The California Climate Expedition was created to show what is happening to our environment firsthand and to fund much-needed research that will educate policymakers, corporations, and the general public about the ever-changing climate. The ride begins in San Diego, CA and ends in Los Angeles, CA. Throughout the journey, riders can expect to learn about the environment and the impacts of climate change by expert climate scientists from UCLA. This will be one beautiful and unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss.
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California Expedition FAQs
+ What is it? . . .
The California Climate Expedition is a 7-day, 250-mile bicycle journey throughout southern California. Led by Alex Hall, UCLA professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and director of the university’s Center for Climate Science, the ride will wind through scenic landscapes en route to the places that exemplify how climate change is affecting California — and how Californians are innovating to solve problems.
+ Why would I want to do this? . . .
There are many reasons to ride. Maybe you love California as much as we do and want to understand climate change impacts in the state and what you can do about them. Perhaps you enjoy cycling, and want to complete a physical challenge for a good cause. You won’t only be learning on this expedition — you’ll also be raising funds to contribute to climate change solutions. Funds raised by each rider before and during the ride will help the UCLA Center for Climate Science conduct research on future climate impacts and how California can adapt.
+ What are the fund-raising requirements? . . .
Each rider joining for the entire ride commits to raising $3,000 before the start of the ride. A registration fee of $250 is also required to cover planning and logistical costs of the ride. For current UCLA students, the Center for Climate Science will cover your registration fee.)
+ What is taken care of for me? . . .
You need to have a bike and to get yourself to the start of the ride. During the expedition, OnePulse takes care of the logistics. The ride route is planned in advance, and lodging or camping accommodations are provided. A support vehicle will supply water and other necessities en route. Climate-friendly, plant-based meals will be served, featuring fresh produce provided by local farms along the route.
+ Can I really do this? . . .
If you’re healthy and comfortable riding a bike for a few hours a day for several days in a row, you can absolutely do this ride!
+ Can I join for a portion of the ride? . . .
Unfornutely, no. We are only accepting riders who can commit for the entire 7 day journey.
What is the day to day route for this trip? . . .
For the safety of our riders, full route information is only made available to participants.
+ Do I need to know how to ride a bike? . . .
Yes. This is extremely important for your safety and for the safety of others. It is requirement that all riders know how to safely ride a bicycle on the road with cars.
+ What type of bike do I need? . . .
A road bike is required for this trip as it is built to help you go long distances. Here is an example of a road bicycle.