Rider profiles – Click on the rider to find out more about who’s making this epic journey!
See a video compilation of comments from the riders on why they’re doing this ride, and why they care about climate change.
Having the chance to do that while also advocating for action and policy changes for the climate is an incredible opportunity I couldn’t turn down.”
“I get hope from the people who are picking up trash from the oceans. I get hope from the people who choose to recycle and the people who turn off the lights after they leave a room. I get hope from knowing there’s people out there who do care about the planet, and it’s not just me by myself or you by yourself trying to fix this mess that we’re in.”
“I don’t think that a cross country trip is feasible for everyone, but I think that the idea of cycling as alternative transportation…that’s something that can be incorporated into all of life. I hope that that inspires me and my fellow teammates. I hope that inspires those who we engage with in different communities along the way. I hope that that can become a lifestyle choice for me and those around me.”
Our Support Crew
Mary Ann and Dan Conrad love to ride their tandem bicycle around the streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico, but this summer, they are leaving their bike at home to drive the support vehicle for the Climate Ride. Mary Ann is a retired teacher who works part-time as the Children and Youth Ministry Associate at Albuquerque Mennonite Church. Dan, who retired from his job as a psychiatrist last August, has since become an artisan bread baker. Both Mary Ann and Dan describe themselves as out-door enthusiasts and are looking forward to exploring new areas of the country this summer and getting to know young people who care about the planet.