This summer, 15-year-old Berkeleyan Zeke Gerwein is back on his bike for his fourth annual bike ride to raise awareness of climate disruption. This year, Zeke’s 4,000-plus-mile ride will take him along the dirt roads and trails that run the length of the Rocky Mountains through three countries: Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.
Zeke has been riding for the Sierra Club since June 14. He started in Banff, Alberta and will be reaching Breckenridge, Colorado on July 15th. He has ridden through snowstorms, hail, and 100-degree weather, sung to several bears, dealt with flat tires and pedal malfunctions, and cycled over the highest motorable pass in the continental US!
Zeke’s last riding companion had to part ways with him in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and he can’t continue without a companion. Zeke is hoping to find new companions along the route, but if you know anyone in Colorado or the general area (Wyoming, New Mexico) who might be willing to join in on this tough, off-road ride for a few days or a week through the rest of Colorado and into New Mexico, that would be terrific.
Zeke’s parents can help with expenses for riding companions. Let us know if you or a friend might be able to help! You can contact Zeke’s father Joel at jgerwein at gmail.com.