August 27 to November 12, 2016, Mindy Ahler and Ryan Hall are traveling over 4000 miles by bicycle across the United States and engaging in community conversations on climate solutions along the way. This “LowCarbon Crossing” will begin in Seaside, OR, and end in Washington, D.C. The goal is to motivate people to take action in a way that inspires them, gather their experiences and concerns about climate change, raise funds for Cool Planet (www.coolplanetmn.org) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (www.citizensclimatelobby.org), demonstrate bicycling as a fun, low-carbon way to travel and end with lobbying in D.C. to share the experience with legislators. Through blogging, video interviews and social media, they will share the journey and the voices of communities they visit with all who wish to follow along online and in person.
Please read our case statement for why and how we are doing this ride.
We welcome you to join the team.
Here is a map of most of our stops along the way to give a good overview of the ride. Some are subject to change and the exact route may not match this map. If you’d like to help with organizing a conversation in one of these communities or want to ride along, please contact us.