You’re invited to join the story!  In addition to reading updates and reflections, you can be part of the journey either in person or virtually.  Join the following events, all free and open to the public.

Community Townhalls

Our townhall meetings bring you together at climate ride locations with climate riders, and with locals engaging with climate change, so you can engage with the important climate questions and stories of our time. 

May 30, Seattle, WA
5 pm Pacific time (6/7/8 MT/CT/ET)

“Moving the Story on Climate Change, Our Obligation to Respond”

What motivates people to respond to climate change?  What should the climate riders be asking communities along their journey? 

Join us for the kickoff of the climate ride as we talk with folks working on the frontlines of climate change, and as several riders talk about what motivates them.

Find the full event flyer here

Location: Virtual only, no in person attendance.  Register for this zoom webinar here 

Watch the video recording on youtube here.

July 1, Lincoln, NE
7:30 pm Central time (5:30/6:30/8:30 PT/MT/ET)

“What is our call to climate justice?”

What does it mean to have climate justice?  What do we need to hear and learn from Communities of Color?

Come hear from those working on racial justice for a conversation about how climate justice and racial justice go hand in hand.

Find the full event flyer here.

This event is cosponsored by First Mennonite Church, Nebraska Sierra Club, Lincoln Friends Meeting, First Plymouth Church Climate Action, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and Interfaith Power and Light

Location: First Mennonite Church, Lincoln. Register for this zoom/live stream link here (link is same for all Climate Ride townhalls; you only need to register for one)

Watch the video recording on youtube here.

July 28, Washington, DC
7 pm Eastern time (4/5/6 PT/MT/CT)

“Keep the Climate Story Moving: Where do we go from here?”

What did riders learn along their journey?  Hear their stories from across the country.  How do we keep momentum to work against climate change?

In our culminating event, riders reflect on where they have seen hopeful progress in communities across the country, and what steps they’ve learned about how to overcome barriers to working on climate change.  Come for the celebration of 3737 miles well ridden!

Find the full flyer here.

Watch the video on youtube here

June 23, Crazy Horse, SD
6 pm Mountain time (5/7/8 PT/CT/ET)

“The Land is Not Empty”

What can we learn from Indigenous communities?  How is climate change interwoven with issues of land justice?

Join for a webinar with Sarah Augustine who is releasing her new book “The Land is Not Empty“.  Climate riders are using this book as a common read, and will be giving their reflections from the Indigenous lands of the Black Hills.

This webinar is in partnership with Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery.  Find the full event flyer here.

Location: Virtual only, no in person attendance. Register for this zoom/live stream link here. (link is same for all Climate Ride townhalls; you only need to register for one)

Watch the video recording on youtube here.

July 14, Goshen, IN
6 pm Eastern time (3/4/5 PT/CT/ET)

How should we as the church respond to climate change?

Do Anabaptist churches have something unique to say about climate change?  What are effective ways the church can respond to climate change? 

Come hear from those working with Mennonite and other churches about how faith communities can effectively engage with climate change.   Riders will give their reflections on what they see in churches they’ve visited along their journey.

Find the full flyer here.

Location: Location in Goshen to be announced. Register for this zoom/live stream link here (link is same for all Climate Ride townhalls; you only need to register for one)

Community Climate Rides

Are you a rider and want to join the fun for a day?  Join the riders so they can talk with you, hear your stories, and share their stories of the journey.

Leaving 7:30 a.m. from Seattle Mennonite Church.

Ride with the group up towards their first night at Tinkham Campground near Snoqualmie Pass.

Find the full event flyer here.

Leaving 8:00 a.m. from First Mennonite Church.

Ride with the group from Lincoln towards Omaha.

Find the full event flyer here.

Ride with the group from the Geyer farm near Windham, to Iowa City.

Check with Isaac Alderfer for details, 540-214-6836

 

Leaving 8:00 a.m. from Assembly Mennonite Church.

Ride with the group from Goshen to Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center

Find the full event flyer here.

Leaving 7:30 a.m.

Ride with the group from Millerburg to New Cumberland, Ohio.

Leaving 7:30 a.m. from Pittsburgh Mennonite Church.

Ride with the group from Pittsburgh to Confluence.

Join the Climate Riders for 5 days

Are you a rider and want to join the fun for the last 5 days of the trip?  Join the riders so they can talk with you, hear your stories, and share their stories of the journey.

These cyclists will join the 16 riders and two leaders for the last five days of their 2-month trip (July 24-28). This is a chance to enjoy a scenic ride, talk about climate issues and learn about what these young people have discovered as they traveled across the country. Doug Kaufman, the Director of Pastoral Ecology at CSCS, will lead reflections during this section as the group learns together what it means to faithfully respond to the climate crisis. 

The last leg of the route will cover 326 miles along the renowned Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath.  The trip will end in Washington DC with a celebration on the national mall, Capitol Hill visits for the riders and a townhall meeting in the evening where participants will reflect on their journey. 

We’re accepting approximately 10 additional riders for this part of the trip. 

Details of this 5 day trip are here.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Tell stories with the riders over coffee and food!

Are the riders coming close to you, and you’d like to just sit and chat with them?  The riders are keen to talk with folks like you, to hear your stories and to tell their own stories.  Let us know where you are, and we’ll let you know.