As the summer is in full swing, we are excited get outside and enjoy the beauty our planet has to offer. What better way to do so, than by also supporting a fantastic cause by joining or supporting a local Climate Ride?

Climate Ride is a national event that produces charitable multi-day rides across the country.

Climate Ride participants help provide much-needed financial support, raise awareness, engage other humans and help to build a national network of supporters for causes they care about. Proceeds from the events benefit a collection of environmental and active transportation nonprofits. Participants ride through some of America's most beautiful landscapes to raise awareness about the need for sustainability in our lives. The Rides offer an opportunity to meet and network with leaders in sustainability, renewable energy and environmental causes.

Dhana Inc. Founder Shamini Dhana is an active Climate Ride ambassador. Check out our blog chronicling her journey in this year’s Climate Ride California or visit her Climate Ride page to learn more.

Caeli Quinn & Shamini Dhana on the 2014 Climate Ride as Ambassadors

You can participate in or support your local Climate Ride in a number of ways:

1. Climate Ride is looking to grow our network of hiking/backpacking clubs. Connect Climate Ride with your local hiking club and put us in touch with their social media community, their organization, a staff member or volunteer—or whoever might be able to help us get involved and raise the profile of the Climate Hike program.

2. Get involved more directly and join one of the newest hikes, Climate Hike Bryce- Zion, this October. Climate Ride describes the event as "a five-day exploration of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks." Autumn is one of the best seasons to explore this beautiful yet fragile ecosystem, so join the Climate Hike trip leaders to discover this gorgeous, natural area and learn about its history.

3. Or, find out how you can get involved today and join Dhana as we pedal for the planet!