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MAY 2013 / Vol. 43, No. 5

Get in gear! Bike to School is happening Congratulations to the first round of BizCycle certified bike-friendly businesses this month by Hanna McFall, AmeriCorps Community Programs Assistant and Lindsey Parker, AmeriCorps Youth Program Assistant

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ing your bells and tip your helmets for Cascade's first round of BizCycle certified bike-friendly businesses. These organizations have shown outstanding leadership in supporting bicycling for their employees, customers and community. You’ve already read about many of these organizations in the Courier and on the Cascade blog. We will continue these spotlights to introduce the rest of the bike-friendliest businesses, and in the process, we’ll also share some of the most exciting and innovative ways they are supporting bicycling. Not only did BizCycle certification reveal some amazing things businesses were doing to support bicycling, we learned a thing or two about the BizCycle itself. BizCycle certification is comprehensive and robust. You may notice that there are no Platinum level certifications yet, although Seattle Children’s came close with an impressive 43 credits out of 50. Applicants agreed that setting the bar high validated the integrity of the certification. Jan Beck, director of operations for Novo Nordisk, put it this way, “Looking back at the process our impression is that this is a really thorough and objective assessment process and not just automatic recognition for everyone who applies.” The credit-based system helps organizations move from passive perusal of information into active implementation of best practices. A few organizations implemented some significant improvements as a result of their pursuit of BizCycle certification. Most notably, Paladino and Company started the certification process in Bronze territory.

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GOLD LEVEL Seattle Children’s Hospital Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Novo Nordisk Paladino and Company Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc. Adobe

SILVER LEVEL Bike Works Cascade Bicycle Club Washington Bicycle Law University of Washington, Seattle Timbuk2 Corpore Sano Physical Therapy Anchor QEA CH2M Hill Mahlum Architects Inc. (Seattle & Portland Offices) Sanitary Service Company Inc. Lease Crutcher Lewis Starbucks Coffee Company

ust off your bike and adjust your helmet, it’s time to ring in spring by riding your bike to school. This year, we are coordinating with National Bike to School Day, and hosting bike to school festivities on Wednesday, May 8. More information and ideas for celebrating can be found on the online at www.cbcef.org/bts.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Elementary school students should contact the volunteer Bike to School coordinator at their school to grab a calendar and start tracking their trips to school. Riders earn a cool red and blue rubber bracelet when they ride on National Bike to School Day, May 8. Ride 1 to 14 trips during the month and get a colorful bike key chain. Ride 15 or more trips to school, and earn a fun, red blinking rear light for your bike or backpack. The Golden Pedal Award for elementary schools goes to the school with the most new riders. If this is your child’s first year participating in Bike to School, gather up some friends, get a bike train started and put those pedals to work. Join thousands of other students across the country by rolling those wheels to school. Contact Lindsey at ypa@cascadebicycleclub.org for more information.

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS If you’re a middle or high school student, you can sign up online to track your miles http://biketoschool.cascade.org/. Every time you ride, you’re entered into a drawing for prizes like reflectors, helmets, bells, and more! Each student who rides five times in the first two weeks earns an awesome Bike to School T-shirt, and the school with the most trips by the end of May wins the coveted Golden Pedal Award and a bike blender party! For interested schools, Cascade Bicycle Club will send Chipotle coupons for distribution on Bike to School day to those who biked. Contact Hanna at cmpa@cascadebicycleclub.org for more information.

May is Bike Month - Make Tracks!

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Get it all online at www.cascade.org/bike-month

With the Best Practices Guide in mind, they mobilized, researched, prioritized, implemented and ultimately scored Gold. Advocacy is not so scary after all. BizCycle includes an entire section, 7 credits worth, devoted to leadership. Leadership cultivates individual and organizational champions who will advocate for bike-friendly policy, planning funding and/or projects. For example, many Seattle businesses engaged their employees in the Seattle Bike Master Plan update to advocate for safer places to ride near work and in their neighborhoods. And Seattle Children’s has taken leadership to a whole new level by actually collaborating with the city and their community to study, fund and build world-class bicycle infrastructure, including a neighborhood greenway on 39th Ave NE and a separated protected bike lane along a segment of Sand Point Way NE. So while some businesses were initially wary of anything that might resemble advocacy, many realized that they were already engaged in corporate leadership both internally and externally. continued on page 2

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by Mary Collins, Bike Month Coordinator

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ay is Bike Month, your golden opportunity to stop sitting in traffic, hop on your bike and enjoy fun free events from the seat of your two-wheeled steed. You may not realize it, but each time you reach for your helmet instead of your car keys this May, you’re making the smartest, easiest and most fun transportation choice there is. Research shows that people who ride regularly are happier, healthier and spend less money on transportation than those who don’t. And during Bike Month, anyone who rides their bike from Point A to Point B enjoys a whole month of celebrations and support.

But wait—the festivities don’t end when you reach your destination. Cascade Bicycle Club and community partners will keep the party rolling all month long with a stellar lineup of special events. All events are free, and all guarantee to make you fall in love with bicycling all over again. Join your fellow commuters and celebrate your choice to get around town by bike. Find the full schedule at www.cascade.org/bike-month.

Wednesday, May 1

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In This Issue Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.............................2 Making connections.................................................2 Flying Wheels Summer Century.............................2 Host a commute station on Bike to Work Day.3 World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100........................3 Helmet sales and donations this month..............4 Look, Smile, Wave!...................................................4 Electoral Cycles program........................................4 May Rides.............................................................5-8

Explore the wonders of the world by bicycle....8 Bike Maintenance....................................................8 Red Bell 100...........................................................9 Bicyclist of the Month..........................................10 Bikenomics.............................................................10 Far North Vietnam Tour.......................................11 Cascade Contacts...................................................11 Welcome New Members.......................................12


May 2013

Making connections

BizCycle certified bike-friendly businesses

by Joe Platzner, Interim Executive Director

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’m writing this sitting in the lobby of Cascade’s office in Magnuson Park. It’s a few days before my tenure as interim executive director begins in earnest, and I’m doing my best to get acclimated. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the best seat in the house. I’ve been camped out at a desk that is completely exposed to all the comings and goings of the Club. It is a hub of activity; it is boisterous and hard to concentrate; it is perfect. Lamar and Dave are two of our dedicated volunteers who, among other things, staff the front desk and welcome people to the Club. Every day, there is a parade of volunteers working on everything from the Bike to Work Breakfast, to emergency preparedness, to making sure we have signed waivers from everyone on our rides. Without asking, Lamar and Dave decided to introduce me to many of these volunteers as they come and go. The connections are just wonderful. The cycling community is diverse, as are the activities of the Club, but what has been just amazing is the number of times in the past couple of weeks that I’ve met someone for the first time only to quickly discover the mutual friends and connections. But we are spending this fun time together and making these connections for a reason. We need to be successful with the four main goals that have been established for my time on staff, and I’d like to give a brief status of those goals here. Execute our current commitments. Provide a seamless transition operationally. This is always at the center of any transition, and I’m quite comfortable the team has this well under control. People are busy, and there are challenging projects at hand, but we are in great shape operationally. In short, we are not going to miss a beat.

Recruit the most capable, experienced and visionary executive director for the Club. Thoughtfully filling the executive director position is the most critical and strategic task at hand. With Charles Ruthford’s leadership, we decided that it was in the best interest of the Club to hire a professional firm, and we have engaged Hagel & Company. Dave Osmer, who is leading this engagement, has begun interviewing a diverse group of people and gathering perspectives which will eventually result in a job description, desired attributes and selection criteria for our new leader. We are purposely moving methodically and inclusively at this phase of the process, as we believe this up-front work will be the foundation of our selection. Cascade will be able to attract wonderful talent. The trick will be to select the best individual to lead us through this inflection point. Ensure that the permanent leader inherits the best possible operation. Change is always the hardest part of any transition. We all bring different experiences to the table. As a lifelong strategy and planning person, I tend to think in terms of opportunities and risks, and I tend to ask more long-term questions than most. Any transition is always an opportunity to think through priorities. I’ve been focusing on conversations with the staff and volunteers at first, but I expect to quickly transition my attention externally to the partners with whom we collaborate. I suspect that increasing emphasis on our already significant collaborative efforts may be a focus of my tenure. Have fun. This part has been pretty easy. I’ve been taunting my Facebook friends with a series of “my office is cooler than your office” pictures. I’m pretty sure we can be competitive there. Making connections with people who are passionate about cycling can’t help but be fun.

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Saturday, June 8 at Marymoor Park in Redmond REGISTRATION OPTIONS $35 Online until June 6 at midnight on www.cascade.org $40 Mail-in postmark by May 31 $45 Start line Members save $5!

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et out of the city and enjoy some of the Puget Sound area’s finest riding! Each route takes you through rural scenery and some great rest stops. For those who want hills, come ride the 65- and 100mile loops. For riders not into hill challenges, the 25- and 45-mile loops have only a few.

25-mile loop - Route takes you around Lake Sammamish through Bellevue, and has rolling hills and no major climbs. Great for beginners. 45-mile loop - Ride from Redmond to Carnation to Fall City to Issaquah and back to Redmond - three climbs of between onehalf mile and one mile in length. This is a perfect training route for two-day Group Health STP riders. 65-mile loop - take the 50-mile loop and add in Duvall and one more 1-mile climb. 100-mile loop - take the 65-mile loop and add Snohomish and Monroe and another 1-mile climb for a total of 5 good climbs. Finish this route and you will be ready to ride Group Health STP in one day!

Beyond certification, the credits NOT earned continue to drive innovation. Each organization receives a final credit report listing the credits earned as well as comments and suggestions about credits not earned. While we love celebrating the former, we look forward to working with these organizations on next steps. The list of credits not earned reads like a menu of potential actions each organization can evaluate, prioritize and consider for future implementation. When we gave Grant Howard of Lease Crutcher Lewis his final BizCycle credit report, it included both credit earned and details about credits not earned. Grant gave us this response: “Now I start using this to push the things that you have in your email.” BizCycle is a valuable resource for highly mobile and rapidly expanding business community. Three organizations we worked with are in the process of moving. Moves, expansions and renovations are a strategic time to implement enhancements to infrastructure, policies, or programs. BizCycle best practices can be leveraged to support bicycling through space planning, tenant improvements, policy

changes and more. For example, Timbuk2 built BizCycle into their new Seattle retail store from the ground up, certifying the site at Silver in advance of their grand opening. Paladino and Company plans to recertify after they move their offices in September 2013, and have committed to meet or exceed their current certification level. Recognition looks good and feels great. And it should. This first class of bike-friendly businesses are doing inspired and inspiring work to support bicycling. In fact, Timbuk2 worked hard to certify their brand new retail store before it even opened in Seattle. Vanessa Christie’s response to BizCycle pretty much sums up the response to this new program, “WE. ARE. STOKED!” Does all this sound like a great fit for your business? Drop us a line at bizcycle@ cascadebicycleclub.org. Thank you to the Bullitt Foundation and The Boeing Company for supporting Cascade programs such as BizCycle that increase trips by bicycle, decrease trips by car and create a healthy, sustainable world for our children.

CASCADE PRESENTS ON MONDAY MAY 20

An evening with Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen At the Intiman Theater, Seattle Center Tickets: $40, reserved/$80 V.I.P. Reception Cascade members receive $5 discount V.I.P. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Doors 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. show-time Advance tickets available at Brownpapertickets.com

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ascade Bicycle Club is very proud to present an evening with TWO of the true legends in television cycling; Phil Liggett, MBE, and Paul Sherwen. Phil is universally referred to simply as “The Voice of Cycling.” For those of us who watch cycling regularly, he is indeed considered royalty; one who is revered and whose voice transcends the sport itself. His broadcast partner for many of these years, Paul Sherwen, will be joining Phil onstage for one glorious evening you’ll not want to miss! Phil is a former amateur cyclist and active cycle advocate, and has worked as a television commentator since 1978. In addition to many bicycle events, he has covered eight summer and five winter Olympic Games for ITV, BBC, CBS and NBC. He has also worked on 37 Tour’s de France, not having been home to Hertfordshire, England, during the month of July since 1973! In June 2005, he became a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honors list, and in October 2007 he was given a Lifetime Achievement award by the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. Paul Sherwen is an expert cycling analyst for many of the largest cycling events in the world, including the Tour de France, Tour of California and USA ProCycling Challenge. In 2012, he was an analyst for road and track cycling coverage at the 2012 London Olympics.

Sherwen first covered the Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta and again in 2008 for the Beijing Games. He is one of the most well-known voices in cycling, providing analysis for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of various events including the Tour de France. In 2012, Sherwen called the epic three-week race for the 34th time. He worked as a cycling commentator for ABC Sports’ and ESPN’s coverage of the Tour de France from 1991 to 2000, and served as a cycling analyst for the NBC production of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. As a professional cyclist, Sherwen was a two-time British National Cycling champion in 1986 and 1987, participated in the Tour de France seven times and raced in all major European tours and one-day classics. Covering cycling for more than 150 days each year, he spends the remainder of his time at home in Uganda, Africa, with his wife, Katherine, and two children. Seventy-five lucky V.I.P. ticket buyers will get the chance to enjoy an intimate pre-show meet and greet party, complimentary wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, plus receive preferred front of the house seating for the show.

M.J. Kelly, Editor Diane English, Editorial Assistant; Susan Hiles, Photography; May contributors: Mary Collins, Noah Down, Stephanie Frans, Emily Kathrein, Diana Larson, Serena Lehman, Hanna McFall, Lindsey Parker, Joe Platzner, Robin Randels, Anne-Marije Rook, Anna Telensky, 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 comprehension, grammar or space requirements. Please be concise!

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

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Do It Yourself! Host a commute station on Bike to Work Day by Mary Collins, Bike Month Coordinator

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ould you like to show your support for bicycle commuting in your community this May? Host a DIY (do-it-yourself ) commute station for bicyclists on the morning of May 17, F5 Bike to Work Day, and turn your neighborhood or workplace into a bicycling hotspot. Bike to Work Day is a nationally-recognized day on which thousands of people around the Puget Sound region and beyond ride their bicycles for transportation. Individuals and organizations set up dozens of commute stations on popular bicycling routes between 6 and 9 a.m. on May 17, and offer treats, giveaways and encouragement to riders on their way to work. Hosting a morning commute station is a great way to engage with bicyclists and build a sense of community amidst the festive atmosphere of F5 Bike to Work Day. Who knows, your encouragement could turn someone from a one-time rider to a year-round commuter! Cascade has provided a simple online guide to help you get started. Check out our DIY station toolkit on the Bike Month webpage (www.cascade.org/bike-month) to find: • Step-by-step instructions • Sample donation solicitation letter • Downloadable posters and graphics The following materials will be available in limited quantities at Cascade Bicycle Club,

Thursday, May 2

Bike to Work Breakfast

7 to 9 a.m. Sheraton Seattle Grand Ballroom Elected officials, business leaders and community members like you gather for an inspiring breakfast featuring keynote speaker Governor Jay Inslee. All proceeds benefit the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation.

Friday, May 3

Free Bike Commuting Class

12 to 1 p.m. DubSea Coffee, 9910 8th Ave SW, Seattle Drop in to a free, fun and informative class on how to get around town by bike.

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Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Bike maps • Brochures • Safety print materials If you are interested in hosting a station, please review the station guidelines online and register with Mary at btw@cascadebicycleclub.org. Your creativity and enthusiasm

Friday, May 10

Bellevue Bike Appreciation Day

Ride on, eastside! Choose Your Way Bellevue prize patrol will be giving away great prizes all day to people on their bikes in Downtown Bellevue.

Bikes and Bagels

7 to 9 a.m. McGraw Square (5th Ave & Stewart St, Seattle) Bike commuters are invited to stop by a celebration station hosted by Commute Seattle at McGraw Square (5th and Stewart streets) from 7 to 9 a.m. to receive complimentary coffee, bagels and fun prizes on your way to work.

Tuesday, May 14

Free Bike Commuting Class

Tuesday, May 7

Free Bike Commuting Class

Friday May 17

Wednesday, May 8

National Bike to School Day

Ride with your child to school! Encourage your school to get involved today. www.cascade.org/bike-to-school.

Captain’s Bash

5 to 8 p.m. Pike Brewery, 1415 1st Avenue, Seattle Commute Challenge team captains are invited (+ one guest) to this legendary happy hour party at Seattle’s iconic Pike Brewery. The first two beers and hors d’oeuvres are on us. Awesome door prizes compliments of our generous Bike Month sponsors.

will help make Bike to Work Day—and Bike Month—even more fun for your community. DIY community events can be simple, fun and can happen any time of year. See our website for other easy DIY event ideas and toolkits at www.cascade.org/bike-month.

oin us to find out all you need to know about Cascade’s fabulous event, the World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100 ride. Last year’s sophomore event drew rave reviews from riders. An amazing 95 percent said they would recommend this ride to their friends and families. On this final REI presentation night of the season, World Bicycle Relief will be on hand to talk about their amazing work in Africa-you’ll also see one of their cool Buffalo bikes on display. We’ll then give a short presentation on what to expect on the ride, an overview of the route and fun, quick and easy tips from the pros on how to raise the minimal funds you’ll need to ride. Need extra incentive? We’ll be giving out free Theo’s Chocolate to all attendees!

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12 to 1 p.m. Bicycles West, 804 SW 151st St, Burien Drop in to a free, fun and informative class on how to get around town by bike.

12 to 1 p.m. Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St, Edmonds Drop in to a free, fun and informative class on how to get around town by bike.

World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100 Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m. at REI - Seattle

May is Bike Month - Make Tracks! online trip-tracking contest and challenge yourself and others to ride as much as possible during May. Form a team of coworkers or friends, log your miles and earn great prizes (and bragging rights) just for riding your bike. Reach out to a newbie and invite them to your participate.

Cascade Presentation Series:

F5 Bike to Work Day Commute Stations

6 to 9 a.m. All around the Puget Sound region If you only commute by bike on one day per year, make it F5 Bike to Work Day. Stop by one of dozens of Commute Stations throughout the Puget Sound region to pick up free swag, treats and local bike maps. Have your bike checked for free by our fantastic bike shop partners, and enter the F5 Bike to work Day drawing for your chance to win great prizes. Find a station on your commute route on our online map.

F5 Bike to Work Day Mayor’s Ride

KEXP radio station to ride downtown together in an awe-inspiring mass of cyclists. While you’re at KEXP, you be able to enjoy music and complimentary coffee, Seattle Bagel Bakery mini-bagels, and bike checks from Performance Bicycle. After a live on-air interview from the mayor, we will be joined by several prominent local government officials and depart by bike to City Hall at 7:45 a.m. for the big rally!

F5 Bike to Work Day Rally

8 to 8:30 a.m. Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave, Seattle Join Cascade Bicycle Club, your elected officials and other fun guest speakers for an inspiring program to recognize Puget Sound’s F5 Bike to Work Day.

Everett Celebration Ride

7:30 to 8 a.m. Depart from Wall and Oakes Ave for a fun-filled ride to Everett Station. All participants receive a commemorative gift and are eligible to win prizes.

Thursday, May 23

UW Trail Party

4 to 7 p.m. On the Burke-Gilman Trail at the UW campus This annual event will be held in a bike commuter-friendly University of Washington park, adjacent to the Burke-Gilman Trail between Brooklyn Ave and University Way. We’ll feature music, free drawings every hour for great prizes, bike tune ups, and other fun giveaways.

Friday, May 31

Commute Challenge ends Log your final trips by June 3!

Ballard Bike Street Party

3:30 to 7 p.m. Bergen Place Park, Ballard Don’t miss this massive bike block party in one of Seattle’s coolest neighborhoods to wrap up Bike Month. Bring your enthusiasm, grab a friend and take to the streets for an evening of bicycle-themed fun for everyone. In partnership with KEXP we’ll have a live family-friendly music stage featuring local bands, and at 6:30 p.m. you’ll have the opportunity to get up on stage and show off your riding outfit in our “Share Your Style” Fashion Show sponsored by Hub & Bespoke. Great prizes for all who participate! We will also announce several special Bike Month awards, including Team Captain of the year and the Top School from Bike to School Day.

You’ll also be able to:

• Sample food and beverages from Clif Bar, Nuun, and Theo Chocolate; • Get free bike assistance from mechanics from Second Ascent and Bike Sport; • Enjoy the official Bike Month Happy Hour party at The Balmar with great beer specials including Ballard’s own Peddler Brewing Company, 5 to 8 p.m.: • Saddle up and take a spin on take a free ride on the original beer bike – Cycle Saloon • Up your bike style with gear from Bern Helmets and Sweet Spot Skirts; • Participate in fun arts and crafts activities (great for younger riders!); • Learn about local bike infrastructure from SDOT and some of their community partners; • We’ll have a huge bike corral to park your ride while you check out the party, and children, pets and families are welcome at this fun, all ages event. National Bike Month lasts from May 1 to 31, but the joy of riding extends all year round. Make every month Bike Month, and every day Bike to Work and School Day.

KEXP Radio Station, 113 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, 7 a.m. Once again this year, riders will meet at

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May 2013

Look, Smile, Wave!

If you want to see more pro-bicycling champions representing you in office, join our new Electoral Cycles program

by Serena Lehman, Community Outreach Manager

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n March, Cascade launched Look Twice for Bikes to remind drivers to look out for bicycles when opening car doors, crossing crosswalks and turning. We have distributed hundreds of window clings and stickers to local driver’s education schools and to the general public. On the heels of the success of Look Twice for Bikes we are expanding to include smiling and waving. In April, King County Metro worked with Cascade, the Bicycle Alliance of Washington and the Seattle Department of Transportation to launch a bus ad campaign reminding all roadway users to look out for each other. Look, Smile, Wave! reminds all users to make eye contact as well as acknowledge each other on the roadway. The bus ads will run throughout the summer. While it is obvious why looking is important, it may not be so obvious for smiling and waving. From the bicycling perspective, the importance is two-fold. First waving acknowledges that you have actually made eye contact. Sometimes when you think there has been eye contact, it can quickly become apparent that the driver hasn’t seen you. Waving can mean acknowledgement but it also shows gratitude for roadway courtesy. Smiling may be the least obvious of the three, but possibly the most important when we are trying to get more people out riding bikes. One of the grumbles I hear when I am talking to people is that bike riders are always

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A scowling. I know that when I am riding I focus on riding safely and that focused look could come off as a scowl even though I am having fun. That scowl, however, hardly makes a colleague or neighbor want to join me on my bike commute. Take a day this month and try smiling as you ride. Smiling might make the rain a little less cumbersome and it might just make us all feel a little more part of a greater community. And when you look at drivers and give them a smile and friendly wave, you’ll often see a smile and friendly wave returned as a result. What an easy step toward improving relations on our roadways. Keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming Energizer Stations that will definitely make you want to look, smile and wave.

Helmet sales and donations this month

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n need of some head protection? Cascade sells helmets for kids and adults for $15 and also provides them for free* throughout the Puget Sound region to those in need. This past month, the Refugee Women’s Alliance Preschool received a helmet donation. Need a helmet yourself? You can be fitted for a helmet at the Cascade office MondayFriday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by making an appointment with the Community Programs Assistant at (206) 957-6623, or emailing cmpa@cascadebicycleclub.org. *Funding for our free helmet program is generously provided by the Steve Sitcov Law Group.

s we roll into Bike Month, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our latest leadership development program, Electoral Cycles. Building on Cascade Bicycle Club’s mission to create better communities through bicycling and our successful Advocacy Leadership Institute, Electoral Cycles will train a diverse group from across the Puget Sound region to help elect pro-bicycling candidates and pass ballot measures to help bicycling. We all know elections matter; this year the choices are clear. Will Seattle take the next step and get serious about building a connected network of protected bike lanes and neighborhood greenways? Will Bellevue embrace the future and invest its transportation dollars to give local residents more transportation choices like biking, walking and transit? Will cities across the Puget Sound region prioritize making our streets safer for everybody– whether they drive, ride transit, bike or walk? Or will we continue to spend most of our money on costly new highways that make our communities less livable for working families and less safe for our kids? The choice is up to us. This is where you come in, should you choose to apply for Electoral Cycles. Electoral Cycles is a hands-on six-month leadership development program that will empower 12 local bicycle advocates and enthusiasts with the skills necessary to help

elect pro-bicycling champions. The program will run from June 4 through Nov. 12, meeting (almost) every other week on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Seattle. Participants are expected to attend at least 10 of the 12 meetings and spend 4 to 5 hours each week on related responsibilities. Through VIP guest speakers, trainings on technical skills and direct work on campaigns, participants will learn how to get pro-bicycling champions elected the best way possible: by actually doing it! Never been involved in electoral politics? That’s OK; we’ll give you all the tools you need as long as you bring the enthusiasm and commitment. A veteran political operative who’s worked on dozens of campaigns? That’s great! We’d love to learn from your experience. More info is available at www.cascade.org/ electoral-cycles and applications are available for download from the webspage. Application materials are due by Monday, May 20. To apply, please submit your resume and completed application to emily.kathrein@cascadebicycleclub.org. Admittance to the Electoral Cycles program at Cascade Bicycle Club will be based on your passion for electing pro-bicycling candidates. Minorities, women and people of all ages are encouraged to apply. Interviews will be conducted the week of May 20 and applicants will be notified of acceptance during the week of May 27.

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MAY 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.

Wednesday, May 1

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

Monroe/Snohomish CTS Pre-Ride 55 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 9 a.m. • Marymoor Park East (free lot) • Steady rain cancels • Bill Hanna, 425-883-6882, joggerbill43@gmail.com Join us as we pre-ride this weekend’s Cascade Training Series (CTS) ride. All are welcome—you don’t need to be registered for CTS. We will head north out of Marymoor Park, climb a few hills, then drop down into the Snoqualmie River valley. Our first rest stop is at Riverside Park in Monroe. We’ll then ride to Snohomish where we’ll stop for a quick lunch. Afterwards we’ll face our final major climb of the day. Our last rest stop is Maltby Community Park. Then it’s some rolling hills back to our starting point in Marymoor Park. The weather can be unpredictable so be sure to have sufficient water, snacks and rain gear. Elevation gain about 2400’.

WRUMPS: Eastside Ups and Downs 35-45 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 10 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 Kirkland with a lunch stop.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Moderate 20.8 mi (1443’) • Moderate • Some hills • Online Map Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Rob Latino, rlatino@live.com • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link: meetup.com/ cascaderides/events/111637162, and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but is appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series rides are Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. These training rides incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200’ to 2000’ of elevation. Three paces are offered: Brisk Plus (1819 mph on flats); Brisk (16-17 mph on flats); and Moderate (14-16 mph on flats). All use a common course each week. Riders should be able to sustain the appropriate pace for their selected 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 for them the 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 please print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. There are no planned rest stops as these are short rides. The restroom at the Park & Ride is 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 paced 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 and there are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure to print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated, and make sure to

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

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk 20.8 mi (1443’) • Brisk • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Wilfried Mack, wilfried.mack@gmail. com • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link: meetup.com/ cascaderides/events/111637162, and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but is appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series rides are Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. These training rides incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200’ to 2000’ of elevation. Three paces are offered: Brisk Plus (18-19 mph on flats); Brisk (16-17 mph on flats); and Moderate (14-16 mph on flats). All use a common course each week. Riders should be able to sustain the appropriate pace for their selected 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 for them the 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 please print your own. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride. There are no planned rest stops as these are short rides. The restroom at the park & ride but is 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 and there are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure that you print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated, and make sure to print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk Plus 20.8 mi (1443’) • Strenuous • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com • Alexa Volwiler, alexa. volwiler@gmail.com Pace is Low-Strenuous aka Brisk-Plus, 18-19mph on the flats. RSVP on the Meetup link: meetup.com/ cascaderides/events/111637162, and check back for updates the day of the ride. RSVP is not required, but is appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series rides are held Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. These training rides incorporate local hills and range between 20-25 miles and from ~1200’ to 2000’ of elevation. Three paces are offered: Brisk Plus (1819 mph on flats); Brisk (16-17 mph on flats); and Moderate (14-16 mph on flats). All use a common course each week. Riders should be able to sustain the appropriate pace for their selected 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 for them the 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

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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

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.

weekend prior to each ride. There are no planned rest stops as these are short rides. The restroom at the park & ride is 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 and there are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure that you print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated and make sure to print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

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 appropriate pace for their selected 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 for them the ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. 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, but there are no planned rest stops as these are short rides. 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 and there are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure that you print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated and make sure to print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS Marymoor Park: Steady 23 mi (1340’) • Steady • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • Marymoor Park East (free lot) • Steady rain cancels • Joni Griffis, 206-817-6580 cell, joni. griffis@gmail.com • Debbie Muir, 425-7704516, smartluckylena@msn.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link: meetup.com/cascaderides/events/112150812. RSVP is not required but is appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series rides are held Wednesday evenings 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 (10-12 mph on the 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 appropriate pace for their selected 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 for them the ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. 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, but there are no planned rest stops as these are short rides. 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 and there are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure that you print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated and make sure to print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

MEETS Marymoor Park: Moderate 23 mi (1340’) • Moderate • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 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: meetup.com/ cascaderides/events/112150812. RSVP is not required but is appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series rides are held Wednesday evenings 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 (10-12 mph on flats); Steady (12-14 mph

MEETS Marymoor Park: Brisk 23 mi (1340’) • Brisk • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup ¨• 6 p.m. • Marymoor Park East (free lot) • Steady rain cancels • Brent Knudson, 206-228-1934 cell, bd090697@comcast.net • Kimberly Smith, 206-612-3480, iamkimbo@hotmail.com Please RSVP on the Meetup link: meetup.com/ cascaderides/events/112150812. RSVP is not required but is appreciated. Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series rides are held Wednesday evenings 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 (10-12 mph on the 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 appropriate pace for their selected 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 for them the ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. 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, but there are no planned rest stops as these are short rides. 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 and there are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Make sure that you print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated and make sure to print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you.

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May 2013

MAY RIDES www.cascade.org/dailyrides Thursday, May 2 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 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’ 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. Lights required! Note summer start location.

Friday, May 3 FRUMPS: Magnuson Park/South Lake Washington 46 mi • Steady • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle • Showers cancel • Loretta Goetsch, 206-525-4714, lagoetsch@ aol.com Meet outside CBC office, but do not park there. Rolling ride around south end of Lake Washington with one climb in Newport Hills. Lunch at 22 miles into ride.

FRIDAY RIDERS: Cycle Snohomish Loop ~27 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • Lowell Park, Everett • Steady rain cancels • Bill Lemke, 206284-2843 A scenic, out of town, river loop from Everett’s Lowell Park to Snohomish and returning to cycle around Everett to Scuttlebutt Brewing Company at Everett Marina for lunch and return to Lowell Park. To reach start from I-5 take Exit 192, drive east briefly on 41st St. SE, south on S 3rd Ave for .5 mile, Lowell Park is on left.

Saturday, May 4 RAMROD Training Series: Ride #4 60-65 mi • Brisk • Super-strenuous • Extremely hilly • Map • No regroup ¨• 9 a.m. • Challenger Elementary, Issaquah • Ice/snow 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

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Gan and Paul Franks. Today’s route has 3,400-3,600 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.

SPOKESPEOPLE rides! Let’s go Dutch: Cargo, Electric, and Conference Bikes 8 mi • Easy • Rolling • Map • Stay together • 2 p.m. • Wallingford Playfield south end, N 42nd St & Densmore Ave N, Seattle • No rain cancellation • Cathy Tuttle, 206-5479569, 206-713-6269, cathy.tuttle@gmail. com • Michael Herschensohn, 206-412-0702, mh982501@gmail.com Please join SPOKESPEOPLE as we learn about about e-bikes, conference bikes, and Dutch cargo bikes. It’s a whole new world of bicycles built for two, or four, or more! All Spokespeople rides meet at the south end of Wallingford Playfield at 42nd & Densmore and ride on greenways whenever possible to an adjacent urban center. New riders welcome! Please come by 1:45 if you are new to riding in groups or if you need help with adjusting your helmet or bike. All ages and skill levels welcome! All rides are on the road with traffic, and include expert commuters who accompany us to offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques. Please join us! All are welcome! FAMILIES WELCOME**steady rain cancels.

Sunday, May 5 Sunday Crepes Ride 30 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 9:30 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • David Bordewick, 425822-8546, theborde@aol.com Join us for a Swedish Pancake Breakfast at the Swedish Club on Dexter Ave. Afterwards we will engage in bicycle activity to burn off the consumed calories. Crepes Breakfast is $9.00, cash or check. Credit cards not accepted. Pouring rain will cancel event. If in doubt, check with the Ride Leader.

Seattle Sunday Meander 39 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • CBC Office, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE • Showers cancel • Margaret Moore, 206-6965090, marg2009@comcast.net • Phillip Singer, 206-522-7152, pasinger@comcast.net The ride starts at Magnuson Park, goes south to Seward Park, then over the hill toward downtown and down to the water hoping to catch a glimpse of Big Bertha. We’ll head north to Seattle Center, and onto the new Thomas St. overpass to the Elliott Bay Trail; on toward Ballard to see what’s happening at the heron rookery, and maybe to the Locks or to the Canal trail. We’ll backtrack towards Fremont to end at Magnuson Park. Bring the usual necessities: money, ID, tools for fixing a flat, helmet, and a bike in good repair. Be sure to bring food for lunch. There may be a coffee stop in Ballard. The ride will start at the Cascade office just inside the entrance to Magnuson Park at 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Please do not park in front of the office but along the road, or in an “alcove,” to the south. This is a city ride with some pretty good hills. Bring your urban riding skills. We’ll be riding at a lowmoderate pace.

Family Ride Around Lake Union 7.5 mi • Leisurely • Mostly flat • No Map • Stay together • 10:30 a.m. • Gas Works Park, 2101 North Northlake Way, Seattle • Showers cancel • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com Please RSVP at the meetup.com link, (cascaderides/ events/110125092) and check back for updates closer to the day of the ride. Join me and my kids for one of our favorite rides: a leisurely jaunt around Lake Union. Starting at Gas Works Park, we’ll climb up to play at the troll, then cross the Fremont Bridge to be counted by the Bike Counter, and on down to MOHAI. Bring a lunch or buy something tasty at the Cafe. From there we work our way up Eastlake, past the houseboats, across the University Bridge, past the Wall of Death, and return to Gas Works. A post-ride wiffleball game is possible. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get everyone loaded up, sign the waiver, and listen intently to the important safety announcements. Remember to bring the tools needed to change a flat, and know how to use them. Generally, this route is well protected from cars, though we will mix with traffic coming down Fremont Ave, and coming off the U. Bridge. In both cases, we will take over an entire lane. The route is entirely flat except for 3 very short

climbs where no one will mind if you hop off and walk. We prefer riding in sunshine over riding in the rain, so the weather cancellation decision is made by my 7-year-old son.

Monday, May 6 MUMPS: Head Up North 40-70 mi • Brisk • Moderate • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • Tracy Owen Station/Logboom Park, Kenmore • Steady rain cancels • Craig Mohn, 425-890-5234 cell, cmohn_cycling@comcast.net, (texts preferred to VM) A fun loop ride in south Snohomish County with a food stop en route. 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.

Tuesday, May 7 TREATS: Kirkland to Issaquah 35-40 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland • Showers cancel • Jane Volta, 425-828-0138 • Don Volta, 425-828-0138, 425-503-7186, don.volta@cascadebicycleclub. org A ride from Kirkland to Issaquah and back with a lunch stop.

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’ 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. Lights required! Note summer start location.

Wednesday, May 8 WRUMPS: Bellevue/Issaquah/Mercer Island Loop 43 mi • Moderate • Some hills • Online Map • Frequent regroup • 10 a.m. • Newport Hills Park & Ride (I-405 Exit 9), Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Alan Lawrence, 425-891-7079, alan@jazzloft.com The ride will start at Newport Hills Park & Ride. We’ll go out May Valley Road to Issaquah, up Newport Road and then around Mercer Island for a friendly ride. Frequent regroup. Call the ride leader if questionable weather. Ride leader mentoring opportunity available.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Moderate 23 mi (1550’) • Moderate • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • David Fisher, 206-499-8215, David.Fisher@ seattlechildrens.org • Jennifer Korten, 425-8906179 cell, jkorten@clarknuber.com Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for important information and a complete description of this weekly ride.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk 23.5 mi (1550’) • Brisk • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels •Wilfried Mack, wilfried.mack@gmail. com • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1 for important information and a complete description of this weekly ride.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk Plus 24 mi (1550’) • Strenuous • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Bob Dennis, 601-879-4639, Bob.Dennis993@ gmail.com • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com

Pace is Low-Strenuous aka Brisk-Plus, 18-19mph on the flats. Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for important information and a complete description of this weekly ride.

MEETS Marymoor Park: Moderate 24 mi (1370’) • Moderate • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • • 6 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 see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1 for important information and a complete description of this weekly ride.

Thursday, May 9 THUMPS: Home for Lunch See THUMPS, 5/2.

More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 5/2. Eastside Tours Evening Ride2 See Eastside Tours, 5/2.

Friday, May 10 FRUMPS: Bellevue to Alki Coffee Run (High-Moderate/Low-Brisk) 50 mi • Moderate • Mostly flat • Online Map • Stay together • 10 a.m. • Newport Hills Park & Ride (I-405 Exit 9), Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Alan Lawrence, 425-891-7079, alan@ jazzloft.com This ride will be a friendly High-Moderate/Low-Brisk due to the extreme flatness of most of the ride. This ride is about as flat as you can get except for the one gradual hill at the end. We’ll ride 25 miles out to Alki Beach for a cup of java at Tully’s before returning the same way back to Bellevue. The pace will be low-brisk but with no hills, you can handle it! Contact the ride leader if questionable weather! New Ride Leader Mentoring available.

Saturday, May 11 Rock Paper Cycles 45 mi • Steady • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 9 a.m. • North end parking area, Myrtle Edwards Park (16th Ave. W), Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Jeff Stewart, 206-356-6755, jeff@cyclepathescapes.com A tour of Rock ‘n Roll landmarks, including Hendrix’s childhood address and grave, Edgewater Hotel, and Cobain home by way of Lake Washington S loop. Coffee stop in Renton near Jimi’s grave. The “Paper” part of ride title is not Zigzags but a brief 5-10 minute stop/display CBC banner while we do leader-arranged community park litter pick up or senior citizen’s personal residence recycle, moving recycle to front yard for pickup. Tote bags will be furnished for short haul to recycle/garbage drop, if needed. Optional lunch stop at Hard Rock Cafe afterwards.

RAMROD Training Series: Ride #5 65-70 mi • Brisk • Super-strenuous • Extremely hilly • Map • No regroup • 9 a.m. • Challenger Elementary, Issaquah • Ice/snow 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. Please see RAMROD Training Series: Ride #4, 5/4, for very important information regarding these self-paced rides. Ride leaders for this series are: Per Sunde, Shana Sunde, Grant McAlister, Francis Gan and Paul Franks. Today’s route has 3,400-3,600 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.

Kirkland Greenways: Juanita & Cross Kirkland Corridor Exploration 4 mi • Easy • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 10 a.m. • Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland • Steady rain cancels • William Gerdes, 425-445-0765 cell, william.gerdes@gmail.com Come join us for a short loop touching Juanita Beach, Juanita Bay, and the Cross Kirkland Corridor. Our ride will start at Juanita Beach Park. (Meet on the Parking Lot side of the Changing Room Building.) Join us to see how this route connects the neighborhood business district to parks, schools and adjacent neighborhoods. We’ll look at what already

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MAY RIDES www.cascade.org/dailyrides exists to make this route a candidate to be a greenway and what changes would need to be made to make it even safer for people of all ages and abilities and to make the crossings of arterials safer. This route is hilly, but short; we’ll take it slowly; and we’ll stick together with plenty of breaks to talk about what we are seeing. The ride will only be cancelled if there is steady and heavy rain. Light rain or drizzle will not cancel the ride. Be sure to wear or bring appropriate layers. We’ll finish at the same location (should take about an hour, including stopping to look at some of the potential greenway connections). Optional snack afterwards. Families welcome!

S.P.O.K.E.S. Goes on a Forked RideA.K.A. Snoqualmie River Tour 22 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • Map • Frequent regroup • 10 a.m. • Quigley Park in Fall City • Steady rain cancels • Michelle Burton, 425-890-4936 cell • Jim Hunt, 425681-4640 cell S.P.O.K.E.S. will start from Quigley Park across from the Family Market on the Redmond-Fall City Rd (SR202). We’ll head up one long hill to Snoqualmie Falls, then ride across the 3 main forks of the Snoqualmie River. We’ll pause in North Bend at George’s Bakery for lunch, then coast back to Fall City. From SR-520 take Redmond-Fall City Road exit and proceed to Fall City; from I-90 take Exit 22 through Preston to Fall City. For more information see www.cbcspokes.org or contact Michelle or Jim. The day of the ride, call Michelle at 425-890-4936 or Jim at 425-681-4640.

Sunday, May 12 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www. cascade.org.

Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Alexa Volwiler, alexa.volwiler@gmail.com • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

MUMPS: Head Up North

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk Plus

See MUMPS, 5/6.

22.5 mi (1601’) • Strenuous • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Brad Coston, 206-414-8851, costonbw@gmail.com • Alexa Volwiler, alexa.volwiler@gmail.com Pace is Low-Strenuous aka Brisk Plus, 18-19mph on the flats. Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

MEETS Marymoor Park East: Steady 25 mi (1400’) • Steady • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • Steady rain cancels • Joni Griffis, 206-817-6580 cell, joni.griffis@ gmail.com • Debbie Muir, 425-770-4516, smartluckylena@msn.com Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

Thursday, May 16 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 5/2.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 5/2.

Monday, May 13 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS, 5/6

RIDE LEADER CERTIFICATION CLASS 6:30 p.m. • CBC Office, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg 138, Seattle • Ride Leader Certification Coordinator, 425-828-0138. 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. Find details about becoming a Ride Leader at: http://www. cascade.org/EandR/Ride_Leader_Info.cfm.

Tuesday, May 14 TREATS: Fremont to Edmonds 36 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Les Weppler, 206-7891955 A recreational ride to Edmonds for lunch via the Interurban Trail, Innis Arden and Woodway, then return by way of Perkins Way and Burke-Gilman Trail.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 5/7.

Wednesday, May 15 WRUMPS: 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.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Moderate 23 mi (1601’) • Moderate • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park and Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • David Fisher, 206-499-8215, David.Fisher@ seattlechildrens.org • Jennifer Korten, 425-8906179 cell, jkorten@clarknuber.com Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

Sunday, May 19 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www. cascade.org.

Friday, May 17 FRUMPS: Kenmore to Snohomish 50-60 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • Logboom Park (Tracy Owen Station), Kenmore • Showers cancel • Dan Garretson, 425-985-8570 We will ride from Kenmore to Snohomish for lunch. Route will depend on the weather but I am thinking of going from Snohomish to Monroe and back over Old Redmond Duval Highway.

FRIDAY RIDERS: Lake Ballinger to Everett 26-28 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10 a.m. • Ball fields by Ballinger Lake Golf Course, 23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace • Showers cancel • Jan Johnson, 425-672-0617 We’ll have a chance to explore the Interurban Trail north to lunch at the food court at the Everett Mall. This trail sometimes does go on and off the road. There are some short hills and busy road crossings. This is not a flat trail like the Burke-Gilman. 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 lot at the ball fields adjoining the Ballinger Lake Golf Course, 23000 Lakeview Dr, Mountlake Terrace, or along the street if there is a game going on.

Saturday, May 18 RAMROD Training Series: Ride #6 75-80 mi • Brisk • Super-strenuous • Extremely hilly • Map • No regroup • 8:30 a.m. • Ringdall Middle School, Bellevue • 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 more very important information about these self-paced rides, please see RAMROD Training Series: Ride #4, 5/4. Ride leaders for this series are: Per Sunde, Shana Sunde, Grant McAlister, Francis Gan and Paul Franks. Today’s route has 4,000-4,200 feet of climbing. From I-405 take Lk Wash Blvd/Newcastle Exit # 9 turn Eastbound (follow road uphill) for 0.6 miles; turn left on SE 60th St for 0.3 miles; school is on the left. Note: school is misnamed in Google maps –Search for Tyee Middle School.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk 22.5 mi (1601’) • Brisk • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South

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Tuesday, May 21 TREATS: Kenmore/Snohomish 40-45 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 10 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.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 5/7.

Wednesday, May 22 WRUMPS: Lakes and Lunch South Snohomish 31 mi • Steady • Rolling • Map • Frequent regroup • 10 a.m. • Lake Ballinger Playfield 23000 Lakeview Dr, Mountlake Terrace • Steady rain cancels • Saul Snatsky, 425485-7896, 425-273-4156 cell, saulsnatsky@ comcast.net This is a fairly easy ride on trails and suburban streets. There are a few hills, but none too long or steep, and we’ll regroup at the tops. We’ll go past Stickney Lake, Paine Field, and stop for lunch at Everett Mall food court--bike locks advised. We go then to Silver and Martha Lakes. For updates see www.meetup.com/cascaderides/events/113396822/

MEETS S. Bellevue: Moderate 22.8 mi (1889’) • Moderate • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Bob Cornwell, 206-321-6786, recornwell@live. com • Alexa Volwiler, alexa.volwiler@gmail. com Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk 22.8 mi (1889’) • Brisk • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Alexa Volwiler, alexa.volwiler@gmail.com • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk Plus 24 mi (1889’) • Strenuous • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Bob Dennis, 601-879-4639, Bob.Dennis993@ gmail.com • Alexa Volwiler, alexa.volwiler@gmail.com Pace is Low-Strenuous aka Brisk-Plus, 18-19mph on the flats. Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

MEETS Marymoor Park: Steady 19 mi • Steady • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 PM • Marymoor East (free) parking lot, NE 65th St, Redmond • Steady rain cancels • Ann Silvernale, 206-7944008 cell, annsilvernale@hotmail.com • Heidi Schillinger, 206-372-2413 cell, hkschillinger@ yahoo.com Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

MEETS Marymoor Park: Moderate 25 mi (1440’) • Moderate • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 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 see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

Thursday, May 23 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 5/2.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 5/2.

Friday, May 24 FRUMPS Two Counties & The Milton Trail 40 mi • Moderate • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 10 a.m. • Russell Road Park, Kent • Steady rain cancels • Jim Shedd, 206-772-0955 Starting with a big climb up Reith Rd, it’s then rolling terrain to Brown’s Point, and up (more climbing) between King and Pierce counties down into Milton for lunch. We then take the Milton Trail (more climbing), descend into Auburn, then flat on the Interurban back to start. Should be some new territory for many, so grease up your granny gear and hop on board.

S.M.A.R.T Riding Is No Accident Stay alert

Move off Road Act like a Car Retain Space Tell Others Layers of Prevention 1. Bike Control - Don't fall or collide with others About half of cyclists' crashes are single rider falls. If you can skillfully control your bike, by starting, stopping, signaling and turning smoothly, you will not fall down all by yourself or run into other cyclists, cars, dogs and pedestrians.

2. Rule Observance - Don't cause traffic crashes

For adult cyclists about half of the car/bike crashes are caused by cyclists who make unsafe decisions. Follow traffic laws, obey signs and signals and use correct lanes for turns and through movements so you don't cause a collision.

3. Lane Positioning - Discourage driver's mistakes

Motorists' unsafe decisions cause about half of the car/bike crashes for adult cyclists. Know when to control the lane or when to share the lane. Use your lane position to tell drivers what you are doing and discourage them from making “right hooks,” left crosses or other bad movements.

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MAY RIDES www.cascade.org/dailyrides Saturday, May 25 RAMROD Training Series: Ride #7 75-80 mi • Brisk • Super-strenuous • Extremely hilly • Map • No regroup • 8:30 a.m. • Ringdall Middle School, Bellevue • 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 more very important information regarding these self-paced rides, please see RAMROD Training Series: Ride #4, 5/4. Ride leaders for this series are: Per Sunde, Shana Sunde, Grant McAlister, Francis Gan and Paul Franks. Today’s route has 4,000-4,200 feet of climbing. From I-405 take Lk Wash Blvd/Newcastle Exit # 9 turn Eastbound (follow road uphill) for 0.6 miles; turn left on SE 60th St for 0.3 miles; school is on the left. Note: school is misnamed in Google maps –Search for Tyee • Middle School.

Meet the High Performance Cycling Team 25-30 mi • Brisk • Mostly flat • No Map • Occasional regroup • 9 a.m. • Sam Smith Park, Seattle (East of Martin Luther King, west of the I-90 bike tunnel) and 9:30 Pickup at Enatai Beach Park, Bellevue • Showers cancel • Steve Hulsman, 206-935-1221, sghulsman@comcast. net • Rob Snyder, 425-750-9201, rls3213@ yahoo.com This ride is for cyclists interested in joining Cascade’s High Performance Cycling (HPC) Team. A description of the team can be found on the CBC HPC Team webpage (http://www.cascade.org/EandR/Ride_HPC. cfm), or at www.cycleu.com. After a discussion about the team we’ll go for a ride. The route goes around the south end of Lake Washington; pace is about 18 mph on the flats. If there is interest, there may be optional mileage and/or some team members may be available to meet for a post-ride coffee.

Sunday, May 26 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www. cascade.org.

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

MUMPS: CANCELLED TODAY Craig Mohn, 425-890-5234 cell, cmohn_cycling@ comcast.net, (texts preferred to VM) As in past years, there will be NO MUMPS RIDE this Memorial Day. The ride leader and many regulars will instead be riding the 7 HILLS OF KIRKLAND, which benefits KITH (Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing). Go to www.7hillskirkland.org for more info.

Tuesday, May 28 TREATS: Ride around Eastside 30 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland • No rain cancellation • Clarice Sackett, 425-478-8306 Ride around Kirkland and Bellevue. Lunch stop at Factoria Mall. Clarice 425-478-8306. No need to call to RSVP, but call if you need information.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 5/7.

Wednesday, May 29 MEETS S. Bellevue: Moderate 20.3 mi (1729’) • Moderate • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 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

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk 20.3 mi (1729’) • Brisk • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com • Wilfried Mack, wilfried. mack@gmail.com Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

MEETS S. Bellevue: Brisk Plus 20.3 mi (1729’) • Strenuous • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue • Steady rain cancels • Brad Coston, 206-414-8851, costonbw@gmail.com • James Coliz, rider.x@coliz.com

Empower yourself by learning bike maintenance techniques and safe riding skills by Robin Randels, Classes Coordinator

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hether you want to join your local Bike to Work team or make those trips to the grocery store, yoga class or the library by bicycle, our riding classes can help you to hone your skills. There are classes for those already using a bike for transportation, “Urban Cycling Techniques,” as well as classes for newer riders wanting to figure out how to operate a new bike or brush up on general bike riding, “Back 2 Basics of Bicycling.” Learning bike maintenance is a great way to save money, and help you get familiar with the mechanical workings of your bike. Bike maintenance is easy to understand once it’s broken down. There is a class for all levels of budding mechanics. Sign up and give it a try.

Pace is Low-Strenuous aka Brisk-Plus 18-19mph on the flats. Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

Upcoming classes:

MEETS Marymoor Park: Steady

Urban Cycling Techniques

May 16,18

Back 2 Basics of Bicycling

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Maintenance for Everyday Bike Riders

May 21

Chains and Derailleurs

May 22

Brakes, Wheels and Tires

May 29

23 mi (1490’) • Steady • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 p.m. • Marymoor Park East (free lot) • Steady rain cancels • Joni Griffis, 206-817-6580 cell, joni. griffis@gmail.com • Debbie Muir, 425-7704516, smartluckylena@msn.com Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

MEETS Marymoor Park: Moderate 23 mi (~1500’) • Moderate • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 6 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 see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

Thursday, May 30 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 5/2.

Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 5/2.

Friday, May 31 FRUMPS: Cycle Mercer Island to Issaquah 45 mi • Steady • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 10 a.m. • Mercer Island lid, west parking lot, Mercer Island • Showers cancel • Peter Hallson, 425-673-4816 Cycle to Issaquah via May Valley Rd, have lunch at Starbucks/Safeway then return to Mercer Island via Newport Way, and circle Mercer Island on the return. From eastbound I-90, take Exit 6, W Mercer Way; turn left; lid parking lot on left. From westbound I-90, take Exit 7; follow N. Mercer Way, becomes W Mercer Way; lid parking lot on right just before the on-ramp.

FRIDAY RIDERS: Rainier Beach Urban Farm 25 mi • Leisurely • Rolling • No Map • Stay together • 10 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Showers cancel • Norm Tjaden, 206-525-2366

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Register online at www.cascade.org. Have questions? Contact Robin Randels, robin.randels@cascadebicycleclub.org, 206 390 3945

More May Events

And check out these fantastic May events put on by our friends and partners, Familybike Seattle, Critical Lass and the Seattle Public Library.

May 4: Family Bike Expo and Roll Call Location: South Lake Union Park, free! Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Save the date for this cargo bike social and learning extravaganza! Keep an eye out on our Facebook and blog for more details.

May 12: Mother’s Day Kidical Mass Ride Location: TBA, free! Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Save the date for this pedal-powered celebration of mothers, and our collective power to create positive social and environmental change! More details TBA, but it’s gonna be great. Think chair massage, stretching and lunches, oh my!

The Seattle Public Library hosts ‘Sound Cycling’ series The Seattle Public Library will host the Sound Cycling series this spring at several Library locations. Learn how to use a bike as a healthy and economical means of transportation, perform basic bike maintenance and more. Find out more on www.spl.org.

Explore the wonders of the world by bicycle; India, Japan, Chile, Argentina and the Czech Republic await! by Anna Telensky, Sponsorship Coordinator

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f you missed out on your chance to register for the India: Rajasthan, Forts, and Palaces Tour, you’re in luck. Four spots on this previously sold-out tour have just opened up! Visit the Taj Mahal, pedal through rural villages along with camels and elephants, and stay in former palaces and castles alongside Indian royalty. Not to mention indulging in incredible food and full SAG support from our partners at Pedaltours. It’s also not too late to sign up for the Best of Hokkaido–Japan tour. With eight spots sold, the tour is confirmed to run this September. Take in gorgeous coastal scenery as you ride along low traffic roads and bike paths, dine on internationally recognized fresh seafood, and relax nightly in natural hot springs alongside your traditional Japanese Inn. Don’t miss your chance to visit this hid-

den gem that’s considered to be one of the best places to cycle in the world. The Lake and Volcano District of Chile and Argentina tour has recently added a second set of dates and has enough people signed up to confirm departure. Pedal past clear water lakes and live volcanos, hike through protected wilderness areas and the Argentinian rain forest, relax daily in natural hot springs, and dine on fresh seafood and traditional Argentinian barbecue. More information on all of the international tours we partner with is available on our website: http://www.cascade.org/ EandR/tours/intltours.cfm Please note that these tours are produced by Cascade’s trusted and reliable tour partners who are experts in their tour locales.

We’ll tour the community farm and wetlands in the Rainier Beach area. An out and back ride along Lake Washington Blvd. A stop for lunch in Leshi. Buy or bring your own.

Please see Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series MEETS, 5/1, for very important information and a complete description of the weekly ride.

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Red-Bell 100: Experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on June 29 by Noah Down, Development Coordinator

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ired of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to get you through a long ride? Need some incentives to reach the finish line? Do the roads feel crowded? Need to get some extra training in for STP? The World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100 ride offers a completely different experience from what you are used to. Leaving Redmond, you will ride through the beautiful Skagit Valley. The route will take you along scenic Chuckanut Drive with stunning views of the San Juan Islands, Padilla Bay and Bellingham. Besides the fact that you will be cycling through one of the most scenic areas of Western Washington, here is what you can expect on this unique ride. • Smaller attendance, an event limit of 600 riders. • Gourmet food to keep you moving on your 100-mile ride. • A finish line party at Bellingham’s Boundary Bay Brewery. • A one-of- a-kind Red-Bell jersey you can show off on the road! This is what some Red-Bell participants had to say about why they are riding: Lindsey, 26: “I ride my bike to work, to the store, to my favorite restaurant to eat with friends. I love riding my bike longer distances on the weekend, and I especially love century rides around Washington. My bike empowers me and I feel strong and connected to my community.  I’m riding the Red-Bell 100 because I want to help empower others through bicycling. World Bicycle Relief is donating transportation style bicycles to Africa, which will help mobilize medical aid workers, students and provide transportation for people to work and beyond. I believe mobility equals education, and these bikes provide endless opportunities for growth. Fundraising for my first charity ride has been great, and many of my friends and family have been so generous to sponsor me for this cause. I’m looking forward to riding the Red-Bell 100 route; previous participants say that it’s worth every mile. “ Liz, 24: “Completing last year’s Red-Bell 100 marked my first successful century! The terrain was diverse (who knew I would come to prefer hills to flats?), the route uncrowded, and the fully-catered food stops kept me fueled to the finish line. I will surely ride again this year, in part because I am a native Bellinghamster. I experience a great sense of accomplishment from riding my bike up to visit my parents for the weekend rather than taking the bus. It only takes 5 hours longer!” Hannah, 22: “I’m riding because I’ve

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Redmond Seattle heard great things about Red-Bell, and I’ve never done a century before. This is my first pledge ride, and I’m excited to learn more about fundraising strategies. More information at www.cascade.org

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“Linking cycling and transportation, you can get most anywhere.” Cyclist of the Month

EILEEN KADESH

“When you go skiing, you don’t ski in a racing suit, so we don’t want our women to ride in a racing suit.” Tonik – real jerseys for real women

Age: 61 Wheels: Two custom Davidsons. One steel Davidson from 1985, and one custom titanium bike she had built last year. “Because of my height (5’) my husband convinced me to go custom.” Occupation: Senior Transportation Planner

Business: Tonik Owners: Mary Dettrick and Lisa McDermott Industry: Sportwear

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Inspired by STP, two local women set out to change the women’s bike apparel market by Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer

by Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer

fter a long and successful career in alternative transportation, Eileen Kadesh will be retiring this fall, leaving King County Metro Transit where she has passionately advocated for alternative transportation for the past 30 years. “Eileen has led the bicycle program at Metro with passion and always an eye for the safety,” said Serena Lehman, outreach coordinator at Cascade Bicycle Club. “Her support for bicycling and Cascade will be missed.” Prior to her job at Metro, Eileen was the first bicycle coordinator for the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, where she was instrumental in changing policies to allow bicycles on trains and installing bike lockers at rail stations. Armed with that experience and knowledge, Eileen headed west, arriving in Seattle in 1983. “When I first got here, they said, ‘Don’t think you’re going to be an advocate for biking here!’ because I was initially hired for transit,” Eileen recalled. Little did they know, Eileen would go on to lead Metro’s biking program, making significant changes to help Seattle and King County become more bikeable. Herself an avid bicycle commuter and recreational cyclist, Eileen started biking in 1969 while attending UC Santa Barbara. “I participated in a 30-mile bike-a-thon to raise funding for bikeways and I got hooked,” she said. A few years later, bicycling would change her life both professionally, as biking became a big part of her career, and personally. In 1976, Eileen rode across the country on a Bikecentennial (now Adventure Cycling) tour. “My husband and I met a couple of months before the trip. We were in separate groups but wrote letters to each other every day,” said Eileen. “It’s where we fell in love, and we got married shortly after we returned home.” Together they have done several bike tours and many events, including the Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic five times. In their day-to-day life, Eileen and her husband do most of their trips and errands by bicycle. They even make Costco trips, pulling all their bulk groceries home in a bike trailer. “Bicycling is a great way to get exercise and transportation together,” said Eileen. “But mostly I bike for environmental reasons.” A firm believer that linking cycling and transportation will get you most anywhere, Eileen has been instrumental in making multimodal travel easier and more accessible throughout King County. As a Senior Transportation Planner, Eileen has been part of Metro’s Market Development group since 1985, promoting alternative transportation modes and developing new products and programs to get people onto transit, and into vanpools, bikes and walking.

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F “Accommodating bicycles has come a long way! We used to have to fight to get bikes included in designs for new transit facilities; bike parking was often overlooked,” said Eileen. “Now this has become the norm.” Among Eileen’s proudest achievements was working to allow multimodal commuters to board bicycles on buses in the downtown core both on surface streets and in the bus tunnel. And it’s been working well,” she said. Eileen has witnessed many changes in transportation throughout her career but one of the biggest, as it pertains to her job, was seeing government agencies in Seattle and across the country finally acknowledging bikes as a legitimate form of transportation, which she believes, bodes well for the future. “There are so many opportunities out there to get more people on bikes in the coming years with the construction of the new streetcar line, the implementation of the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan, the expansion of Link light rail and Rapid Ride and the implementation of bike sharing in King County,” continued Eileen. “We are only limited by funding, and I hope that more budget resources, both local and national, are devoted to bicycle transportation.” Looking back on her career, Eileen admits she never expected to be working for Metro for as long as she has. “I never planned to stay 30 years at Metro but I have the greatest group of colleagues; everyone is so dedicated and truly believes in what they do. It has been my honor and privilege to work for King County Metro,” she said. Aside from her colleagues, Eileen said she stayed around to help bike sharing get launched. “I’ve worked on bike sharing six years now. I really want to see it implemented and I think we have a great chance of seeing that happen next year,” she said. In September, Eileen will be saying goodbye to Metro, leaving King County in a more bike-friendly state than when she first arrived, and she’ll be moving to beautiful Bellingham. “I don’t have any big plans,” she said. “But I have been checking out the [local] bike routes.” 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.

rom accomplishing seemingly impossible goals to fostering friendships, the Group Heath Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) can have a significant impact on people’s lives. For Lisa and Mary, it was the inspiration that made them dive into the competitive market of sportswear to create a company that specializes in bike wear for the everyday woman. While training for the STP, Lisa and Mary, like so many other women before them, encountered a problem: they tried to buy a cycling jersey but none of them fit right. “We just couldn’t find a jersey that fit, was comfortable and functional,” said Mary. “We either laughed till our sides ached or wouldn’t come out of the dressing room.” So, they decided to design one. Neither of them being seamstresses, Mary and Lisa started out by simply asking, ‘What do we want? What isn’t out there? And what do we need?’ Next they then hired a pattern maker and spent years developing a fit. “For recreational riding, spandex really is a necessity but in the bicycling world as it stands now, there aren’t a whole lot of products for women. So the market is open,” said Lisa, adding that many women shy away from bike-specific clothing because of ill-fits and designs. “We wanted cycling clothing that functioned on a long ride but you wouldn’t feel silly if you had to walk into a coffee shop.” Unlike the “pink it, shrink it” method that is so often applied to target women cyclists, Mary and Lisa set out to offer high-quality and highly-functional jerseys intended to meet the needs of women of all shapes and sizes, and to make them feel comfortable while riding. “When you go skiing, you don’t ski in a racing suit, so we don’t want our women to ride in a racing suit,” Mary stated. “We want women to move freer and with confidence. You shouldn’t have to worry

about what you’re wearing while riding your bike. It makes a difference if you feel good about what you’re wearing,” added Lisa. By providing women with comfortable gear, Mary and Lisa hope to ultimately get more women on bikes. “Our goal is to make women feel great when they ride, so they will ride,” said Mary. “Once you accomplish [a ride], there is no stopping you,” said Lisa. “It makes you realize how powerful you are. We want women to feel like the athlete they are.” But entering the sports-technical wear hasn’t been easy, said Lisa. “Sport-technical clothing is a very closed industry. We had to break through a lot of barriers,” she said. “But the reception of our product has been very warming. There’s a big need out there.” The Tonik product line currently includes jerseys, arm warmers, headbands and socks, and Mary and Lisa hope to expand the line with padded shorts, jackets and sweatshirts. “We’re hoping to offer a full line of products, but we need to do a lot of sizing and fitting first,” said Mary. Learn more at http://tonik.myshopify.com/ Bikenomics is a feature series to spotlight the greater Seattle area’s growing bike businesses. Know a business that should be featured? Send me an email at amrook@cascadebicycleclub.org.

Volunteering is easy and fun! by Diana Larson, Volunteer Coordinator

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ou are now able to volunteer online 24/7 using the Cascade website. Check it out at: www.cascade.org/volunteer First, set up an account, and create your volunteer profile. Then choose the tasks or positions that appeal to you. A confirmation of your volunteer selection will be sent to your e-mail address.

June Volunteer Opportunities Flying Wheels Date and Time: Routing to be completed between June 2 and 6 (4 teams of 2 volunteers each). Task or Event: Route marking of Flying Wheels. Where: Flying Wheels Route. How Long: Depends on which loop is being marked. Doing What: Paint kit to be picked up by Thursday, May 25. Marking route; each team marks one of 4 loops with ‘Dan Henrys’.

Red-Bell 100 Be a part of the Red-Bell 100, a pledge ride to benefit Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation youth programming and World Bicycle Relief, by volunteering. This event takes place on June 30, and about 60 volunteers are needed.

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Cascade Affiliated International Tours:

Far North Vietnam - March 19–31, 2014

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his off the beaten track corner of Vietnam is sandwiched between the capital of Hanoi to the south, Laos to the west and China in the north. Right from the very first day of cycling, you will find yourself riding alongside brilliant jade green paddy fields of rice, with dramatic, jagged limestone outcrops scattered everywhere and placid water buffalo grazing the road edges. The route follows the “main” highway between Hanoi and Mai Chau and you will soon become accustomed to a cacophony of horns as every vehicle on the road signals their presence with a jaunty toot just to let you know they are there – nothing at all aggressive. After the first couple of days the traffic will be very light – a few trucks, very few private cars and the ubiquitous scooters and bicycles. You will be delighted to find smooth sealed roads, which combined with the low traffic volume, make for very pleasurable riding. The North of Vietnam is hilly but every climb is rewarded with spectacular views of mountains and villages – and your driver ready to hand out icy cold water or snacks as you crest the summits. For those who prefer a less strenuous day, the support vehicle is always there to offer a lift up the hills, allowing you to enjoy some of the glorious, up to 30km descents to the valley floors. Traveling by bike breaks down barriers, you will find that the local Montagnard people are always ready to greet you with smiles and are usually happy to have their photos taken. You will ride through villages where lifestyles appear to have changed little in decades – water is often drawn from a communal well, water buffalo are used to prepare rice fields with wooden ploughs, pigs wander everywhere and babies are carried on their mother’s backs, be it in the paddy fields or on a motor scooter. The big exception is the mobile phone which is found even in the most remote corner of the country. Each day you pass through a new ethnic minority region, each with its own vibrant and unique regional costumes. Lunches are at local cafes and feature a wide array of tasty dishes – in fact very similar to dinner each night! Much of the tour is well off the regular tourist trail – you are often the attraction for the local people – and on one or two nights this means a more modest standard of hotel (although still with private facilities and restaurants). The 70’s era hotel in Lai Chau springs to mind with its communist style architecture and live crocodile patrolling the murky waters of the lake beside the hotel restaurant. The small town of Sin Ho, perched at 5000 feet above sea level, feels like a real outpost, and in 64 kms of brilliant biking to the next town, you will encounter virtually no traffic. On day eight, you hit the tourist mecca of Sapa, a very attractive former French colonial hill station, and will soon immerse yourselves in the crowded markets and colourful hillside lanes of the town. Your hotel is ideally located close to the centre of the action - and also close to a superb bakery which is a drawcard for those with a sweet tooth. Sapa is a shopper’s paradise for everything from bright scarves and jewelry to fake “North Face” sports wear and backpacks - but don’t forget to bargain. On the rest day you will enjoy a fascinating hike down to the H’mong village of Catcat, where you will be treated to a cultural dance show before the rather more arduous steep climb beside terraced fields back up to Sapa. Sapa, at 1600m, is cool and temperate and you need to don jackets for the amazing 30 km descent to the border town of

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STAFF

Joe Platzner, Interim Executive Director

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Jenny Almgren, Education Program Assistant

Robin Randels, Classes Coordinator

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Craig Benjamin, Policy and Government Affairs Manager

Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer

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Ryann Child, Americorps Member, Commute Program

Julie Salathé, Education Director

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David Douglas, Event Producer

Lindsey Parker, Americorps Member, Youth Programs

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Noah Down, Development Specialist

Kat Sweet, Youth Program Manager

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Liz Johnson, Americorps Member, Major Taylor Project

Anna Telensky, Events and Sponsorship Coordinator

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Ed Ewing, Major Taylor Project Manager

Kim Thompson, Event Registrar

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Stephanie Frans, Manager of Commute Programs

Alan Van Vlack, Database and Accounting Coordinator

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Ellison Fidler, Administrative Coordinator

Peter Verbrugge, Event Producer

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Tarrell Wright, Development Director

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Hanna McFall , Americorps Member, Community Programs

Tim O'Connor, Tech Manager

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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

President Daniel Weise • daniel.weise@... Vice President Don Volta • don.volta@cascadebicycleclub.org Treasurer Michael Snyder • michael.snyder@...

Serena Lehman, Community Outreach Manager

Secretary

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Kathy Mania, Finance Director

Executive Committee Member-at-large

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and Government Affairs (206) 226-1040 • evan.manvel@...

“Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”

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Evan Manvel, Director of Policy, Planning,

Lao Cai, where you can gaze across the river to China. The views down the valley are wonderful with shining terraced hillsides contrasting with the hustle and bustle of the border city. Follow your guide through the maze of traffic to the Bac Ha road and another easy 40kms of biking to lunch and the stiff 17km climb to Bac Ha pass. The Sunday market at Bac Ha is a highlight of the trip as people from miles around descend on the town by foot or scooter, leading buffalo and ponies and carrying baskets of wares to sell. By 9.00am the sprawling market is packed with throngs of elaborately dressed women (notably Flower H’mong) in spectacular pink and orange striped dresses and leggings, with their more soberly clad male counterparts haggling over wooden ploughs or sharing a communal bamboo pipe of tobacco. Leave room in your baggage for shopping. All too soon you will be riding back over Bac Ha pass and boarding a narrow boat for a relaxing two hours on the Song Chay (Blue River) cruising through a narrow limestone gorge before lunch and a final flat ride to Lao Cai. After a shower and dinner at a luxurious hotel you board the comfortable overnight train to Hanoi, arriving in the capital around 5 a.m.  This will be a fabulous trip, much enhanced by your guide’s gentle, humorous attention and encouragement and the companionship of your fellow small group of travelers. You’ll also have the option to take an amazing pre-tour trip to the legendary World Heritage site of Halong Bay from March 17 – 19. This tour is rarely offered through Cascade. It’s a true hidden gem that received rave reviews the last time we rode it in 2006, and since then several hotels have been nicely upgraded. This adventure tour is hilly compared to the South Vietnam trip but totally doable by any moderate level cyclist, plus the support van is always around to give you a ride if needed. For more info please call Pedaltours toll-free at 1-888-222-9187or learn more about the tour on our website at www.cascade.org.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kathy McCabe, Deputy Director (206) 409-0429 • kathy.mccabe@ … Erica Meurk, Grant Writer (206) 522-7517 • erica.meurk@ …

Directors Maggie Sue Anderson • maggiesue.anderson@… Kevin Carrabine • kevin.carrabine@... George Durham • george.durham@... Rayburn Lewis • rayburn.lewis@... Mo McBroom • mo.mcbroom@...

Tim O'Connor, Tech Manager

Emily Moran • emily.moran@…

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(On leave of absence) Joe Platzner • joe.platzner@…

Leah Pistorius, Communications Specialist

Bill Ptacek • bill.ptacek@...

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Ron Sher • ron.sher@...

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