Want to ride your bike and speak your mind about climate change. At 11am Saturday Sept 24 ten bike rides from ten different schools across Bellingham will start their rides and meet at Bellingham City Hall at noon to call for local and national solutions to climate change. Mayor Dan Pike will be there and join in to call for transition to a fossil fuel-free world.
The event is part of a worldwide day of action calling for a change to a fossil fuel-free world. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to participate in 2,000 events across the globe ranging from 5-mile hikes to 350-hour bike rides.
Event sponsors include Sierra Club, RE Sources, Cascade Community Wind, Transition Whatcom, Forest Ethics, Climate Solutions, and Surfrider Foundation who want to see common sense solutions to climate change. Moving Planet sponsored by 350,org has organized the global event.
Rides depart at 11 a.m. from the front : Happy Valley, Sunnyland, Kulshan, Shuksan, Fairhaven, Columbia, Larrabee, Silver Beach, WCC (in front of Laidlaw Building) and WWU (Red Square).
Everybody Bike will hold a bike skills course at noon to 1 pm.
If you want a long ride at 2p.m., riders will take off for Cherry Point.