So, How Was the Bike Ride?

img_0075Mindy Ahler, Co-Director of Cool Planet, continues to speak about her recent LowCarbon Crossings (LCC), a 4,000-mile bike tour from Seaside, Oregon to Washington, DC. LCC riders travelled through 14 states on the northern tier of America to raise awareness and inspire action on climate change solutions.

Mindy returned in late November from Washington DC, delivering nearly 400 hand-written “take action on climate” messages to Congressional offices frompeople in the 14 states the LCC visited.

Joining Mindy on the journey was Ryan Hall from Livonia, MI for the complete distance and her Cool Planet partner Paul Thompson for 850 miles through SD, NE, IA and the final stretch from Pittsburgh to Washington DC

Presentation includes photos, video and stories from the journey and a discussion of how we all can take positive action to address our changing climate. Each program will vary in content depending on audience and time and goals of the host community.

Scheduled Conversations:

Friday, February 10, 6pm refreshments, 6:30pm program, Compassionate Ocean Zen Center, 652 17th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 flyer

Saturday, February 11, 10:00 am, First Lutheran Church, 615 W. Fifth St., hosted by the Red Wing Citizens’ Climate Lobby chapter, stay for the international Citizens’ Climate Lobby phone call at noon

Thursday, February 16, 6:30 pm, By the Rivers, 690 Cleveland Avenue South in St. Paul, hosted by the Minnesota Pachamama Community

Monday, February 27, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, REI, 750 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420

Wednesday, March 1, 9:30 am coffee, 10am program, RIDGEPOINTE Apartments, 12800 Marion Lane (West Building), Minnetonka, MN 55305, hosted by DFL Women

Sunday, March 12, Pre-Mass speaker 9am & 11 am, post services conversation 12:00 pm, St. Joan of Arc, 4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Want to learn more about the bike ride?