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I'm so excited to be participating in this event! Help support my effort to raise awareness of climate change, sustainable solutions, and active transportation advocacy!

About Me...
I started cycling when I began college as a way to commute and explore the area around my university in Spokane, WA. My first set of wheels was a mountain bike from Target! It wasn't the best, but it had two wheels and got me around. Over time, I upgraded to a beach cruiser, then to a vintage road bike, then to a fair-priced, higher-quality Craigslist find! I started biking further, completing more errands by bicycle, taking on bigger and bigger challenges.. I biked to work on hot summer days and I even tried biking to work in snow (don't try this, seriously). I'm now having fun taking on more demanding rides around the Los Angeles area and experimenting with more advanced bicycle maintenance/repair. I still have so much to learn and so much room to improve. 

Why I Love Cycling
There are a multitude of reasons....

  1. Exercise
  2. Active commute
  3. Way less painful to my body than running
  4. Closer to nature (you see/notice so much more on two wheels)
  5. Wastes less gas
  6. Saves gas money
  7. Me-time
  8. Mental and physical challenge
  9. Opportunity to meet great people
  10. Anyone can do it!

Why I'm Riding
Five days to get from Santa Cruz to Edna Valley, I'm riding hundreds of miles to raise awareness for how we can live sustainably and limit our own negative impact on the earth. The health of our planet, economy, and communities is at stake. Right now, it is more important than ever to work toward a sustainable future.  

I've never taken on a challenge this big and I'm ready to go for it!

Your generous donation is an investment in a healthier, safer future and will help Climate Ride to make this a reality. A portion of my fundraising will also go towards the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) - an organization that advocates for better, safer cycling infrastructure in and around Los Angeles and an organization that helps get folks from all walks of life into cycling, whether it be for transportation or recreation. 

You can make a secure online donation today by clicking on the 'Support Me' button. You'll automatically receive an acknowledgment and I will be notified by email of your support.

Thank you for your help!