Commonly asked questions about Cascade membership


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Why did the membership dues increase?

Due to rising costs, Cascade Bicycle Club will impose a modest dues increase–its first since 2018–beginning on Jan. 1, 2023. Membership dues will rise to $60 for individuals, and to $90 for families. Because of the organization’s mission to expand access to bicycling for individuals experiencing financial barriers, dues for students and individuals with limited incomes will remain at $15. More information is available at

What is a Premium membership?

Our Premium members pay annual membership dues in order to support our work and receive additional member benefits, like club voting rights and partner discounts, among other perks.Find the Premium membership level that fits your lifestyle!

What is a Champion membership?

Champion members go the extra mile by donating $1,000 or more to Cascade at one time or by purchasing a $1,000 Champion membership. Cascade Champion members receive even more member benefits, including a +1 buddy registration for every Cascade ride they purchase. Check out all the benefits of being a Champion member!

Do you have a senior membership or a membership for somebody on a limited income?

Yes! Whether you are a student, senior, or just on a budget, join us with our limited income premium membership option. Cascade's vision is Bicycling for All — and we mean all. We want everyone to be able to join Cascade as a Premium member and as one effort to keep Cascade inclusive, we offer a reduced rate individual or family premium membership to anyone who self-identifies as being on a limited income. Just select the limited income option when you select your membership level.

What happened to the Supporter and Advocate levels of membership?

We streamlined the membership program to just two tiers (Premium and Champion) in order to offer the most valuable membership experience to our community. For those who would like to support Cascade at a higher level than the Premium membership dues, we encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation during your membership purchase.

Why should I become a Cascade member?

Benefits vary by the level of membership that you purchase. Non-members may register for Cascade rides, events and Free Group Rides, and receive our monthly newsletter. In addition to these benefits, Premium and Champion members enjoy discounts on Cascade rides, voting rights, annual membership meetings, and special pro-deals and discounts with bicycle friendly businesses. Check out the full list of membership partner benefits!

How do I become a member of Cascade Bicycle Club or renew my existing membership?

It's easy! Add a Individual or family membership to your cart and click "check out" to complete your purchase. We also offer a limited income membership for anybody on a budget. Want to sign up for auto-renewing membership or upgrade your membership? Just purchase the appropriate membership level on our webpage!

When will my membership take effect and how long will it last?

Your membership at Cascade Bicycle Club begins the moment you purchase your membership. It will expire 1 year from the date of purchase unless you sign up for auto-renewing membership. If you renew your membership early, your membership will be extended 1 year from the current expiration date.

Do you offer automatically renewing membership?

Yes, we do! Auto-renewing memberships are available for Premium and Champion members. You'll never forget to renew because your membership dues will be automatically charged each year on the anniversary of your original purchase. Auto-renewing members are notified before dues are automatically charged to their credit card, and they can cancel their auto-recurring membership anytime.

How can I check my membership status or see who is included on my Family membership?

To view your membership status, review purchase history, add or remove members of your household and edit your contact settings, just sign in to your account and select "Account."

What is a family membership and how many people can join?

Family memberships extend member benefits to your household, which includes two adults and any minor dependents living at the same address. This is a great way to share the joy of bicycling with your family and the next generation of people on bikes.

How do I upgrade my individual membership to a family membership?

Sign in to your account and add a 1 year family membership to your cart. Your membership dues will be discounted in your cart by the 1 year individual membership dues you already paid.

If you have an auto-renewing membership, or would like to upgrade to an auto-renewing membership, give us a call at 206-522-3222.

Can I share my membership with friends or other adult family members?

No, adults must each sign the Cascade Bicycle Club Waiver and Release for every Cascade event registration, which is why family memberships are limited to two adults. Instead, gift a membership or tell your friends to join Cascade; after all, the Premium individual Cascade membership is less than a dollar a week and supports all the work we do to improve lives through bicycling!

How do I register someone in my family for a ride?

First, sign in to your account and add a new household member to your family membership under Account>>Manage Household. You can either create a new contact or invite an existing user (if they already have a password to, then they are an existing user).

Next, add two full-priced adult ride registrations to your cart. The check-out process will walk you through assigning your household members to each ride registration.

How do I add a family member to my Household?

Sign in to your account to add a new household member to your family membership under Account>>Manage Household. With a family membership you can register yourself and the other adult in your household (and any minor dependents) for Cascade rides.

When you add household members, you can either invite existing users or you can create a new contact.

If you choose an existing user, that means you are inviting someone who already has a password to their own cascade account. This person will be emailed an invitation to join your household. If they choose to do so, you can sign in to YOUR account to register them for rides AND they can register THEMSELVES for rides, using your member benefits, by signing in to their own account.

If you create a new contact, that person has not yet signed up for a account and does not have a an existing account with a personal password yet. You will need to register them for any Cascade events.

Are Cascade memberships tax-deductible or refundable?

Starting in 2019, paid annual memberships (Premium & Champion) will no longer be fully tax-deductible due to the Financial Accounting Standards Board's new revenue recognition standard for not-for-profit entities. (Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606))

This new standard recognizes that the fair market value of the benefits that come with a purchase may not exceed the cost of the product for not-for-profit entities. Therefore the Premium memberships are not eligible for tax deductibility.

Champion $1,000 memberships are tax-deductible, less the fair market value of a Premium family membership of $70.

Unless paid in error membership dues are not eligible for refunds as described in Cascade's refund policies.