles from New York City to Washington D.C. in five days, departing from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and then through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Along for the ride will be climate experts who "will educate and inspire Climate Riders about the science, the policies and the solutions to the climate crisis."

Expected guests include Josh Dorfman (a.k.a the Lazy Environmentalist), big mountain free skier Alison Gannett, and the Ambassador of Denmark. The next phase of the Kyoto Protocol will be negotiated in Copenhagen in December. Three riders will be selected to attend the meeting.

The organizers ask that participants bring no bottled water on Climate Ride and that they expect all 200 riders to meet with their members of Congress in bike helmets and shorts!

The cost is a $100 registration fee and participants must raise $2400, but all proceeds go to Focus the Nation, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and Clean Air–Cool Planet.

Go to Brita Climate Ride for more information.


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