Rides committee

Rides committee

The Rides committee is comprised of volunteer Ride Leaders and the Rides program staff. Interested in joining the committee? Contact us!

Rides committee meetings are 5:30-7:30 p.m. the last Monday of the month (except May - next to last Monday). Meetings are open to anyone. Contact the rides committee chair if you have a particular item that you would like to be placed on the meeting agenda. The meetings are at the Cascade Bicycling Center (conference room), 7787 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Rides committee members

Chair Jeff Powers cbcrides@cascade.org
Rides Program Manager David Urbina davidu@cascade.org
Secretary Mary Hoshizaki maryhspa@gmail.com
Members at Large  Michael Boyer mwboyer@gmail.com 
  Shaun Ivory shaun@ivory.org 
  Robert Onishi ronishi@comcast.net 
  Machiko Threlkeld machikoshoji@yahoo.com
  Mike Upsall mupsall1949@gmail.com
  John Weller johnweller46@msn.com
  Andy Williams awilliams53@gmail.com

Working Groups

  • Cascade Training Series (CTS)      David Urbina, Joni Griffis
  • Ride Leader Professionalism          Shaun Ivory, Jeff Powers           
  • Marketing                                        David Urbina, Brent Tongco                                 
  • OTS Rides                                      Michael Boyer, Machiko Threlkeld, Mike Upsall
  • Rides Calendar Monitor                  Mike Upsall
  • RL Handbook                                  Jeff Powers                                       
  • Rides Library                                   Shaun Ivory     
  • Safety                                              Shaun Ivory   
  • Newcomer Rides Coordinator         Machiko Threlkeld
  • Social Media                                   Michael Boyer, Machiko Threlkeld

Business Processes

  • Ride Leader Certification                   Andy Williams, Ride Leader Certification Coordinator rlcert@cascade.org
  • Certification Class Instructors            John Weller, Jeff Powers, Patty Urton &  Rick Urton 
  • RL Mentors                                         Machiko Threlkeld
  • RL Awards                                         David Urbina
  • RL Incentives                                     David Urbina
  • Rides Approvals                                John Weller, Andy Williams, Jeff Powers
  • Waiver Processing                             David Urbina, Bruce Zunser                  

For questions, comments, or concerns please contact the Rides committee chair

Rides Committee Member Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements for initial and continuing Rides Committee membership:

  • Current Cascade Premium or Champion membership.
  • Active Ride Leader posting and/or serving as a Ride Director for at least six rides a year
  • Participate in a variety of Free Group Rides, including OTS, posted and led by other Ride Leaders.
  • Attend Rides Committee meetings held monthly and Ride Leader meetings and Happy Hours held approximately quarterly unless there are unavoidable circumstances such as illness, work requirements or travel.
  • Actively engage in the Rides Committee business by serving on one or more subcommittees or task manager positions and participate in on-line discussions between meetings.
  • Be prepared for Rides Committee meetings by reviewing material provided in advance.

December 2018