Climate Ride raises over $600,000 for climate change, clean energy, sustainable transit, and bicycle advocacy non-profits
2015 June 5
Thank you so much for your support on my Climate Ride! I raised $4,503 to support various non-profits and advocacy organizations working to fight climate change, deploy clean energy, and build sustainable transit infrastructure (see the full list here). In total, over 160 people rode this year, raising a grand total of $630,000 and counting! Here we are at the end of the ride at Crissy Fields in San Francisco. I took a bunch of photos and you can find the full album here, with some choice selections below.
A bit more about the ride…we averaged about 65 miles per day, though the third day was a ‘century’ day at 102 miles. Day 1 was through the redwoods, including the Avenue of the Giants. Day 2 was up “Leggett Hill” going over the ridge and out to the coast (it was a bit cloudy and cool, nice for riding). The sun burst forth on the second half of day 3 on our ride along the Mendocino county coast line, which made for spectacular views. Day 4 was rolling along the Russian River and through Sonoma County. Day 5 we climbed through foggy Marin and then crossed the Golden Gate Bridge into sunny SF!
By far, the most beautiful stretch was a climb just north of Jenner, which is where the Russian River meets the ocean. Here is Harry Mud Mudd enjoying the view. He rode the entire Climate Ride on the handlebars.
Here are some other great ones: my glorious arrival into SF (with friend Makenzi), sheep filled pasture on the coast in Mendocino County, and my best jersey that my dad’s cousin from the midwest sent to me. I received many compliments on it, people really loved it! It’s a jersey within a jersey, and I’m from Jersey!
So in the end, I just want to thank you all again! Your support means so much to me and to all of the beneficiary organizations of Climate Ride.
John / Susty / Jian Bing Johnny
P.S. For Jian Bing Johnny hoodie hall of famers, the hoodies have arrived, so I will get them to you by mail or in person over the coming weeks.