Climate Ride

Transforming the Conversation

What difference does it make if we really listen to the stories that people and places have to tell about climate change? Renowned climate scientist and communicator Katherine Hayhoe says the most important thing we can do in response to climate change is to talk to each other about it.

What does it take to restore our broken relationships with each other, and with our planet?  Follow the riders as they are transformed by this journey, listening to the diverse voices of our country’s communities, experiencing a simple closeness to the land, and bringing their faith traditions of peace and justice as a unique lens on the climate crisis.

Engage the Story
You can join the journey, from your home or on the road

What’s happening this week? (July 25-July 28) 

This is it, the last few days of the trip! Riders are excited to have a group of 8 additional folks joining for these last few days.

The riders arrive in Washington DC on Wed., we’ll have an informal celebration around 1pm on the mall.  Shortly after that, riders will be off to speak to their Congressional offices, telling the story of the ride and how current legislation is important for climate issues. 

From there, it’s off to Hyattsville Mennonite Church for the last townhall.  Join in person or virtually at 7 pm (ET) for a panel of riders who will recount stories from ride, and how it has affected their thinking about climate issues.

The riding ends, but the climate journey will continue!  In a summer of history-breaking heat waves, floods, droughts, etc around the world, we’re keen to build on the success of the climate ride to make a difference.  Stay with CSCS as we keep you updated on more activities.

Help Us to Continue the Journey!

You’ve seen their pictures, you’ve heard their stories. But there’s more to say.  All across the journey we’ve been collecting video footage.  We want to put together that footage so that the journey continues to have an impact.

We are asking for your help in financially supporting the work needed to make thematic climate ride videos that will continue to move the story of climate change.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 to edit the video footage we have taken and turn that footage into videos that will capture the imagination and support of hundreds of people just like you. As someone who has followed the riders along the way, we hope that you will make a generous gift to support this ongoing work of training leaders to create the climate future they and their children, and our planet, will need to not just survive but to thrive.

Read here about how to help fund Climate Ride videos

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We are grateful to our Lead Partner for the Climate Ride, Mennonite Economic Development Associates.

Additional support is generously provided by our sponsors.

Advocate Sponsorship ($5,000-$10,000)

Ruth and Timothy Stoltzfus Jost

Partner Sponsorship ($1,000-$4,999)

Steve Brenneman

Ken Neufeld, Broker Associate with London Properties, Fresno CA

Contributing Sponsorship (<$1,000)

Loren and Pat Swartzendruber

Additional support comes from the JustPax Fund, who are making the trip possible for a diverse group of riders by providing financial assistance for participants.