Roselle Park Woman Plans To Pedal 300 Miles On Climate Ride NYC-DC 2013

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Roselle Park resident Casey L. Cullen is training for Climate Ride

Roselle Park resident Casey L. Cullen is training for Climate Ride NYC-DC 2013, a multi-day cycling fundraiser aimed at raising awareness of sustainability, renewable energy, climate change and bicycle advocacy. (Photo courtesy of Cullen) 

ROSELLE PARK— Casey L. Cullen will participate in the annual Climate Ride NYC-DC 2013, a multi-day cycling fundraiser and ‘green conference on wheels,’ with more than 200 cyclists traveling 300 miles from Manhattan to the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. The ride will take place from Sept. 21 to 25, and is designed to raise awareness around sustainability, renewable energy, climate change issues, and bicycle advocacy.

“It will be challenging to ride 300 miles in five days,” said Cullen, a resident of Roselle Park. “But Climate Ride is just one way to positively affect change. So many environmental messages are scary and negative. Doing this charity ride shows the world there are people working for a better and healthier world, I’m one of them, and together we can do this.”

This September, Cullen will join more than 200 other riders who each raised at least $2400 to benefit one of more than 50 organizations. Cullen’s goal is $3,500 for this ride and she has chosen to donate her funds to: Bike New York, Environmental Defense Fund, Institute for Sustainable Communities, New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition, and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. This will be her first Climate Ride and she’s currently training by riding 50- 75 miles per week.

To donate and support Cullen in her Climate Ride, go to: http://bike.climateride.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=2398 or go to www.climateride.org and search for rider ‘Casey Cullen’ on the left hand side of the webpage.

Cullen is an Independent Sustainability Consultant in the NYC and NJ area. Her passion is green building and design. A certified LEED Accredited Professional, she is currently working as a design team member on a school building that is pursuing the Living Building Challenge.

Climate Ride is the first multi-day bicycle ride to raise money for and awareness of sustainability, renewable energy, climate change, and bicycle advocacy. Participants will cycle approximately 60 miles a day, and along the way, they will hear from an impressive list of guest speakers who are leaders in sustainability and green innovation. Topics will include climate science, sustainable living, bicycle advocacy, and environmental activism.


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