Rides committee

Rides Committee Info


Rides Committee 2020

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 held at the Cascade Bicycling Center (conference room), 7787 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.


Rides committee members


Jeff Powers


Rides Program Manager

Davíd Urbina



Mary Hoshizaki


Members at Large 

Michael Boyer



Marlene Drucker



Shaun Ivory



Pam Means



Robert Onishi



Mike Upsall



John Weller



Andy Williams



Working Groups

  • Cascade Training Series (CTS)      Davíd Urbina, Joni Griffis
  • Ride Leader Professionalism          Shaun Ivory, Jeff Powers              
  • Cascade Women                             Mary Hoshizaki, Pam Means
  • OTS Rides                                       Michael Boyer, Mike Upsall
  • Rides Calendar Monitor                   Mike Upsall
  • RL Handbook                                  Jeff Powers                                       
  • Rides Library                                   Shaun Ivory     
  • Safety                                              Shaun Ivory
  • Outreach                                          Marlene Drucker, Davíd Urbina
  • Social Media                                    Michael Boyer

Business Processes

  • Ride Leader Certification                  Andy Williams, coordinator  rlcert@cascade.org
  • Certification Class Instructors           John Weller, Jeff Powers, Andy Williams
  • RL Mentors                                       Pam Means
  • RL Incentives & Awards                   Davíd Urbina, Jeff Powers
  • Rides Approvals                               John Weller, Andy Williams, Jeff Powers
  • Waiver Processing                            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 member
  • Active Ride Leader posting a minimum of six rides a year; or serving as a Ride Director for at least six rides a year.
  • Frequent participation in a variety of Free Group Rides 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 engaged in the Rides Committee business by serving on one or more subcommittees or task manager positions and participation in on-line discussions between meetings.
  • Be prepared for Rides Committee meetings by reviewing material provided in advance.

January 2020