Brita Climate Ride Recruits Cyclists Nationwide

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100 cyclists to ride from New York City to Washington, D.C. to promote global warming solutions in the first ever Brita Climate Ride.

Organizers for Brita Climate Ride are recruiting cyclists to participate in the first ever Brita Climate Ride, a multi-day bicycle tour calling for solutions to global warming. From September 20th to 24th, one hundred riders will tour 320 miles from New York City to Washington, D.C. to raise money and increase awareness for global warming solutions.

"Brita Climate Ride is a unique event. It's a fundraiser, a climate conference on wheels, and a citizen call for action," said Geraldine Carter, Brita Climate Ride's co-director.

The directors for this event, Geraldine Carter and Caeli Quinn have spent the past ten years leading bicycling tours around the world, pedaling with U.S. citizens through regions from the French Riviera to the impoverished countryside of Sichuan China. They have assembled a bright and diverse team to lead this ride, from MBA students focusing on sustainability to a climate expert who has traveled the U.S. by bicycle to raise awareness of this issue.

"I'm riding because we can solve the problem of global warming if we jump start a clean energy revolution," said rider and organizer David Kroodsma.

"Climate Riders" will cycle 45 to 80 miles day along scenic backcountry roads in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Each night, expert speakers will brief the "Climate Riders" on solutions to global warming. Each rider will raise $2,250, to benefit the non-profits Clean Air - Cool Planet and Focus the Nation, two organizations at the forefront of global warming education and action.

"This transformative event is ideal for anyone who believes that change is possible and that America can take the lead in a green economy," said Caeli Quinn, Climate Ride Co-director.

Interested participants can register online at http://www.climateride.org.

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