According to the EPA, transportation accounts for about 30% of greenhouse gas emissions; getting more people on bikes promotes a healthier planet. (Not to mention healthier, happier people!)
To get more people out of their cars, we need to make our roads safer – which requires changing minds and policies and votes. Keeping the public – and our public officials – informed about our needs and issues is an important strategy for accomplishing this. Talking to reporters, writing editorials, speaking at public meetings, circulating petitions, and doing background research takes time…and these activities cannot be easily be funded through grants or sponsorships. We rely on donations to cover these expenses.
Several SCBC staff, Board members, and members have signed up to ride in Climate Ride’s Green Fondo to raise funds for SCBC. Climate Ride is a national nonprofit that organizes life-changing charitable biking and hiking events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes. Their Green Fondo Weekend is September 27-29 and is headquartered at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma.
If you ride a bike in Sonoma County, we work for you. Help us do it more effectively : join our team or make a donation from our Team Fundraising Page.