Cascade offers rides every day of the year, more than 1,300 rides annually. Rides range from leisurely 10-mile jaunts to strenuous endurance events to multi-day rides. We also offer the 16-week Cascade Training Series designed to get you ready to ride our major events like the STP. Volunteer ride leaders keep our program going - contact the Ride Committee chair and see the Ride Leader Information.
Many rides found in the Activity Calendar are also in the Cascade Courier, the monthly newsletter mailed to members. The online calendar is updated throughout the month so it has the complete listing of rides.
Child and youth riders have a variety of options. Kids' rides are held occasionally throughout the summer see ride listings for details. For youth camps, classes and special events, visit the Education Foundation's website. Youth riders may also join regular club rides; children 15 and under must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian OR must have parent/legal guardian sign a consent form designating a guardian for them on the ride; youth ages 16-17 may ride without a parent or guardian with advance permission of the ride leader AND a signed parental consent form which must be given to the ride leader at the start of the ride.
Members and non-members are welcome to attend rides, except for the Cascade Training Series where Cascade membership is required. By law, helmets are required on all Cascade Bicycle Club rides. All rides are classified according to pace and other characteristics. To pick the ride for your skills and energy level, please view the Ride Classifications. Riders should ride within the pace indicated by the ride leader. If unsure of your ability to keep up, choose a slower-paced ride first.
Riders are expected to be ready to ride at the time listed at the start and to ride in a safe, courteous, and legal manner. Please arrive 15 minutes early to hear the ride briefing. Riders should carry necessary equipment to fix a flat (tube, patchkit, pump). Ride leaders are not responsible for mechanical problems.
Never ride with earphones or earbud(s). Pull off and stop when using a cell phone.
Unless indicated, it is not necessary to RSVP to participate in a ride. All riders must sign a waiver form. If the ride leader does not show up or does not provide a waiver form for signatures of riders, the ride is cancelled and is no longer a Cascade ride.
Cascade Bicycle Club does not sponsor or endorse any non-bicycling activities while riders are participating on a Cascade led ride. Riders are responsible for their conduct and decisions while on Cascade rides.
Cascade membership and activities are open to anyone able and willing to participate in a safe and cooperative manner, and who will support the Club's mission. It is not the practice of Cascade Bicycle Club to exclude any riders from a Club activity as long as they behave in a safe and cooperative manner.