Cascade Bicycle Club releases ‘Let’s Ride!’ app

Cascade Bicycle Club is excited to announce the release of our ‘Let’s Ride!’ app, which invites residents and visitors to hop on a bike and discover the region on two wheels with 10 amazing bike rides curated by Cascade staff.

The free app offers comprehensive information of 10 bike rides around Seattle, including a map of each ride and turn-by-turn directions. Additionally, each ride features a photo and gives users details on distance, difficulty, approximate time to complete, terrain and road condition of each ride.

Nam-ho Park, Managing Director at Forum One, and Tim O’Connor, Tech Manager at Cascade Bicycle Club gave the project oversight and guidance.

“When I first moved to Seattle four years ago, I explored the city little by little every weekend by bike. I was able to see many sights and discover some great neighborhoods. Seattle is a very bike-friendly city blessed with gorgeous summers. It makes sense to have an accessible app for new and old residents as well as visitors to explore the city by bike,” said Park.

Park and O’Connor pitched their idea to the University of Washington’s Information School (iSchool) as a masters capstone project.

“Fortunately a team of very talented students took us up and committed an amazing effort to take the app from idea all the way to the Apple App Store,” said Park.

The ‘Let’s Ride!’ app was created by dedicated team of masters students: Chenglu Chai, Wenjing Yang and Xinwei Liu.

"With incredible tenacity, long hours, collaborative lunches, action-packed conference calls, fastidious notes and organization, these three graduate students pulled off what was considered a long shot by most," said O’Connor.

Park agreed, “it was an amazing collaboration all around.”

The public is invited to attend the students’ iSchool Capstone Presentation:
Thursday, June 4, 6 - 9 p.m.
Husky Union Building (HUB) Lyceum, North Ballroom, and South Ballroom
More details here

Links
Download ‘Let’s Ride!’ app
About the ‘Let’s Ride!’ app

About University of Washington’s Information School (iSchool) Capstone:
Capstone showcases the breadth of skills and expertise students develop in the Informatics, Masters in Science and Information Management graduate program and allows them to demonstrate how they have been using information as a tool for transformation in their personal, academic and professional lives.

About Cascade Bicycle Club:
Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest locally based bicycle organization, is 15,000-members and 36-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region. Learn more at www.cascade.org