Imagine your ideal weeklong trip by bicycle.
Five days of torrential rain—with temperatures in the 60s—combined with a leaky tent that soaks you on night one, and just two pairs of sopping chammy to get you through… I doubt any of those components would make it on to your list of perfect conditions.
Nonetheless, after pushing for a week through malevolent storms, sopping roads and long, grinding hills, 1% for the Planet member Victoria Vox made it from Eureka to San Francisco undaunted last October. In fact, she recently said of her first Climate Ride “the sum was greater than its parts, and I can’t wait to be a part of that sum again!”
And she was true to her word.
Congratulations to Victoria, who got back on the bike and completed her SECOND Climate Ride, this time under more seasonable skies but with the same goals: to spread awareness about the climate crisis facing our planet, and to offer proactive solutions. If 100+ people can ride their bikes (in work clothes no less!) over 300 miles, there is real hope for the future.
The 1% for the Planet crew couldn’t be more proud of Victoria and all the other Climate Riders who made the journey from New York to DC last week.
We’re looking forward to sharing a post-ride report from Victoria, so stay tuned.
In the meantime I want to take this opportunity to welcome the companies who were motivated to make real change as well—using their businesses as the engines of positive change—but passed on the soaked chammy (and I’m not blaming them).
Congratulations and thank you to the following newly-minted member of 1% for the Planet!
Au Naturale Cosmetics, BathAndBidet.Com, Bubble Cafés, Dark Heartfelt Software, Fast Fastener LLC, George Soules Photography, Irikonji Dive Gear, Ourea Ltd (www.DragonsBackRace.com and www.GreatLakeland3Day.com), Primewalk, sfdental, The Green Playroom (our first business in ND!), The Outbound Collective, Urban Research, Van Eck Enterprises, INC, and VitaCoffee (our SECOND business in ND!).
Welcome to all, and keep tuned for more in-depth info on these businesses.