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Re-energizing America

Critical mass could take on a whole new meaning if organizers of a massive bicycle convergence on Washington, D.C., have their way.

Slated for the summer of 2009, the Trek to Re-Energize America is calling on riders from across the country to pedal their ways to the country’s capital in a show of support for a cleaner, greener energy economy.

“The Trek to Re-energize America was conceived as a means to enact change, empower citizens to take action and push our leaders to take decisive action to move our great country out of the old, dirty energy economy,” writes Trek organizer JP Kemmick on www.trektoreenergize.org. The Seattle-based activist, of the Cascade Climate Network, is appealing to riders to depart from their homes across the country next summer, garnering media attention and grassroots support as they go. Upon arrival in D.C., riders will rally lawmakers for action.

In addition to needing riders (or any other people with means to get to Washington using sustainable transport, such as by bio-diesel car), organizers are also looking for people to host riders, allow riders to camp on their land or cook meals. And of course, “green” backs are always welcome.

For more on the Trek to Re-energize America, visit www.trektoreenergize.org or e-mail contact@trektoreenergize.org.

– Missy Votel

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