This past weekend, I embarked on my first bike ride of spring-like weather, embracing the warmth of the sunshine and the gentle breeze. As I pedaled along, I couldn’t help but be captivated by the melting snow and the invigorating sensation of being back on my bike after the long winter hiatus. And that’s just the beginning of my journey!

In just 12 short weeks, I’ll be embarking on an incredible 260-mile fundraising bike ride through the stunning Glacier National Park. The Climate Ride is an incredible non-profit organization that mobilizes people to protect our planet through life-changing adventures, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. This adventure will challenge me both physically and mentally, but I know it’s a challenge I was born to take on.

Growing up, I always loved a good challenge, whether it was from my coaches, teachers, or professors. And now, as a working mom of four with two dogs, I’m constantly facing new challenges. But when I discovered that I could combine my love of biking with a fundraising challenge to benefit the environment, I knew I had to take it on. The ride itself will be an incredible six-day, five-night journey through Glacier National Park and Waterton National Park on the Canadian side. Along with 40 other riders, I’ll get to experience some of the most breathtaking scenery America has to offer. We’ll camp in tents, see stunning mountains and lakes, and even have the opportunity to hike and white water raft. And best of all, each rider will be responsible for fundraising for the Glacier National Park Conservatory, with all proceeds going towards important clean energy, wildlife research, and conservation projects.

But right now, with the snowbanks still melting, my focus is on fundraising. I’m hoping to hit my $4000 goal early so that I can devote all my energy to training for this incredible ride. If you’re passionate about Glacier National Park, climate change, or just love biking, I encourage you to visit the Climate Ride website and consider donating to my fundraising efforts. Every little bit counts and will help to make a real difference in the world. I’ll be sharing updates on my progress over the next four months, so stay tuned for some incredible pictures and inspiring stories. Let’s make a difference together and protect our planet for generations to come!

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