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2023 Green Fondo series raises $800,000 USD to support climate-related causes

Over 500 cyclists raised over $800,000 dollars to promote community-powered environmental health and sustainability across the United States

2023 Green Fondo series raises $800,000 USD to support climate-related causes

Photo: The Sun rises over Green Fondo Norcal which raised in excess of $400,000 USD

 

Hundreds of cyclists took a weekend to pedal for the planet and be a part of creating “real change” at three events across the USA with Climate Ride, the non-profit organization that mobilizes people to protect our planet through life–changing adventures. 100% of the donations fundraised at the events went directly to the beneficiaries that participants were most passionate about.

The Green Fondo series kicked-off in Southern California, with Green Fondo SoCal in March. With the weather in the 70s, this was a perfect time for 150 cyclists to enjoy spring in SoCal. The weekend event took place at Camp Whittier, Santa Barbara where cyclists enjoyed an overnight, enjoy food and drink and meet new friends and thought leaders.

The Green Fondo series kicked-off in Southern California, with Green Fondo SoCal in March attracting cyclists passionate about climate change

Photo: The Green Fondo series kicked-off in Southern California, with Green Fondo SoCal in March attracting cyclists passionate about climate change

 

Green Fondo Virginia took place in April, 150 cyclists took a weekend to pedal for the planet in the Shenandoah Valley. This was a perfect time for participants to kick off their cycling summer, and rode through wine country in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, and the Shenandoah River Valley.

Cyclists pedalled for the planet to be a part of creating a positive impact for the future.

Stunning views of Blue Ridge Mountains at Green Fondo Virginia in April

Photo: Stunning views of Blue Ridge Mountains at Green Fondo Virginia in April

 

The Gran Fondo styled events had something for everyone and provides an atmosphere where family, friends, and colleagues can all enjoy a cycling event together. With Gran, Medio, & Piccolo route options each day, there was a sweet ride for seasoned to novice cyclists.

Every participant got the full VIP treatment from the moment they arrived, leaving them to focus on making new friends and pedalling for change. This is a rolling parties had something for everyone and provided an atmosphere where family, friends, and colleagues could enjoy cycling together raising vital funds!

Out on the road, no one was left behind with full SAG support out on the road! There were lovely stops with tasty food and drinks along the way where riders could enjoy beautiful surroundings, whilst challenging themselves.

The series culminated at with Green Fondo Norcal in May at Walker Creek Ranch, CA. The weekender in Marin & Sonoma County, CA was off the charts. Cyclists raised $400,000 while creating a badass bicycling celebration. Register here for the event May 17-19, 2024!

Team RICH CITY staff and community members participated in the NorCal Green Fondo and raised $10,000+ for their youth intern program.

Photo: Team RICH CITY staff and community members participated in the NorCal Green Fondo and raised $10,000+ for their youth intern program.

 

Green Fondo is not timed because Climate Ride want you to enjoy the bike ride the way you want to ride!  From e-bikes to race bikes, all are welcome!

If you want to cycle and socialize with like-minded environmentally conscious people, then the Green Fondo series is for you!

Coming 2023 Climate Ride Events

Climate Ride mobilizes people to protect our planet through life-changing adventures. Check out some of the remaining 2023 cycling events. Register NOW as places are very limited and will sell out soon!

Grand Canyon’s MTB Ride, June 15 - 18, 2023 - OPEN
Burlington To Bar Harbor Ride, Sept 10 - 15, 2023 - OPEN
Morroco Ride, October 1 – 7, 2023 - FULL
Morroco Ride, October 9 -15, 2023 - OPEN
Death Valley National Park Ride, Nov 12 – 17 2023 - OPEN

$11 Million Dollars Raised To Date

Climate Ride mobilizes people to protect our planet through life-changing adventures.

To date, Climate Ride has donated nearly $11 million dollars to support conservation, climate, sustainability, and active transportation. We are a community of adventurers dedicated to protecting the planet.

The movement is growing, for more information please visit: https://www.climateride.org

$11 Million Dollars Raised To Date