Rides Committee

Rides Committee 2023

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 (Jeff Powers) if you have a particular item that you would like to be placed on the meeting agenda. The meetings are being held virtually, but we hope to return soon to the Cascade Bicycling Center (conference room) located at 7787 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.

Rides Committee Members

Chair Jeff Powers cbcrides@cascade.org
Interim Rides Program Manager Zack Kravey zackk@cascade.org
Secretary Zack Kravey zackk@cascade.org
Members at large Michael Boyer mwboyer@gmail.com
  Greg Carroll greglikesbikes1211@gmail.com
  Sharan Daniel rhetorike@hotmail.com
  Marlene Druker rmpuratich@centurytel.net
  Mary Hoshizaki maryhcpa@gmail.com
  Robert Onishi ronishi@comcast.net
  Juliana Peña julip@me.co
  Joseph Roberts josephr5000@yahoo.com
  Bob Svercl bobco85@gmail.com
  Andy Williams awilliams53@gmail.com

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

Working Groups

Cascade Training Series (CTS) Davíd Urbina
Ride Leader Professionalism Jeff Powers, Davíd Urbina
Women/Non-Binary Rides Mary Hoshizaki
OTS Rides Michael Boyer, Mary Hoshizaki
Rides Calendar Monitor Mike Upsall
Safety Juliana Peña
RL Handbook Jeff Powers
Rides Library Davíd Urbina
Outreach Davíd Urbina
Social Media Davíd Urbina, Joseph Roberts

Business Processes

Certification Coordinator Andy Williams
Certification Instructors Marlene Druker, Joseph Roberts, Jeff Powers
Mentor Coordinator Greg Carroll
Incentives and Awards Davíd Urbina, Jeff Powers
Ride Approvers Jeff Powers, Andy Williams, Joseph Roberts, Sharan Daniel, Greg Carroll, Marlene Druker


Rides Committee Member Requirements

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

  • Hold current Cascade membership
  • 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, as well as 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.