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Hinrichs Will Be In 300-Mile Climate Ride In September

ANNANDALE, Va. – Kayla Hinrichs 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 issues, and bicycle advocacy.

“I have been a runner for years, but bicycling is new for me. Although 300 miles will undoubtedly be a challenge, bicycling and cyclists sort of embody my vision of a sustainable future—where individuals take personal action to impact a shared future,” says Hinrichs.

“After living in Bangladesh and seeing how impactful climatic changes are there, I have to try to make a difference. The environment, sustainable energy and development, and human health are so important to me that riding 300 miles seems like a small effort if it can bring awareness and change to the communities to which I belong.”

This September, Hinrichs will join more than 200 other riders who each raised at least $2,400 to benefit one of more than 50 organizations. Hinrichs has chosen to donate her funds to:, Environmental Defense Fund, National Parks Conservation Association, and the Nature Conservancy. This will be her first Climate Ride.

To donate and support Hinrichs in her Climate Ride, go to: or go to www.climate and search for rider ‘Kayla Hinrichs’ on the left hand side of the webpage.

Climate Ride is the first multi-day bicycle ride to raise money for and awareness of sustainability, renewable energy, climate issues, 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.

Hinrichs is a 2005 graduate of Ava High School and currently lives in the Washington, DC area working as a Naval Maritime Analyst.