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Sign up for STP before it sells out!

Dear Tom, 


It's time to kick off the riding season on Bainbridge Island! It's the 44th year that riders will gather on Bainbridge for Cascade's first riding event of the year, and it's always exciting to see what weather February will bring! Spring is knocking on the door, so get those bikes tuned up and be sure your lowest gears are in working order. Come join your Puget Sound cycling community for a great ride.

Save money by registering early! The price of registration will go up on Thursday, Feb. 25 and will increase again the day of the event. 
Register today!
Thank you to our Chilly Hilly sponsors:

  

   

Is this your year to ride the STP?

Registration for the Group Health Seattle to Portland presented by Alaska Airlines (STP) is now open to both Cascade members and non-members. Ride along with 9,999 new friends and enjoy the scenery and camaraderie between two of the country’s great bicycling cities. STP is a joint fundraiser for Cascade Bicycling Club and Washington Bikes.

Whether you’re a first-time STP rider seeking the thrill of a lifetime, or a seasoned STP veteran just out for another scenic weekend, don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy what Bicycling Magazine listed as one of the best rides in the country!

Register today before it sells out!

Together we’re creating our bike future! Washington Bike Summit registration open

 

Monday, March 21 - Tuesday, March 22
Tacoma Convention Center
Presented by Cascade Bicycle Club
$120 early-bird special

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If you work for better bicycling in your hometown, you want to meet your fellow attendees and the lineup of speakers at the Washington Bike Summit Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22. You’ll get and give inspiration and information at the statewide bike conference as together we create our bike future.

Full event starts at noon Monday, March 21, with optional activities and a professional workshop 9 a.m. to noon. The Summit ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.

Register now — the event sold out last year and those attendees said they plan to come back every year, so don’t wait!

We're saving a seat for YOU!

 

Celebrate Washington state's Game Changers
Wednesday, April 20, 7 a.m. 
Seattle Sheraton

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The 2016 Group Health Bike Everywhere Breakfast promises to be the best one yet! Join us and 1,000 of your bikey friends for a morning celebrating GAME CHANGERS in the bicycling movement. 

This year’s guest speaker is Jerry Stritzke, President and CEO of REI

Reserve your seat today.

Information about sponsorship can be found here.

Seattle Bike Swap is this weekend!

 

Sunday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
225 Mercer St.
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Cascade’s annual Bike Swap is THE place to get great deals on new and used bikes, gear and clothing. This huge bike garage sale will have more than 100 vendors selling everything you need, whether you’re just getting started or upgrading to new gear.

Be the change: apply for ALI today


Advocacy Leadership Institute
Multiple sessions from Saturday, April 9 - Wednesday, May 18
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“Advocacy Leadership Institute gives students the tools and insights they need to make a meaningful impact on their communities through bicycle advocacy. And, it is an amazing opportunity to meet and collaborate with people who care about positive change as much as you do.”  
- Spring 2015 ALI Graduate


Build your advocacy toolbox at the Advocacy Leadership Institute Spring 2016 session in Seattle. Channel your passion for biking into effective leadership in your community. Learn from the experts as we bring in guest speakers who will help you share your story, draft campaigns and plan events. Each participant will have the chance to select a project to work on throughout the session to get hands-on experience in the field.

Application materials are due by Friday, March 11 at 5 p.m. Space is limited to 20 participants, and you will be notified if you've been accepted by Wednesday, March 23 at 5 p.m. Information and registration details can be found online.

YOU DID IT! Cascade Capital Campaign is complete, but plaques are still available through Monday

 
The Cascade Bicycling Center Capital Campaign comes to a close on Monday, Feb. 15, and we're thrilled to report that we surpassed our goal and raised over $2 million! Monday, Feb. 15 is the last day to get your name on one of the plaques in the front of the building by donating a specific amount to Cascade.

In the next few weeks, we will break ground for our traffic gardens, the Ride Leader Welcome Pavilion and the community Fix-it Garage. Mark your calendar for a grand opening celebration on Sept. 17.

Check out the campaign page for more information, or contact Tarrell at tarrellk@cascade.org

Women on Wheels: all about bicycling for women


Thursday, Mar. 3, 4 - 8 p.m.
Cascade Bicycling Center
7787 62nd Ave. NE Seattle
FREE (requires registration)
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Have you heard about the Women on Wheels Event? It’s all about everything bicycling for women. Gregg's Greenlake has been producing this event for the last seven years, and in 2016 Gregg's is partnering with Cascade to make the event even bigger and more exciting.

Women on Wheels will be at the Cascade Bicycling Center starting at 4 p.m. with bike demos from four different manufacturers. Have you been thinking about buying a new bike? This is a great opportunity to try out a number of bikes and find the right one for you. Bike demos will run from 4-6 p.m.

The Women on Wheels event that you know and love will start at 6 p.m. with roller races, great deals on bike clothing and equipment, and raffles!  New this year will be small seminars on nutrition, bike fit, women’s racing and more.

We'll serve wine, beer, nonalcoholic beverages and snacks. Come and join Gregg's, Cascade and women of all ages and interests. This event is free, but you do need to have a ticket for entry and bike demos. Get your ticket now!


Going with the flow: Cycling along Europe's rivers


Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
Cascade Bicycling Center
7787 62nd Ave. NE Seattle
FREE
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Adventure on your mind, but running on a budget? Longtime Cascade members Jeff & Louise Davis can help you plan a surprisingly affordable and exciting bikey trip of a lifetime, modeled after a flat and picturesque 1,250 mile trip they took through Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland. Come prepared to take notes as they hash it out step-by-step, complete with an ultra-lite tandem bike packing demonstration.

Film screening of 'Inspired to Ride'


Thursday, Mar. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Cascade Bicycling Center
7787 62nd Ave. NE Seattle
FREE
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Brought to you by the producers of Ride the Divide and Reveal the Path, INSPIRED TO RIDE follows a handful of cyclists as they race unsupported in the inaugural year of The Trans Am Bike Race. It's the antithesis to events like Tour de France and Race Across America. There are no teams, no support vehicles, no special jerseys and not a dime in prize money. Get more information and purchase tickets.

Cascade Training Series
 

Tuesday, Mar. 1 - Friday, Jul. 1
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Have you registered for STP but you're not sure how you are going to train?  Do you want the skills to ride safely in large groups? Are you relatively new to cycling? Have you ridden a major event before but want to do better this year? Looking for friends who are also planning on some of Cascade's Major Rides?

If you've answered "yes" to any of those questions, then the Cascade Training Series is for you!  

You will be trained in group and safe riding skills that are essential for all cyclists, and of particular value in large events. You will get to know riders at your pace level and can make plans to ride events with them.

Get more information and register.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities


Volunteers are the very foundation of Cascade. Depending on your interests, skills and availability, we have a way for you to get involved! Here are a few upcoming opportunities: Learn about these opportunities and more on the Cascade Volunteer Portal.

Featured Free Group Rides


View all of our rides and events on our calendar.
 

Ride Leader certification class

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Cascade Bicycling Center, 7787 62nd Ave NE, Seattle
More information and registration details

 
Having fun on Cascade's Free Group Rides? Wish there were rides closer to home or on a favorite route? Become a Cascade Free Group Ride Leader!  
 

Friday Riders: loop from Green Lake

Friday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m.

25 miles from Green Lake (SW corner next to restrooms), Seattle at a leisurely pace 10-12 mph
Ride Leaders: Jan Johnson
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A recreational ride mainly on city streets, going north to Shoreline and then looping back to Green Lake. Exact loop depends on weather. There will be a food stop.
 

Double NERD (Steady)

Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.
35 miles from Lynnwood Transit Center (SE Corner by the Interurban Trail), Lynnwood at a steady pace 12-14 mph
Ride Leader: David Fairbanks and Chuck Schultz
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Come join us for a hilly adventure around Edmonds, Kenmore and Alderwood Manor. What is a Double NERD ride? NERD (Northside Evening Rides before Dark) is a midweek series that runs during the warmer months when we have more daylight available in the evening. This route is a combination of two of those evening routes, for an extra fun adventure with a lot of climbing, similar in distance and elevation gain to Chilly Hilly, which will be two weeks after this ride. There is also a Moderate Double NERD ride starting at the same place and time.
 

TREATS: Lake Sammamish coffee run

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.
34 miles from Redhook Brewery, Woodinville at a steady pace 12-14 mph
Ride Leader: Scott Boggs
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Join us for a social ride around Lake Sammamish with a midpoint break for coffee at Tully's in Issaquah. This is a perfect outing for riders interested in learning the fun dynamics of group riding.

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