Climate Conference on Wheels

The eco-bikers are coming, the eco-bikers are coming! Strap on your helmets, fill up those aluminum water bottles, and get ready to bike for the planet. It’s all part of Brita Climate Ride 2008, the first group bicycle ride to raise awareness of climate change and renewable energy.

One hundred cyclists will pedal from NYC to DC on September 20-24, 2008. Want to join in the 320 mile ride? Sign up here. Cyclists will leave from Manhattan and will wind through the country roads of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. On the fifth day, riders will cycle past the Washington Monument to arrive near steps of the Capitol.

During each night of the ride, expert speakers will meet with the cyclists and members of the community to discuss climate science, green technology and what can be done to reduce our collective carbon footprint. Beneficiaries of the ride include Clean Air–Cool Planet and Focus the Nation.