Cascade Season Update: Cancelling in Person STP, but More To Come
2021 season update

We will continue to update our members and riders each month as we progress through the events season, with the hopes that more rides will be available and open for registration. 

A message from Cascade Board of Directors President Tamara Kim Schmautz:

In an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our riders and the communities who host the riders en route, the Cascade Board of Directors and leadership has decided to cancel the in-person Seattle to Portland ride for 2021. However, we are opening registration soon for the Lake Chelan Tour Lite -- taking place April 30 to May 2 -- and will be offering exciting DIY rides as well as a Virtual STP, as we continue to evaluate covid-19 protocols, the vaccine rollout, and more. As always, our Free Group Rides remain open and are planning to expand options to reach more riders. 

Plans are still under consideration for a Ride for Major Taylor, Flying Wheels, High Pass Challenge, RSVP (or Ride from Seattle to Bellingham and Party if the Canadian border remains closed), and the Kitsap Color Classic. It’s important to note that we are changing our approach to event season registrations. In past years we have had the luxury of opening events long in advance. With covid-19 uncertainties, that is no longer the case, so in 2021 we are moving to rolling updates closer to the event dates in question, which will let us and you plan with more confidence.

We will continue to update our members and riders each month as we progress through the events season, with the hopes that more rides will be available and open for registration. 

During this challenging time, I invite all of our 10,000 members to continue your support, as our education, advocacy, and community programming remains strong. We will continue to teach dozens of new riders how to ride a bicycle through our Learn To Ride program and hold Major Taylor Project clubs in covid-safe environments. We are working to build trails, organize local bicycle advocacy hubs, and decriminalize helmet use due to racial disparities in the enforcement of helmet laws. Our volunteers continue to help deliver food and other necessities through the Seattle Pedaling Relief Project. These programs are made possible because of your support for our mission and vision as a 51-year-old organization. 

Our mission remains the same, and we will continue to deliver on it: 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​.

See you on the road again soon, 

Tamara Kim Schmautz 

President, Cascade Board of Directors

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