For some the topic of climate change can be a political fraught morass too large and depressing a topic to take on. For Bill Barron climate activism is a way of life. Bill Barron, a long time patroller at Alta, a three time single-issue political candidate, and the Mountain West Regional Coordinator for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby is taking climate activism to rural Utah, by bike.
Bill Barron’s Climate Tour 2022 is his fourth bike trip around the state since he ran for Senate in 2012. Over 650 miles and 11 days Bill has been riding, meeting with local community leaders and hosting listening events to find out how views on climate have changed over the past 10 years, as well as to discover and share a message of bipartisanship and the importance of conservative solutions to address the climate crisis.
This ride culminates in a group ride to Alta on September 17, 2022. Cyclists are invited as possible to join Bill on the final leg of his journey. Meet Bill at 3:30 at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Temple Quarry parking lot in Salt Lake County, or just come for the 5:30 celebration in Alta with guest speakers and refreshments for all.
Date: Sept 17, 2022
Time: Depart base of LCC 3:30 from Temple Quarry parking lot
Destination: Alta, Goldminers Daughter parking lot
Refreshments will be served
Speakers include: Alta Mayor Roger Bourke, Laura Briefer Director of Public Utilities for Salt Lake City, Sophia Nicholas Deputy Director of Sustainability for Salt Lake City, Montana Burack, Junior at Park City High School. And more to come!