Moving Planet is a worldwide rally to support solutions to the climate crisis sponsored by 350.org. Organizers call it a single day to move beyond fossil fuels. Thousands of events, including many bike rides, will be happening in more than 100 nations around the world. Events are also being planned for Ames, Cedar Rapids, Decorah, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, and other communities in Iowa. For details, or to sign up, visit www.moving-planet.org.
In Cedar Rapids, you are invited to join us for Moving Planet Bike Ride Cedar Rapids on Saturday, September 24. It will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Tait Cummins Park, 3000 C Street SW, in Cedar Rapids, and end with a group photograph at 3:50 p.m. at Prairiewoods, 120 E. Boyson Road, in Hiawatha. Here are the event details:
Moving Planet Bike Ride Cedar Rapids will leave Tait Cummins Park, 3000 C Street SW, in Cedar Rapids shortly after 1 p.m., visit the Water Tower Condominium Green Roof, 900 Second Street SE, at 1:30 p.m., and finish at Prairiewoods, 120 E. Boyson Road, for an environmental fair and renewable energy tours. Kurt Friese, chef, owner of the Devotay restaurant in Iowa City, and author of "Hot Spots on the Chili Trail" about the impact of climate change on chili varieties, will speak at 3:00 p.m. Moving Planet Bike Ride Cedar Rapids will conclude at 3:50 p.m. with a group photograph.
Participants can come to Prairiewoods even if you do not bike there. For more information about this event, contact Emy Sautter, Prairiewoods ecospirituality coordinator, at 395-6700, or visit www.iowaclimateadvocates.org, or find us on Facebook by searching for Moving Planet Bike Ride Cedar Rapids.
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