Climate Ride

Climate Ride … organizes life-changing charitable biking, running, and hiking events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes

Visit my Climate Ride Page to learn more about two outstanding organizations that are addressing very different aspects of the climate crisis – Solar Village Project and Chesapeake Climate Action Network (see info below). Donations will be divided equally between the two organizations.

Climate Ride recently profiled Michael on their website:

Michael Bell commuted by bike for most of his career. During that time, his longest ride tended to be about 25 miles round trip. Then he took early retirement and became a caregiver for his wife who was progressively succumbing to Alzheimer’s. Riding became his ‘time for himself’. Soon, he was riding 5,000 to 8,000 miles a year. Weekend ‘centuries’ became routine. Eventually, he decided to do a ‘quick’ ride across the USA as a major challenge, and a reason to do fundraising for Alzheimer’s research and care.


Founded in 2014, SVP is dedicated to reversing the negative impacts of climate change and making solar power the primary energy choice for rural communities in the developing world. Its mission is to provide clean, renewable and reliable energy for all people, beginning with those who can least afford it.

SVP provides solar power solutions to youth, families and individuals living in impoverished rural villages, schools and clinics, limiting the negative impacts of an unreliable grid and from natural disasters

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Its mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement in this unique region that surrounds our nation’s capital to call for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability.