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The open road is calling! Now that summer weather has arrived, let's get out of the city and enjoy some of our region's finest rural riding on our Flying Wheels event this Saturday!
Washington state's largest century, the Flying Wheels Summer Century is a true celebration of summer cycling with scenic routes, a Finish Line Festival featuring food, a Schooner Exact beer garden and more.
In addition to the century ride (100 miles), this event also offers shorter distances for full-on fun, no matter your speed or distance. This event is frequently used as training for our longer distance Group Health STP and RSVP rides. Start early to ride the 100-miles or sleep in and ride 25. Or join us for distances in between!
Cascade will be hiring four new AmeriCorps members (interns) to start October 1, 2013.
The four positions, Community/Ambassador Program Assistant, Youth Program Assistant, Major Taylor Outreach Assistant and Commute Assistant, work closely with the Education and Policy, Planning & Government Affairs departments to help run youth, adult and community programs.
Positions run from October 1, 2013 through August 15, 2014. Members receive a stipend, health benefits and education award through the state AmeriCorps program. [more]
On this four-day September tour, you’ll cycle in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark "Corps of Discovery" Expedition, cruising past dunes, 200-year-old National Park Service sites, lighthouses, wildlife preserves and historic Oysterville. [more]
Professor John Pucher to address bicycling and walking in Seattle
Ahead of the International Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, University of Washington Transportation Services and the Sierra Club Washington Chapter are teaming up to bring you an educational evening with professor John Pucher.
Pucher is one of our nation's leading researchers in the analysis of international best practices that make bicycling and walking safe, enjoyable and accessible to everyone.
In his talk, Pucher will document the recent boom in bicycling in both European and North American cities, demonstrating how cycling can thrive even in cities with no history or culture of daily, utilitarian cycling. He’ll also address the Seattle Bike Master Plan Update as well as some political strategies needed to increase walking and cycling while also making them safer. [more]
SDOT will kick off a new round of Seattle Bike Master Plan Open Houses starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 5, to give the public one last chance to looked at and comment on the citywide map of proposed bike infrastructure and programs.
SDOT will host three Open Houses as well as once citywide online lunch presentation. Mark your calendars for:
The messages will be posted throughout Seattle this summer starting this month at the I-90 trail, the Burke-Gilman Trail at UW, Logboom park and Olympic Sculpture Park.
Our friendly Bicycle Ambassadors will be hosting Energizer Stations, answering trail safety questions and sharing maps and resources. Stop by and meet them!
The sun is shining and school is almost out. Let's roll out to enjoy summer fun on two wheels! We offer a series of classes to get the whole family biking!
Family Bike Bonanza
Our big bike rodeo is fun for all ages and has practical skills too! In addition to negotiating the "driveway ride out,” looking back while riding in a straight line, signaling and passing, we’ll have the “chicken dodge,” teeter-totter and flower slalom. Everybody plays – come out and show ‘em your excellent biking skills.
Family Biking Skills
Teach your kids to ride on safe streets. Children and parents learn key aspects of riding bikes to school or around town. Learn how children “see” traffic and what parents need to know according to a child’s age and development level.
ARTCRANK: The Poster Party for Bike People comes to Seattle
Bikes are the world’s most fun, accessible way to get around and posters are the world’s most fun, accessible art form. ARTCRANK brings them together.
Since 2007 ARTCRANK has been staging live events featuring bicycle-inspired posters created by local artists. For the first time ever, ARTCRANK will be coming to Seattle this June.
On Saturday, June 29, the show will feature limited edition, bike-inspired posters created by 24 Seattle artists with the goal of introducing people to talented local artists and sending them home with affordable, original works of art. [more]
The Burke-Gilman Trail is more than a regional treasure; it is a major transportation, recreation and nature corridor and the most heavily used trail in Washington. But as you’ve likely experienced, for 1.7 miles the trail passes through the University of Washington campus, it becomes challenging and stressful, especially for those of us on bikes.
Fortunately, the UW has applied for a federal grant that would fund rebuilding the entire 1.7 segment through campus in time for the opening of the UW light rail station in 2016. But this grant is highly competitive and judged in part on community support. Every one of us needs to show our support if we want to help the UW rebuild the trail. [more]
Have you made a donation to the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation? Every dollar you donate supports our important advocacy and education work. Make your donation now and invest in creating a better community through bicycling!
Not a member? Join today and support Washington state's largest bike advocacy organization! 15,000+ cyclists can't be wrong!
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