Because I haven’t had enough exercise for one year (?!) I am going to be taking part in the Brita Climate Ride, a “climate conference on wheels”, riding 300 miles from New York City to Washington DC to deliver a message to the Capitol on climate change. I’ll be giving a presentation to the other riders on the 28th. I will, of course, be blogging and tweeting from the road. Follow me here to find out if I manage to rediscover my biking muscles sufficiently to keep up with the crowd!

If you’re in the DC area, you can join in with the final rally, and make your voice heard at the Capitol. Here’s what you need to know…

Join Climate Riders as they arrive at the US Capitol on Wednesday, September 30th!

Pedal with 100+ Climate Riders, several ambassadors from around the world, and supporters from the DC area to bicycle the final three miles of their 300 mile journey from New York City. We’ll pedal up Constitution Ave to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the Climate Ride finale and rally, where we will be calling for action in the Senate and at COP15.

Here is the Climate Ride bike rally information:

WHAT: Climate Ride, a 300-mile benefit bike ride to raise awareness of climate change and clean energy opportunities and COP15, beginning in NYC and ending with a rally at the U.S. Capitol.

WHEN: September 30th, 3:15pm.  Riders will gather at Thompson Boat Center (corner of Rock Creek Parkway and Virginia Ave NW) at 3:15pm for a 3:30 en masse departure to the US Capitol. see map below.
You can also meet us at 3:45 PM on the West Lawn of the Capitol for the rally.

WHERE: Riders will pedal up Constitution Ave. to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for a rally.

WHO: Audience: 100+ Climate Riders,  Ambassadors riding bicycles from Denmark, Switzerland,  Liechtenstein, Romania, Azerbaijan, New Zealand, Slovenia, Luxembourg, (and more), non-profit partners and supporters from the DC area.

Speakers include:  Senator Ben Cardin (MD), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR), head of the Congressional Bike Caucus, Congressman Dennis Kucinich; Betsy Taylor of 1Sky; Alisa Gravitz, Executive Director Green America; Keith Laughlin, President Rails to Trails Conservancy and more members of Congress (TBA).

WHY: To call for action in the Senate and at COP15 on climate policy.

Media will be there–this is a great awareness-raising event, so don’t miss it! We will have a photo opportunity at the Capitol with an Associated Press (AP) photographer and other professional photographers.

If you believe that the time is now to take bold action on climate change and renewable energy, join us and make your voice heard!
CONTACT: Caeli Quinn, Climate Ride Co-Founder, at

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  • Oh, how I wish I would have known about this a month ago, so that I could have gotten the time off of work. I am a cyclist and an advocate for combating climate change. Thanks for taking part in the ride, Roz, and for all that you do, and best of luck on the ride and its influence.

  • ALOHA ROZ! haven’t gotten any blogs lately, thinking you
    are now pedaling! what are your plans for any book tours
    coming up? GO ROZ! MAHLO for your love for our EARTH!

  • Roz: Wish I could fly out & join you for the ride. Please keep Tweeting us so we can stay informed of your busy sked.

  • I am planning on attending. I hope that a bicycle is not required and I can be used for other items (changing tires, pep talks and such). I use to be an avid rider but after three really nice bicycles were stolen, I started doing more walking (no one has stolen my legs yet).

  • Hi Roz! Thanks so much for joining us on Climate Ride! It was a pleasure meeting you and hearing your story!

    You are truly an inspiration. Thanks for being you!


    Blake Holiday
    Ride Director
    Brita Climate Ride 2009

  • Blake – that tandem is the weirdest thing I have ever seen! But maybe I’d feel right at home, working hard to move backwards as fast as possible…!!

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