WEN rode along with Platts from Port City Bike to City Hall, before he left on his 100 mile trek.
Candidates from the Maine Green Independent Party lead a “Climate Ride to Common Ground” to raise support for solutions to climate change. The ride left Portland on Wednesday, September 17th, led by state senate candidates Asher Platts, District 27 in Portland (West End, East End, East Deering and North Deering) and Fred Horch, District 24, which includes Brunswick and several other towns.
The three day, one hundred mile bicycle ride to the Common Ground Fair had cheduled stops in Brunswick, Topsham, Gardiner, Hallowell and Augusta, arriving in Unity on Friday, September 19th.
The candidates were forgoing fossil fuel for three days to travel a “century”, 100 miles by bicycle, and invited others who want solutions to climate change to join them.
“A gorgeous bike ride, a fun thing to do, and Common Ground is awesome,” said Platts.