Rider Profile: Molly Hunter

IMG_1787Today, meet Molly Hunter, the second in our get-to-know-the-riders series.  The 2014 PA-to-DC ride  will take place May 2-6.  

Have you ever been on a long bike-ride before?
When I was 9 (I’m now 15) I went on a 3 day bike ride with my mom, but our daily rides were short, and we slept in bed and breakfasts.  When I was 12 my whole family did a trip where we rode 25 km 2 days in a row.  This trip will be three times that each day, and twice as many days (but my legs are longer, and I have more gears).

Why do you care about climate change?
Because I’ve been taught to care about it, and because it’s a problem.  Continue reading Rider Profile: Molly Hunter

Rider Profile: Jason Whitney

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We thought you might like to get to know the riders for the 2014 PA to DC ride while they’re busy getting winter legs (and gears) in shape for the May 2-6 ride.  Watch this space for introductions.  Today, meet Jason Whitney:

Even before I became aware of impending climate-change catastrophes, my instincts leaned towards conservation and stewardship.  When I contemplate global warming, I think first and foremost of the suffering and starvation that will be brought about by rising sea levels, freakish weather, drought, desertification, and wildfires.  My passion for scuba diving taught me about the crisis facing coral reefs and other marine ecosystems.  So much change is happening so fast that we are in truly unchartered territory.  

I believe that a Higher Power takes an interest in guiding each of us as individuals to live the most meaningful and worthwhile life that is possible in the small time we have on earth, and I find my greatest contentment in aligning my will with that of my creator by serving the greater Continue reading Rider Profile: Jason Whitney