Cascade Training Series (CTS)


The Cascade Training Series (CTS) is a twelve week paid training series created by Cascade Bicycle Club to help riders prepare for longer endurance rides such as STP (Seattle to Portland) and RSVP (Ride to Vancouver and Party) later in the riding season.

The series starts on Saturday, April 11th and finishes Saturday, July 11th, the weekend before STP. Rides are held every Saturday in between except for May 9th (Mother’s Day weekend) and May 30th (Flying Wheels).

There are four pace groups offered in this series:

  • Red at 10 -12 mph (leisurely pace)
  • Yellow at 12 -14 mph (steady pace)
  • Green at 14 -16 mph (moderate pace)
  • Blue at 16 -18 mph (brisk pace)

The rides in this series get progressively longer and include more elevation as the series progresses to help riders build endurance and stamina. This is an excellent way to get in shape, meet new friends, and prepare for 2020 Cascade longer rides! For more information, please check out our CTS FAQ page.

If you are new to riding or have not been on your bike for a while you should definitely at the Getting Ready to Ride series which starts in February. This Free Group Ride series is designed to get riders ready for CTS.  Get out on your bike and be ready to start CTS feeling comfortable and strong. Getting Ready to Ride starts in February and leads right up to the weekend before the start of CTS. Rides series can be found in Seattle, Eastside, north and south end of Lake Washington. Check out our Free Group Rides calendar for other fun Free Group Rides happening in your area!