Public invited to ride with ‘Climate Summer Riders’


AUBURN — A group of six Climate Summer Riders, a program of the Massachusetts-based Better Future Project, will be in the Twin Cities to present programs on climate change and perform community service. This is one stop along the group’s 1,500-mile bike ride.

The riders will arrive in Auburn for a welcome potluck supper from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Spring Street. Anyone who would like to ride with the group that afternoon, from Windham to Auburn, may contact Wendy Schlotterbeck at for more information.

The riders will make a presentation on climate change from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Auburn Public Library.

On Wednesday, July 17, they will meet at 8 a.m. at the UU Church and bike to The Community School in New Gloucester, at 13-mile trip each way. Local riders are invited to join them on this stretch and to stay to help in the school garden, have lunch and bike back. The group is scheduled to arrive at the church at 2 p.m.

From Auburn, the riders will move on to Sebago, where they will join the Sebago Flotilla at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 20, to clean the lake. For information on that project, go to

On Sunday, July 21, the riders’ appearance will end with a presentation and potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lewiston. Bill McKibben will present a program on fossil fuel and how people in Lewiston and Auburn can make a difference in their environment.


To follow the riders, go to: .