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About Cascade

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. We teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Free Group Rides, the Advocacy Leadership Institute, the Bike Walk Roll Summit, Let's Go, and the Major Taylor Project.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Vision (updated as of October 2020):

We envision a safe and healthy future where bicycles bring people together, eliminate inequity, and create thriving communities.

Mission (updated as of October 2020):

Cascade Bicycle Club brings people together to experience the joy of bicycling through transportation, recreation, and friendship. We collaborate with members, volunteers, and community partners to inspire people to advocate for a safe, equitable, and sustainable Washington state. We build confidence, leadership, knowledge, and community by teaching bicycle skills to all ages​.

Values (updated as of April 2020):

Equity:  We lead with a racial equity lens to eliminate all inequities in community health outcomes and in mobility and transportation access. Bicycles are the primary tool for liberation.

Environmental Sustainability:  The bicycle is a tool to disrupt systems that contribute to the climate crisis. We make decisions based on environmental impact.

Community:  We create opportunities for people to come together by removing barriers and fostering a sense of belonging. Bicycles are an integral part of creating connected, equitable and thriving communities.

Safety:  Safety is a right; we champion spaces that foster physical and emotional wellbeing.

Collaboration:  We share power, resources, and knowledge as a means to enrich lives and form mutually beneficial partnerships. We celebrate the existing strengths of our partners and participants and seek to be an accessible asset for others.

 

Cascade Bicycle Club is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, EIN: 91-2165219

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Become a Cascade Member

Your Cascade membership makes Washington a better place for people riding bikes:

  • You are championing better and safer bicycle infrastructure.
  • You are providing bicycle education programs for children, families, school groups and everyone else who wants to ride a bike.
  • You are empowering youth from underserved communities through the Major Taylor Project.
  • You are making it possible for Cascade to offer over 2,500 free group rides every year.
  • Ultimately, you are getting more people on bikes.

Sign up today!

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