Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A) is excited to announce that it is forming a team to participate in this year’s Northeast Climate Ride, September 17-21, 2015. Riders participating in the 320 mile, five day ride will bicycle from Bar Harbor, ME to Boston, MA with riders from around the country.
G.A.L.A. Board Member, Susan Fuller, raised money and rode in last year’s 300 mile NYC-DC ride to support GALA which was named last year as a beneficiary of the nationally acclaimed Climate Ride. Fuller will captain the G.A.L.A. team forming to ride in this year’s Northeast Climate Ride which will serve as a major fundraiser for the organization.
Fuller relates that “participating in the Climate Ride last year was an inspiring journey with a group of people who are united to support sustainability and protect our planet. Each day we were given a route map as we set out along beautiful back roads. We crossed three great rivers, cycled past farms, through small towns, enjoyed the thrill of the down hills, the challenges of the up hills, and enjoyed ice cream we had fully earned. There is no better way to see the country than from the seat of a bicycle with a group of new friends.”
This year’s Northeast ride begins in iconic Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, travels through Camden and Rockland and the scenic Mid-Coast region, stopping in Portland. The route continues through
classic Maine as riders pass through the towns of Kennebunk, Wells, Ogunquit and York. From there, it’s New Hampshire’s 18 miles of scenic shoreline before a beautiful ride into Massachusetts where Climate Ride will retrace, in reverse, Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride of 1775. The professional Climate Ride volunteer staff takes care of all the details, so riders can focus on riding the 50-80 miles per day of carefully planned routes on scenic back roads.
In addition to riding every day, Climate Ride features an acclaimed nightly speaker series, known as the ‘green conference on wheels’ where participants hear from leading thinkers on policy, advocacy and innovation.
Each rider will work to raise a minimum of $2800 to be able to participate in the ride. While raising money and enjoying this great event, riders will be helping to support GALA’s mission. By participating in Climate Ride, team members are also raising awareness, engaging other humans, and helping to build a national network of supporters.
G.A.L.A. is hoping to confirm a team of at least seven riders by the end of April. If interested in joining GALA’s team, contact Susan Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Climate Ride visit www.climateride.org