CCAS Grad Bikes Across US to Promote Climate Change Awareness

Now that summer has officially arrived, many people across the country are planning beach trips and other summer getaways. But Josh Lasky, CCAS BA ’07 & MPA ’09, has something a little different in mind.

Starting in late June, Lasky will be will be biking his way across the US with the non-profit Climate Ride. His route, which will start at the steps of the US Capitol and end in Portland, OR, will cover more than 4,000 miles.

Climate Ride organizes events to raise awareness and advocate for sustainability, bike advocacy and environmental causes.

The group rides to support a collection of organizations that work to promote the possibility of a green economy and educate the public about environmental issues related to climate crisis. They also work to raise the profile of the bicycle as a form of green transportation.

“For me, Climate Ride represents the resilience of the human spirit,” Lasky writes on his fundraising page. “Hundreds of people coming together, training hard, and raising money to support organizations that are catalyzing much needed change.”

If you’re in the DC area, you can watch Lasky begin his journey on June 25th at 9am at the Capitol Reflecting Pool (between 3rd Street, NW and the Capitol Reflecting Pool).

Lasky would love also connect with GW alumni along the way—this set of Google maps outlines his route from start to finish: part 1, part 2, and part 3. The map below also provides an overview of Lasky’s route (click map to enlarge).

2013 Lasky Bike Route

Want to know more? Learn how you can help Josh fundraise, and stay up-to-date on his cross-country ride:

Fundraising page:

Climate Ride blog:



Twitter: @joshlasky (w/ hashtags #joshxc #climateride)

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