Cascade to continue endorsements
The board of the Cascade Bicycle Club has been considering changing the structure of the organization to scale its management and operations practices and to ensure continued compliance with applicable law. In its exploration, the board and Cascade staff held various public meetings and reached out to other organizations, political leaders, tax and legal experts and, of course, its members.
On Wednesday night, the board directors of the Cascade Bicycle Club voted to continue its political activities. A joint task force between the Cascade Bicycle Club and the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation has been created to recommend how best to restructure the organization to become more efficient and to ease compliance with IRS regulations.
“We are very grateful to everyone who provided their input in this decision and I am very pleased with our direction going forward,” said Catherine Hennings, board president. “We are committed to continue producing world-class riding events, the best bike education in the United States and thousands of free, daily group rides while continuing as a strong advocacy organization with the power to endorse political candidates."
"This transparent, thorough process has resulted in a stronger Cascade, and I look forward to implementing the board's direction in the coming months and years. This honors Cascade's history and sets us up for a bigger, brighter future," said Cascade's Executive Director Elizabeth Kiker.