Board Candidate: Brent Hadley
CBC is all about bike riders riding their bikes. It is a strong and healthy club that creates many opportunities for its members to participate in riding. Therefore, the club always needs regular and strong voices representing the riders on the board. Whether that voice is from me or you, we all need to participate to improve the Cascade Bicycle Club.
I am excited and humbled to offer my time and energy to support the members of CBC and to provide a voice of the riding members on the board. My motivation to volunteer and get involved comes from personal success story involving our family. For many years we had been trying to teach our disabled daughter to ride. Through the joint efforts of both CBC and CanBike, today she can ride with the family and even competes regularly at the Special Olympics. Our family wants to continue to ensure these types of opportunities are available to other families as well.
Over the years our family has participated in many, if not all, the CBC events as volunteers, riders, ride referees or ride leaders. In addition to recently serving on the Rides Committee, I have had the opportunity to be a rider leader on daily ride and training series such as CTS, CATS, and WTS. This has given me the opportunity to meet a great number of the club members and although they hail from all circumstances, they are all driven by the same love: riding their bikes with old friends and new friends yet to be found.
If I have the opportunity to serve on the board I will be your advocate to:
1. Continue the growth of the club's influence and activities to enhance cycling in the broader Puget Sound Region for event, recreational, and commuting riders.
2. Improve cycling safety through training opportunities, infrastructure improvements and public awareness. We must seek ways to improve safety for riders of all ages and interests.
3. Increase support for our superb riding programs and the hundreds of individual hours and hundreds of thousands of collective hours that our volunteer ride leaders invest in the opportunities for all our members to enjoy.
4. Enhance our technology adoption for communication with our members. As social media has been changing the way we interact, our club will be changing with that societal change.
5. Grow and strengthen our interactions with other cycling clubs in our region to increase opportunities for all riders to ride. Needless to say, all of us can't fit on the lake loop.
6. Provide event opportunities to inform and educate the broad public that we can have safe neighborhoods for the riding public.
Remember it is all about the enjoyment of the riding and that is why we do it.