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Are You Ready for a Bike Challenge to Help Protect Our National Parks?

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By Ben Sander, Travel Program Coordinator Do you have what it takes to be a bike crusader for national parks? I wasn’t sure if I did. Two years ago, the thought of riding my bike for 325 miles over five days from New York to Washington, D.C. was daunting—but taking part in the Climate Ride turned out to be an [...]

Posted on: January 29 2014
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Pushing the Limits: Why I Biked 300 Miles to Fight Climate Change

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By Megan Cantrell, Senior Coordinator of Member Engagement “There is nothing like pushing your physical limits to help you remember you’re alive and capable of pushing,” my coworker and teammate Elizabeth Jordan reflected. We made it! Hugs, cheers, smiles from ear to ear–that is what you saw as my teammates and fellow Climate Riders arrived at Washington, DC’s Georgetown waterfront. [...]

Posted on: October 31 2013
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A Legacy Marches On: Remembering the March on Washington 50 Years Later

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By Katherine McKinney, Mid-Atlantic Senior Program Coordinator and Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications “We cannot walk alone.” With those words, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. urged a nation to recognize that the destiny—and the freedom—of all Americans is a shared one. Today, we reflect on an August afternoon 50 years ago, when a quarter of a million people walked together, uniting in the March [...]

Posted on: August 28 2013
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Working Toward Change, One Ride at a Time

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By Britte Kirsch, Southwest Regional Coordinator I love to ride my bike. I always have, from my early days in upstate New York, taking two-week-long camping bike treks with the Girl Scouts, to  participating on NPCA’s team in a five-day Climate Ride from New York City to Washington, D.C., this September. I’m not sure what happens to me when I’m [...]

Posted on: August 27 2013
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Four Stops, One Destination: Meeting Visionary Mom Maite Arce in Her Quest to Protect and Enjoy Desert Parks

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By Erika Pollard, Southwest Program Manager It was hands-down the most impressive lightning storm I have ever seen. Last month, I was driving out of Arches National Park at night with my young boys, Vann, age 7, and Billy, age 6. Every few seconds, a magnificent strike of lightning lit up the darkened sky, exposing the towering sandstone formations of [...]

Posted on: August 20 2013
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