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JULY 2012 / Vol. 42, No. 7

Cyclefest Outdoor Cinema meets exciting Thursday Night Bicycle racing

Major Taylor students graduate and are ready to ride to Portland

by Peter Verbrugge, Event Producer

by Ed Ewing, Major Taylor Project Manager

Thursday, July 19

5 to 10:30 p.m. New location: Historic Seward Park Amphitheater

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oin us for the biggest Tour de Franceinspired festival on the West Coast! This annual family-friendly event is a great occasion for relaxing with your family or friends over a picnic. For one day a year, we bust out the picnic gear and throw a massive bike party! It’s the ninth year for this amazing party so get your gang together and let’s make a wonderful Seattle summer night out out of it! • Enjoy the exciting local racing at the First Mortgage Thurs Night Bike Races; 5-8 p.m. • Enjoy family friendly activities from 5:30-7:30 p.m. before the TDF Video rebroadcast. • Then at dusk (approx 9:10 p.m.) catch all the action of the world’s best bike race with Tour de France’s mountain top finish Stage 17 on the 20-foot-wide big screen. • Hear commentators extraordinaire Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen make the call on our four-speaker surround-sound system. • Enjoy a frothy New Belgium beverage in the massive beer garden with hundreds of your fellow race fans. • Eat at one of our two fabulous food booths or bring your own picnic.

• Browse at our many vendor booths for cool stuff. • Purchase a drawing ticket for a chance to win a top-of-the-line Lapierre bicycle from Seattle Bike Supply. Plus other prizes and instant giveaways! Cyclefest is produced thanks in large part to the support of our members, now 14,000 strong. Please join the Club or renew your membership by visiting the Cascade booth at the event. We also thank our event sponsors, New Belgium Brewing Company, Seattle Bike Supply, and Lapierre Bicycles.

LOCATION DETAILS

The Seward Park Amphitheater is located at 5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S. This fabulous Amphitheater is one of the most beautiful spots in Seattle to enjoy outdoor entertainment. Please bring your own chairs or blankets, and a flashlight. Bike racks provided, and please bring your own lock. There is limited adjacent car parking before 8:15 p.m., so please park on streets below and ride/walk 10 minutes up to the amphitheater if arriving before then. It’s 1/10 of a mile from the tail end of the one-way loop road at the top of the park. There is a lot up top in the park that will fill up. When the races end at 8:10 p.m., we will open up the loop road and a plethora of parking will become available. In the event of inclement weather the Tour de France showing will not proceed. continued on page 3

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Another stellar year for the Group Health Commute Challenge by Mary Collins, Commute Program Assistant

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7400 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 101S Seattle, WA 98115 www.cascade.org

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or the third year in a row, the Group Health Commute Challenge has surpassed previous records for ridership and participation, proving to communities everywhere that bicycling for transportation is on the upswing. For those unfamiliar with the challenge, every May thousands of solo riders and workplace- or community-based teams participate in a friendly competition to see who can ride the most during National Bike Month. Participants use Cascade’s website to log trips, calculate miles, carbon emission savings, and calories burned; and challenge friends and co-workers from May 1-31. This year 12,000 people—2,500 of whom were brand new bike commuters— registered for the challenge, formed more than 800 teams, logged over 100,000 commute trips, burned over 74 million calories, and saved more than 1.4 million pounds of carbon emissions. That’s enough eliminated continued on page 2

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t’s been four years since Moises Torres, Nuvia Moreno, Oliyad Beyene and Anu Ani said “yes” to riding their first STP. As graduating seniors this year, they’ve again answered “yes” to riding their fourth Group Health Seattle to Portland Cycling Classic. On July 14 and 15, 30 to 40 students and 20 volunteers from the Major Taylor Project will ride STP. The students are from Global Connections High School, The YES! Foundation, Chief Sealth High School, Union Gospel Mission, and Highline High School. The volunteers are from Seattle, Tacoma, Los Angeles and the newly formed Rainier Riders/Major Taylor Cycling Northwest. Volunteers coming from Los Angeles are with the 100+ member, Major Motion Cycling Club, which has produced acclaimed African-American pro cyclist Rahssan Bahati, and Olympic Track cyclist Gideon Massie. “I’m excited not only because it is my first STP, we’re excited to combine efforts with the Major Taylor Project,” said Rainier Riders President and Pilot/Boeing Flight Data Technical Engineer, Jawara O’Connor. “The Rainier Riders are more than just cyclists. We believe in and support diversity, a healthy life style, and mentorship, in all

aspects of cycling. We believe in providing adults and young people of color the opportunity to excel. The bicycle is a magical instrument that can lead to many opportunities.” Graduation year for many Major Taylor students has been an eventful one, on and off the bike. They’ve participated in weekly rides since March, volunteered at Bike Expo, completed field trips to the Velodrome, and ridden the Flying Wheels Summer Century. Off the bike, they participated in the Major Taylor Project Youth Leadership Retreat and excelled in their classrooms. At the 2012 Highline High School Scholar-Athlete Recognition Awards, four of 16 finalists were Major Taylor Project students. They are Ashley Olson, Highline High School 3.98 GPA; Maria Prieto, Evergreen High School 3.93 GPA; Araceli Esparza, Global Connections High School 3.90 GPA; and the $2,500 scholarship recipient Moises Torres, Global Connections High School 3.5 GPA. According to Highline School District Athletic Director, Terri McMahan, consistent involvement in the Major Taylor continued on page 4

Slow, grandparents at play by Serena Lehman, Community Outreach Manager

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ver the last three years the Puget Sound has seen substantial growth in bicycle ridership, from the woman riding her bike to work, to the family training for STP, to the man doing errands around town. Throughout the year, Cascade celebrates our community with events like Bike Expo, Bike to Work Day, Red-Bell 100 and Cyclefest. It feels good to have that camaraderie. With the increase of people bicycling comes greater impact, and not just with our political leverage. On a sunny weekend day, the Burke-Gilman can become a hazardous environment. People zoom through while training for cycling events and races. Dog walkers let their fuzzy friends wander all over the trail. And there are children who are just learning to ride, and they have not yet mastered a straight line. This situation on the Burke-Gilman and many of the other trails around the Puget Sound is a

crash waiting to happen. In 2010 Velda Mapelli was walking along the Cedar River Trail when she was struck by a bicyclist, and she passed away as a result of her injuries. In July 2011, Club member Wendell Hultman got snared by an extended dog leash while riding on the Interurban Trail. He crashed, and died as a result of his injuries. These incidents are tragic, regardless of where fingers are pointed. As there are more people out riding and walking, the more opportunities for such an incident arise. We must work together to prevent collisions, from minor to catastrophic. Cascade Bicycle Club wants all of us to be safe out there. In June, we launched a campaign to promote safety along the trail system. We got input from King County Parks, Blakeley Manor Retirement Comcontinued on page 3

In This Issue

Welcome new staff.................................................8

Board nominations requested................................2

Four AmeriCorps internships available..................8

Board report...........................................................2

Cyclist of the month............................................10

2012 Pro-bike candidates......................................3

Bike Maintenance Parties.....................................10

Support youth bicycle programs...........................4

July volunteers.......................................................11

Bike to School Month a success...........................4

Cascade Contacts...................................................11

July rides..............................................................5-7

Membership form..................................................11

Marymoor Grand Prix............................................7

Welcome new members.......................................12

Can-Bike Seattle......................................................8

July 2012

Board of Directors nominations requested by Don Volta, Vice-President Board of Directors

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he Board of Directors of the Cascade Bicycle Club represents the voice of the members. Its role is to ensure that Club resources are being used to the greatest benefit for all members as well as the larger cycling community. Its only responsibility is to the membership. As directors, we make the best decisions and share the best vision when we have a diverse group of people considering the issues that affect the direction and reach of the Club. At our May 16, 2012, meeting, we (the Club’s Board of Directors) approved the expansion of the current board from 12 to 14 members, providing for two new members. Board member Don Volta will be chairing the Nominations Committee, which is soliciting candidates interested in standing for election to the board. We need your help in identifying and recruiting Club members who would help build a strong and visionary board. Please submit your nominations, including selfnominations, to the Nomination Committee at nominations@cascadebicycleclub.org or directly to the Club office. We ask that you use

the nominations form that we have created for this purpose. We need to receive your nominations by July 13, 2012, for them to be considered. The Nomination Committee will contact nominees to schedule interviews over the period of July 16 to Aug. 3. Following the interviews the board will consider and approve a slate of candidates for the 2012 elections that will take place in October, 2012. Service on the Cascade Board is for a three-year term and we are seeking qualified mission-driven Club members who will help us continue to move our club forward. Ideal candidates will have a history of service to Cascade and/or the cycling community, have specific skills needed by the board, the time and passion to contribute, and enhance board diversity in terms of, e.g., age, culture, geography, and constituent representation. We encourage you to consider nominating yourself or others who can make a contribution. Further information about board member duties is available in the Board Member Responsibilities at: www.cascade.org/About/board.cfm.

Learn more at: www.cascade.org/About/board.cfm

Board report: Bylaws update by Daniel Weise, President, Board of Directors

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arlier this year, we announced that the board would be embarking on a long-overdue bylaws update. We made a small start by calling a Special Meeting for June 20 to propose a bylaws change that would enable electronic voting. For the rest of the year, we’ll be focusing on only one other issue: ensuring that all Club business requiring a club-wide vote is balloted so that every member has the opportunity to vote, rather than just the very small percentage that would attend a meeting. Currently, the bylaws allow the board to call an Extraordinary meeting with 30-days’ written notice, and for any club business to be conducted at that meeting. A member unable to attend such a meeting could theoretically send a proxy, but this solution

Another stellar year for the Group Health Commute Challenge continued from page 1 car trips to clear I-5 through downtown Seattle for an entire day! To boot, approximately 50% of challenge participants were women, contrasting sharply from the national average of 29% of bike commuters who are women. Each statistic represents a significant increase from 2011, but the numbers are just the beginning of the story. In addition to being a lot of fun, the Group Health Commute Challenge is highly effective program for increasing bicycling as transportation, especially among those who have never tried bike commuting before. The challenge’s team-based approach allows team captains to take the lead in recruiting, motivating, and supporting riders. The 2012 Captain of the Year Tom Gibbs of ‘Cell on Wheels’ recruited a team of ten riders—six of whom were new bike commuters—at his workplace in Redmond, and motivated them to ride with daily inspirational emails, standings updates, special bicycle-themed treats, an internal workplace challenge, and a recognition system designed to reward his teammates and encourage them to continue riding. In many ways, Tom represents what the Commute Challenge is all about—getting new riders on bikes, connecting with co-workers and friends in a new and positive way, and creating a fun and supportive en-

ergy around bicycling. One new commuter remarked, ‘I had a great time. I felt like I made a difference. I saved money. I exercised. All because of [Bike Month].’ Another wrote, ‘My son will soon inherit my commuter car because I am hooked on biking to work.’ Many organizations supported the challenge through promotion and incentives, and the results were astounding. Seattle Children’s Hospital, for example, had over 650 participants—more than 10% of their workforce—thanks to intensive promotion, incentives, and recognition. Organizations like Seattle Children’s recognize the myriad benefits of bicycle commuting such as decreased traffic and parking congestion, a healthier and more productive workforce, and a lower organizational carbon footprint. Organizations that understand that bicycling makes good business sense also realize that the Group Health Commute Challenge is a great tool for making bike commuting a habit among employees. In the end—and one rider puts it--the contest is ‘not about winning; it’s about riding, staying fit, saving some petro-bucks, and, mostly, having some FUN!’ Cascade would like to thank riders for participating in Bike Month this year and encourage riders to keep the rubberside down all year round.

is inadequate because it puts the onus is on each member to be heard, rather than on the board to ensure each member is heard. Requiring balloting for all Club business, especially now that electronic voting will soon be implemented, will facilitate member involvement in Club business. We are still working on the wording for this bylaws change. The August issue of the Courier will contain the exact bylaws change to be voted upon at the Club’s Annual Business Meeting in early October. It is still our intention to continue updating the bylaws so that they meet the needs of the Club and its membership. At the start of next year we hope to resume a more comprehensive update.

M.J. Kelly, Editor Diane English, Editorial Assistant; Susan Hiles, Photography; July contributors: Craig Benjamin, Mary Collins, Noah Down, Ed Ewing, Erica Hann, Serena Lehman, Erica Meurk, Julie Salathé, Elliott Sherburne, Peter Verbrugge, Don Volta, Daniel Weise The contents of this newspaper do not necessarily represent the views of the Club or any of its members. The views expressed are those of the individual contributors. Submissions guidelines: Article ideas should be discussed with the Editor in advance as the publication calendar is planned two months prior to publication. Final materials are due the first Tuesday of the month, though earlier is appreciated.  Articles submitted after that will be considered on a space-available basis. Queries can be emailed to. m.j.kelly@cascadebicycleclub.org. If you send text attachments, please format files as native MS Word files or .RTF. For line art please use an .eps format and for photos please use .jpg or .tiff format. The Courier is printed at 300 dpi, so a small 72 dpi photo will not reproduce. If you attach your name and phone number, I will do my best (conditions permitting) to discuss any major changes with you. All submissions are subject to editing for comprehension, grammar or space requirements. Please be concise!

Inserts:  We have room for 6 single sheet qualifying inserts in each issue.  Please contact Leah Pistorius, (913) 579-7629 leah.pistorius@ cascadebicycleclub.org, for a copy of our insert policy and request form. The request and fee are due by the first of the month prior to the desired month. Advertising: Advertising: Display ads can be placed in the Courier. To check availability and reserve space, contact Leah Pistorius, (913) 579-7629 leah.pistorius@cascadebicycleclub.org Reprints:  Articles may be reprinted or abstracted in publications of nonprofit groups provided that the author and Club are credited.  Please send us a copy of the reprinted material. Membership Information:  Club records and finances are available to members upon request from the club office at 206-522-3222.

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Vol. 42, No. 7

Your pro-bike candidates: 2012 early endorsements by Craig Benjamin, Government Affairs Manager

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ascade Bicycle Club is proud to announce our early endorsements for the 2012 election cycle. In order to receive an early endorsement from Cascade, candidates must demonstrate exceptional leadership in creating a better community through bicycling. America is founded on our right to shape our own future, and if we want a future where everyone has the freedom to safely ride their bike, we need elected officials committed to building this future. That’s why we work hard to ensure that our elected officials understand and support our vision of a community that bicycles, where bicycling is normal, convenient and

safe for everyone; and why we work hard to provide our 14,000 members with information regarding candidates for elected office. All of Cascade’s early endorsed candidates have shown a strong commitment to working toward a future Washington where everyone who wants to can ride because our state is connected by world-class bicycling infrastructure. We’re looking forward to continuing our work with all of these fantastic leaders to make the investments in bicycling necessary to build a future where everyone has the freedom to safely ride their bicycle; whether they’re riding to work, school, the store, Vancouver, Portland, or just for the fun of it.

Cyclefest continued from page 1 Please visit our website at 4 p.m. on the day of the event if weather is questionable.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5 p.m: Randy’s Urban Grill sausage cart, and beer garden featuring New Belgium beer open 5 p.m. – 8:05 p.m First Mortgage Thursday Night bike races. The very best in top quality bicycle road racing! Please Note: If you are arriving via car before 8:15pm, you will probably need to park in the lower lots and /or surface streets and ride/walk up to the event. The curbside amphitheater parking does not open up until the races end at 8:10 p.m. We will close the upper lot when it fills up and mark the street as closed until 8:10 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Bike art table and Wheelie Fun Course open 8:10 p.m. Upper road open- free parking is available very close to the amphitheater 9 p.m Drawing for Lapierre bicycle and other great prizes

Office

Name

District

Governor

Jay Inslee

Statewide

State Senate

Andy Billig

3rd district; Spokane

State Senate

Jeannie Darneille

27th district; Fife, Tacoma

State Senate

Tracy Eide

30th district; Federal Way, Milton, South King County

State Senate

David Frockt

46th district; Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Northeast Seattle

Slow, grandparents at play

State Senate

Bob Hasegawa

11th district; Renton, South Seattle, Tukwila

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State Senate

Rosemary McAullife 1st district; Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Woodinville

State Senate

Christine Rolfes

23rd district; Kitsap County

State House of Rep.

Sherry Appleton

23rd district; Kitsap County

State House of Rep.

Judy Clibborn

41st district; Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newcastle

State House of Rep.

Eileen Cody

34th district; Burien, West Seattle, Vashon Island

State House of Rep.

Hans Dunshee

44th district; Lake Stevens, Mill Creek, Snohomish

State House of Rep.

Joe Fitzgibbon

34th district; Burien, West Seattle, Vashon Island

State House of Rep.

Roger Goodman

45th district; Kirkland, Sammamish, Woodinville

State House of Rep.

Tami Green

28th district; Lakewood, Steilacoom, University Place

State House of Rep.

Zack Hudgins

11th district; Renton, South Seattle, Tukwila

State House of Rep.

Sam Hunt

22nd district; Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater

State House of Rep.

Ross Hunter

48th district; Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond

State House of Rep.

Ruth Kagi

32nd district; Shoreline, Edmonds, Woodway

State House of Rep.

Marko Liias

21st district; Edmonds, Mukilteo, Lynwood

State House of Rep.

Kristine Lytton

40th district; San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties

State House of Rep.

Marcie Maxwell

41st district; Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newcastle

State House of Rep.

John McCoy

38th district; Everett, Marysville, Snohomish Valley

State House of Rep.

Jim Moeller

49th district; Vancouver

State House of Rep.

Jeff Morris

40th district; San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties

State House of Rep.

Timm Ormsby

3rd district; Spokane

State House of Rep.

Tina Orwall

33rd district; Des Moines, Kent, SeaTac

State House of Rep.

Jamie Pedersen

43rd district; Seattle

State House of Rep.

Eric Pettigrew

37th district; South and Southeast Seattle

State House of Rep.

Chris Reykdal

22nd district; Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater

State House of Rep.

Mary Helen Roberts 21st district; Edmonds, Mukilteo, Lynnwood

State House of Rep.

Cindy Ryu

32nd district; Edmonds, Shoreline, Woodway

State House of Rep.

Larry Seaquist

26th district; Kitsap County and Pierce County

State House of Rep.

Mike Sells

38th district; Everett, Marysville, Snohomish Valley

State House of Rep.

Pat Sullivan

47th district; Black Diamond, Kent, Southeast King County

State House of Rep.

Dave Upthegrove

33rd district; Des Moines, Kent, SeaTac

State House of Rep.

Sharon Wylie

49th district; Vancouver

munity, our online community and our members. The key message is that we are all individuals out there. Not pedestrians, pet owners or cyclists. I am your neighbor, a runner, a person who rides, someone’s grandparent, etc. And we are all out on the trails enjoying ourselves.

Cascade’s Key Tips for Safe Trail Riding • Roll, ride and walk right. • When passing, alert the other person with your voice or a bell, slow down and give plenty of space. • Slow down when you are around a lot of other users.

9:15-10:45 p.m. Stage 17 of the Tour de France on the big screen! Ongoing: Cascade Bicycle Club booth, vendor and exhibitor booths, food booths and beer garden featuring New Belgium beer.

Enter the Cyclefest drawing. Prizes include:

• Lapierre road bicycle (value: over $2000) Lapierre bicycles are ridden by the pros in the Tour de France. And one lucky winner will get his or her hands on one tonight! • One registration for the sold-out Ride from Vancouver (B.C.) to Seattle and Party (RSVP) event (value: $100) • Ortlieb messenger bag (value: $90) • Drawing tickets will be sold at the event – $3 each or four for $10. Just look for a ticket-seller or stop by the Cascade booth. •   Sponsored by Seattle Bike Supply, Jamba Juice and New Belgium Brewing

• Riding your bike with others is fun, but be polite and ride single file when appropriate. • All users: unplug your ears. If you wear headphones, you will be surprised when that other bicyclist passes you. • If you are walking your dog, keep it close to you on a leash and walk your furry friend on your right. • Stop fully at stop signs.

Learn more at www.cascade.org/elections

BE SAFE ON OUR TRAILS! “Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”

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July 2012

Giving opportunities abound to support youth bicycle programs

Bike to School Month a Resounding Success

by Noah Down, Development Specialist, and Julie Salathé, Education Director

by Erica Hann, Community Programs Assistant, and Elliott Sherburne, Youth Programs Assistant

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his summer the students of the Major Taylor Project are hitting the road! They’ve trained their bodies and their minds, and they are ready for big challenges. They are riding in the Red-Bell 100 and the Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. For many, the Red-Bell 100 and STP will be their first time out of the city of Seattle. For others, it will be their fourth STP, graduation from high school, and entrance into college. The Major Taylor Project students and project supporters are riding the RedBell 100 to raise funds and awareness for World Bicycle Relief and for Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation. Several of the local Major Taylor Project students are from countries in Africa, where World Bicycle Relief transforms lives through a bicycle. Red Bell will also serve as a ‘’tune up’’ for the 206-mile Seattle to Portland ride. We’re expecting 40 students and 20 volunteers to ride this year’s STP. If you’d like to make a pledge to the Major Taylor Project Red Bell Team please visit: www.cbcef.org/youth-major-taylor-support. html. If you’d like to help send a kid to the STP (it costs approximately $500 per kid) please donate online at shop.cascade.org/content/ sponsor-a-student. Or, for both options, you can always send a check to: Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation c/o Major Taylor/Group Health STP 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 101S Seattle, WA 98115

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very summer Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation provides scholarships for kids and teenagers to enable them to attend one of our summer camps. There they will have the opportunity to learn the basics of bicycling and maintenance, shred dirt at a mountain biking camp or explore the city on our many bicycle trails. Scholarships also help to fund our Trips for Kids program, which provides mountain bike outings and environmental education for kids who would not otherwise have these opportunities. Kids learn trail etiquette, rules of riding, bike skills and an appreciation for the environment. Bikes, helmets, gloves, Clif Bars, and full water bottles are supplied. Our goal is to combine lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness through development of practical skills and the simple act of having fun. If you’d like to help support our scholarship programs for kids you can: 1) Make a donation to the Trips for Kids Red-Bell team 2) Make a donation to the Education Foundation online at www.cbcef.org (click on “donate”) Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation c/o Scholarship Programs 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 101S Seattle, WA 98115

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broken ankle. It’s going to be exciting to see bicycling grow at these schools in the future, inspired by these pioneers. The enthusiasm was not limited to Seattle. Students participated from Edmonds, Bainbridge Island, and Olympia-where 200 Pioneer Elementary students arrived by bike on Bike to School Day. Not far from Pioneer, ORLA Montessori encouraged 30 students to ride enough to earn prizes for their participation. And now for the announcement of the prize winners. The Golden Pedal award goes to the elementary school with the most riders participating over the course of the month and the middle and high schools that logged the most trips throughout all of Bike to School Month. For this inaugural year of the prestigious Golden Pedal, the winners are: • Laurelhurst Elementary with 185 total riders. • Eckstein Middle School with a whopping 219 trips logged. • Garfield High School with 126 total trips. The K-8, middle school and high school with the biggest number of bikers on Bike to School Day won a party with Cascade’s own Bike Blender. Students at Salmon Bay K-8, Eckstein Middle School, and Ballard High School pedaled their way to a delicious reward for their enthusiasm on May 18. We are already looking forward to Bike to School Month 2013, only 335 days to go.

Contact Noah Down, Development Specialist at (206) 245-0001 for more information.

Major Taylor students graduate

Project was key in selecting Moises for the award. The list of achievements doesn’t stop there. These students are National Honor Society members and have cumulative GPAs of 3.0 and above. They are headed to the University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, St. Martins, Washington State, Eastern and Western Washington Universities. Does “bike club” make you smart or do the smart ones choose to bike? Graduation year has also brought special recognition to the Major Taylor Project. The project’s impact on the district and on students was part of the Highline High School Scholar-Athlete Recognition Awards and Global Connection High School commencement ceremonies. Students have created senior projects on the impact of bike lanes in their communities, on access to healthy food, the impact of cycling as a healthy life style,

his May marked the biggest and best Bike to School Month yet. A record number of participants and some of the best May weather in recent history made biking to school more fun than ever before. One of the greatest things about Bike to School Month is the stories we hear from the wide range of students about why they ride to school. Some attend school where biking is cool, fun, and supported by involved teachers and parents. For example, Salmon Bay K-8 School had 161 student riders on Bike to School Day and Stevens Elementary was able to get almost a quarter of the entire student body on bike. Students celebrated their achievements on Bike to School day with some well-earned hot drinks, candy, and the ever popular Top Pot doughnuts. We also heard from students who attended schools where biking wasn’t the norm, but they were none the less determined to ride every day. A student at Mercer Middle School rode her bike all month, even though she was the only student arriving on two wheels — pretty impressive. A huge number of elementary schools involved this year were first-timers, but that didn’t stop inspired coordinators from pulling out all the stops to get kids on their bikes: St. Thomas had 45 riders; Adams had 51 riders; Loyal Heights had a total of 115. Catherine Blaine had one rider complete 1-14 trips…even though she had a broken ankle. She got three cheers from us. Next time I think about what a pain my commute is I’ll remember an elementary student riding through the rain with a

and cycling’s effect on obesity and obesity prevention. We have found that students and faculty see the Major Taylor Project as much more than riding bikes. They see the Major Taylor Project as a source of knowledge, a means of access, a vehicle of opportunity and transformation. They also see the program staff and volunteers as significant to their success. I’ve been invited to three graduations this spring, something I never expected. It’s an honor for excited graduates to insist that you meet their parents, pose for pictures, receive their genuine heartfelt hugs and tears. It’s a source of pride to hear, “I did it!” and “I can’t wait for STP!” On this year’s STP, congratulate the Major Taylor students on completing the 200-mile journey. Then encourage the graduation seniors as they begin their life journey. See you in July.

Eckstein Middle School students logged a whopping 219 trips during Bike to School Month!

Students from Loyal Heights Elementary get schooled on bike skills.

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Vol. 42, No. 7

JULY RIDES For a complete list of this month’s rides, visit www.cascade.org/calendar

Cascade Bicycle Club Ride Classification FOR MORE RIDES SEE WWW.CASCADE.ORG AND CLICK ON FREE DAILY RIDES CALENDAR. LOOK FOR WEB-ONLY LISTINGS. In order to pick the rides that suit your skills and energy level, use the following guidelines: • PACE: The speed on level ground without breaks: Easy: Under 10 mph Leisurely: 10-12 mph Steady: 12-14 mph Moderate: 14-16 mph Brisk: 16-18 mph Strenuous: 18-21 mph Super Strenuous: 22+ mph • TERRAIN: These descriptions should be considered in the context of the pace and length of the ride: Mostly Flat: Trails and/or mostly flat roads with a possible gentle upgrade Rolling: Climbs are short and easy, not too numerous.

Sunday, July 1 Please check www.cascade.org/calendar for lateadded ride listings.

Monday, July 2 MUMPS: Head Up North 50-85 mi • Brisk • Moderate • Hilly • Map Occasional regroup • 9:30 a.m • Tracy Owen Station/Logboom Park, Kenmore • Steady rain cancels Craig Mohn, 425-890-5234 cell, cmohn_ cycling@comcast.net, (texts preferred to VM) A fun loop ride in south Snohomish County with a food stop en route. Note the earlier start time in July. Distance and pace may vary to suit weather conditions and the group’s abilities. The pace will be Brisk; a Moderate pace group may be added if needed—usually there are certified ride leaders willing to lead both paces—riders who can maintain a moderate pace will not be abandoned. Check with leader if weather appears questionable.

Small Chainring Mondays 18 mi • Brisk • Rolling • No Map • None • 6:00 p.m. • Sam Smith Park, West side of I-90 Bike Tunnel, Seattle • Showers cancel • David Longdon, 541-514-1502, cascade. cyclist@gmail.com Suffering a lactate hangover? Then Small Chainring Mondays is for you. Small Chainring Mondays is a recovery ride for cyclists who have spent the weekend riding at a strenuous, super strenuous, or race pace. The pace for this ride is <18 mph, and we do keep it literally in the small chainring for a high cadence recovery ride. Ride leaves promptly at 6 p.m. Plan on about 60 minutes of riding time. Route is clockwise round Mercer Island, with an emphasis on safe group riding etiquette and respect for Mercer residents driving home at that time of day.

Tuesday, July 3 TREATS: Kitsap Peninsula, Sawdust Hill and Poulsbo 42 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 9:15 a.m. • Edmonds Ferry Terminal • Steady rain cancels • Bud Hunt, 206-546-3371 Meet at Edmonds Ferry Terminal at 9:15 a.m. to catch the 9:40 sailing. We will explore Kitsap Peninsula, via Sawdust Hill, Kitsap State Park and lunch in Poulsbo. Ride is 42 mi, with 3,000 ft elevation gain.

Cycle Tuesdays 25-35 mi • Super strenuous • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 5:45 p.m. • Gene Coulon Park, next to Kidd Valley, Renton • Ice/snow cancels • Vince Haag, 425-785-7451, vehaag@comcast.net • Russell Moul, 206-200-7314, 253-657-9568 Year-round training rides for one-day STP riders. Rides stress safety, cooperation and group riding skills. Fast pacelines with regroups from Renton to surrounding areas. Large turnout splits into multiple groups. No parking in Coulon parking lot.

Some Hills: A few short steep hills, some moderate upgrades and/or longer gentle climbs. Hilly: Many true hills, but none outrageous. Extremely Hilly: Steep & long climbs with grades >9% and/ or mountain passes Unlimited: “Out of category”; only for those very sure of their ability to climb any grade, any length at the advertised pace. Off Road: Significant unpaved sections. • MAP: Whether a map or cue sheet is provided. • REGROUP: None and Occasional regroup categories expect experienced riders who can fix their own mechanical problems and follow a map/cue sheet if they are separated. • RAIN: Weather conditions that cancel the ride. Helmets are required on all rides. When using a cell phone you must pull off the road/trail and STOP. Put away all earbuds/headphones/music devices before the ride starts.

All riders are required to sign a waiver form. Rides are cancelled or are no longer considered Cascade rides in the event that the ride leader does not show up or does not provide a waiver form for signatures of riders. Riders are expected to be ready to ride at the time listed (i.e. that’s not the time to drive into the parking lot with a full bladder and empty tires) and to ride in a safe, courteous, legal manner. Riders are expected to cooperate with the leader(s) and ride within the advertised pace. If unsure of your ability to keep up, try a slower level ride to get an idea of ride paces. For “Hilly” rides, consider choosing a pace down from your usual level. Unless indicated, it is not necessary to RSVP the ride leader to participate in a ride. Youth riders may also join regular club rides. Permission must be obtained from the ride leader at least 24 hours in advance for youth to join a regular club ride. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian OR must have parent/legal guardian sign a consent form

designating a guardian for them on the ride; youth ages 16-17 may ride without a parent or guardian with advance permission of the ride leader AND a signed parental consent form (available at www.cascade.org) which must be given to the ride leader at the start of the ride. Cascade does not sponsor or endorse any non-bicycling activities that people may participate in while on these rides. Each cyclist is responsible for his/her conduct and decisions while on a Cascade ride. Cascade membership and activities are open to anyone able and willing to participate in a safe, courteous and cooperative manner and in support of the purposes of the club. Ride information is also available at: www.cascade.org. Only Cascade certified ride leaders may post and lead Cascade Daily Rides. See Ride Leader Information on our website or email the Rides Chair at cbcrides@cascadebicycleclub.org.

Eastside Tours Tuesday night ride

are welcome, but jeans and tennis shoes are de rigueur. Bring money for dinner afterward. Heavy rain means we eat early.

on Bothell Way by taking the Bothell exit (23 or 23B) and turning left at Main St. From I -5 you can take NE 145th St, Hwy 523, exit 175, go east and then left on Bothell Way. Turn north off of Bothell Way on 73rd Ave NE and then right into the Park & Ride behind the Thrift Store. Unfortunately there is no bathroom. There is a Safeway one block west. The ride goes to Maltby, Lake Joy, Carnation, Union Hill, Redmond, Rose Hill, Juanita and finishes down Simonds Rd. Rest stops at the Cottage Lake Safeway, mile 18.4 and the Carnation IGA, mile 44.5. Elevation Gain is about 5000 feet. Please be prepared to deal with flats and other problems on your own. Be at the start ready to ride by 8:45, we hope to be riding before 9:00. Please be ready to participate in a rotating paceline, read the paceline material and get maps and cue sheets at https://sites.google. com/site/catsmagnuson2012/

20-30 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 6:30 p.m. • Marymoor Park, east (free) parking lot, Redmond • Showers cancel • Eric Gunnerson, 425-7536032, ericgu@microsoft.com Join us for our 15th year of evening rides as we explore the Eastside. Our pace on the flats is high Moderate. Hills are climbed at your own pace and we regroup at the top of all hills. This is a hilly ride; we will climb 1000-1500 feet during the ride. The route varies from week to week.

Wednesday, July 4 WRUMPS: Carnation to North Bend 55 mi • Moderate • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 9:00 a.m. • John McDonald Park, Carnation • Steady rain cancels • Sue Matthews, 206-687-9338 A scenic ride to North Bend, with a couple of extra hills thrown in to keep summer legs busy. Approximate elevation gain 2300’. Bring snacks and lots of water—lunch in North Bend. No sweep.

Thursday, July 5 More Cycle Tuesdays 25-35 mi • Super strenuous • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 5:45 p.m. • Gene Coulon Park/Next to Kidd Valley, Renton • No rain cancellation • Brian Ohlemeier, 425-985-6980 • Tom Baker, 425221-0631, tommbaker@hotmail.com Year-round training rides for one day STP riders. Rides stress safety, cooperation and group riding skills. Fast pacelines with regroups from Renton to surrounding areas. Large turnout splits into multiple groups. ** No parking in Coulon parking lot.

Eastside Tours Thursday night ride 20-30 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 6:30 p.m. • Marymoor Park, east (free) parking lot, Redmond Showers cancel • Eric Gunnerson, 425-7536032, ericgu@microsoft.com Join us for our 15th year of evening rides as we explore the Eastside. Our pace on the flats is high Moderate. Hills are climbed at your own pace and we regroup at the top of all hills. This is a hilly ride; we will climb 1000-1500 feet during the ride. The route varies from week to week.

Gas Works Thursday Social < 20 • Leisurely • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 6:30 p.m. • Seattle: east end of the Gas Works Park parking lot • Ice/snow cancels • Scott Kralik, 206-523-6042, scottk@cascade. org Explore Seattle’s backstreets at a comfortable pace with a sociable crowd. Every Thursday, a regular crowd of old friends and a curious crowd of new friends ride as far as evening light permits, venturing places seldom seen via routes seldom taken. We don’t go looking for a challenge (we’ll never ride the Counterbalance), but neither do we avoid one (we’ve topped a hill or two and waited for the sightseers among us). Lycra and clipless

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Friday, July 6 FRIDAY RIDERS: Go to Seward Park ~25 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • No Map Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Showers cancel • Bill Lemke, 206-284-2843 There will be a coffee/lunch/brown bag stop. Senior and new/slower-paced riders welcome. We will ride VERY slowly up the hills.

FRUMPS: Magnuson-Edmonds 34 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map:Online • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Magnuson Park, Seattle • Showers cancel • Loretta Goetsch, 206-525-4714, lagoetsch@aol.com Park in lot right of first stop sign when you enter park at NE 74th. In town ride to Edmonds with a return via NE Perkins Way and B-G Trail.

Saturday, July 7 RAMROD Training Series: Ride #12 100-110 mi • Brisk • Super strenuous • Extremely hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 7:30 a.m. • Challenger Elementary, Issaquah Steady rain cancels • Per and Shana Sunde, 425-392-1347 This series was created to assist riders in their preparation for RAMROD. The self-paced rides will be held every Saturday from 4/21/12 to 7/21/12. The routes will increase in distance and elevation every two weeks. Starting locations will rotate every week or every two weeks with a new route used each week. All riders are welcome, but note, this ride does not regroup nor does it have a sweep. The routes are designed for the experienced rider who is comfortable following cue sheets and riding independently. We stress safe and cooperative riding. Weather “Rain Cancels”: the decision to ride or cancel will be made at the starting location. Ride leaders will always be at the start of the ride. If the ride is officially canceled, cue sheets will still be available for those hearty souls that wish to train in any condition. Also, routes may be altered or shortened due to weather considerations. The routes will be available on RidewithGPS.com. Search for “RTS” to find routes. (NOTE: Each route will be posted at least one week before each ride.) Ride leaders for this series are: Per Sunde, Shana Sunde, Grant McAlister, Francis Gan and Paul Franks. Today’s route has 5,200-6,000 feet of climbing. From I-90 take Highlands Dr Exit # 18 (follow signs towards Sammamish) for 3.5 miles; turn right on SE Klahanie Blvd for 1.2 miles; school is on the left.

CATS Magnuson Strenuous #15: Lake Joy 76 mi (5000 ft) • Strenuous • Some hills • Map • Stay together • 8:45 a.m. • Kenmore Park & Ride • No rain cancellation • Gil Flanagan, 206-524-9428, gilflanagan@ earthlink.net • Marc Slonim, 206-523-6302, slonimfamily@comcast.net Kenmore Park & Ride is on NE Bothell Way, Hwy 522 in Kenmore. From I–405 you can get

CATS Magnuson Brisk #15 Lake Joy 76 mi • Brisk • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 8:45 a.m. • Kenmore Park & Ride • Steady rain cancels • Gary Williams, 206-679-1621 cell, gcwilliams54@msn.com • Brian Kadish, 206-890-2526, redbrian@hotmail.com Kenmore Park & Ride is on NE Bothell Way, Hwy 522 in Kenmore. From I–405 you can get on Bothell Way by taking the Bothell exit (23 or 23B) and turning left at Main St. From I -5 you can take NE 145th St, Hwy 523, exit 175, go east and then left on Bothell Way. Turn north from Bothell Way on 73rd Ave NE and then right into the Park & Ride behind the Thrift Store. Unfortunately there is no bathroom. There is a Safeway one block west. The ride goes to Maltby, Lake Joy, Carnation, Union Hill, Redmond, Rose Hill, Juanita and finishes down Simonds Rd. Rest stops at the Cottage Lake Safeway, mile 18.4 and the Carnation IGA, mile 44.5. Elevation Gain is about 5000 feet. Please be prepared to deal with flats and other problems on your own. Please be at the start ready to ride by 8:45, we hope to be riding before 9:00. Maps, cue sheets and pacelining information are available at

Sunday, July 8 Ride with the Cascade Board-Seattle 20 mi • Leisurely • Rolling • Map • Frequent regroup • 1:00 p.m. • Magnuson Park, Seattle • Showers cancel • Don Volta, 425-828-0138, 425-503-7186, don.volta@cascadebicycleclub. • Jane Volta, 425-828-0138 Join Cascade Directors on a classic Seattle ride. This is an opportunity to ride and converse with your elected club directors and staff to learn more about your Club and pass on your perspective. The ride will start at Magnuson Park and follow the Lake Loop route to Leschi where we will stop for coffee and a snack. The return will be via Madison Park and Arboretum Dr E. See the link for the ride details. The ride starts at the parking lot south of NE 74th St in Magnuson Park. Turn off Sand Point Way at NE 74th St and continue east until you see the large parking lot on the right; look for the ride leaders at the west end of the lot.

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July 2012

JULY RIDES For a complete list of this month’s rides, visit www.cascade.org/calendar Monday, July 9 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS: Head Up North, 7/2.

Small Chainring Mondays See Small Chainring, 7/2.

Tuesday, July 10 Northern Exposures 60-70 mi • Moderate • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 9:00 a.m. • 18021 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, Lynnwood • Showers cancel • Ken Condray, 425-745-1159, condray3@comcast.net We will do a 60-70 mile ride at Moderate pace. Plan on stopping for lunch. Moderate to high traffic is expected, good biking skills required! Meet at Gregg’s Cycle at 18021 Alderwood Mall Pkwy; take I-5 north to Exit 183 and go left on 164th St SW to Alderwood Mall Pkwy; take another left to Alderwood Cycle located on left across from the Keg; DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF SHOP-use spaces by street and south parking lot. Contact condray3@comcast.net if you have any questions.

TREATS: Eastside Ups and Downs 35-45 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland • Showers cancel • Jane Volta, 425828-0138 • Don Volta, 425-828-0138, 425503-7186, don.volta@cascadebicycleclub. A HILLY ride in and out of Kirkland with a lunch stop. Route and Distance are weather dependent.

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 7/3.

Eastside Tours Tuesday night ride See Eastside Tours Tuesday, 7/3.

Wednesday, July 11 Gary Strauss Memorial Ride: Bike Mercer Island Loop to honor Gary Strauss ~15 mi • Steady • Rolling • No Map • Stay together • 6:00 p.m. • Herzl-Ner Tamid Synagogue Parking Lot, 3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island • No rain cancellation ��� Linda Schoenfeld, 425-222-3652, schoenrowe@ gmail.com • Mitchel Schoenfeld, 206-5795473, oksurewhynot@mac.com This is the second of many annual memorial rides to come honoring the amazing life of Gary Strauss. Gary was such an incredible person and quite an inspiration to those who knew him. He touched so many of us, riders and ride leaders alike, with the rides he led, the way he led them, and his love of cycling. If you drive to the ride start, please arrive early to make sure you can find a parking spot.

Thursday, July 12 THUMPS: Home for Lunch 20-35 mi • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 9:30 a.m. • Leschi Starbucks, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Mike Nelson, 206-325-9068 Be home in time for lunch after some urban exploration. Fixies and single speed bikes welcome. Ride leader will be riding a single speed.

More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 7/5.

Eastside Tours Thursday night ride See Eastside Tours Thursday, 7/5.

Gas Works Thursday Social See Gas Works Social, 7/5.

Friday, July 13 FRUMPS: Monroe/Index the hilly way 55-60 mi • Moderate • Extremely hilly • Map Occasional regroup • 9:00 a.m. • Lewis St Park, Monroe/SR-203 • Steady rain cancels • Sue Matthews, 206-687-9338 Is RAMROD or another challenging event in your future? Looking for a challenging ride, but at a moderate pace? You NEED hills but want to survive? This is the ride for you! We’ll go to Index and throw in a couple of hilly surprises along the

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route. Very scenic and mostly low traffic. Bring plenty of snacks–you can supplement in Index at 25 miles, but lunch is in Sultan at 45 miles, no sweep.

Saturday, July 14 Cascade Bicycle Club Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic Weekend! RAMROD Training Series: Ride #13 This series was created to assist riders in their preparation for RAMROD. See Ramrod Training Series: Ride #12 7/7, for complete details. Today’s route has 5,200-6,000 feet of climbing. From I-90 take Highlands Dr Exit # 18 (follow signs towards Sammamish) for 3.5 miles; turn right on SE Klahanie Blvd for 1.2 miles; school is on the left.

Eastside Meander 35-45 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland • Showers cancel • Jane Volta, 425828-0138 • Don Volta, 425-828-0138, 425503-7186, don.volta@cascadebicycleclub. A HILLY ride in and out of Kirkland with a lunch stop. Route and Distance are weather dependent.

Sunday, July 15 Please check www.cascade.org/calendar for lateadded ride listings.

Monday, July 16 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS: Head Up North, 7/2.

Tuesday, July 17 TREATS: Kenmore/Snohomish 40-45 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 10:00 a.m. • Tracy Owens Station/ Logboom Park, Kenmore • Showers cancel • Peter Hallson, 425-673-4816 Rural ride to Snohomish for lunch, then return on Broadway through Maltby and Woodinville.

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 7/3.

Eastside Tours Tuesday night ride See Eastside Tours Tuesday, 7/3.

Wednesday, July 18 WRUMPS: KBR Loop 35-45 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland • Showers cancel • Don Volta, 425-828-0138, 425-503-7186, don.volta@ cascadebicycleclub.com • Jane Volta, 425-8280138 A HILLY ride in and out of Kirkland with a lunch stop. Ride distance and route are weather dependent.

Thursday, July 19 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 7/5.

Eastside Tours Thursday night ride See Eastside Tours Thursday, 7/5.

Gas Works Thursday Social See Gas Works Social, 7/5.

Friday, July 20 FRUMPS: Points South 40 mi • Moderate • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 9:30 a.m. • Russell Road Park, Kent • Steady rain cancels • Jim Taylor, 253-537-7356, 206-979-1941 cell Leaving Kent we will take the standard way to Brown’s Point through Federal Way and Dash Point. From here we will head down to the Tacoma Tide Flats and Fife. We will have a lunch stop somewhere before heading up the new Milton Interurban Trail to Milton, Federal Way and Auburn. Check the link to Ride Start Points for directions to Russell Road Park. If the weather is questionable call the ride leader prior to the ride—the ride leader will not be at the start to cancel the ride.

Saturday, July 21 RAMROD Training Series: Ride #14 50-55 mi • Brisk • Hilly • Map • None • 9:00 a.m. • Ron Regis Park, 15250 149th Ave SE, Renton • Steady rain cancels • Per and Shana Sunde, 425-392-1347 This series was created to assist riders in their preparation for RAMROD. The self-paced rides will be held every Saturday from 4/21/12 to 7/21/12. The routes will increase in distance and elevation every two weeks. Starting locations will rotate every week or every two weeks with a new route used each week. All riders are welcome, but note, this ride does not regroup nor does it have a sweep. The routes are designed for the experienced rider who is comfortable following cue sheets and riding independently. We stress safe and cooperative riding. Weather “Rain Cancels”: the decision to ride or cancel will be made at the starting location. Ride leaders will always be at the start of the ride. If the ride is officially canceled, cue sheets will still be available for those hearty souls that wish to train in any condition. Also, routes may be altered or shortened due to weather considerations. The routes will be available on RidewithGPS.com. Search for “RTS” to find routes. (NOTE: each route will be posted at least one week before each ride.) Ride leaders for this series are: Per Sunde, Shana Sunde, Grant McAlister, Francis Gan and Paul Franks. Today’s route has 1,800-2,200 feet of climbing. From I-405 take Exit #4; go east on Maple Valley Hwy, past the Maplewood Golf Course, park is on the left.

S.P.O.K.E.S. (Sunday Pedalers On Kinda Easy Streets) Wheel into Summer? ~20 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland • Steady rain cancels • Michelle Burton, 425-890-4936 cell • Jim Hunt, 425681-4640 cell SPOKES will start at Juanita Beach Park, pedaling through Kirkland and Bellevue while enjoying what summer has to offer. We will stop for lunch in Bellevue and then wander back to Juanita Bay. See www.cbcspokes.org for more details. From I-405 N, take Exit 20-A, go west on NE 116th that becomes Juanita Drive. Turn left at 97th Ave into park. From I-405 S, take Exit 20, go west on NE 124th, left on 100th, right on Juanita Drive and turn left at 97th into park.

Northern Exsposures 52 Mi • Moderate • some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Park & Ride Exit 202 North of Marysville • Showers cancel • Ken Condray, 425-745-1159, condray3@comcast.net • Becky Bottino, 206683-9220, bbottino7@comcast.net Note: two groups Moderate/Steady-Go north on I 5 past Marysville and take exit 202 and go left over I 5, turn right at light and right into parking lot. We will head north on quiet country roads through Silvana-Stanwood on our way to Conway, where we will make a short food stop before heading back to Marysville. Some may want to stop in Stanwood and have lunch making it about a 30-mile ride.

Spokespeople-NE: Ride to the Botanic Gardens 12 mi • Easy • Rolling • Map • Frequent regroup • 1:00 p.m. • Corner of 35th Ave NE and NE 80th St, Seattle (more below) • Steady rain cancels • Alan Miller, 425-488-4567, 206-697-4603 cell, amiller7x7@comcast.net Please join SPOKESPEOPLE NE for our third Saturday of the month community ride. This month’s summer ride will go to the U of Washington Botanic Gardens (Center for Urban Horticulture)-”Plants for Life”. Exploring wetlands and unusual plants will be our focus! The route will be via community streets and the Burke-Gilman Trail for a round trip of approximately 12 miles. There is a modest grade rise on the return route but the rest of the ride is flat or downhill. These rides start between the Wedgewood Presbyterian Church and the Hunter Tree Farm property near 35th Ave NE & NE 80th St. Please show up at 12:45 to hear about safe riding, proper helmet fit, and bike function check. These “Easy” paced rides start at

1 p.m., typically include a midway stop, and are approximately 10-15 +/- miles round trip. We will return to the starting point by 3 p.m. All rides include experienced bike commuters who accompany us to offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques.

Sunday, July 22 Please check www.cascade.org for possible WEBONLY ride listings.

Monday, July 23 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS: Head Up North, 7/2.

Small Chainring Mondays See Small Chainring, 7/2.

RIDE LEADER CERTIFICATION CLASS 6:30 p.m. • CBC Office, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg 138, Seattle • No rain cancellation • Ride Leader Certification, 425828-0138, rlcert@cascadebicycleclub.org Did you cycle on five or more Free Daily Cascade Rides this year or last? Would you like to lead your own rides? Become a certified Cascade Ride Leader. Register for this class by emailing rlcert@cascadebicycleclub.org with your name, member number, phone (work, home, or cell). Class size is limited to 15. You can find more information on becoming a Ride Leader at http://www.cascade.org/EandR/Ride_Leader_ Info.cfm

Tuesday, July 24 Northern Exposures 71 Mi • Moderate • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 9:00 a.m. • Lowell Park Everett • Showers cancel • Ken Condray, 425745-1159, condray3@comcast.net • Moderate with a touch of Brisk Take I-5 north to Everett and take 41st exit, staying in left lane, and go right at the light and right again on So 3rd Ave. Park is about 1/2 mile on the left. We will head to Snohomish where we will get on the trail going to Machias Station and work our way around by Granite Falls in route to Arlington where we will catch the trail back to Snohomish and Lowell Park. Lunch in Arlington.

TREATS: Snoqualmie Valley 30 mi • Leisurely • Rolling • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Riverside Park on Hwy 203 in Monroe • Showers cancel • Norm Tjaden, 206-525-2366 A rural ride through farmland and forests with mountain views. Route goes from Monroe to Snohomish. We may stop at some of the fields. A brief stop for coffee/pastry in Snohomish.

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 7/3.

Eastside Tours Tuesday night ride See Eastside Tours Tuesday, 7/3.

Wednesday, July 25 WRUMPS: Home for Lunch 20-30 mi • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 9:30 a.m. • Leschi Starbucks, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Mike Nelson, 206-325-9068 Be home in time for lunch after some urban exploration. Fixies and single speed bikes welcome. Ride leader will be using a single speed. bike.

Thursday, July 26 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 7/5.

Gas Works Thursday Social See Gas Works Social, 7/5.

Eastside Tours Thursday night ride See Eastside Tours Thursday, 7/5.

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Vol. 42, No. 5

JULY RIDES For a complete list of this month’s rides, visit www.cascade.org/calendar Friday, July 27 FRUMPS: Fifth Annual to the Pass ~60 mi • Moderate • Extremely hilly • No Map • Occasional regroup • 9:00 a.m. • Quigley Park, Fall City-across from the market • Showers cancel • Dan Garretson, 425-9858570 A fun ride from Fall City to Snoqualmie Pass. Lunch will be at the Pancake House. Note the early start time. This ride will not have a sweep.

SaTurday, July 28 Meet the High Performance Cycling Team 22-34 mi • Brisk • Mostly flat • No Map • Occasional regroup • 9:00 a.m. • Sam Smith Park, Seattle (East of Martin Luther King, West of the I-90 bike tunnel) and 9:30 Pickup at Enatai Beach Park, Bellevue • Showers cancel • David Longdon, 541.514.1502, cascade.cyclist@gmail.com • Tom Meloy, tmeloy@ureach.com This ride is for cyclists interested in joining Cascade’s High Performance Cycling (HPC) Team. A description of the team can be found on the CBC HPC Team webpage (http://www. cascade.org/EandR/Ride_HPC.cfm), or at www. cycleu.com. After a discussion about the team we’ll go for a ride. The route will depend on weather and turnout. If it’s nice, we’ll ride across or around Mercer Island and around the south end of Lake Washington at approximately 18 mph on the flats. If there is interest, there may be optional mileage and/or some team members may be available to meet for a post-ride coffee.

Sunday, July 29 Please check www.cascade.org/calendar for lateadded ride listings.

Monday, July 30

Small Chainring Mondays See Small Chainring 7/2.

TueSday, July 31 Northern Exposures 71 Mi • Moderate • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 9:00 a.m. • Lowell Park Everett • Showers cancel • Ken Condray, 425745-1159, condray3@comcast.net • Moderate with a touch of Brisk Take I-5 north to Everett and take 41st exit staying in left lane and go right at the light and right again on So 3rd Ave. Park is about 1/2 mile on the left. We will head to Snohomish where we will get on the trail going to Machias Station and work our way around by Granite Falls in route to Arlington where we will catch the trail back to Snohomish and Lowell Park. Lunch in Arlington.

TREATS: Picnic in an Everett Park 25-30 mi • Leisurely • Hilly • No Map • Occasional report • 10:00 a.m. • McCollum Park, EAST of I-5 Exit 186, Everett • Showers cancel • Jan Johnson, 425-672-0617 BRING A LUNCH. We will eat in the garden area of a park; there are restrooms and water there. This ride is for experienced adult cyclists who can ride some hills and on Everett city streets. (TODAY’S TENTATIVE ROUTE INCLUDES ONE STEEP DOWNHILL AND A SHORT STETCH OF HEAVY TRAFFIC.) Take I-5 Exit 186 EAST and go 1/2 mile towards the P&R; enter at the McCollum Park sign, quickly TURN LEFT and park (not next to the swimming pool.) You may use the inside rest rooms if the pool building is open.

Join us at the 2012 Marymoor Grand Prix at King County’s Marymoor Velodrome Free entry for Cascade members

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ark your calendars, plan a picnic dinner (or two) and expect a wild time at King County’s Marymoor Velodrome on Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, during the 2012 Marymoor Grand Prix track championships. The 2012 Marymoor Grand Prix promises some of the fastest, most exciting and spectator friendly bicycle racing in North America. Think about it–one gear, no brakes, riders inches apart on a banked oval at speeds up to 40 miles per hour! This is bike racing in its purest and most exciting form and simply a “must do” this summer. As an added bonus, Cascade Bicycle Club members get free admission both nights–just show your card at the entry gate. Both nights will feature up to 15 different races with anywhere from two to 40 racers on the track at the same time. Racing kicks off at 7: p.m. Spectators will see races like the exciting Keirin, where seven to eight riders are “paced” around the track for four laps, drafting behind a motorcycle as it accelerates to 30 mph before it pulls out of the way for the wild sprint for the finish line. Both evenings will also feature the “Madison” as a finale. The Madison (named for Madison Square Garden–the home of track cycling during the jazz era) features teams of two riders competing in an unbelievable tagteam race. In a fantastic display of controlled chaos/poetry, exchanges occur once every lap or so with the racing teammate literally

slinging his partner up to speed and into the action. Competition this year should be hot! For the last several years the Marymoor Grand Prix weekend has attracted many of the top men and women riders in the United States, Canada and Australia, including former (and future) national champions and Olympians. Combined with our local talent, the resulting races have been spectacular. With this year’s prize purse of at least $15,000, and a growing reputation as one of the best track racing events in North America, we expect the turnout to be even better and competition even faster. As an added bonus, this year’s event is now part of the USA Cycling “National Track Calendar,” ensuring the best in the United States will be there to race. As a special treat, Friday and Saturday nights will also feature a Marymoor favorite– the “Kiddie Kilo!” Kids: bring your bikes and helmets and join the fun! Adults, you won’t be left out. Saturday night will also feature several heats of Fat Tire Ale Cruiser Bike races. Bring your helmets! With only a $5 adult regular admission fee (free for kids and card-carrying Cascade members) this is a great place to enjoy warm mid-summer evenings. Bring a picnic and spread out on the grass surrounding the velodrome, or join the cheering section in the beer garden from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more details, see www.fsagrandprix.com.

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesday, 7/3.

Eastside Tours Tuesday night ride See Eastside Tours Tuesday, 7/3.

MUMPS: Head Up North

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See MUMPS: Head Up North, 7/2.

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July 2012

Welcome new staff!

Four AmeriCorps internships available for 2012-13

C Ellison Fidler, Administrative Coordinator

Wheels: Gary Fisher Hookooekoo, Univega Supra Sport, LeMond Nevada City, Scattante XRL Commute: Currently ~5 miles from Northgate Favorite Things: Gardenias, chocolate, my cat “Potey,” traveling, things with stripes, and redefining what it means to be a Southerner!

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llison is a born and bred Georgia native who recently crossed the country to join the Cascade Bicycle Club. When she suddenly found herself without a working car in 2006 she was given a 1977 Puch Marco Polo that threw her headfirst into a love of bikes. Since then Ellison has discovered the joys of mountain biking, commuting, racing cyclocross, and agro-tourism by bicycle. She’s thrilled to be in Seattle and ready to do some exploring by bike. After completing an undergraduate degree in Human Geography at the University of Georgia she decided to officially call Athens home. She worked for several small nonprofits in Athens, including BikeAthens, an alternative transportation advocacy organization, and also for the Athens-Clarke County Greenway, the first bike path in the county. Now she joins us in Seattle, and you may meet Ellison at the office, at Club events or when you call the office with questions about your membership.

Noah Down, Development Specialist

Wheels: Litespeed Archon and Raleigh Port Townsend Commute: 10 miles from Kenmore Favorite rides: Orcas Island loop with a climb up to Mt. Constitution and Tacoma to Gig Harbor.

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oah was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in Film. After college, Noah lived in Los Angeles and worked in the Film industry for a number of years and during his time there he was part owner in a spinning studio and active in the Southern California cycling community. Noah began cycling over ten years ago and has done the STP three tim es and participated in a number of long distance riding events throughout the West Coast. One of his biggest cycling accomplishments was riding in a seven-day 545 mile charity ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. When Noah is off the bike he enjoys playing music, cooking, hiking in the Cascades and being part of the vibrant Northwest community.

ascade will be hiring four AmeriCorps Members (interns) to start Oct. 1, 2012. The four positions, Community/Ambassador Program Assistant, Youth Program Assistant, Major Taylor Outreach Assistant, and Commute Assistant work closely with the Education and the Policy, Planning and Government Affairs departments to help run youth, adult, and community programs. Kids’ programs, such as camps, Major Taylor Clubs for disadvantaged youth, school-based programs, and events focus on skill-building, safety, education and fun. Adult programs include commuting, skills classes, helmet sales, Bike Month and Ambassadors (who provide bicycle information to community members). Policy/planning work will include helping expand Cascade’s influence by promoting healthy and active transportation, assisting with bike-friendly business certification system, implementing policies and plans in our region, and working on state bicycle counts. The AmeriCorps member(s) will help manage youth and adult programming, bike maintenance for our school bikes, and pro-

vide opportunities for community members to build their love of bicycling and become better cyclists. For full position descriptions, see <<http://cascade.org/About/job_openings.cfm>>. Positions run from 10/1/2012 to 8/15/2013. Members receive a stipend, health benefits, and an education award through the state AmeriCorps program. These AmeriCorps positions are restricted to ages 18-25 (must be not over age 25 by start date of Oct. 1). Interviews will take place late this month. Please apply by July 6 through http://www. americorps.gov . Click to open “advanced opportunity search,” when searching on programs, click on “AmeriCorps State/National,” and search under “Washington” and “bicycle.” Please also send separate resume and cover letter to julies@cascadebicycleclub. org. Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Can-Bike Seattle July 23–27 Volunteer now to help kids with disabilities

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n exciting camp for kids with disabilities is coming to Seattle this summer. Can-Bike Seattle is the local name for the Lose The Training Wheels™ national organization which provides summer camps for kids with disabilities. The Can-Bike Seattle camp will teach individuals with disabilities to ride conventional two-wheel bicycles and become lifelong independent riders. Learning to ride a two-wheel bike opens doors to recreation, inclusion, friendship, transportation and increased self-confidence. Last year, all 40 spots in the camp were filled in less than one week. The success rate for this camp is phenomenal; 85percent of the campers are riding a bike by the end of the week. Volunteers will have the opportunity to contribute to this milestone. This camp is coming to Seattle for the second year and will take place at Magnuson Park for one week: July 23-27, at Hangar 30. In order to make this camp happen, many volunteers are needed.  Please consider spending a few hours each day during camp week helping children learn to ride a bike - a life changing experience for them, and immensely rewarding for volunteers. For additional information and to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.CanBikeSeattle.com Konnie Drews, Camp Director, davekonnie@yahoo.com; Sue Adelman, Sponsorship Coordinator, sadel47714@me.com

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Bike maintenance parties beginning late June

Cyclist of the Month

TOM GIBBS

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alling all friends of Cascade Bicycle Club! Starting in late June we will be holding weekly three-hour bicycle maintenance parties on Wednesday nights at Cascade’s office on Sand Point Way. We need you to help us work on bikes for the Basics of Bicycling program. Pizza, drinks and music will be provided: you just bring the company (and music devices for added variety)!

by Erica Meurk, Staff Writer Age: 35 Occupation: Manager, AT&T Mobility Network Reliability Center Wheels: 2003 Giant OCR3 road bike e

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f you had told Tom Gibbs six months ago that he would be standing onstage at this year’s Bike Month Awards and Recognition Celebration as the 2012 Group Health Commute Challenge Captain of the Year, he probably wouldn’t have believed you. After all, he’s so new to bike commuting that he doesn’t yet own a set of fenders. Tom’s story begins several years back – on Valentine’s Day in 2004, to be exact. He was enjoying a celebratory dinner with his wife when he lost motor control of one of his arms. He made an appointment with a chiropractor, thinking he’d a pinched nerve in his back. But his symptoms only got worse. An MRI and spinal tap soon confirmed his fear: Tom had multiple sclerosis. Grappling his diagnosis, Tom decided to ride the MS 150, a two-day, 150-mile fundraising ride put on by the Multiple Sclerosis Society. “I had no experience with that sort of thing, but I bought a bike, trained and raised a lot of money,” he says. After the ride, he gave up bicycling for awhile. “The problem with me is I have a ‘been there, done that’ mentality. I proved to myself that I could do it, and my bike collected dust for a few years,” he says. Then, on the day after Christmas this year, Tom relapsed again. He ended up in the hospital for three days getting steroid injections. “Having that happen instilled in me that I need to be proactive about my health,” he says. During his annual physical shortly thereafter, his doctor told him that he needed to get more exercise. “I spend ten hours a day sitting in a chair at work, and I go home to three kids. I don’t have time for the gym. I asked him, ‘When do I exercise?’” “The doctor suggested that I try biking to work, and everything clicked,” he says. “It was a pivotal moment.” He set out on a Saturday for a “dry run” of the 13-mile route from his home in Bothell to his office in Redmond. “My commute takes 45 minutes in a car,” he says. “I decided that if I could do it in less than an hour and a half, it’d be worth my time.” That first time, it took him only an hour and five minutes. “It was a nobrainer,” he says. “It wasn’t taking away from my family or my job.” He’s had some amazing experiences riding on the Sammamish River Trail. He rode with a snow owl and come upon a cougar at dawn, its eyes shining in his headlight. He also saw a coyote. “That was cooler

BIKE MAINTENANCE PARTY DATES: About this photo, taken at the Bike Month Awards Party on June 7, Tom says, “From left to right you have Savannah (8 years old), Meredith (my amazing wife), my son Ben (5 years old), and our newest baby girl Vivienne (who is almost 3 months old). And then that really-lucky-to-havesuch-a-wonderful-family guy on the far right is me.”

You bring the elbow grease, we’ll provide the wrenches and pizza!

June 20, 27 July 5 (Thursday), 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8 Contact Elliott at ypa@cascadebicycleclub.org for more information.

because I wasn’t scared to death,” he says. Back in April of this year, with several months of bike commuting under his belt, he got an email from AT&T’s transportation coordinator about Bike Month. “I was seeing the impact of bicycling on the environment, my health and my wallet. I was benefitting on so many levels, and I wanted to impart that to others,” he says. Being a new rider himself, Tom was well equipped to convince new riders to join his team. Indeed, five of his ten team members took up bike commuting thanks to encouragement from Tom. How did he motivate them? “It’s the little things that count,” Tom says. He greased chains, met teammates on the trail before work, special-ordered donuts with bikes on them from Frost Donuts in Mill Creek and sent weekly emails. “I congratulated people if I noticed that their mileage was going up, especially if they were new to riding,” he says. He’s hoping to pass his love of bicycling on to his kids, too. “I hope seeing me come home from work on a bike helps them realize that driving isn’t their only option. We can go to Gasworks Park for a picnic in the time it takes to drive, and biking together creates more of a bond than being in a car.” So, what’s next? “I have this harebrained idea,” he says. He and some friends are gearing up to ride the MS 150 again this year. “We formed a team called the Mutineers and ordered custom jerseys from Ascend Sportswear. We’re going to ride in support of great causes, and we’re going to ‘mutiny’ whatever they’re supporting.” “I feel selfish when I ride the MS 150. Everybody has a cause, and I’m going to get behind others’ causes,” he says. After all, he tells me, “Riding is hard sometimes. Everybody needs a pull.”

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CASCADE CONTACTS

JULY VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer this July!

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he phenomenal success of Cascade Bicycle Club events is due to our great volunteers! Volunteer support is essential to make the wide variety of quality cycling events in the Seattle area happen. If you have not yet participated, now is the time to help ensure that our events run smoothly and successfully. And volunteering is not just limited to event work. Whether it is in-office work, staffing events, or membership recruitment, we can always use a hand! Keep reading below to find the volunteer opportunity that works best for you. All upcoming volunteer opportunities are listed on our website and can be found at www. cascade.org/About/Volunteer.cfm. Click on “use our new volunteer registration tool” or “volunteer sign-up form” to see the current list of our volunteer needs, and then sign up. It will be worthwhile for both you and the Club! For the latest up-to-date schedule, check out the website often.

Office Volunteers

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m. (1-2 volunteers). Task or Event: Membership renewal forms. Where: CBC Office, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. How Long: 2 to 3 hours. Doing What: Stuffing, labeling, and applying postage.

Group Health STP

Date and Time: Saturday, July 7, 7:30 a.m. (4 teams of 2-3 volunteers each, with 1 volunteer of each team to drive their truck or SUV). Task or Event: Group Health STP route marking. Where: Meet at CBC Office, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. How Long: Depends on the section of route to be marked. Doing What: Marking the GH STP route with Dan Henrys. Date and Time: Tuesday, July 10 Task or Event: Set up of packet pickup at Seattle REI. Check out the details at: www.cascade.org/About/ Volunteer.cfm Date and Time: Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13. Three shifts: 1st shift 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 2nd shift 1 - 4:30 p.m.; 3rd shift 4 - 7:30 p.m. (6 volunteers per shift). Task or Event: Packet pickup. Where: Seattle REI, 222 Yale Ave North. . How Long: 3-hour shifts. Doing What: Distribute packets to the riders. Date and Time: Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13. Three shifts: 1st shift 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 2nd shift 1-4:30 p.m.; 3rd shift 4-7:30 p.m. (2 volunteers per shift). Task or Event: Cashier at Packet Pickup. Where: Seattle REI, 222 Yale Ave North. How Long: 3-hour shifts. Doing What: Cashier for bus, parking tickets. Previous experience working with cash, credit cards, and checks is desired.

Cascade Bicycle Club 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 101S Seattle, WA 98115

STAFF Note: All email address are @cascadebicycleclub.org Jenny Almgren, Education Program Assistant

Julie Salathé, Education Director

(206) 694-914 • jenny.almgren@ …

(206) 523-1952 • julies@ …

Chuck Ayers, Executive Director

Elliott Sherburne, Americorps Member, Youth Programs

(206) 523-9495 • chuck.ayers@ …

(206) 861-9875 • ypa@ …

Craig Benjamin, Policy and Government Affairs Manager

Kat Sweet, Youth Program Manager

(206) 713-6204 • craig.benjamin@ …

(206) 427-3090 • kat.sweet@ …

Mary Collins, Americorps Member, Commute Program

Anna Telensky, Events and Sponsorship Coordinator

(206) 861-9890 • cpa@ …

(206) 778-6099 • annat@ …

David Douglas, Event Producer

Kim Thompson, Event Registrar

(206) 522-BIKE • david.douglas@ …

(206) 526-1677 • kim.thompson@ …

Noah Down, Development Specialist

Alan Van Vlack, Database and Accounting Coordinator

Where: CBC office, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Building 138, Seattle. How Long: Until task is completed. Doing What: Installing bike racks on 6-7 support cars.

(206) 245-0001 • noah.down@ …

(206) 226-1858 • alan.vanvlack@ …

Emma Epstein, Americorps Member, Major Taylor Project

Peter Verbrugge, Event Producer

(206) 957-6960 • mtpa@ …

(206) 399-9565 • peterv@ …

Ed Ewing, Major Taylor Project Manager

Tarrell Wright, Development Director

(206) 778-4671 • ed.ewing@ …

(206) 240-2235 • tarrell.wright@ …

Date and Time:  Friday, July 13. 7-8:30 p.m. (1-3 volunteers). Task or Event: Break down packet pickup. Where: Seattle REI, 222 Yale Ave North. How Long: 1.5 hours. Doing What: Helping load all the remaining material from packet pickup into truck.

(206) 522-9479 • stephanie.frans@ …

Date and Time:  Saturday, July 14, 4–8 a.m. (5 volunteers). Task or Event: Packet pickup at Start Line. Where: E-1 parking lot UW. How Long: 3.5 hours. Doing What: Distributing packets to riders. Date and Time:  Saturday, July 14. 4–8 a.m. (4 volunteers). Task or Event: Directing Parking at Start Line. Where: E-1 parking lot UW. How Long: 3.5 hours. Doing What: Help to control parking traffic. Date and Time:  Saturday, July 14. 4–8 a.m. (1 volunteer). Task or Event: Cashier at Start Line. Where: E-1 parking lot UW. How Long: 3.5 hours. Doing What: Sell parking tickets. Previous experience working with cash, credit cards, and checks desired. Date and Time:  Saturday, July 14. 4–8 a.m. (11 volunteers). Task or Event: Loading baggage trucks at Start Line. Where: E-1 parking lot UW. How Long: 3.5 hours. Doing What: Loading baggage onto trucks.

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13. Three shifts: 1st shift 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 2nd shift 1-4:30 p.m.; 3rd shift 4-7:30 p.m. (2 volunteers per shift). Task or Event: Greeter at Packet Pickup. Where: Seattle REI, 222 Yale Ave North. How Long: 3-hour shifts. Doing What: Greeting riders and providing information.

Date and Time:  Saturday, July 14. 4–8 a.m. (3 volunteers). Task or Event: Volunteer at large at Start Line. Where: E-1 parking lot UW. How Long: 3.5 hours. Doing What: Helping where needed. Date and Time:  Saturday, July 14. 1st shift 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; 2nd shift noon–5 p.m. (3 volunteers per shift). Task or Event: Railroad track monitoring. Where: Mile mark 67.9 in the route guide, SR-7 between Spanaway and McKenna. How Long: 4.5-5 hours. Doing What: Helping to direct and caution riders as needed.

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13. Three shifts: 1st shift 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 2nd shift 1-4:30 p.m.; 3rd shift 4-7:30 p.m. ( 1 volunteer per shift). Task or Event: Volunteer at large at Packet Pickup. Where: Seattle REI, 222 Yale Ave North. How Long: 3-hour shifts. Doing What: Helping where needed.

Date and Time: Sunday, July 15, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (2 volunteers). Task or Event: Merchandise sales at Finish Line. Where: Holladay Park, Portland OR. How Long: 3-hour shifts. Doing What: Cashier for Group Health STP merchandise sales. Previous experience working with cash, credit cards, and checks desired.

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13. Three shifts: 1st shift 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2nd shift 1-4:30 p.m., 3rd shift 4-7:30 p.m. (1 volunteer per shift). Task or Event: CBC booth at Packet Pickup. Where: Seattle REI, 222 Yale Ave North. How Long: 3-hour shifts. Doing What: CBC information booth. Knowledge of events and membership services is recommended.

RSVP

Date and Time:  Friday, July 13. 9:30 a.m. (4 volunteers). Task or Event: Install bike racks.

Home Page: www.cascade.org Office phone: 206-522-3222 or 206-522-BIKE Fax: 206-522-2407 Email: info@cascadebicycleclub.org

Task or Event: RSVP Packet Stuffing. Where: CBC Office. How Long: 3 to 4 hours. Check out the details at: www.cascade.org/About/ Volunteer.cfm

Cyclefest

Date and Time: Friday, July 22 Task or Event: Cyclefest Outdoor Cinema. Check out the details at: www.cascade.org/About/ Volunteer.cfm  

“Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”

Stephanie Frans, Manager of Commute Programs

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ellison Fidler, Administrative Coordinator

Note: All email address are @cascadebicycleclub.org

(206) 522-3222 ellison.fidler@...

President

Tessa Greegor, Principal Planner

Daniel Weise • daniel.weise@...

(206) 204-0913 • tessa.greegor@ … Erica Hann, Americorps Member, Community Programs (206) 957-6623 • cmpa@ … Max Hepp-Buchanan, Advocacy Campaigns Manager

Vice President Don Volta • don.volta@cascadebicycleclub.org Treasurer

(206) 226-1040 • MaxHB@ …

Michael Snyder • michael.snyder@...

Mike Inocencio, Corporate Development Director

Secretary

(206) 522-2403 • mikei@ …

Ed Yoshida • ed.yoshida@cascadebicycleclub.org

M.J. Kelly, Director of Communications & Marketing

Executive Committee Member-at-large

(206) 853-2188 • m.j.kelly@ …

Charles Ruthford • charles.ruthford@...

Diana Larson, Volunteer Coordinator

Directors

(206) 852-6827 • diana.larson@ …

Kevin Carrabine • kevin.carrabine@...

Sander Lazar, Rides Program Coordinator

George Durham • george.durham@...

(206) 694-9108 • sander.lazar@ … Serena Lehman, Community Outreach Manager (206) 291-4032 • serenal@ …

Rayburn Lewis • rayburn.lewis@... Mo McBroom • mo.mcbroom@...

Kathy Mania, Finance Director

Emily Moran • emily.moran@cascadebicycleclub.org

(206) 522-4639 • kathy.mania@ …

Bill Ptacek • bill.ptacek@...

John Mauro, Director of Policy, Planning & Gov’t Affairs

Ron Sher • ron.sher@...

(206) 446-3688 • john.mauro@ … Kathy McCabe, Deputy Director (206) 409-0429 • kathy.mccabe@ … Erica Meurk, Grant Writer (206) 522-7517 • erica.meurk@ … Leah Pistorius, Communications Specialist (913) 579-7629 • leah.pistorius@ … Robin Randels, Classes Coordinator (206) 390-3945 • robin.randels@ …

MEMBERSHIP FORM Please detach form and return to: Cascade Bicycle Club •7400 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 101S • Seattle, WA 98115 o New member o Renewal FIRST NAME

MI LAST NAME

M/F DATE OF BIRTH

EMAIL

STATE

ZIP

ADDRESS CITY HOME PH

WORK PH

CELL PH

To help promote cycling, we occasionally share names with other organizations. We never share telephone numbers or email addresses, only postal addresses. May we share your name? ◊ Yes ◊ No TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP 1 YEAR 2 YEARS GIFT SOCK SIZE OFFICE NOTES

Individual Household/Family* Supporter* Advocate* Champion* Student/limited income (e-news only)

o $ 35 o $ 60

o $ 65 o $ 115

o $ 100 o $ 250

o $ 195 o $ 495

o $ 500 o $ 15

o $ 995 o $ 25

Cycling socks

S M L XL

Cycling socks

S M L XL

Cycling socks

S M L XL

Tax-deductible donation to the CBC Education Foundation** TOTAL ENCLOSED o

A check payable to the Cascade Bicycle Club is enclosed. ($20 fee for returned checks.)

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Please charge my VISA/MASTERCARD: — — — Cardholder’s name (Please print):

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Cardholder’s signature: *Contributing members may include household and family members on their membership. **The Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation (CBCEF) is an IRS 501(c)(3) charity. Donations to the CBCEF are tax-deductible. Membership contributions or gifts to the Cascade Bicycle Club 501(c)(4) are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

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Welcome New Members Joshua Adams Janet Ahlquist-Niemi William Allemann Joyce Allen Clarissa Allen Daniel Ander Justin Anderson Nancy Angell David Anstead Morgan Asbridge Jacqueline Ashwell Mark Atkinson Mike Autrey Charles Backus Renata Baker Nicole Ballinger Mark Barbieri Maria Barna Scott Barnhart Ryan Bartron Eric Bay Chad Beeman Nicola Beeson Gabriel Behrend Ellsann Bennett Joe Bennett Megan Bennett Jay Bennett Julia Bennett Emily Bennett Allison Bennett Jennifer Benson James Bernard Aiko Bethea Archana Bhat Patrick Binns Aaron Birnbaum Michael Black Joleen Borgerding Steven Bourg Eric Bowers Ada Bowles Larry Boyer R. Douglas Bradley Henrik Brameus Lisa Brandt Darla Bratton Elliot Brazil Joe Breuner Melissa Brown Robert Brown Maria Brumm Ryan Burke Sharon Burke Barbara Burt Kim Burton

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