Frequently asked questions about my ride from NYC to DC (Climate Ride 08)

This is for climate change?
Well, against it, really.

Have you been training?
Define training?

Well, I mean, do you ride a lot or something?
I biked to Annapolis and back last weekend… This will be much more difficult, but I plan on surviving.

Will they shut down the highways or something?
Definitely not. Apparently there are other roads between New York and DC, at least one of which goes through Amish country, where we’ll be spending a night.

What happens to the money if you don’t finish?
Thanks for your confidence. The money will be re-routed from the beneficiary organizations to cover my medical expenses. Ok?

You’ll have overcome climate change when this is over?
Fer sure.

How much money did you raise at the fundraiser you guys hosted at the Black Squirrel last week?
Almost $1,000 — thank you to everyone who stopped by and contributed!

Is it too late to make a contribution?
No! Quick — here’s my fundraising page. I’m almost at my goal… You can help me get there.

Wait, when do you leave?
Saturday AM at the crack of dawn. If you’re in NYC, stop by our kickoff event, 6-10p at BLVD (199 Bowery). Tickets.

What’s this team thing?
Asher, Dave, and I are all riding under the 1Sky banner — because we want to show our political leaders that America’s ready for bold federal climate solutions. Here’s our team page. And Phil is riding under the 350 banner for similar reasons.

And why are you doing this again?
It feels like exactly the right thing to do at exactly the right time, and we’re going to have a blast.

What’s the schedule? Where will you be and when?Here you go.

Best way to keep up with the ride while you’re on the road?
– Climate Ride 08’s blog and twitter feed
– This here blog and twitter feed

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2 thoughts on “Frequently asked questions about my ride from NYC to DC (Climate Ride 08)

  1. Hi. Likes James, I found your blog on this new directory of blogs that support climate change. I was raised in Minnesota where it used to be really freaking cold. But it’s quite pleasant now. 🙂 Plus, there are a few states that I could do without. Coastal ones. We don’t need to name them. These are just a couple of reasons why I support climate change.Anyways, I just clicked it and here I am. I was really excited when I saw that you were riding for climate change. I myself have imagined a similar ride. One hundred people would each take the wheel of a semi and drive from NYC to DC and back for five days straight. The funds we would raise would go to drill for oil, because if there’s one thing we need it’s more oil, and soon. This climate ain’t gonna change itself, am I right?But then I read more carefully and noticed you were riding AGAINST climate change.I don’t know if I like your blog so much anymore. But I do hope you have a nice day. Nora.

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