Cascade Training Series (CTS)

Due to COVID-19 this event has officially been canceled. Please see our email to event registrants for details on donating or refunding your registration.

The safety of our riders, volunteers, and staff is our first priority and we have been given enough information to make this decision with confidence that it is the right one for all of our communities and partners.

See our COVID-19 resource page for more information on how to bike and recreate responsibly during the pandemic.

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 from Seattle to Vancouver and Party) later in the riding season.

Update: In light of recent developments regarding COVID-19 (aka the coronavirus) in King and Snohomish counties, Cascade has decided to officially postpone the start of the Cascade Training Series by six weeks and reassess the feasibility of hosting the series as a 6-week training series leading up to STP. To be completely transparent, there is a possibility that this series will still be canceled as it is impossible to foretell how this current epidemic will play out and what restrictions will be in place at that time. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope for the best.

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!

The Cascade Bicycle Club would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.