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JULY 2013 / Vol. 43, No. 7

Cyclefest Outdoor Cinema meets Thursday night bike racing by Peter Verbrugge, Event Producer

Thursday, July 18, 4 to 10:30 p.m.

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RSVP passes, Ortlieb messenger bag plus other prizes and instant giveaways! Cyclefest is produced thanks in large part to the support of our members, now more than 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, Schooner Exact Brewing Company and Raleigh Bicycles

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The historic 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. There are many bench seats open but feel free to bring your own chairs or blankets, and a flashlight. Bike racks provided. Parking Note: There is limited adjacent venue parking after 5 p.m., so please park adjacent streets and plan on ride/walk 10-15 minutes up to the amphitheater. 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 parking lot up top in the park that will fill up early. We will allow cars in as others leave. In the event of inclement weather the Tour de France showing will not proceed. Please visit our website at www.cascade.org at 4 p.m. on the day of the event if weather is questionable.

Cyclefest schedule of events

4 to 7 p.m.: Kids activities -Bike art table and Wheelie Fun Course & more 5 p.m.: Parking lot up top closes=-limited space thereafter until 9pm when Road opens after races 5 p.m: Randy’s Urban Grill sausage cart, and beer garden featuring Schooner Exact 5:30 p.m - 9:05 p.m: Thursday Night bike races. The very best in top quality bicycle road racing! 9:05 p.m.: Upper road open- free parking is available very close to the amphitheater 9:15 p.m: Drawing for Raleigh bicycle and other great prizes 9:20 to 10:45 p.m.: Stage 18 of the Tour de France on the big screen! Ongoing: Cascade Bicycle Club booth, vendor and exhibitor booths, food booths and beer garden.

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istoric Seward Park Amphitheater at the top loop of park Join us for one of the biggest Tour de France-inspired outdoor festivals 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 tenth anniversary 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 Thurs Night Bike Races; 5:30 to 9 p.m. Race categories include Cat 1-4 men races plus a woman’s race at 715 p.m. • Enjoy expanded family friendly activities from 4 to 7 p.m. with a scavenger hunt , bike art & more! • Then at dusk (approximately 9:15 p.m.), catch all the action of the world’s best bike race with Tour de France’s mountain top finish Stage 18 (Gap - Alpe d’Heuz mountain top finish) 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 Schooner Exact Brewery beverage (or wine) in the massive beer garden with hundreds of your fellow race fans. • Eat at our food booth or bring your own picnic-it’s a special night under the stars. • Browse at our vendor booths for cool stuff. • Purchase a drawing ticket for a chance to win a top-of-the-line Raleigh bicycle,

• Raleigh road bicycle (value: over $1000+) • Two registration for the sold-out Ride from Vancouver (B.C.) to Seattle and Party (RSVP) event (value: $200+) • Ortlieb messenger bag (value: $150+) • Drawing tickets will be sold at the event, $5 each or three for $10. Just look for a ticket-seller or stop by the Cascade booth.

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What happened at Flying Wheels? by M.J. Kelly, Director of Communications

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fter June’s Flying Wheels event, the team of folks at Cascade Bicycle Club received a number of negative messages from residents in the communities along the route, particularly the cities of Carnation and Duvall. It was not a good feeling. We heard from area residents that some of our event participants were seen • urinating on private property • swearing at people • flipping off drivers • not riding SMART The riders of our events are visitors and guests to the communities through which we ride. As guests, we should bring our best manners and thank our hosts for graciously welcoming us. The Snoqualmie Valley is a beautiful place to visit, explore, shop, dine and play. Many of our event riders come on Flying Wheels only to discover the beautiful communities through the ride and return later with friends and family. We at Cascade Bicycle Club extend an apology for the unacceptable behavior by some of our event participants. Truly, what we’ve heard is not OK. While the vast majority of event participants ride respectfully and lawfully, it truly only takes a few bad apples interspersed throughout the group to ruin our collective reputation. Flying Wheels, which is a fundraiser for our 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, has been happening for 27 years. Over the last five years, the event has held a steady number of riders, around 3,500. The event has also been on the second Saturday of June for many years. Though we do field a handful of complaints with any event, we asked ourselves what was different this year? As every year, our event was issued road use and parade permits through King County and Carnation, and we have the required documents on file in Duvall and all other cities on the route. We hired police officers to direct traffic at intersections. To be clear: no cities or government agencies paid to support the event; Cascade Bicycle Club paid for any and all use fees and permits.

Thanks to Woodinville Bicycle for taking photos on the course. Check them out at: woodinvillebicycle. smugmug.com/FW/ Though Flying Wheels has been held on this date for at least ten years, for the first time, the Mud Run at Remlinger Farms was held on the same date. We learned that the Mud Run brought over 4,500 participants, in their vehicles, to the valley, all converging on the Carnation area. The increased Mud Run car traffic added to the Flying Wheels riders caused quite a bit of congestion, which was frustrating for so many. We apologize for contributing to that issue. While the majority of the event feedback has been extremely positive, we take the negative feedback seriously. Our event team attended the Carnation City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 18. The team will work with community contacts to determine what we can do for next year and beyond to make the experience better, especially for the Snoqualmie Valley residents, and to keep the event as safe as possible for riders. We would like to invite local community groups to get involved so they can use the Flying Wheels event as a fundraiser. Many of our other bicycling events like the STP and Chilly Hilly have partnerships with community groups who take advantage of this opportunity to great success. We know that the vast majority of riders are great ambassadors for bicycling. We know it’s scary and unpleasant when people don’t drive safely around bicyclists. We, as bicyclists, can be community leaders. Let’s work together to make sure that our collective behavior on the bikes in every community is neighborly and respectful. Thank you for your support and cooperation as we work together to improve the event going forward. Have feedback? Join the conversation on the Cascade blog: http://blog.cascade.org/ category/events/flying-wheels/

In This Issue Bike to School Day report.............................2 Board of Directors seeks nominees...............2 Bike to Work Breakfast wrap up..................2 Summer classes.................................................3 Bike Maintenance volunteers needed.............3 Bike to School month wrap up.....................3 Support Share the Road.................................4 Volunteer for CanBikeSeattle...........................4 Partner News....................................................4 July Rides......................................................5-8 Bikenomics........................................................8

Family Biking Learn 2 Ride...........................8 David Herlily presents rare photos................8 Helmet sales.....................................................9 Dust Off Days a success.................................9 Major Taylor......................................................9 Cyclist of the Month......................................10 Volunteers........................................................11 Cascade Contacts............................................11 Welcome New Members................................12

July 2013

Board of directors seeks nominees for October election by Kevin Carrabine, Chair, Board of Directors Governance Committee

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ascade Bicycle Club is a membership organization, more than 15,000 strong. The board of directors, working with the executive director and the staff, is responsible for creating and developing a strategic vision for the organization, approving the Club’s budget, and working to ensure the financial well-being of the organization. This year, for the first time in 16 years, the board will be hiring a new executive director; ongoing evaluation of the executive director’s performance is another essential board task. As directors, we are accountable to you, Cascade’s members. We have a responsibility to offer candidates for board elections who have a strong vision for the organization, have proven board experience, bring needed talents to fill any “gaps” in our current expertise, and have the time and commitment to work with continuing board members to Create a Better Community Through Bicycling. To that end, we are seeking interested Cascade members to be considered by our Nominations Committee as candidates for election to the board in October 2013 for three-year-terms of service beginning in January 2014.

For 2014, the board size will decrease from 14 directors to 12. With eight board terms set to expire this year, we will have six seats up for election. We need your help to identify Club members who will help us continue to build a strong and visionary board. Please send your suggestions with contact information to nominations@cascadebicycleclub.org. If you are nominating yourself, or the person you are nominating wants to start the process themselves, there is a Board Nomination Form that needs to be completed. Find it at www.cascade.org. Deadline for submission of potential nominees is July 16. Once candidates have been identified, the Nominations Committee (comprised of board members and Cascade staff ) will determine an interview schedule for late July, and then recommend a slate of candidates to the full board. We appreciate your efforts on behalf of the Club and hope you will spread the word. Look for election information in your September Cascade Courier.

Interim Executive Director, Joe Platzner (left) joins King County Councilmember Larry Phillips and others at the ribbon cutting for King County Parks latest trail opening of the 2.2 mile section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail through Issaquah. For more info, visit www.kingcounty.gov/ eastlakesammamishtrail. Photo courtesy of King County Parks | Eli Brownell.

Another great year for the Bike to Work Breakfast!

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his year’s Bike to Work Breakfast kicked off Bike Month with a bang! Keynote speaker Governor Jay Inslee spoke to a crowd of more than 750 attendees on the importance of bicycling in Puget Sound. The event raised nearly$145,000 for the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation. That will go a long way in helping provide for programs like the Major Taylor Project, Trips for Kids, and all of our work fighting for safer streets. Special thanks to our Breakfast hosts and table captains that rallied their friends and co-workers out to the event And to our sponsors, thanks to their support, 100% of the proceeds from fundraising at the event will go to providing direct services. If you’d like information about being a part of this event in 2014, please contact Tarrell Wright, Development Director at (206) 240-2235.

TABLE CAPTAINS David Amiton Sharon Anderson Maggie Anderson Bob Anderton Chuck Ayers Marlene Bailey Craig Benjamin Doug Burgesser Val Bush Kevin Carrabine Jamie Cheney Brendan Connolly Rob Crichton Marc Daudon Noah Down Brigitte Dubois John Duggan George Durham Edward Ewing Stephanie Frans Christine Grant Peter Hahn Rob Harrison David Hull Michael Inocencio Brian Johnson Eileen Kadesh

Kevin Kane Shannon Koller Maxwell Kullaway Elizabeth Labadie Sander Lazar Monica Leers Serena Lehman Rayburn Lewis Jennifer Malley Evan Manvel Mo McBroom Katherine McCabe David McLean Michael Meany Steve Meineke Jenny Meiswinkel Mike Merritt Bree Moore Emily Moran Anita Neill Tim O’Connor Nam-ho Park Thomas Payne Arthur Peterson Joel Pfundt Robbie Phillips Joe Platzner William Ptacek

Merlin Rainwater Robin Randels Lisa Richmond James Rock Dave Rodgers Deanna Rodovsky Dave Rogers Anne-Marije Rook Charles Ruthford Julie Salathe Kent Scott Ron Sher Robert Sindelar Rachel Smith Michael Snyder Catherine Stanford Hannah Swee Kat Sweet Jessica Szelag Peter Verbrugge Daniel Weise David Wiggins Rick Workman Tarrell Wright Edward Yoshida Ali Zuberi

TABLE HOSTS Kevin Carrabine Dr. Rayburn Lewis, MD William Ptacek Charles Ruthford Mo McBroom Edward Yoshida Joe Platzner Ron Sher George Durham Emily Moran University of Washington Seattle Department of Transportation Squeaky Wheels / Bainbridge Island Bicycle Advocacy Raleigh America Cascadia Center for Regional Development NetMotion King County Metro SNC-Lavalin Constructors, Inc.

M.J. Kelly, Editor Diane English, Editorial Assistant; Susan Hiles, Photography; June contributors: Amy Brockhaus, Kevin Carrabine, Ryann Child, Noah Down, Ed Ewing, Diana Larson, Hanna McFall, Lindsey Parker, Robin Randels, Anne-Marije Rook, Julie Salathé, Peter Verbrugge

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

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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 206522-3222.

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Vol. 43, No. 7

Summer classes focus on bike maintenance skills and family biking by Robin Randels, Classes Coordinator

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f you still haven’t made it to a maintenance class or want to learn to ride your bike, now is the time to mark that off your bucket list. Riding classes take a short hiatus in July. Back 2 Basics of Bicycling returns August 25 and Urban Cycling Techniques will be back Sept. 26 and 28. Look for our next round of Family Biking in September as well. You‘ll find registration information at https://shop.cascade.org/open_education.

Fix a Flat July 1

Learn this simple and important skill to minimize delays the next time your tire fizzles. We’ll take the mystery out of wheel and tire removal, patching a tube and putting it all back together. Learn what tools to carry for a quick and speedy repair. Our class is hands-on your bike -- so bring it along. We’ll send you home with patch kit and a step by step guide for the next encounter with a flat tire.

Chains and Derailleurs July 9

Learn basic methods for working on chains and derailleurs that will keep your drivetrain and shifting system in tip top shape. We’ll cover chain maintenance, derailleur adjustment and troubleshooting system problems. This is a hands-on-your-bike class, so bring it along with a multitool if you’ve got one -- we will have tools available if you don’t. You will go home with a smoother shifting bike and our new refresher how-to guide booklet.

Maintenance for Everyday Bike Riders July 16

Maintaining your bike is more important than ever to keep you riding smoothly and safely. We’ll reveal answers to questions such as “Why aren’t my gears shifting?”, “Why isn’t my bike stopping?”, and “What is that grinding noise?” It’s a great time to get up to speed on simple maintenance techniques that will keep your bike in tip top shape as you roll through winter.

Learn how to:

• Inspect and pump up your tires • Make minor adjustments to your brakes and shifting • Clean and lube your chain • Clean and inspect your brake pads • Maintain your gears • Fight road grime

Family Biking Learn 2 Ride July 21

Parents, assist your child in learning the basics of how to ride a bike using our tried and true method. OR, if you never learned as a child, come learn yourself!

Brakes, Wheels and Tires July 22

Learn basic methods for working on various types of rim brakes. We’ll cover rim care and cleaning, brake pad inspection, cleaning, adjustment and replacement. We’ll also cover how to inspect spokes for correct tension and tires for wear. Bring your bike and any tools you have -- we’ll have tools on hand if you don’t. Take home our new refresher guide booklet for your ongoing home repairs.

Bike to School Day and Month wrap-up Special recognition to Bryant Elementary, McDonald Elementary and APP Lincoln

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s more than 200 students and parents rallied at Bryant Elementary on Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 8, many more participated in dozens of events happening throughout the city. More than 3,500 kids participated in Bike to School Day events, some riding to school for the first time, with their parents or in a bike train. An impressive 1,785 elementary school students registered their trips with us for the month. The Golden Pedal Award for most new riders goes to Seattle’s McDonald Elementary! Special recognition goes to APP Lincoln Elementary in Seattle for the most riders at a newly participating school. Also, nearly 100 students from the area registered in our online competition for middle and high school students. Bike to School Day started Bike Month off on a strong note with Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda, Seattle City Council Member Sally Bagshaw, Seattle School Board President Kay SmithBlum, Bryant Elementary Principal Kim Fox, and Cascade’s Education Director Julie Salathé speaking to more than 200 people at a rally at Bryant Elementary. The energy was contagious at Bryant as dozens of students, accompanied by a police escort, parents, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw and Cascade staff, and Bryant parents and volunteers biked to school and to the rally. After meeting for coffee and donuts at Top Pot Doughnut on 35th Avenue NE, the bike parade made a one-mile trek south to Bryant Elementary, which together with its Northeast Seattle community has been working for many years to create an environment where it is safe, welcoming and fun to bike to school. “Bryant is not alone,” said Julie Salathé, Cascade’s Education Director. “There is a growing movement and interest in supporting our kids in getting to school under their own power.” “Today is about a shared vision for our community –a vision that people of every age and ability feel safe and confident enough to ride to school and to ride in their neighborhoods,” continued Salathé. “Cascade’s mission is ‘creating a better community through bicycling’ but this isn’t just our mission. It’s a shared idea about our community that we all work on together, that we all participate in.”

Superintendent Banda also spoke of the importance of making it safe and fun for students to bike to school. Hoping to make walking or biking to school the first choice for families as they choose their daily transportation, Banda called on the Seattle community to make it safer for kids to get to school, by reducing the traffic chaos and conflicts near our schools each morning and afternoon. Watch a video of the event on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/ user/cascadebicycle We’re looking forward to seeing all the excitement of this month again next year!

Bike maintenance volunteers needed by Lindsey Parker, Americorps Youth Program Assistant

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he Education Foundation’s fleet of more than 300 BMX bikes is back at Cascade from its hard use in local elementary schools and is in need of a tuneup! It is really important that we get these bikes ride-ready for the upcoming school year. Third through fifth grade students use them while learning important bike handling and safety skills in our Basics of Bicycling curriculum. For five Wednesday evenings in July, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., we will welcome volunteers to help with basic bike maintenance for these bikes that are so well-used in more than 55 schools across four school districts. Extensive bike maintenance skills are not required. Please bring a good attitude and a willingness to get dirty. Some of the maintenance these bikes need includes pumping up tires, lubing chains and adjusting handlebars. Instructions will be given, and there will be plenty of guidance with each task. Pizza, gloves and maintenance checklists will be provided for all volunteers. Tell your friends and bring a group! Please RSVP to Lindsey at ypa@cascadebicycleclub.org.

“Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”

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July 2013

Show your support for bicycling with a Share the Road license plate by Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer

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hen you pick up your STP packet at REI this July, the Bicycle Alliance of Washington (BAW) will be there with an opportunity for you to help make roads safer and show off your love of bicycling by purchasing a Share the Road license plate. Conceived by our long-time member and volunteer, Don Martin, and designed by Kim Boston of Spokane, the Share the Road license plates are much more than a cool decorative item. “The Share the Road license plate is the only plate that actually sends a message to drivers of other vehicles about safe behavior on the street. A mini-billboard for better behavior, it lets every vehicle that sports the plate convey the message that Washington bikes—even our cars say so,” Barb Chamberlain, executive director of Bicycle Alliance of Washington, said. But creating a Washington Share the Road license plate sounds easier than it was. The initial idea came from Don, who had come across an article celebrating the first Share the Road license plate being approved in Florida. “Florida! I couldn’t believe it! But what a great idea. Just imagine 30 or 40 thousand cars with Share the Road license plates on our highways and the impact they would have on the general public,” Martin said. “It would finally show that most bike riders do own cars and do pay highway taxes and could also impact law makers and law enforcement.” Moreover, it would raise awareness. This was at a time that awareness about cyclists as road user was making headlines as legislators had recently passed the Cooper Jones Act. Named after a 13-year-old Spokane boy who was killed by a motorist while participating in a local cycling event, the act was meant to provide funding for safety awareness programs. “The Cooper Jones Act created a body at the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to advance and advocate for bicycle and pedestrian safety,” explained David Jones, father of Cooper Jones. “Some interim funding was provided by grants and short term WTSC funding. As time went on, Lynn Drake at WTSC and others managed to finagle funding from various sources but it became obvious that it was not going to be anyone’s priority as budgets continued to shrink.” Don contacted David and Martha Jones and suggested raising money through Share the Road license plates for Washington vehicles. “We all agreed that a “Share the Road” plate for Washington state vehicles could have a significant impact on bicycling safety,” said Martin. Don began working on a Washington Share the Road license plate in 2000 with then Director of State Licensing Linda Hendrickson, who was very supportive of the idea. He also reached out to State Senator, Ken Jacobsen, who had successfully sponsored The Cooper Jones Act. In January 2002, Senator Jacobsen submitted the Share the Road license plate proposal under

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Senate Bill, which was supported by hundreds of letters from Washington cyclists. “Unfortunately, all of our efforts could not convince the Chairwoman of the Senate Transportation Committee, Mary Margaret Haugen, that a special plate should be approved,” said Don. But Don and his group of advocates weren’t going to give up so easily. They partnered with the Bicycle Alliance of Washington and a widespread effort ensued to collect petition signatures, design a graphic image, enlist the support of local legislators and make this vision a reality. “Many people in the legislature strongly supported the idea. They were around when the Cooper Jones Act passed and felt that this would be a good solution to the funding problem. They were not happy [that Se. Haugen didn’t want to consider the bill]. Thus, a work-around or compromise was agreed on. Applicants would need to post a bond to cover the cost of adding a new plate. Signatures of those willing to purchase the plate must be submitted in numbers great enough to insure that sufficient numbers of plates would be sold,” recalled Jones. “Don Martin put up the bond money for the STR plates, bless his heart. Signatures by the thousands were collected. [Sen. Haugen] did not think we would sell more than a few hundred plates, not enough to recoup costs, but Don got his money back in about nine months after the plates went on sale. The rest, as they say, is history.” In 2005 the Legislature decided to allow more “group vanity plates” at an annual $30 fee and the Share the Road submittal was approved. Share the Road license plates went on sale January 1, 2006, and as of March 2013, more than 5209 plates have been sold. BAW receives $28 for each plate purchased or renewed to fund bicycle safety and education programs, including Safe Routes to School. “The extra cost of the plate goes to support bicycle and pedestrian safety education that takes a number of forms, including the curriculum taught in driver’s ed schools and in traffic schools when someone violates a law relating to interactions with bicyclists or pedestrians,” said Chamberlain. While the process of ordering a specialty plate can feel complex, BAW is establishing a “concierge service” to take care of the paperwork and prep it for the vehicle owner’s signature so supporting bike safety with your license plate will be almost as easy as going for a bike ride or signing up for an event (and without the fear of the plates selling out!). The concierge service is available online at http://bit.ly/WAbikeplates or in person at STP Packet Pick-up. Come to the pick-up with a photo of your vehicle registration or email it to info@bicyclealliance.org, and The Bicycle Alliance will get the process rolling for you. And yes, customized Share the Road plates are available.

Volunteer for CanBikeSeattle:

Camp for Special Needs Kids, Aug. 5 to 9 at Magnuson Park by Julie Salathé, Education Director

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o you love to bike? Do you want to have fun? Do you want to make a lifelong impact? Volunteer for CanBikeSeattle, serving kids with special needs! Kids with special needs learn to ride independently in just five days. Volunteer spotters are essential for their success. You will receive training, community service hours and feel pride in the accomplishments of another person. CanBikeSeattle is an exciting camp for kids with disabilities. CanBikeSeattle is the local name for the iCanShine program (formerly Lose The Training Wheels™), a national organization that provides summer camps for kids with disabilities. The CanBikeSeattle camp will teach them how to ride conventional two-wheel bicycles and become lifelong independent riders. Learning to ride a two-wheel bike opens many doors to recreation, inclusion, friendship, transportation and increased self-confidence. There is a huge demand for this camp, as there is nothing else like it in the Seattle or Eastside areas. Last year, all 40 spots were filled in less than one week. CanBikeSeattle is a great experience for those participating as well as those volunteering. The success rate for this camp is phenomenal; 80 percent of the campers are riding a bike by the end of the week. By volunteering, you will have the opportunity to contribute to this milestone. Each camper will come for one 75-minute

session per day for five days. There will be eight campers in each session, and five sessions in a single day. The camper develops a relationship and trust with the volunteers assisting them. It is important to have consistency from day to day. Please consider signing up to volunteer for at least one session all week, or as many sessions as fit your schedule. For example, you might choose either the 8 a.m. session or the 10:15 a.m. session for the whole week. At Magnuson Park for its third year, the camp will take place August 5-9. Go to www. CanBikeSeattle.com to sign up, or contact Sean King at (425) 228-3391. CanBikeSeattle is a joint partnership of Northwest Special Families and The Down Syndrome Community. Northwest Special Families is a program of the Center For Human Services.

PARTNER NEWS

Join the campaign to designate a the Mountains to Sound Greenway a National Heritage Area by Amy Brockhaus, Mountains to Sound Greenway

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o you ride your bicycle in the Mountains to Sound Greenway? Chances are, if you ride with the Cascade Bicycle Club or live in the Puget Sound region, you do. The Greenway is a 1.5 million-acre landscape that connects the Seattle metropolitan area, through rural eastern King County, over Snoqualmie Pass, into the grasslands of central Washington. We enjoy nature on our doorstep in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, which is why the Greenway Trust is leading a bipartisan campaign to have the U.S. Congress designate this extraordinary landscape as a National Heritage Area. Congressman Dave Reichert introduced H.R. 1785 in the House with co-sponsors Adam Smith and Jim McDermott, and we hope to see a similar bill in the Senate in the near future. Making the Greenway a National Heritage Area will convey the national significance of this landscape and ensure the Greenway remains a magnificent place for generations to come. Heritage Area framework will enable

cooperative action and efficiencies among public land managers, without affecting land ownership or private property rights. Twenty years of conservation have protected the natural heritage of the Greenway. Today, this network of parks, forests, farms and cities is both our history and our way of life. Tomorrow, imagine a world-class regional trail system with missing trail links built, coordinated maps and consistent trail names. Envision cities, government agencies, nonprofits and citizens working to create bicycle routes for both transportation and recreation, together. Officially recognizing the Greenway will be a major milestone in fostering the kind of collaboration that will help preserve this place for future generations. Now, we need your help to keep this campaign going! Voice your support at www.greenwayheritage.org. Sign an online petition, ask your Facebook friends to sign on, submit a support letter from your organization, or contact your representatives in Congress.

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Vol. 43, No. 7

JULY RIDES More daily rides are listed online at www.cascade.org/dailyrides

Cascade Bicycle Club Ride Classification 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. 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.

Monday, July 1

Wednesday, July 3

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

MUMPS: Head Up North

MEETS S. Bellevue: Moderate

60-80 mi • Brisk • Moderate • Hilly • Map:Yes • Occasional Regroup • 9:30 a.m. • Tracy Owen Station/Logboom Park, Kenmore • Steady rain cancels • Craig Mohn, 425-8905234 cell, cmohn_cycling@comcast.net, (texts preferred to VM) A fun loop ride in south Snohomish County with a food stop en route. Distance and pace may vary to suit weather conditions and group. The pace will be Brisk; a Moderate pace group may be added if certified ride leader volunteers are available for both paces, if not, the needs of moderate riders will be addressed with more frequent regroups. Check with leader if weather appears questionable. Note the earlier start time this month. Ride leader will try to have the route available on ridewithgps. com at least one day before the ride, search for “MUMPS 201307xx”, (xx is the date).

22.5 mi (1601‘) • Moderate • Some hills • Map:Online • Occasional regroup • 6:00 p.m. South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Bob Cornwell, 206-321-6786, recornwell@live.com James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/117665722), and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides, are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. They incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000’ of elevation. Four paces are offered: Strenuous (18+ mph on flats); Brisk (16-18 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats); and Steady (12-14 mph on flats). All use a common course each week (with potential exception for Steady which could be tailored as needed to suit that pace). Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but their ride becomes selfpaced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of cue sheets will be available at ride start so print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. There are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom at the park and ride a little distance away, so plan accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure that you print a cue sheet if you want to ride ahead or get separated. Print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

Tuesday, July 2 TREATS: Goin’ To West Seattle ~35 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map:Yes • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Les Weppler, 206-789-1955 We will head east on the Burke-Gilman Trail, then across the Montlake Bridge and through Interlaken Park to Lake Union. After making our way around the south end of the lake and through the Seattle Center, we will cross the Thomas St Bridge and turn south on the Myrtle Edwards Trail to Alki Beach for lunch. Return route will take us toward Magnolia and back to GWP through the Fisherman’s Terminal and on the Ship Canal Trail. Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. for a prompt start at 10.00.

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, 206-2007314, 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.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride 20-30 mi • Brisk • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 6:30 p.m. • Marymoor Park, east (free) parking lot, Redmond • Showers cancel • Eric Gunnerson, 425-753-6032, eric_ gunnerson@hotmail.com Join us for our 16th year of evening rides as we explore the Eastside. The route varies from week to week. Our pace on the flats is approximately 17 MPH. This is a hilly ride; we will climb around 1500 feet on an average ride. Hills are climbed at your own pace and we regroup at the top of all hills. Please see website for more details before attending.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk 22.5 mi (1601’) • Brisk • Some hills • Map:Online • Occasional regroup • 6:00 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com • Brad Coston, 206414-8851, costonbw@gmail.com Please RSVP</b> on the Meetup link (www. meetup.com/cascaderides/events/117665722), and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides, are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. They incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000’ of elevation. Four paces are offered: Strenuous (18+ mph on flats); Brisk (16-18 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats); and Steady (12-14 mph on flats). All use a common course each week (with potential exception for Steady which could be tailored as needed to suit that pace). Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but their ride becomes self-paced and selfguided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups,

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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 or with the appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of cue sheets will be available at ride start so print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. There are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom at the park and ride a little distance away, so plan accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group in mind. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure that you print a cue sheet if you want to ride ahead or get separated. Print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS S Bellevue: Strenuous 22.5 mi (1599’) • Strenuous • Some hills • Map:Online • Occasional regroup • 6:00 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Brad Coston, 206-414-8851, costonbw@gmail.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup.com/ cascaderides/events/117665722), and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides, are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. They incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000’ of elevation. Four paces are offered: Strenuous (18+ mph on flats); Brisk (16-18 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats); and Steady (12-14 mph on flats). All use a common course each week (with potential exception for Steady which could be tailored as needed to suit that pace). Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but their ride becomes self-paced and selfguided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of cue sheets will be available at ride start so print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. There are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom at the park and ride a little distance away, so please plan accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group in mind. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated. Print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

Thursday, July 4 Magnuson-Seward Park Loop 28 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map: Online • Frequent regroup • 9:00 a.m. • Magnuson Park Lot E5, Seattle • No rain cancellation • Michelle DeLappe, 206-525-0590, mdelappe@gmail.com We’ll start the holiday with an early ride. This ride has all the best of Seattle: parks, bike path, quiet residential, lakeside, and the Arboretum. We will make a coffee/snack stop in Leschi on the way back.

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. On Twitter? Tag your tweets and twitpics with #dailyrides.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride 20-30 mi • Brisk • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 6:30 p.m. • Marymoor Park, east (free) parking lot, Redmond • Showers cancel • Eric Gunnerson, 425-753-6032, eric_ gunnerson@hotmail.com Join us for our 16th year of evening rides as we explore the Eastside. The route varies from week to week. Our pace on the flats is approximately 17 MPH. This is a hilly ride; we will climb around 1500 feet on an average ride. Hills are climbed at your own pace and we regroup at the top of all hills. Please see website for more details before attending.

Friday, July 5 FRUMPS: Monroe to Granite Falls 50-60 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map • Occasional regroup • 9:00 a.m. • Lewis Street Park, Monroe • Showers cancel • Dan Garretson, 425-985-8570 A hilly back road ride from Monroe to Granite Falls and then to Snohomish. Bring extra food because lunch will be late in the ride when we arrive in Snohomish. Please note the early start time.

FRIDAY RIDERS: Kenmore to Green Lake Loop 22-28 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Logboom Park, Kenmore • Showers cancel • Jan Johnson, 425672-0617 A recreational ride on mainly city streets with ups and downs. We will start out on the trail but go up a 2-block hill and continue on North Seattle streets. There will be some traffic and busy crossings, but mainly cycle friendly roads. The style will be relaxed but cyclists must be able to safely ride in some traffic. We will stop for some food.

Saturday, July 6 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www. cascade.org

Sunday, July 7 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www. cascade.org

Monday, July 8 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS, 7/1.

RIDE LEADER CERTIFICATION CLASS 6:30 p.m. • CBC Office, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg 138, Seattle • No rain cancellation • Ride Leader Certification Coordinator, 425828-0138, rlcert@cascadebicycleclub.org Have you cycled on 5 or more Cascade Free Daily Rides this year or last? Would you like to lead your own rides? Become a Certified Cascade Ride Leader! To register, send an email with your NAME, CASCADE MEMBER NUMBER, and a CONTACT PHONE NUMBER (home, cell, or work) to rlcert@cascadebicycleclub.org. Class size limited to 15. Details about becoming a Ride Leader at http://www.cascade.org/EandR/Ride_ Leader_Info.cfm.

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JULY RIDES www.cascade.org/dailyrides Tuesday, July 9 TREATS: Lake Ballinger to Everett 26-28 mi • Steady • Some hills • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Ball fields by Ballinger Lake Golf Course, 23000 Lakeview Dr, Mountlake Terrace • Showers cancel • Jan Johnson, 425-672-0617 We will have a chance to explore some BACKROADS as well as the Interurban Trail North to lunch at the food court at the Everett Mall. This trail sometimes does go on and off the road AND are some short hills and busy road crossings. This is not a flat trail like the BurkeGilman so riders need to be comfortable on the road even if there is not a bike shoulder. From I-5 take Exit 177 (“Hwy 104/Ballinger Way”); go west (as if to Edmonds); turn north/right on 76th at the light and then east/right on 228th which curves to the parking lot on the right. (Note: there are many ways to get here; choose yours from the Internet if you wish.) Park in the parking lot at the ball fields adjoining the Ballinger Lake Golf Course, 23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace, or along the street if there is a ball game going on.

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 7/2.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 7/2.

Wednesday, July 10 MEETS Marymoor Park: Leisurely 20 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • Map: Online • Frequent regroup • 6:00 p.m. • Marymoor east (free) parking lot, NE 65th St, Redmond • Steady rain cancels • Christie Winter, 206-9303552 cell, happybeingme@live.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/118824192). RSVP is not required but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS rides are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. from Marymoor Park. These training rides incorporate local hills and range between 15-20 miles. Four paces are offered: Leisurely (10-12 mph on flats); Steady (12-14 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats); and Brisk (16-18 mph on flats). All use a common course each week, however, it will be altered slightly based on the pace. Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but their ride becomes selfpaced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. Cue sheets are available on the Meetup site. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. All updates will also be communicated via Meetup. There is a restroom at the park, however, there are no planned rest stops. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group in mind. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated. Print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS Marymoor Park: Moderate 26 mi (1000’) • Moderate • Some hills • Map: Online • Occasional regroup • 6:00 p.m. Marymoor Park East (free lot) • Steady rain cancels • Sandi Navarro, 425-802-1171 cell, sandilnavarro@aol.com • Judy Fyffe, 425-6816031 cell, judy_fyffe@msn.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/112156792). RSVP is not required but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series–MEETS rides are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. from Marymoor Park. These training rides incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000’ of elevation. Four paces are offered: Leisurely (1012 mph on flats); Steady (12-14 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats); and Brisk (16-18 mph on flats). All use a common course each week. Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude!

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Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but their ride becomes self-paced and selfguided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. The final route and cue sheets will be posted the weekend prior to each ride on Meetup. All updates will also be communicated via Meetup. There is a restroom at the park, however, there are no planned rest stops. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group in mind. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless you are riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated. Print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS Marymoor Park: Steady 26 mi (1000’) • Steady • Some hills • Map:Online • Occasional regroup • 6:00 p.m. Marymoor east (free) parking lot, NE 65th St, Redmond • Steady rain cancels • Joni Griffis, 206-817-6580 cell, joni.griffis@gmail.com • Debbie Muir, 425-770-4516, smartluckylena@ msn.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/112156792). RSVP is not required but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. from Marymoor Park. These training rides incorporate local hills and range between 20-30 miles and from ~1200 to 2000’ of elevation. Four paces are offered: Leisure (10-12 mph on the flats); Steady (12-14 mph); Moderate (14-16 mph); and Brisk (16-18 mph). All use a common course each week. Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but their ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. Cue sheets are available on the Meetup site. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. All updates will also be communicated via Meetup. There is a restroom at the park, however, there are no planned rest stops. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group in mind. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Print a cue sheet if you want to ride ahead or get separated. Print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS Marymoor Park: Brisk 26-30 mi • Brisk • Some hills • Map: Online • Occasional regroup • 6:00 p.m. • Marymoor east (free) parking lot, NE 65th St, Redmond Steady rain cancels • Kimberly Smith, 206612-3480, iamkimbo@hotmail.com • Alan Miller, 425-488-4567, 206-697-4603 cell, amiller7x7@comcast.net Please RSVP on the Meetup link www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/112156792). RSVP is not required but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides, are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. from Marymoor Park. These training rides incorporate local hills and range between 20-30 miles and from ~1200 to 2000’ of elevation. Four paces are offered: Leisurely (10-12 mph on the flats); Steady (12-14 mph); Moderate (14-16 mph); and Brisk (16-18 mph). All use a common course each week. Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but their ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. Cue sheets are available on the Meetup site. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. All updates will also be communicated via Meetup. There is a restroom at the park, however, there are no planned rest stops. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group in mind. Riders may need to fall back to

a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Print a cue sheet if you want to ride ahead or get separated. Print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Moderate 22 mi (1657') • Moderate • Some hills • Map:Online • Occasional regroup • 6:00 p.m. • South Bellevue Park and Ride, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Wilfried Mack, wilfried. mack@gmail.com • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz. com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/117665962), and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS, are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. These training rides incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000’ of elevation. Four paces are offered: Strenuous (18+ mph on flats); Brisk (16-18 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats); and Steady (12-14 mph on flats). All use a common course each week (with potential exception for Steady which could be tailored as needed to suit that pace). Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but their ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of cue sheets will be available at ride start so print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. There are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom at the park and ride a little distance away, so plan accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group in mind. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Print a cue sheet if you want to ride ahead or get separated. Print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk 22 mi (1657’) • Brisk • Some hills • Map:Online • Occasional regroup • 6:00 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride (2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue) • Steady rain cancels Alexa Volwiler, alexa.volwiler@gmail.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/117665962), and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides, are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m.. These training rides incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000, of elevation. Four paces are offered: Strenuous (18+ mph on flats); Brisk (16-18 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats); and Steady (12-14 mph on flats). All use a common course each week (with potential exception for Steady which could be tailored as needed to suit that pace). Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but their ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of cue sheets will be available at ride start so print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. There are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom at the park and ride a little distance away, so plan accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group in mind. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated. Print

your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Strenuous 22 mi (1657’) • Strenuous • Some hills • Map:Online • Occasional regroup • 6:00 p.m. South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link (www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/117665962), and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series, MEETS rides, are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. These training rides incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000’ of elevation. Four paces are offered: Strenuous (18+ mph on flats); Brisk (16-18 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats); and Steady (12-14 mph on flats). All use a common course each week (with potential exception for Steady which could be tailored as needed to suit that pace).Riders should be able to sustain the pace for their group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but their ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of cue sheets will be available at ride start so print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. There are no planned rest stops. There is a restroom at the park and ride a little distance away, so plan accordingly. This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group in mind. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless riding in the last group, which regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun. There are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated. Print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

Thursday, July 11 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 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, 425985-6980 cell • Lola Jacobsen, 425-829-8765, lolaj@outlook.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 Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 7/4.

Gas Works Thursday Social < 20 mi • 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). Bring money for dinner afterward. Heavy rain means we eat early.

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JULY RIDES www.cascade.org/dailyrides Friday, July 12 FRUMPS: Kenmore/Snohomish 45-50 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 10:00 a.m. • Tracy Owens Station/ Logboom Park, Kenmore • Steady rain cancels Peter Hallson, 425-673-4816 Rural ride to Snohomish for lunch, then return on Broadway through Maltby and Woodinville.

Saturday, July 13 RAMROD Training Series: Ride #13 100-110 mi • Brisk • Super strenuous • Extremely hilly • Map • No 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 and other big summer rides. The self-paced rides will be held every Saturday starting on 4/13/13 to 7/20/13 (except for 7/6/13). 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. The decision to ride or cancel will be made from 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 conditions. The routes will be available on RidewithGPS.com. Search for “RTS 2013” 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.

Sunday, July 14 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www. cascade.org.

Monday, July 15 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS, 7/1.

Tuesday, July 16 TREATS: 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.org A HILLY ride in and out of Eastside neighborhoods with a lunch stop. Note: Park in gravel parking lot across from park entrance.

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 7/2.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 7/2.

Wednesday, July 17 Take Me Out to the Ball Game 36 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 9:30 a.m. • Ballinger Lake Playfield, Mountlake Terrace • Steady rain cancels • Les Weppler, 206-789-1955 We will ride the Interurban Trail to Everett to watch the AquaSox play the Vancouver Canadians in a rare mid-week baseball game starting at 11:05 a.m. Bring a baseball cap (to catch fly balls or shade your eyes), and money for general admission ($8) and food (no food or drinks are allowed to be taken into the game). Cue sheet available at http://ridewithgps. com/routes/251994/cue_sheet.html. From I-5 take Exit 177(“Hwy 104/Ballinger Way”); go west(as if to Edmonds); turn north/right on 76th at the light and then east/right on 228th which curves to the parking lot on the right at the north end of Ballinger Lake. Park in the parking lot at the ball fields. Please arrive by 9:15 as we will leave promptly at 9:30.

WRUMPS: Bellevue/Alki/Mercer Island Loop

NE Spokespeople: Garden/Urban Farm tour

44 mi • Moderate • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Newport Hills Park & Ride (Exit 9 - Off 405), Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Alan Lawrence, 425-8917079, alan@jazzloft.com This is guaranteed a great ride. We’ll head out to Alki Beach by way of the Green River Trail where we’ll stop for a coffee at Tully’s on Alki. From there, we’ll ride around the waterfront to Pioneer Square and make our way over to the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail, across Mercer Island and back to the Park and Ride. A great portion of this ride is very flat. There is no restroom at the start but we will stop at Coulon Park at 3-mile point. Ride Leader mentoring available.

8 mi • Easy • Mostly flat • No Map • Stay together • 1:00 p.m. • Hunter Tree Farm, NE 80th St and 35th Ave NE • Showers cancel Norm Tjaden, 206-525-2366 • Jim Mathieu, 206-769-2700, jim@nlwinc.com We’ll stop by the curbside garden of Seattle’s best known gardening expert and then possibly on to another neighborhood garden before heading down to the Burke-Gilman to the UW Urban Farm and display garden at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Return on the easy uphill on the 39th NE St Greenway. New riders of all ages and skill level welcome. Come by at 12:45 if you are new to riding in groups for a review of safe riding procedures.

Thursday, July 18 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 7/11.

Gas Works Thursday Social See Gas Works Social, 7/11.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 7/11.

Friday, July 19 FRUMPS: Kenmore/Snohomish 45-55 mi • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Tracy Owen Station / Logboom Park, Kenmore • Showers cancel • Chris Nelson, 206-349-4846 , chris. nelson166@gmail.com A scenic ride via Bothell, Cathcart, and High Bridge to Snohomish for lunch. The route is somewhat hilly but we will regroup after the big ones. Please arrive in time to prepare yourself for a 10 a.m. sharp departure.

FRIDAY RIDERS: Go to Georgetown 25-30 mi • Leisurely • Mostly flat • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Showers cancel • Norm Tjaden, 206-525-2366 We’ll do some exploring of the Georgetown area with a stop at the Equinox Arts studio. Hopefully there will be a chance to see the workshop of Haulin’ Colin, fabricator of unique bicycle trailers. This is an urban ride with traffic, including a route along Dexter, Second Ave and Airport Way. Return via Capitol Hill. Lunch stop in Georgetown.

Saturday, July 20 RAMROD Training Series: Ride #14 55-60 mi • Brisk • Super-strenuous • Some hills • Map • No regroup • 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 and other big summer rides. For complete information regarding these self-paced rides, please see RAMROD Training Series: Ride #13, 7/13. 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. Redmond Farmers Market 20 mi • Leisurely • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Redhook Brewery, Redmond • Steady rain cancels • Michelle Burton, 425-890-4936 cell • Jim Hunt, 425681-4640 cell S.P.O.K.E.S. will sneak out of Redhook Brewery, crisscross the valley and wind up at the Redmond Farmers Market for lunch and then back to Redhook for an after ride brew. See www. cbcspokes.org for more details and checkout CBC Daily Rides on meetup.com. Google Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville.

“Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”

Moonlight Meander 15 mi • Leisurely • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 10:00 p.m. • Parking lot N1, University of Washington campus (south of the Burke Museum), Seattle • Showers cancel • Scott Kralik, 206-523-6042, scottk@cascade.org Forget Paris, Seattle is the City of Lights. See for yourself on this twinkling tour of Seattle by moonlight. Add some sparkle to the spectacle by bringing something special for a snack at the midpoint. Lights required, light or reflective clothes/vests recommended.

Sunday, July 21 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www. cascade.org

Monday, July 22 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS, 7/1.

Tuesday, July 23 TREATS: Kenmore/Snohomish 45 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 10:00 a.m. • Tracy Owens Station/Log Boom Park, Kenmore • Steady rain cancels • Peter Hallson, 425-673-4816 Rural ride to Snohomish for lunch, then return on Broadway through Maltby and Woodinville.

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 7/2.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 7/2.

Wednesday, July 24 WRUMPS: Eastside Ups and Downs 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.org • Jane Volta, 425-8280138 A HILLY ride in and out of Eastside neighborhoods with a lunch stop.

Lakes Tour 15-20 mi • Leisurely • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Paine Field Community Park, Everett • Showers cancel • Diana Larson and David Schindele, 425-315-8033 Meet in the Paine Field Community Park parking lot with a prompt start at 10 a.m. Tour roads between Mukilteo, Lynnwood, and beyond. Route may vary depending on the group. Bring money for a possible stop at a bakery.

Friday, July 26 FRUMPS: Southern Exposure 55 mi • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 9:30 a.m. • Brannan Park, Auburn • Showers cancel • Jim Taylor, 253537-7356, 206-979-1941 cell This ride was rained out in April so let’s try again. The ride will take us out Green Valley Road from Auburn then up a steep climb as we head to Buckley for a lunch stop. From Buckley we go on into Orting and Sumner and back to Auburn. For directions to Brannan Park, check the website’s “Ride Start Points.” Call the ride leader to confirm the ride if the weather looks questionable. I will not go to the start point to cancel the ride.

FRIDAY RIDERS: Go to Interurban and Burke-Gilman Trails ~25 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Bill Lemke, 206-284-2843 We’ll do a slow and steady uphill to Green Lake and then enjoy mostly trails and some great downhill riding. A good ride to see some of the Interurban Trail and a beautiful ride down Perkins Way to the Burke-Gilman. There will be a restaurant lunch stop along the way. Senior, new and slower-paced riders are welcome. We will ride very slowly uphill.

Saturday, July 27 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www. cascade.org

Sunday, July 28 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www. cascade.org

Monday, July 29 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS, 7/1.

Tuesday, July 30 TREATS: Redmond Ridge to Sultan Bakery 45 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • QFC Redmond Ridge, 23475 NE Novelty Hill Road, Redmond • No rain cancellation • Clarice Sackett, 425-478-8306 We’ll ride across Redmond Ridge, along Snoqualmie River, across Tualco Valley, Ben Howard Rd to lunch at Sultan Bakery, then back. Lunch stop at Bakery or other options in Sultan. Restroom in QFC at start location. Use the NW corner of the parking lot. Questions: Clarice, 425-478-8306. (New riders no need to RSVP, just come)

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 7/2.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 7/2.

Wednesday, July 31 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www. cascade.org.

Thursday, July 25 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 7/11.

Gas Works Thursday Social See Gas Works Social, 7/11.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 7/4.

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July 2013

BIKENOMICS

Via6 offers bicycle-friendly living and a cycle club in downtown Seattle by Ryann Child, Americorps Commute Program Assistant Business: Via6 Apartments and ViaBike Cycle Club Owner: Pine Street Group Industry: Real Estate

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ollowing the trend of growing enthusiasm for bicycling, Pine Street Group opened Seattle’s first bike-friendly residential mixed-use development earlier this year. Marketed as a “bicyclist’s paradise,” the 24-story, 654-unit apartment complex named Via6 for its location on 6th Avenue and Lenora, offers secure bicycle parking and a bike wash station for residents. Even more attractive for the avid bicyclist: Velo Bike Shop relocated from Capitol Hill to claim a retail corner on Via6’s ground floor. “We want to show people that you don’t necessarily need to own a car,” stated Matt Griffin, principal and managing partner at Pine Street Group and the visionary behind Via6. “I’ve lived in downtown for a dozen years, and my wife and I haven’t owned a car in ten years,” said Griffin. “I started thinking—what makes that possible?” A few things immediately came to mind. While Downtown offers the couple convenient access to mass transit, many of their daily trips are easily made by bicycle. Griffin determined that a critical factor in making it easy to live car-free is having access to a bike shop in your building. Not only does Via6 have Velo Bike Shop as a retail tenant, but Griffin went one step further and created the ViaBike Cycle Club to make bicycle amenities accessible to bike commuters entering downtown. The ViaBike concept came out of a tenant request in the Seaboard Building, another Pine Street Group development at Fourth and Pike. “We had a tenant who said we’ll re-lease with you if you’re willing to put in showers,” Griffin recalled, “Well, that’s expensive for a small building.” But the request shed light on the potential to build that facility elsewhere. Research finds a key barrier to bicycle commuting is a lack of end-of-trip facilities like showers, lockers and secure bike parking at the workplace. The ViaBike Club offers a solution to employees who don’t have access to such amenities in their building. For a reasonable monthly fee, members gain 24-hour access to a secure bike room. The Club has a men’s and women’s locker room with showers outfitted with shampoo, conditioner and soap and towel service. Members can fix maintenance issues

at a maintenance stand fully supplied with tools. Don’t have the time or skills to do it yourself? Members can also leave their bike in one of two maintenance spots, fill out a repair request and a Velo mechanic will have it ready to ride by the end of the workday. The bike club is not just for the downtown commuter. Griffin emphasized the proximity to the Westlake Transit Station and other mass transit options as a potential draw for commuters heading to the Eastside to bike in, use the showers and locker rooms and hop on a bus to their destination. Since its mid-April opening, the bike club now has thirty-five new members, most of who work within two to four blocks of the facility. A few workplaces have started paying for their employees’ memberships, but most members are individuals seeking out a solution to transition from their two-wheeled commute to the work day. When deciding to implement the cycle club, Griffin didn’t foresee ViaBike as lucrative in itself, but rather a flow of business for Velo Bike Shop, and a critical contributor to a vibrant Via6 community. As Griffin explained, the Club draws traffic in the morning with bike commuters starting their day who might also drop in for some coffee or buy breakfast in one of the Tom Douglas restaurants in the complex. “It helps to add to that urban life on the ground floor.” While the only branded bicycle-oriented mixed-use residential complex of its kind in Seattle at the moment, with bike commuting on the rise nationwide, more and more apartment dwellers are demanding better accommodation for their bicycling lifestyle from where they choose to live. While Griffin remains doubtful that other buildings would implement a similar ViaBike Cycle Club concept, he recognizes the need and demand for more apartment and office buildings to incorporate bicycle amenities. “Young urban workers that are in high demand in Downtown—this type of activity appeals to them.” To learn more about Via6 or membership to the ViaBike Cycle Club, visit www.via6seattle.com.

David Herlihy presents rare photos of historic 1890 bicycle trip around the world on July 11 at the Seattle Public Library

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istorian David Herlihy will share and discuss rare photos taken during a historic bicycle tour around the world in the 1890s from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium. Library events are free and open to the public. Tickets and registration are not required. Biking to the library is highly encouraged. The Central Library has outdoor bike racks at the Fifth Avenue entry, the Fourth Avenue entry and at the employee entry on Spring Street. There are also covered bike racks in the parking garage reached from Spring Street. Car parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m. Recent American college graduates Thomas Allen and William Satchleben set off on a journey in 1890 to circle the globe on new-fangled “safeties,” the prototype of the present-day bicycle. They were also equipped with another remarkable novelty: the compact Kodak film camera. Herlihy is the author of “Bicycle: The History” and “The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of An American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance.” His work has been featured on National Public Radio and in the New York Times and the Boston Globe. Herlihy lives in Massachusetts. This event is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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Family Biking Learn 2 Ride rolls again by Robin Randels, Classes Coordinator

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ascade Bicycle Club’s Family Biking program is off and rolling after a soggy start in April when six intrepid souls ventured out in the rain and cold to give bike riding a try. Warmer weather in June brought 25 kids out to get in on the action of learning to ride bikes. And learn they did. Almost all happily rolled off under their own power. It is a truly memorable and incredible moment when balance, pedaling, and steering come together and a kid takes off under his or her own power for the first time! The photos were snapping right and left as proud parents documented this important milestone in their child’s life. With such an excellent turnout and demand, we have added an additional session. So bring the kids and come out to Family Biking – Learn 2 Ride from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 21. Let’s get those kids rolling!

August 4, 2013

Ride The Hurricane Ride the famed Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge Road which is closed to vehicles for the event from 7 a.m. to noon

$35 Registration Limited to 700 riders

www.portangeles.org

for details • (360) 452-2363 www.cascade.org

Vol. 43, No. 7

Helmet sales and donations are going strong

Dust Off Days volunteers tune up bikes in need

by Hanna McFall, AmeriCorps Community Programs Assistant

by Hanna McFall, AmeriCorps Community Programs Assistant

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ascade Bicycle Club sells bicycle helmets for $15 and also provides them for free* throughout the Puget Sound region to those in need. Adults and children can be fitted for a helmets at the Cascade office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by making an appointment with the Community Programs Assistant at 206957-6623 or emailing cmpa@cascadebicycleclub.org. There are also helmet sales at Green Lake and Seward Park throughout the spring and summer.

Green Lake:

Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Seward Park/Bicycle Sunday: Sunday, July 7 from 1:00p.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 1 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 15, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 22 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

The YMCA Bailey Gatzert Discovery Camp will be utilizing donated Cascade helmets for their scooters and wheels day, and their before and after school program. The YWCA’s Passage Point program in Maple Valley houses more than 35 children who

can ride their bikes wearing donated Cascade helmets in a safe, car-free area. In August, Cascade will be outfitting youth competitors with helmets in a skateboard competition as a part of the annual Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival and Parade. The festival takes place on August 2-4 in Judkins Park, and includes the African Heritage parade, UNCF Walk and Cook Off for Education, a basketball tournament, voter registration, a vendor marketplace and community resource fair, and three stages of live music including African drum and dance, jazz, soul, hip-hop and spoken word.

THE FASTEST SHOW ON TWO WHEELS !

2013 MARYMOOR

GRANDPRIX PRESENTED BY THE

JULY 19 & 20

Racing starts at 7p

Marymoor Park Redmond, WA

he first two in a new series of free bike tune-up events, found Cascade Bicycle Club AmeriCorps members partnered with local bike shops and volunteers to host Cascade’s initial Dust Off Day on Saturday, April 27, and Tuesday, June 18. With Bike Month on the horizon, the grey and windy morning didn’t stop an April crowd from gathering in anticipation of free maintenance for bikes in need. Volunteer mechanics provided free tune-ups for 85 attendees on nearly 100 bicycles of all shapes, sizes and levels of dustiness and disrepair. Cascade Bicycle Ambassadors answered questions and distributed all kinds of bikerelated info alongside experienced helmet fitters, who sold discounted helmets and ensured that they fit correctly. True to the name, one could “dust off ” their bike at the bike wash station, and chat with like-minded folks while they waited their turn. Four mechanics, four hours and 100 bikes is no small feat! Special thanks to our mechanics Gary and Ben from Montlake Bicycle Shop, Greg from WRENCH Bicycle Workshop and Bob from Elliott Bay Bicycles for volunteering their services to make this event possible. Additionally, thank you to the Swedish Cultural Center for hosting us. The second event on June 18 took place on a sunny afternoon at Brettler Family Place, Sand Point community housing that assists formerly homeless families with children under 18. Thirty helmets were distributed for free to kids of all ages while volunteers Bob Radowick and Joe Sand-

schulte (The Bicycle Fixer) wrenched on over 40 bikes! Thanks again to our wonderful volunteers. Stay tuned for another free maintenance opportunity at this year’s Central Area Community Festival, and please let us know if you have any feedback.

Major Taylor ready for fifth ride to Portland and 100,000 miles by Ed Ewing, Major Taylor Project Director

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he 2013 Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic will mark two major accomplishments for the Major Taylor Project. This year’s STP will be the Major Taylor students fifth year of participation and, with its completion, the Major Taylor cyclists will have collectively ridden more than 100,000 miles! Rafael Ramos is excited for his fourth Seattle to Portland journey. He is so excited that his consistent inquiry and trip suggestions have earned him the title of “Trip Captain.” Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting Rafael, AKA Rafa. You may have even seen Rafael and the Rafa Crew working together in pursuit of the Portland finish line. Rafael is graduating from SeaTac’s Global Connections High School and has participated in the Major Taylor Project for the last four years.

Over the past five years, Rafael and several other Major Taylor Project students have logged more than 90,000 miles in the saddle and reaching Portland will mark 100,000. A sketch on a napkin five years ago has evolved into a successful effort to reach amazing students through biking. That’s quite an accomplishment from a simple sketch on a napkin. We’re reaching young minds and creating new possibilities. Most importantly, we’re learning the needs, goals and dreams of tomorrow’s leaders. We’re learning exactly what these students want and need to be successful in school and in life. Having ridden 100,000 miles, they are now asking: “What’s next? What else ya got? Can we tour on our bikes? How can the bike get me into college?” Five years and 100,000 plus miles. Think about that and what else is possible.

Cascade Bicycle Club Members Free

Bring the whole family and a picnic Beer garden opens at 6:30pm

AvAilAble At Any vehicle licensing office or get A mAil-in ApplicAtion from bicycleAlliance.org

“Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”

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July 2013

Get Involved

Cyclist of the Month

Volunteer

ALEXA VOLWILER

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by Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer

olunteers are the lifeblood of the Cascade Bicycle Club. Many volunteers have previously participated in our programs, but many new ones have also learned about our organization and simply want to help. We have many exciting opportunities for all volunteers. Please review the events/projects below and if you are able to volunteer, visit the Cascade Bicycle Club Volunteer Website at:  http://www.cascade.org/ Volunteer, click on the volunteer sign-up form to reach the CBC Event Listing & Registration page for a detailed listing of CBC volunteer needs. From here you can learn more about the volunteer positions available and register for those that appeal to you.

Age: 30 in August Wheels: Giant Avail. Specialized Tarmac SL4 Occupation: Audit Manager at Grant Thornton LLP

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here are a lot of people out there who do their best to avoid hilly, brisk rides but ride leader Alexa Volwiler thrives on them. The hillier, the better. “For me, it’s fun to ride fast, to keep up with the men, to see how fast I can go, to build my endurance and push myself,” she said. “I like hills. I like the challenge.” But Alexa, like everyone else, had to work up to that level. Not too long ago, Alexa was just a brand new commuter and cyclist. “I started bike commuting because my husband was doing a commute challenge with work and I thought, if he can do it, I can, too,” Alexa said. “I have always been active and biking is a fun and nice way to incorporate my exercise into my commute and it’s also a nice way to relax on my way home.” Alexa said she hadn’t been consistently biking since her parents gave her a Trek mountain bike “to grow into” when she was 10. “It was a long time ago and it was great to get started again,” she said. An avid equestrian, Alexa found that horseback riding uses similar muscle groups as cycling, which helped her progress quickly. “When I started out, I went from steady to moderate to brisk,” she said. “But it took about a year and a half of commuting before I thought a one-day STP would be attainable.” Along with her husband, Alexa participated in the 2012 Cascade Training Series in preparation for the one-day STP and “got hooked.” So hooked, that soon after riding the STP, Alexa and her husband, Wilfried Mack, became Club ride leaders. “At first I did a lot of solo rides but then I started leading MEETS rides,” she said. The Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series (MEETS) is aimed at getting people fit for whatever event is on their schedule and takes place every Wednesday evening at convenient Eastside locations. Even when it’s raining, there are usually a few hardy souls up for a ride.

Group Health STP

Date and Time: Saturday, July 6, 7 a.m. (4 teams of 2-3 volunteers each, with 1 volunteer of each team driving their truck or SUV). Task or Event: Group Health STP route marking. Where: Meet at CBC Office. How Long: Depends on the section of route that the team is marking. Doing What: Marking the GH STP route with Dan Henrys.

“MEETS draws a dedicated group of riders,” said Alexa. “It’s fun because there are multiple paces offered so everyone has a nice experience and you always know that quite a few riders will show up.” Alexa uses these rides not only to give back to the riding community but to socialize and push herself. “I encourage everyone to go on a daily ride,” said Alexa. “CTS definitely helped me become a better rider, and riding in a group is safer and a lot more fun. It helps you push yourself and you have people to socialize with.” One of the youngest female ride leaders, Alexa has noticed that she’s frequently the only woman and/or many years younger than the average rider. “Women in the 20s and early 30s age group are definitely a minority, especially on the paces I ride,” she recognized. “It would be nice to get younger people riding. I think the daily rides are a great opportunity to start riding.” Find the MEETS series and 1,500 other free daily rides on our online daily rides calendar at http://www.cascade.org/ Activities_Calendar.cfm. Know a cyclist who deserves some special recognition? Nominate them for cyclist of the month! Send your ideas to Anne-Marije Rook at  amrook@cascadebicycleclub.org.

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 10, Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12. Three shifts: 1st shift 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (6 volunteers), 2nd shift 1 - 4:30 p.m. (4 volunteers), 3rd shift 4 - 7:30 p.m. (6 volunteers). Task or Event: Packet Pick-up. Where: Seattle REI. How Long: 3-hour shifts. Doing What: Distributing packets to riders. Date and Time: Wednesday, July 10, Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12. 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 Pick-up. Where: Seattle REI. How Long: 3-hour shifts. Doing What: Cashier for bus, parking tickets. Previous experience working with cash, credit cards, and checks is desired. Date and Time: Wednesday, July 10, Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12. Three shifts: 1st shift 10:30 a.m. - 1:30pm, 2nd shift 1 - 4:30 p.m., 3rd shift 4 - 7:30 p.m. (2 volunteers per shift). Task or Event: Greeter at Packet Pick-up. Where: Seattle REI. How Long: 3-hour shifts. Doing What: Greeting riders and providing information. Date and Time: Wednesday, July 10, Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12. 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 Pick-up. Where: Seattle REI. How Long: 3-hour shifts. Doing What: CBC information booth. Knowledge of events and membership services is recommended. Date and Time: Wednesday, July 10, Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12. 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: Information Booth. Where: Seattle REI. How Long: 3-hour shifts. Doing What: Look up rider information on a computer.

Member of Cascade Bicycle Club and Bicycle Alliance of Washington. Sponsor of Fischer Plumbing, Bikesale.com, Recycled Cycles Racing, Garage Racing, Cucina Fresca, Blue Rooster Racing, SCCA/Starbucks and Lakemont Cycling Teams.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, July 10, Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12. 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 Pick-up. Where: Seattle REI. How Long: 3-hour shifts.

Doing What: Helping where needed. Date and Time: Friday, July 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m. (1 - 3 volunteers). Task or Event: Break down packet pickup. Where: Seattle REI. How Long: 1.5 hours. Doing What: Helping load all the remaining material from Packet Pick-up into truck. Date and Time: Saturday, July 13, 4:30 – 7:30 a.m. (1 volunteer). Task or Event: Announcer. Where: E-1 parking lot at the UW. How Long: 3 hours. Doing What: To be announcer on stage at start line, providing information and riding tips Date and Time: Saturday, July 13, 4 – 8 a.m. (5 volunteers). Task or Event: Packet Pick-up. Where: E-1 parking lot UW. How Long: 3.5 hours. Doing What: Distributing packets to riders. Date and Time:  Saturday, July 13, 4 a.m. – 8 a.m. (2 volunteer). Task or Event: Information Table. Where: E-1 parking lot UW. How Long: 3.5 hours. Doing What: Using a computer to look up rider bib numbers. Date and Time: Saturday, July 13, 4 – 8 a.m. (4 volunteers). Task or Event: Direct Parking. Where: E-1 parking lot UW. How Long: 3.5 hours. Doing What: Help to control parking traffic. Date and Time: Saturday, July 13, 4 – 8 a.m. (1 volunteer). Task or Event: Cashier. 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 is desired. Date and Time:  Saturday, July 13 4 – 8 a.m. (11 volunteers). Task or Event: Loading baggage trucks. Where: E-1 parking lot UW. How Long: 3.5 hours. Doing What: Loading baggage onto trucks. Date and Time: Saturday, July 13, 4 – 8 a.m. (3 volunteers). Task or Event: Volunteer at large. Where: E-1 parking lot UW. How Long: 3.5 hours. Doing What: Helping where needed. Date and Time:  Saturday, July 13, 1st shift 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2nd shift 12 noon – 5 p.m. (2 sets of tracks, 2 volunteers per shift, 8 volunteers total). Task or Event: Railroad track monitoring. Where: At mile mark 63.1 and mile mark 67.9 in the route guide on SR7 between Spanaway and McKenna. How Long: 4.5 - 5 hours. Doing What: Helping to direct and caution riders as needed. Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday, July 1415, one team of two (2 volunteers). Task or Event: Group Health STP, Support car drivers. www.cascade.org

Vol. 43, No. 7 Where: Group Health STP route. How Long: Day shift on Saturday and Sunday. Doing What: Driving an event support car. Involves lots of driving, handling radio/phone communications, lifting supplies and bikes, and assisting and providing support to riders along the Group Health STP route. Must have a current (clean) driver’s license and auto insurance. Director of Task/Event: Mady Burgstahler, madybelge@q.com. Please contact Mady directly.   Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday, July 1415, one driver for the weekend (1 volunteer). Task or Event: Group Health STP Baggage Truck driver (may bring an assistant). Where: GH STP route. How Long: The weekend. Doing What: Driving an event baggage truck. Involves driving, handling radio/phone communications, lifting of heavy bags and luggage in loading and unloading trucks. Must have a current (clean) driver’s license and auto insurance. (Candidates, for this particular task, can earn a “volunteer registration” to ride the 2013 RSVP or RSVP2, or 2014 Group Health STP).

RSVP

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 23, Wednesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 25, (if needed), 5 – 9 p.m.. Task or Event: RSVP Packet Stuffing. Where: CBC Office. How Long: 3 to 4 hours. Doing What: Stuffing and labeling RSVP packets. Contact: Please contact to advise if you will be attending. Lite meal provided.

Cyclefest

Date and Time: Thursday, July 18. With shifts starting at noon and ending at 1 a.m.. Task or Event: Cyclefest Outdoor Cinema setup, Bike Art and Wheelie Fun Course, CBC Booth, Traffic Control, Breakdown, etc Where: Seward Park Amphitheater, 5895 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle, WA Doing What: Some lifting involved. Help set up tents, tables, and fencing for beer garden and CBC information booth. 

RSVP

Date and Time: August 17 thru 18, three teams of two for the weekend (6 volunteers). Task or Event: RSVP support car driver and assistant. Where: RSVP route. How Long: The weekend. Doing What: Driving an event support car. The job is to move riders forward along the route who are unable to continue riding, and to encourage and support the riders. It involves driving and handling radio/phone communications. Must feel comfortable driving through tight rider and pedestrian areas, and be able to lift up to 40 pounds. It is important for support drivers to practice patience and be able to handle pressure situations. Sunday tasks will involve helping with loading bikes for the trip home. Must have a current (clean) driver’s license, auto insurance and a current passport or Enhanced Driver’s License, as you will be

crossing the Canadian border. (Candidates for this particular task can earn a “volunteer registration” to ride the 2014 Group Health STP or RSVP). Date and Time:, August 16 thru 19, two drivers for the weekend (6 volunteers). Task or Event: RSVP Baggage Truck driver (may bring an assistant). Where: RSVP route. How Long: The weekend. Doing What: Driving an event baggage truck. Involves driving, handling radio/phone communications, lifting of heavy bags and luggage in loading and unloading trucks. Must have a current (clean) driver’s license, auto insurance and a current passport or Enhanced Driver’s License, as you will be crossing the Canadian border. (Candidates for this particular task can earn a “volunteer registration” to ride the 2014 Group Health STP or RSVP). Date and Time: August 16 thru 18 (2 volunteers). Task or Event: Washington RSVP Gear and Food Truck driver and helper. Where: Meet at the CBC Office and pick up gear truck (to be ready on Thursday by 5 p.m.). How Long: Working Friday and the weekend. Doing What: Delivering food to the food stops and returning material back to the CBC office. Set up Machias food stop, a water stop, and Mt Vernon food stop. Help with breakdown of stops. Saturday is a repeat of Friday schedule. Must feel comfortable driving through congested areas of riders and pedestrians, and be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must have a current (clean) driver’s license and auto insurance. (Candidates for this particular task can earn a “volunteer registration” to ride the 2014 Group Health STP or RSVP). Date and Time: August 16 thru 18 (2 volunteers). Task or Event: Canada RSVP Gear and Food Truck driver and helper. Where: Meet at the CBC Office and pick up gear truck (to be ready on Thursday by 5 p.m.). How Long: Working Friday and the weekend. Doing What: Delivering food to the food stops and returning material back to the CBC office. Pick up loaded cargo van from CBC office, Drive to Ft Langley Hotel and stay Friday evening. Set up and run the Ft Langley food stop. Will run food stop on Saturday and Sunday. Close down food stop on Sunday, return to Seattle and unload van in storage and return van to Penske. Must feel comfortable driving through congested areas of riders and pedestrians, and be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must have a current (clean) driver’s license, auto insurance and a current passport or Enhanced Driver’s License, as you will be crossing the Canadian border. (Candidates for this particular task can earn a “volunteer registration” to ride the 2014 Group Health STP or RSVP).

“Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”

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

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

STAFF

Joe Platzner, Interim Executive Director

Note: All email address are @cascadebicycleclub.org

joepcascade@gmail.com • (425) 679-9593

Jeff Aken, Principal Planner

Robin Randels, Classes Coordinator

(206) 300-5932 • jeff.aken@...

(206) 390-3945 • robin.randels@ …

Jenny Almgren, Education Program Assistant

Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer

(206) 694-9148 • jenny.almgren@ …

(208) 870-9406 • amrook@cascadebicycleclub.org

Ryann Child, Americorps Member, Commute Program

Julie Salathé, Education Director

(206) 861-9890 • cpa@ …

(206) 523-1952 • julies@ …

David Douglas, Event Producer

Lindsey Parker, Americorps Member, Youth Programs

(206) 522-BIKE • david.douglas@ …

(206) 861-9875 • ypa@ …

Noah Down, Development Specialist

Kat Sweet, Youth Program Manager

(206) 245-0001 • noah.down@ …

(206) 427-3090 • kat.sweet@ …

Liz Johnson, Americorps Member, Major Taylor Project

Anna Telensky, Events and Sponsorship Coordinator

(206) 957-6960 • mtpa@ …

(206) 778-6099 • annat@ …

Ed Ewing, Major Taylor Project Manager

Kim Thompson, Event Registrar

(206) 778-4671 • ed.ewing@ …

(206) 526-1677 • kim.thompson@ …

Stephanie Frans, Manager of Commute Programs

Alan Van Vlack, Database and Accounting Coordinator

(206) 522-9479 • stephanie.frans@ …

(206) 226-1858 • alan.vanvlack@ …

Ellison Fidler, Administrative Coordinator

Peter Verbrugge, Event Producer

(206) 957-7944 ellison.fidler@...

(206) 399-9565 • peterv@ …

Matthew Green, Legislative Affairs Manager

Tarrell Wright, Development Director

(360) 402-5529 matthew.green@...

(206) 240-2235 • tarrell.wright@ …

Hanna McFall , Americorps Member, Community Programs

Tim O'Connor, Tech Manager

(206) 957-6623 • cmpa@ …

(206) 660-7922 • tim.oconnor@ …

Mike Inocencio, Corporate Development Director (206) 522-2403 • mikei@ … Emily Kathrein, Field Programs Manager (402) 699-4739 • emily.kathrein@... M.J. Kelly, Director of Communications & Marketing (206) 853-2188 • m.j.kelly@ … Diana Larson, Volunteer Coordinator (206) 852-6827 • diana.larson@ … Sander Lazar, Rides Program Coordinator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Note: All email address are @cascadebicycleclub.org President Daniel Weise • daniel.weise@... Vice President Kevin Carrabine • kevin.carrabine@... Treasurer

(206) 694-9108 • sander.lazar@ …

Don Volta • don.volta@cascadebicycleclub.org

Serena Lehman, Community Outreach Manager

Secretary

(206) 291-4032 • serenal@ …

Charles Ruthford • charles.ruthford@...

Kathy Mania, Finance Director

Executive Committee Member-at-large

(206) 498-2607 • kathy.mania@ …

Maggie Sue Anderson • maggiesue.anderson@…

Evan Manvel, Director of Policy, Planning, and Government Affairs (206) 226-1040 • evan.manvel@... Kathy McCabe, Deputy Director (206) 409-0429 • kathy.mccabe@ … Erica Meurk, Grant Writer (206) 522-7517 • erica.meurk@ …

Directors George Durham • george.durham@... Dr. Rayburn Lewis • rayburn.lewis@... Mo McBroom • mo.mcbroom@... Emily Moran • emily.moran@… (On leave of absence) Joe Platzner • joe.platzner@…

Tim O'Connor, Tech Manager

Bill Ptacek • bill.ptacek@...

(206) 660-7922 • tim.oconnor@ …

Ron Sher • ron.sher@...

Leah Pistorius, Communications Specialist

Michael Snyder • michael.snyder@...

(913) 579-7629 • leah.pistorius@ …

Ed Yoshida • ed.yoshida@cascadebicycleclub.org

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July 2013

Welcome New Members Nikhil Abbot Tom Ackerman Daniel Alexander Eric Allyn Kate Allyn Liz Allyn Robert Allyn Charles Anderson Georgette Anderson Sharon Anderson Heidi Angel Kari Annand Marcos Aquino Josh Arenson Benny Arocho Lincoln Atkinson Camille Baltuck Andrea Barbier David Barclay Kris Bartlett Tim Bartlett Carrie Bashaw Avi Bathula Samantha Baxter Baboucar Baye Jeff Becker Tor Bell Matthew Bernhard Kirk Bigger Niamh Blish Tipton Blish Zadie Blish Liam Blodgett Blaise Bouchand Rachele Bouchand Lohn Brace Tobias Bright Cleo Brooks Steven Broudy Jeff Brown John Brubeck Susan Bryan Alex Bryant

Cliff Burger Bill Burton Shannon Callin Elizabeth Campbell Emily Carlson Jason Carlson Wendy Carmikle Thomas Carpinito Cameron Cavalier Christopher Chaney Dongho Chang Nancy Chang David Cinamon Linda Clark Kevin Collins Michael Collins Kyle Cote Andrew Cotter Bonnie Cotter Patrick Cotter Kristi Coy Merill Creagh Joshua Crutcher Jeff Curran Jane Cutter Brandi Cypher Leonard D'Amico Peter Dane Per Danielsson Bradley Davis Laura DelVillar Peter Di Turi Renee Dickey Andrew DiPietro Kevin Doren Gary Dowley Loren Drummond Steven Durrant Bill Dussler Mike Easton Kelly Edwards Maria Ehsan Leslie Elliott

Bob Eramia Brandon Eubanks Randy Everett John Farrell Kristen Forseth John Fox Hilary Franz Lindsay Fromme Michael Frost Don Gambrell Diana Gard Matthew Gee Jon Geffen Ken Ghalambor Cyrus Gilfoy Jodi Gilfoy Snigdha Goenka Jason Golden Dennis Greathouse Brett Greene Kirk Greene Andrea Hadley Kyle Hadley Rori Hadley Elizabeth Hall Lars Halstrom Michael Hancock Nicholas Harland Erika Harris Audrey Hatton Yale Hatton Thomas Hayse Gregory Heller Matthew Hendrickson Zachary Herrington-Shaner Marc Hester Paul Higinbotham Robert Hill Brian Horman Holly Houser Ben Hughey Peter Hussey Matt Inpanbutr

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