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This month’s edition of the Courier came with an envelope for the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation. Please return yours with a gift today!

SEPTEMBER 2012 / Vol. 42, No. 9

September brings the High Pass Challenge Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day by Kat Sweet, Youth Program Manager and the Kitsap Color Classic Take on the High Pass Challenge Sunday, Sept. 9 114 miles, 600 rider limit 10-hour time limit


ave you been biking to work regularly and taking in some long rides on the weekends? Did you breeze through the Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic this year? Well maybe it’s time for a new challenge — the High Pass Challenge. The 2012 HPC is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9. If you’ve thought about signing up for the HPC but aren’t quite ready to commit, perhaps the route will entice you. The HPC course follows a spectacular, challenging route. Expect incredible views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and of course, of Mount St. Helens. As opposed to Johnson’s Ridge, Windy Ridge offers close-up views of the blast zone. One gets a real feel for the destruction wrought by the 1980 eruption (the one that canceled STP that year), especially when peering down at Spirit Lake on the way up to the viewpoint. If you’re planning on riding in this Cascade event, you’re in for a real treat.

HPC registration

PRSRT STD US Postage Paid Seattle, WA PERMIT No. 2172

Online registration is open through Sept. 5 and costs $80. All riders will receive a complimentary BBQ coupon good for an entrée and a soft drink at the finish line party. Visit to sign up. There will be no day-of-event registration.

2011 Results • Best male elapsed time: 5 hours, 29 minutes • Best female elapsed time: 6 hours, 17 minutes • Gold medalists (before 2 p.m.): 29% • Silver medalists (2 - 4 p.m.): 47% • Bronze medals (4 - 5 p.m.): 24% While the High Pass Challenge is billed as an intermediate-level event, it’s doable if you’ve got a good fitness level. Though HPC is a recreational ride, not a race, it is a challenging endeavor best suited to experienced event riders. Beginners who want to try organized events for the first or second time might look ahead to the Kitsap Color Classic on Sept. 30.

Ride the Kitsap Color Classic Sunday, Sept. 30

The autumn equinox ushers in a great time to ride a bike up, down and all around the Kitsap Peninsula on the 20th annual Kitsap Color Classic. Make your way across Puget Sound on Sunday, Sept. 30 for a pleasant event on the lovely Kitsap Peninsula. The Kitsap Color Classic is a fine way to finish out the Cascade event season, with rolling hills, scenic views and great company.

The routes

The Kitsap Color Classic base routes range from 14 miles to 36 miles with combination loops up to 64 miles. Stats for the 64-mile loop: • Uphill distance (miles) 23 • Uphill altitude (cumulative feet) 3,597 • Maximum altitude (feet) 374 • Downhill distance (miles) 27 • Flat distance (miles) 13


Online registration is open through Sept. 26. Adult registration is $28. Kids under age 13 are $10. Cascade members receive a $5 discount. Ferry fare for you and your bike is included in the fee. Be sure to leave enough time to catch one of the following ferries: 8:50, 9:40 or 10:30 a.m. Ferry times are subject to change. Visit Washington State Ferries website to confirm sailing times. Your KCC bib is your ferry ticket. Fees for other ferries are not covered. Return rides are free.

Edmonds pancake breakfast

The Edmonds Bicycle Group is holding an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the Masonic Lodge in Edmonds from 7 to 10 a.m. Funds raised support local bicycle advocacy work. ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED

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


Ferry schedule

Is your membership expiring?


Saturday, Oct. 6 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah All ages welcome! FREE!! Register on Evergreen’s calendar:


ou’ve heard of Take Your Child to Work Day, but we’ve got something even better planned. For many years, Cascade has helped host a day on the trails with adults and kids for Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. Come celebrate Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day with Cascade’s Trips for Kids program and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. This year’s event will include trail riding, an obstacle course for the little ones, an exciting jump show from local and pro

riders, a barbecue, and tons of prizes! Bring your kids, your neighbor’s kids, or your friends with kids and come ride bikes on the trails with us. We could also use some volunteer help. Questions? Contact Kat Sweet at

Make it count: Volunteer for the annual statewide bicycle and pedestrian counts Mark your calendars for September 25, 26 or 27 by Mary Collins, Americorps, Commute Program Assistant


or the fifth year running, your Cascade Bicycle Club is coordinating the annual statewide bicycle and pedestrian counts on Sept. 25, 26 and 27. We are looking for volunteers in the cities listed below to count bicyclists and pedestrians at designated locations as part of the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. Volunteer shifts last two hours, and collected count data will be used to measure the progress of and justify investments in bicycling and pedestrian projects. Community participation is vital to the success of the project, and we invite you to volunteer in this important data collection effort. Count background: Since 2008, Cascade Bicycle Club has collaborated with the Washington State Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions to coordinate bicycle and pedestrian counts in more than 30 communities throughout Washington. This annual statewide data collection effort, initiated by the state to help measure bicycling and walking rates over time, provides useful data that is critical for planning, designing, advocating and ultimately funding new and improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities in communities across the state. The data also helps to better understand factors that influence bicycling and walking.

In This Issue Board candidate slate announced...........................................2 Clif Bar’s 2 mile challenge......................................................2 Back to school means back to biking..................................2 Bikepac......................................................................................3 September classes......................................................................3 2012 Seattle bicycle report card............................................3 Ride leader certification...........................................................3 Trail riding behavior.................................................................4 Cascade’s helmet program........................................................4

Count cities: Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Bellingham, Bothell, Bremerton, Burien, Ellensburg, Everett, Federal Way, Ferndale, Gig Harbor, Issaquah, Kelso, Kent, Kirkland, Lakewood, Longview, Lynden, Mercer Island, Milton, Mountlake Terrace, Oak Harbor, Olympia, Orting, Parkland, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Richland, Seattle, Shoreline, Snoqualmie, Spokane, Tacoma, Tukwila, University Place, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and Yakima. Count dates: Sept. 25, 26 and 27 Count time periods: 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Volunteer sign up: If you are available to volunteer for a two-hour count shift in one of the communities listed above, please contact Mary Collins at or (206) 861-9890, or sign up to volunteer on our website: Volunteer.cfm. Please note that the cities of Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Bellingham, Everett, Redmond and Tukwila will be coordinating their volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in one of these communities, please contact Mary to be connected to the right person in your community.

Ma-jor! Tay-lor! Ma-jor! Tay-lor!...............................................4 September rides......................................................................5-8 Consider a gift in estate planning.........................................6 Local olympian, jennie reed.....................................................8 Cycle the wave..........................................................................8 Two STP rides under her belt................................................9 Cyclist of the month..............................................................10 September volunteers..............................................................11 Cascade contacts.....................................................................11 Membership form....................................................................11 County to develop recreational trail....................................12

September 2012

Nominations Committee announces board candidate slate

Take Safe Routes to School this fall

by Don Volta, Vice President, Board of Directors

t’s that time again, leaves are falling and the kid in you wants to ride over the extra crunchy looking ones. Fall also means it is back to school time. This school year, in collaboration with Feet First, Toole Design Work and SDOT, Cascade will be working on four Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) grants with Dearborn Park, Hawthorne, Roxhill and Olympic Hills elementary schools. SRTS is designed to encourage students (and their parents) to bike and walk to school, with the goal of creating healthy habits and reducing traffic congestion in the school community. SRTS focuses on the five E’s to promote biking and walking to school: Education of parents, students and public of safe behaviors; Encouragement during Bike Month with prizes and recognition; Engineering new sidewalks to easily access the schools; Enforcement of traffic speed in school zones; and Evaluation of how behaviors changed throughout the process.


ascade Bicycle Club has done extremely well in the first half of 2012 with strong growth in participation in Daily Rides, the Group Health Commute Challenge, our signature events, and education programs and services. We also have had significant successes in our advocacy objectives at both the local and state levels. Our enormously talented and high performing staff continues to deliver on behalf of our members and constituents. The current board of 12 volunteer directors sees tremendous opportunities for the future of this club as more and more people are encouraged to bicycle for fun, fitness, friendship, including commuting to work and school, and trips around town. The directors represent you, the members, and provide the vision and priorities for the club while ensuring that your needs are being met. You will be electing two new directors, and we have sought candidates to stand for election who we feel will continue to move our club forward. These excellent candidates were evaluated by an interview committee comprised of staff and board members.

The Nominations Committee, with board approval, is delighted to present a fourmember slate of candidates for elections for three-year terms beginning in 2013. The candidates are:

Maggie Anderson Brent Hadley Steinar Hjelle Joe Platzner Candidate statements and ballots will be in the October Courier and will be available online. This election will include electronic voting. A candidate forum will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26 and voting will begin thereafter. There will also be an opportunity for members to meet the candidates just prior to the annual business meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Ballots must be delivered or postmarked by that date and electronic voting will close at the start of the annual business meeting.

CLIF Bar to donate up to $10,000 when you ride



We love biking to school! Keep your eyes open for more students on your commute to work, say hi and encourage them to keep riding. Updates on positive happenings will be added throughout the school year.

Back to school means back to biking

In September, bike trips logged in CLIF Bar’s 2 Mile Challenge will support the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation his September, every bike trip you log through the CLIF® Bar 2 Mile Challenge website will mean a $1 donation and up to $10,000 total to the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation. That’s right, CLIF Bar will make a donation because you’re choosing to do what you love – ride your bike. CLIF Bar kicked-off the sixth annual 2 Mile Challenge™ in June, partnering with cyclists to donate $100,000 to bike advocacy nonprofits when riders choose to pedal their bikes instead of drive cars for trips two miles or less. To help fight climate change, CLIF Bar is urging people to rethink their daily transportation and discover the fun and freedom of the bike. All told, the nationwide campaign will donate $100,000 to grassroots bike organizations throughout 2012. As the nonprofit beneficiary this month, the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation supports work that is at the forefront of making the greater Puget Sound region better for bikes. The CBCEF funds effective programs on many levels, from teaching kids safe riding skills to supporting adults as they choose to bike, to encouraging businesses to be bike-friendly, to helping city governments design communities that make it easier to walk and bike. CLIF has been a longtime event sponsor, and we’re please to receive their support through the 2 Mile Challenge. Through an interactive website, www.2milechallenge. com, and a user-friendly iPhone App, BioLogic’s Bike BrainTM, it’s easy to sign-up, log miles and, in turn, contribute directly to the regional charities. “Joining the 2 Mile Challenge is an easy way to do something good for the environment, while having fun and interacting with the bike community,” said Ryan Mayo, environmental activism manager at Clif Bar & Company. “As a company that makes food to support people on-the-go, we strive to help sustain the planet for a better future

by Jenny Almgren, Education Programs Assistant

and hope to inspire others to make small changes in their everyday lives to protect the places where people play.” Born on a bike in 1990, CLIF Bar has a long-standing commitment to the bike community. Bikes provide access to adventure and are vehicles for positive change across the country. The 2 Mile Challenge is a simple way to encourage people to get on the bike, share their passion with other riders and help spark a cycling movement in hopes of supporting bike friendly communities of the future. Last year’s 2 Mile Challenge participants helped give away $100,000 for bike advocacy and climate change organizations, while avoiding more than 65,000 car trips covering almost 470,000 miles during the program’s six-month team competition. In choosing bikes over cars, participants prevented 433,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Since 2009, CLIF Bar has donated over $350,000 to support bike advocacy organizations nationwide.

WHY RIDE? In the U.S., 40 percent of all urban trips are two miles or less, and 90 percent of those trips are made by car. If one of 10 car commuters switched to a bike, carbon dioxide emissions would be reduced by 25.4 million tons per year (U.S. Dept. of Transportation). Every mile traveled by bike instead of car prevents one pound of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere, according to the Climate Leadership Initiative at the University of Oregon. Car-generated carbon dioxide is one of the leading causes of global climate change. So come on, Cascade members! Let’s show CLIF Bar that we ride like we mean it, and let’s earn that $10,000 donation!


ack to school means back to biking, and the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation has plenty of programs on tap geared to get our kids to school safe, on time, and ready to learn. Your support of the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation helped us teach bicycling safety to almost 25,000 kids last school year. It also helped us fight for safe routes to school for all kids in our region. Help us do more this year with your gift today! Give Sam and all kids who want to ride the lessons they needs to ride safely, and help us fight for safer routes to school with your gift to the Education Foundation today!

This month’s edition of the Courier came with an envelope for the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation. Please return yours with a gift today!

Tips for Bike 2 School from the Sprocket Team


ack 2 School is Bike 2 School and Sprocket Team wants you to have fun while staying safe as you head back to school. September is a great month to ride your bike to school, the weather is still warm and dry, and you can make new friends with the other kids who ride to school. But before you roll out, we have a few tips to keep you riding all through the year. • Be heard. Use a bell or your voice • Protect your brain! We love your to let people know where you are, brain and we’re sure you do, too. especially when you are passing Let’s see a helmet on your head someone. whenever you ride your bike. • Light up your bike with reflectors • Look left, right, left before leaving and blinky lights on those dark your driveway. Whether you ride mornings. on the sidewalk or on the street, • The music can wait. Wait to put use your eyes and ears to make on your headphones until you’re sure nothing is coming. off the bike. • Bike together. Bring a friend, • Roll up your pant legs and tuck sibling or parent when you bike to away your laces. You don’t want school. It’s safer and more fun to those getting caught in the chain! be with your friends. • If you don’t have a water-proof • Look for traffic signs. Stop when bag, put your stuff in a plastic bag you see a red light or a stop sign. first and then in your backpack. • Signal your turns, so everybody learns! Cars use blinkers to comTeam Sprocket excited to start riding municate where they are going, to school and can’t wait to see you in people on bikes use their hands! the neighborhood! Ride on from Make sure to point where you are Team Sprocket: Cog, Tread, Axle and going. Shifter

Log your trips at 2

Vol. 42, No. 9

Building political power for the bicycle movement by Craig Benjamin, Policy and Government Affairs Manager he people we elect in Washington state this year will decide on tens of billions of dollars in transportation funding. In no other time in our history have the stakes been so high. Will the leaders that we elect fight for a future where everyone has the freedom to safely ride their bicycle? Or will they go back to business as usual, focused on transportation planning that clogs our streets, pollutes our air, damages our children’s health, and is a far cry from the Washington state we envision for our future? The choice is up to us. BikePAC, the political arm of Cascade Bicycle Club, helps elect pro-bike candidates. Our work is about electing, defending and rewarding the true champions for creating a better community through bicycling. Champions who will work with us to influence the budget and fund important projects, affect the policies that keep us safe on our streets, and guide the plans that shape the future of our communities. It’s also about building bipartisan support for bicycling, because to get anything done in these hyper-partisan times, leaders must reach across the aisle. We have a huge opportunity this year. Several exciting pro-bike candidates have


BikePAC Party & Trivia Night! Please join us for a fun evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and political hobnobbery in support of BikePAC, the political arm of our work.

Special guest TBD

stepped up to run. And, with your support, BikePAC has a plan to ensure that they win. Money raised for BikePAC in 2012 will go directly toward electing candidates who will stand up for bicycling as the state decides our transportation future. These are the candidates who you’ll see riding their bikes to doorbell their districts, the ones who came into their endorsement interview and left us speechless with their knowledge of state transportation policy and funding, the ones with a passionate commitment to creating a better community through bicycling. These are the candidates who will get things done. Your support will help build political power for the bicycling movement–and could help leverage hundreds of millions of dollars for bicycling in Washington in the next two years. Can’t make the party? Please give generously at:

You’re invited! Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30–7:30 p.m. South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Avenue North (corner of Denny and Westlake, downtown Seattle) RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 27 to or (206) 245-0001

Bring a friend to a riding and wrenching class this month by Robin Randels, Classes Coordinator


et shipshape for fall. It’s a great time to brush up on maintenance skills or prepare for fall and winter commuting with Urban Cycling Techniques. Disc brakes class is back! Secure your spot early for this limited class.

Fix a Flat Monday, Sept. 10 at Magnuson Park $35

Chains and Derailleurs Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Magnuson Park $40

Urban Cycling Techniques Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 22 Magnuson Park $80

Disc Brakes, Wheels and Tires Wednesday, Sept. 26 Magnuson Park $40

Robin demonstrates how to fix a flat.

Fixing a flat is easier than you think. Sign up for the next Fix a Flat Class to get started on learning basic bike maintenance skills. “Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”

Ride Leader Certification


he next Ride Leader Certification class is Thursday, Oct 4, at 6:30 p.m. You must be registered to attend. Interested? For more details see To register, email with your name, member number, and phone number (home, cell or work).

Announcing the 2012 Seattle Bicycle Report Card

Cities across America outpacing Seattle in making bicycling safe, comfortable and convenient for everyone who wants to ride

From page 19 of the 2012 Seattle Bicycle Report Card:

W Download and read the Seattle Bicycle Report Card at


n July 25, Cascade Bicycle Club released its 2012 Seattle Bicycle Report Car. The Report Card evaluates Seattle’s progress at implementing the goals of the 2007 Seattle Bicycle Master Plan, while surveying cities across America that are leading the pack in providing their citizens with the freedom to safely ride to get where they need to go. Building on Cascade’s 2009 Report Card on Bicycling in Seattle, the new report is intended to help the City of Seattle update its Bicycle Master Plan in a manner that will help Seattle chart a visionary path toward a future city where bicycling is safe, comfortable and convenient for everyone who wants to ride. “While we applaud the City of Seattle for the incremental progress it has made toward the vision and goals of the Bicycle Master Plan over the past five years, when we look across America, it’s clear that Seattle is being outpaced,” said Chuck Ayers, Executive Director of Cascade Bicycle Club. “Instead of marginally improving the status quo, other cities – Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Portland and New York – have shown bold, innovative leadership. And in doing so, they’re providing Seattle with inspiration for how to become a city with truly outstanding biking opportunities so that everyone – adults, kids, new and more seasoned – has the freedom to safely ride their bicycle to get where they need to go.” The Report Card evaluates Seattle’s progress toward bikeability over the past five years, compares Seattle to seven bike-friendly American cities, provides a set of recommendations for Seattle as it updates its Bicycle Master Plan based on lessons learned from these cities, and presents a vision of what Seattle could look like if it adopted these recommendations. “If Seattle wants to catch up to other cities across America, it should commit to developing a connected network of world-class bicycle infrastructure that is designed to make it safe and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities to use,” said Tessa Greegor, Cascade’s Principal Planner and the lead author of the Report Card. “If the City commits to building a 200-mile network of world-class bikeways over the next five years, Seattle would be transformed into a city where bicycling is normal, convenient and safe for everyone who wants to ride.”

e’ve distilled the inspiration and leadership we uncovered in the seven cities surveyed for this report into eleven recommendations for Seattle as the City strengthens its commitments to bicycling, and more immediately, in its update to the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan.


Commit to funding and building an ambitious network of world-class bicycle infrastructure, for example 200 miles in five years that is safe, comfortable, and convenient for people of all ages and abilities. Commit to designing new bicycle facilities and upgrading existing bicycle facilities to encourage use by people of all ages and abilities.Commit to improving bicycle safety and efficiency at intersections along bicycle corridors through the following types of treatments: • dedicated bicycle signals and exclusive signal phasing • bicycle boxes and two-stage left turn queue boxes • bicycle conducive signal timing, or green wave corridors • advanced, in-lane bicycle detection • bicycle scramble intersections and diagonal crossings • dedicated bicycle and pedestrian signals at arterial crossings along neighborhood greenway corridors Adopt an ambitious and visionary bicycle mode split goal, such as 20 percent mode split by 2020. Establish targets and an action plan for increasing bicycling among underrepresented populations. Adopt an ambitious and visionary bicycle collision reduction goal, aiming to significantly reduce total bicycle collisions annually and eliminate all bicycle fatalities. Evaluate and provide safety interventions at the 10 highest bicycle collision locations annually. Reduce speed limits on residential streets to 20 mph in conjunction with traffic calming measures. Install on-street bicycle parking corrals throughout Seattle’s urban villages contributing to the economic vibrancy of Seattle. Adopt a green transportation mode hierarchy policy - prioritizing people walking, biking and riding transit in transportation planning, design and implementation. Commit to being innovative and bold when planning, designing and constructing world-class bicycle facilities.


September 2012

Ma-jor! Tay-lor! Ma-jor! Tay-lor! by Emma Epstein, Americorps, Major Taylor Outreach Program Assistant


n Sunday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m., half an hour after the official Group Health STP finish line closed, 35 high school students and more than 20 volunteers with identical Major Taylor jerseys jovially rode into Holladay Park in Portland. With energy dwindling over the last few miles, a student had started the recognizable chant and everyone experienced their last surge of endorphins. Riding through the urban center of Portland, chanting in a call and response fashion, the entire city and fans waiting at the finish line could hear the team rolling in. This was the fourth year that students of the Major Taylor Project successfully completed the 208.2-mile journey (the group adds a few extra miles Saturday morning by starting at the Cascade office). Not only did the number of students increase this year by half, this was the first year that a student completed the entire STP in one day. This was the first year that two students who had never ridden more than 25 miles in one day, rode almost the entire trip. We carried way too many extra tubes, because out of all the students and adults, we only had two flat tires, and one popped just before the finish line. Last year, students in the fast crew chose to stop and wait a few miles prior to the

finish line in order to cross as a whole group, creating a much more powerful finale. Now a tradition, students gathered in the same park, waiting for the medium and the fun and lastly, the super fun crew, to ride through Portland together en masse. When the super fun crew rode into sight everyone started cheering and chanting the names of the riders who spent the most time out on the road. STP for the Major Taylor Team is an amazing growing experience for all involved, from the volunteer who commented that “Going back to work on Monday is going to be awfully boring,” to the student who expressed that this ride had “Changed his life,” to the tearful Project Manager Ed Ewing, who said he had never seen such a flawless performance of the STP. Thank you so much to all who helped our team reach the finish line. We had tremendous numbers of individuals step up throughout the entire event, with almost 50 volunteers who initially wanted to ride and assist the group. Your support and selfless commitment to bike tuning, providing meals, setting up camp, encouragement and above all, creating possibilities for these young lives is truly a gift. We look forward to seeing you on the road in 2013!

Trail riding behavior receives mixed reviews


uring the August RSVP events, we received immediate feedback from people who interacted with event riders on two different trails. The reports were mixed. Friendly request: Please remind riders doing RSVP that 1) there are other riders heading the other way on the Burke-Gilman Trail so look BOTH ways, and two, riding three across in the narrow stretches from Lake City through Bothell is a jerk thing to do. I didn’t enjoy my half a dozen games of chicken on my commute in today. – from a bike commuter who rides the Burke-Gilman My friend and I walk Centennial trail three days a week with our three small children. We frequently encounter very unfriendly cyclists who don’t hide their annoyance at having to share the trail with us. We walked today during your RSVP event. We were a little intimidated at first but decided to go ahead and go for it. Not a single one of those riders was unpleasant to us. Many of them said “hello” and made sure they gave us the room we needed. It was such a refreshing experience and gave me a new respect for cyclists. I wanted to tell someone “thank you”! – from Heather in Lake Stevens. Rider behavior has an impact on Cascade events, both positive and negative, when we use all roads and trails. Thank you to the riders who rode safely and courteously and looked out for other people on the trails.


Know someone who needs a helmet? Stop by a helmet sale this month!


rotect that noggin! Cascade sells helmets for $15 and also provides them for free* throughout the Puget Sound region to those in need. This past month, the Seattle Neighborhood Group received a helmet donation to distribute helmets at local community events. Need a helmet yourself? Check out our upcoming sales: Sunday, Sept. 2: Bicycle Sunday, Seward Park, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15: Green Lake Helmet Sale, Green Lake Community Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23: Bicycle Sunday, Seward Park 1 to 4 p.m. You can also be fitted for a helmet at the Cascade office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by making an appointment with the Community Programs Assistant at 206-957-6623 or emailing

*Funding for our free helmet program is generously provided by the Sitcov Law Group.


Trail courtesy is an issue Cascade has been promoting this summer through our Bike Ambassador Energizer Stations and our new sign campaign. With messages such as “Slow down and give more space”, “Bring your furry friend closer” and “Free your ears”, the campaign features a series of friendly reminders to be a respectful on the trail, no matter your mode of travel. The Burke-Gilman is a multi-use trail, and to avoid incidents and conflict, we’re urging people to slow down, be aware and simply look out for each other. On July 26, we were out on the trail, asking people what they thought of the signs. “I think they’re pretty, for one. It’s a nice design and I agree with all of the messages. It’s a nice idea,” said an UW employee who bike-commutes daily from West Seattle. The signs are part of a pilot program, and we want to hear from you what other messages you want to share with your fellow trail users. “’Three is too many,’” said a bike commuter of 30 years. “People really shouldn’t walk three abreast.” “Don’t text while you’re walking,” suggest-

ed a walker who also frequently bikes on the trail. “In fact, get off your phone altogether when you’re on the trail.” “Don’t pass without calling out,” added another walker. “I walk this trail multiple times a day, and I’ve been hit once. There’s room for everyone. Slow down!” Other people expressed concerns about inconsistent trail signage, lack of enforced speed limits and trail conditions. Some even preferred to see the trail be split in lanes, separating the bicyclists from the pedestrians. The colorful signs will be posted throughout the greater Seattle this summer near our Energizer Stations, so be on the lookout. Stay up to date with the Bike Ambassador schedules by reading the Cascade Bike Blog:

Is your dog close enough to pet? Bring your furry friend closer.

Could you touch the person you just rode past? Slow down and give more space.

Can you hear the birds singing? Free your ears.

M.J. Kelly, Editor Diane English, Editorial Assistant; Susan Hiles, Photography; September contributors: Jenny Almgren, Craig Benjamin, Mary Collins, Erica Hann, Emma Epstein, Robin Randels, Anne-Marije Rook, Kat Sweet, Don Volta, Tarrell Wright 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. 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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Vol. 42, No. 9

SEPTEMBER RIDES For a complete list of this month’s rides, visit

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

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

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

Saturday, Sept 1

Tully’s at Alki before returning to Tukwila. Arrive early enough to ready your bike and sign the ride waiver. The pace of this ride is based on having no wind. If we have a headwind, the pace will be lower, if we have a tailwind, the pace may be higher. Keep this in mind when deciding to do this ride. Take Exit 1 from I-405; turn south on W. Valley Hwy and turn right again at Strander Blvd; go over the small bridge and immediately turn right into the park.

Meet at Marymoor Park (Velodrome Parking Lot:$1.00 parking fee) and bike to the Northshore Senior Center for homemade pie. There is a cafeteria to purchase an inexpensive lunch before the pies are ready to eat, then we’ll bike back to Marymoor Park.

Wandering West Seattle 50 mi • Moderate • Hilly • Online Map • Frequent regroup • 9 a.m. • 200 Mill Ave So., Renton • Showers cancel • Jake Wright, 206-271-6703, vaelin4@ Ride starts at old Renton City Hall, 200 Mill Ave S. It follows the Green River Trail to South Park, goes on to Alki with a quick stop at the Beachside Café, before climbing to West Seattle and a local deli for lunch. Then back to Renton. SPOKESPEOPLE Rides: Urban Farms & Gardens 9 mi • Easy • Rolling • Map • Stay together • 2 p.m. • Wallingford Playfield south end, N 42nd St & Densmore Ave N, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Cathy Tuttle, 206-547-9569, 206-713-6269, cathy.tuttle@gmail. com • Michael Snyder, 206-781-7221, Ride slowly and savor the last bit of summer found in neighborhood gardens and P-patches. We’ll travel along Greenways in Wallingford and proposed Greenways in Green Lake. Spokespeople rides, on the first Saturday of every month for a fun, low-carbon, family-friendly community ride. All Spokespeople rides meet at the south end of Wallingford Playfield at N 42nd St & Densmore Ave N and ride on the road 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 for new, returning and reluctant cyclists. Please join us! This is a Bike Smart Seattle ride. All are welcome! Sunday, Sept 2 Tukwila to Alki Coffee Run 34 mi • Moderate • Mostly flat • Map • Occasional regroup • 9 a.m. • Bicentennial Park, Tukwila • Showers cancel • Jeffrey Silbaugh, 206-3534828 We start at Bicentennial Park in Tukwila and follow the Green River/Duwamish River Trail to South Park and on to Alki. There will be a coffee and pastry break at

Brisk Alki Coffee Run • 34 mi • Brisk • Mostly flat • Online Map • Frequent regroup • 9 a.m. • Bicentennial Park (6000 Christensen Rd), Tukwila • Showers cancel • Jake Wright, 206-271-6703, vaelin4@gmail. com We start at Bicentennial Park in Tukwila and follow the Green River/Duwamish River Trail to South Park and on to Alki. There will be a coffee and pastry break at Tully’s at Alki before returning to Tukwila. Arrive early enough to ready your bike and sign the ride waiver. The pace of this ride is based on having no wind. If we have a headwind, the pace will be lower, if we have a tailwind, the pace may be higher. Keep this in mind when deciding to do this ride. Take Exit 1 from I-405; turn south on W. Valley Hwy and turn right again at Strander Blvd; go over the small bridge and immediately turn right into the park. Monday, Sept 3 For a complete list of this month’s rides visit MUMPS Craig Mohn, 425-890-5234, cmohn_, (texts preferred to VM) As in past years, there will be NO MUMPS RIDE this Labor Day. See you next Monday Tuesday, Sept 4 Marymoor Park to Northshore Senior Center for Pie 10 mi • Easy • Mostly flat • No Map • Occasional regroup • 9 a.m. • Marymoor Park Velodrome Parking Lot, Redmond • Steady rain cancels • Susan Hiles, 206-818-4050 cell,

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TREATS: Fremont to Edmonds 36 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Frequent regroup • 10 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Les Weppler, 206-789-1955 A recreational ride to Edmonds for lunch via the Interurban Trail, Innis Arden and Woodway. Our return will be by way of Perkins Way and the Burke-Gilman Trail. Cycle Tuesdays 25-35 mi • Super strenuous • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 5:45 p.m. • Gene Coulon Park, next to Kidd Valley, Renton • Ice/snow cancels • Pete Grey, 425-558-0451, pgrey@ • Vince Haag, 425-7857451, 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 Tuesday night ride 20-30 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 6:30 p.m. • Marymoor Park, east (free) parking lot, Redmond • Showers cancel • Eric Gunnerson, 425-753-6032, ericgu@ Join us for our 15th year of evening rides as we explore the Eastside. The route varies from week to week. Our pace on the flats is high-Moderate. This is a hilly ride; we will climb around 1500 feet on an average ride. Hills are climbed at your own pace and we regroup at the top of all hills. Please see website for more details. Lights required!

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 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: 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

Wednesday, Sept 5 WRUMPS: Lakes and May Valley 70 mi • Moderate • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 9 a.m. • Tracy Owens Station (Logboom Park), Kenmore • Showers cancel • Sue Matthews, 206-687-9338 Rather long with climbs - get in your mileage b4 the rains come. Ride roads and trails that might be new along with old favorites. We’ll see Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish, May Valley and some lovely homes on Capitol Hill. A Lark To Madison Park 28 mi • Brisk • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 5 p.m. • Burnett Linear Park, Renton • Showers cancel • Jake Wright, 206-271-6703, We start at Burnett Linear Park (502 Burnett Ave S, Renton) then follow Rainier Ave to Seward Park, through Leschi and on to Madison Park. There will be a coffee and pastry break at Tully’s in Madison Park before returning to Renton. Come enjoy an evening stress reliever. From I-405 North take Exit 2A to Rainier Ave S; turn east on S 7th St; go straight through stop sign to Burnett Ave S; the park is on the right. From I-405 South take Exit 2 to Rainier Ave S; turn east on S 7th St; go straight through stop sign to Burnett Ave S; the park is on the right. Thursday, Sept 6 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

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SEPTEMBER RIDES For a complete list of this month’s rides, visit to Kidd Valley Restaurant • Ice/Snow cancels • Lola Jacobsen, 425-6417841 • Tom Baker, 425-221-0631, 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 Park parking lot. Lights required.

Eastside Tours Thursday night ride 20-30 mi • Moderate • Hilly • • No Map • Frequent regroup • 6:30 p.m. • Marymoor Park, east (free) parking lot, Redmond • Showers cancel • Eric Gunnerson, 425-753-6032, ericgu@ Join us for our 15th year of evening rides as we explore the Eastside. The route varies from week to week. Our pace on the flats is high-Moderate. This is a hilly ride; we will climb around 1500 feet on an average ride. Hills are climbed at your own pace and we always regroup at the tops. Lights required! Friday, Sept 7 For a complete list of this month’s rides, visit Saturday, Sept 8 Saddletime I 142 mi, • Strenuous • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 6:30 a.m. • NE 65th St Park & Ride under I-5, Seattle • No rain cancellation • Gil Flanagan, 206524-9428, Go Big and Go Home. Seven significant hills and a lot of rolling terrain on low traffic roads and some trail. We’ll do a 20-mile loop south of Orting, hitting 900 feet in elevation before having lunch in Orting. After lunch it will be an almost unnoticeable climb up the Foothills Trail to South Prairie and beyond to Buckley, then north over the Enumclaw Plateau. Total elevation gain for the ride should be 6300 feet. We’ll leave promptly at 6:30 a.m. I expect to be back at NE 65th St Park & Ride by 7:30 p.m. We will pick up additional riders at Leschi and Bicentennial Park. The pace will be a flat effort level of 18 to 19 mph. We will paceline as appropriate. We will stop for flats. Cue sheets provided. See Saddletime III for the map link for the 101-mile loop. Saddletime II 128 mi, • Strenuous • Hilly • Map • Stay-together • 7:15 a.m. • Leschi Starbucks, 121 Lakeside Ave, Seattle • No rain cancellation • Gil Flanagan,

206-524-9428, gilflanagan@earthlink. net We are going south with some hills to Kapowsin. After lunch in Orting we will go east and cross the White River on Hwy 410 and then north over the Green River and on to Lake Meridian. Total elevation gain is about 5800 feet. I am not very fast on the hills so we regroup at the tops. I expect to be back to Leschi by 7 p.m. We will pick up additional riders at Bicentennial Park. The pace will be a flat effort level of 18 or 19 mph. We will paceline as appropriate. We will stop for flats. Cue sheets provided. We will leave Leschi promptly at 7:15 a.m.

Saddletime III 101 mi, • Strenuous • Hilly • Map • Stay together • 8:30 a.m. • Bicentennial Park, Tukwila • No rain cancellation • Gil Flanagan, 206-524-9428, After warming up with Lake Fenwick, we’ll ride up Lakeland Hills Way, by Lake Tapps and down Sky Island Dr. and through Panorama West; great road, great views. Riding north on the Orville Road from Kapowsin is one of my favorite rides. A ten-mile slight downhill that we can all do at our own pace. Bicentennial Park has good parking, and a restroom that is open sometimes. Starbucks is 2 blocks west. Bicentennial Park is on Strander Blvd at the Green River. To get there take Exit 1 off I-405 and go south on Interurban Ave/West Valley Hwy, then turn right on Strander Blvd. The park is on the right, right after the bridge. The total elevation gain for the ride is 4700 feet (Ride with GPS less 10%). I expect to be back at Bicentennial Park by 5:45 p.m. Lunch will be in Orting. The pace will be a flat effort level of 18 or 19 mph. We will paceline as appropriate. We will stop for flats. Cue sheets provided. We will leave Bicentennial Park promptly at 8:30 a.m. Three Fish and the Sea 90 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map • Stay together • 7:30 a.m. • Downtown Edmonds traffic circle straight up from the ferry • Steady rain cancels • David Baker, 206-354-5718 Bring on the winds of Passion And you will live in ways Beyond the fury of belief Until the end of days The storm that builds And drives you on Is a magnificent quest

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The truth be told Greek Gods would speak That bike and you are blessed! Meet at the traffic circle Edmonds. Ride to Mukilteo, ride to Keystone, lunch at Belmont in Port Townsend, ride to Kingston. Edmonds finish.

Sunday, Sept 9 Tukwila to Alki Coffee Run See Tukwila to Alki, 9/2. Brisk Alki Coffee Run See Brisk Alki, 9/2. Day Touring: Snohomish to Jennings Park 61 mi • Moderate • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 9:30 a.m. • 1101 1st St, Snohomish/Public Restrooms on First St • Steady rain cancels • Alan Miller, 425-488-4567, 206-697-4603 cell, Day Touring: “Snohomish to Jennings Park-a WSU Demonstration Garden” – The Day Touring series emphasizes the social aspects of riding with rides ranging from 40 to 60 miles. Riders should be able to sustain an overall moderate pace, read a cue sheet, and change a flat. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the ride leader. We’ll meet for a sit-down lunch. This ride leaves from Snohomish near the Public Restrooms on 1st Ave next to Todo Mexican Restaurant. It’s approximately 60 miles with one hill of note. See the draft route at ridewithgps. com/routes/1470666. We’ll head down the river valley into Marysville to see the Jennings Demonstration Garden (WSU Master Gardeners) containing landscape plants and the vegetable growing demo area. We’ll have the opportunity to walk through the garden so consider cleat choices. From there we will head over the hill to the Centennial Trail for lunch in Arlington (Blue Bird Cafe is an option). We’ll then go further north to the “End of the Trail” and turn back to Snohomish. Cue sheets will be available at the start and riders can email the Ride Leader by the preceding Saturday noon for the final route cue sheet pdf and map url. More info at the Cascade Free Daily Rides group on The pace will be Moderate on the flats; the ride leader is slow up hills but will always get there. Monday, Sept 10 MUMPS: Head Up North 45-80 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_, (texts preferred to VM) A fun loop ride in south Snohomish County with a food stop en route. Note the return to our 10 a.m. start time. Distance and pace may vary to suit weather conditions and the group’s abilities. The pace will be brisk; a moderate pace group may be added if needed-usually there are certified ride leaders willing to lead both paces. Riders who can maintain a moderate pace will not be abandoned. Check with leader if weather appears questionable.

Tuesday, Sept 11 TREATS: Lowell Riverfront Park Loop 32-38 mi • Steady • Some hills • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10 a.m. • Lowell Riverfront Trail Park/WEST Rotary Park, Everett • Showers cancel • Jan Johnson, 425-672-0617 For experienced recreational cyclists. We will ride along the river to Snohomish and then to Everett; mileage depends on the weather. Lowell Riverfront Trail Park is just west of the Rotary Park boat “put-in” at the end of Lenora Street and across the railroad tracks. NOTE: MANY INTERNET SITES still list the gravel parking lot of Lowell Riverfront Park as Rotary Park. Take I-5 north to Exit 192/41st St; AFTER exiting I-5 stay in the left exit lane for 41st (not the right lane, do NOT go up the ramp and over the freeway.) At 41st turn right and then turn quickly right on 3rd, angle left with the arterial continuing along the river to the stop sign on Lenora, then downhill to the gravel parking lot; sign says Lowell Riverfront Trail. Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 9/4. Eastside Tours Tuesday night ride See Eastside Tours Tuesday, 9/4. Wednesday, Sept 12 WRUMPS: Snohomish/Everett/Ebey 33 mi • Steady • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 10 a.m. • Maple at Pine, Centennial Trail, Snohomish • Steady rain cancels • Saul Snatsky, 425-485-7896, 425-273-4156 cell, A rural, suburban and urban loop from Snohomish to Lowell, on to Everett and Ebey Island. Lunch in downtown Everett. Restrooms one mile from start. Call leader before 9 a.m. on his cell if unsure of location or weather. Amble To Alki 38 mi • Brisk • Mostly flat • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 5 p.m. • Burnett Linear Park, Renton • Steady rain cancels • Jake Wright, 206-2716703, We start at Burnett Linear Park (502 Burnett Ave S, Renton) then follow the Green River Trail, through South Park and on to Alki. There will be a a quick stop at the Beachside Cafe before returning to Renton. Come enjoy an evening stress reducer. From I-405 northbound take Exit 2A to Rainier Ave S; turn east on S 7th St; go straight through stop sign to Burnett Ave S; the park is on the right. From I-405 South: take Exit 2 to Rainier Ave S; turn east on S 7th St; go straight through stop sign to Burnett Ave S; the park is on the right. Bring a light just in case. Thursday, Sept 13 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 9/6. Eastside Tours Thursday night ride See Eastside Tours Thursday, 9/6.

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SEPTEMBER RIDES For a complete list of this month’s rides, visit Friday, Sept 14 FRIDAY RIDERS: Go to Queen Anne/ Magnolia by S.C.T. and Thomas St. Bridge etc. 25-30 mi Leisurely • Hilly • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Bill Lemke, 206-284-2843 The Thomas Street Bridge is opening in September! Explore some Queen Anne and Magnolia neighborhoods on and off the boulevards and using the Ship Canal Trail and Thomas Street Bridge. There will be a restaurant lunch/snack stop. Senior, new, and slower- paced riders are welcome. We will ride very slowly uphill and wait for walkers. Saturday, Sept 15 The Road Ahead 86 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map • Stay together • 7 a.m. • McDonalds at Colman Dock Ferry Terminal, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • David Baker, 206354-5718 As daylight retreats with increments, We reflect on what has passed, The season of love and compliments, If only they would last. We can escape with loves intent, To all joy will be cast, Your ride asks for acknowledgement, For freedom lent it hast. Get on your bike the instrument, Thus future is forecast, The wheel our pen, the road parchment, We write the travels vast! This ride will leave from the Seattle waterfront near the ferry terminal. We will take the STP route to Sumner, River Rd into Tacoma, Ruston, cross the Narrows, stop in Gig Harbor for lunch, continue to Port Orchard and return to Seattle via the Bremerton ferry! This ride will only happen if the weather is good.

Tour d’Tilth V: Snoqualmie Valley Farm Tour 30-35 mi • Steady • Mostly flat • No Map • Stay together • 10 a.m. • Tolt MacDonald Park, Carnation • Steady rain cancels • Bill Thorness, 206-7835122, Tour the Snoqualmie Valley farm country during the harvest. We’ll stop at open farm stands on a ride through the valley from north of Carnation to Fall City. We will have an extended stop at Jubilee Farm to help celebrate its inclusion into the PCC Farmland Trust. Bring cash to buy farm goods and panniers to carry it. Sunday, Sept 16 Renton to Black Diamond Coffee Run 40 mi • Moderate • Some hills • Map • Occasional regroup • 9 a.m. • Ron Regis Park, Renton • Showers cancel • Jeffrey Silbaugh, 206-353-4828 A friendly ride out to Black Diamond with a midpoint break for coffee at the Black Diamond Bakery. From I-405 South, take Exit 4 (Renton/Enumclaw); go east on Maple Valley Hwy past the Maplewood Golf Course; turn left (north) on 149th Ave SE/Orcas Ave; the entrance to park is on left (Orcas Ave). From I-405 North: take Exit 4A (Maple Valley/Enumclaw); go east on Maple Valley Hwy past the

Maplewood Golf Course; turn left (north) on 149th Ave SE/Orcas Ave; the entrance to park is on left (Orcas Ave). Warning! The park is misnamed in Yahoo.

Monday, Sept 17 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS, 9/10. Tuesday, Sept 18 Marymoor Park to Northshore Senior Center for Pie See Marymoor Park to Northshore, 9/4. TREATS: Scuttlebutt Brewery, Everett 38 mi • Steady • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 9:30 a.m. • Lake Ballinger at the NE Playfield area, Shoreline • Steady rain cancels • David Bordewick, 425-822-8546, theborde@ Ride to the Scuttlebutt Brewery located in the Everett Marina for lunch. Route will be primarily along the Interurban Trail. There is a restroom at the start. Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesday, 9/4. Eastside Tours Tuesday night ride See Eastside Tours Tuesday, 9/4.

Duvall Rd, gravel parking lot • No rain cancellation • Clarice Sackett, 425-4788306 Start near Duvall, ride Tualco Valley, Ben Howard Rd, lunch at Sultan Bakery and then back. Note: no facilities at start. Start location is on W. Snoqualmie Valley Road, just south of intersection with Woodinville-Duvall Rd, gravel parking lot by the Verizon station.

Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 9/4. Eastside Tours Tuesday night ride See Eastside Tours Tuesday, 9/4. Wednesday, Sept 26 For a complete list of this month’s rides, visit Thursday, Sept 27 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 9/6. Eastside Tours Thursday night ride See Eastside Tours Thursday, 9/6. Friday, Sept 28 For a complete list of this month’s rides, visit

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Saturday, Sept 29

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

SPOKES: Go Country 6 15-20 mi • Leisurely • Mostly flat • Map • Frequent regroup • 10 a.m. • Quigley Park in Fall City • Steady rain cancels • Michelle Burton, 425-8904936 cell • Jim Hunt, 425-681-4640

cell SPOKES (Sunday Pedalers On Kinda Easy Streets) will head over to Fall City to enjoy the country atmosphere of the Snoqualmie Valley. We’ll stop for lunch in Carnation. Quigley Park is on the Redmond-Fall City Road (SR-202); from SR-520 take Redmond-Fall City Road exit to Fall City; from I-90 take Exit 22 through Preston to Fall City; for more information or questions, please check or contact leaders. The day of the ride, call Michelle at 425-890-4936.

Sunday, Sept 30 KITSAP COLOR CLASSIC Routes of 14-36 mi + combo loops up to 64 mi • Some hills • Map • 7:30 a.m. • 515 Dayton St, Edmonds, and 9 a.m. Hwy 104 & Hansville Rd, Kingston • No rain cancellation Autumn has arrived. The morning air is crisp and the leaves are turning shades of gold and scarlet. Some of you are thinking of calling it a bicycling season and staring at the tube until next spring. But no! On Sunday, Sept. 30, Cascade Bicycle Club presents the 19th Annual Kitsap Color Classic, our season finale. Pedal along the gorgeous Kitsap Peninsula and check out our three loops through some of the best riding country in the state! Friendly communities and terrific fall scenery make this a fun, must-do event. Day of ride registration opens at 7:30 at Edmonds and 9 at Kingston.

Thursday, Sept 20 More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 9/6. Eastside Tours Thursday night ride See Eastside Tours Thursday, 9/6. Friday, Sept 21 FRUMPS: Leschi/Issaquah/May Valley 47 mi • Steady • Some hills • Online Map • Occasional regroup • 9:30 a.m. • Parking lot south of Madrona Park on Lk Washington Blvd, Seattle • Showers cancel • Loretta Goetsch, 206-5254714, Will cycle clockwise route to May Valley and return around south end of Lake Washington. Lunch at 31.4 miles into ride. Bring a snack. Saturday, Sept 22 For a complete list of this month’s rides, visit Sunday, Sept 23 Tukwila to Alki Coffee Run See Tukwila to Alki, 9/9. Monday, Sept 24 MUMPS: Head Up North See MUMPS, 9/10. Tuesday, Sept 25 TREATS: Ride to Sultan Bakery 36 mi • Steady • Some hills • Map • Frequent regroup • 10 a.m. • W Snoqualmie Valley Rd & Woodinville-

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Local Olympian, Jennie Reed, to be honored at the Marymoor Velodrome on Friday, Sept. 7

Cycle the WAVE: Pedaling for fitness and purpose by Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer

by Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer


ogether with her teammates Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Lauren Tamayo, Kirkland cyclist Jennie Reed won the silver medal in the Women’s Team Pursuit at the London Olympics on Saturday, Aug. 4, her first medal at three Olympics. On Friday, Sept. 7, LifeWise Health Plan of Washington and the Marymoor Velodrome are hosting a Welcome Home event for the Olympic track cyclist to honor Reed’s outstanding career in track cycling, celebrate her recent silver medal win and raise money for the Marymoor Velodrome’s Youth Cycling Program – the program where Jennie kicked off her successful career. Born and raised in the area, Reed was introduced to track cycling at the Marymoor Velodrome at the age of 16. After participating in her first Junior National Championships that same year, she has spent the last 12 years racing as part of the National team and has represented Team USA at the past three Olympics. Reed’s long list of accolades includes: Twotime US Female Cycling Athlete of the Year

(2011 & 1998), 14-time National Champion, 2008 World Champion in the Women’s Keirin, 24 International Track Cycling medals, and now, an Olympic medal. Come out to the track on Friday, Sept. 7 to celebrate the most successful local cyclist the Northwest has ever seen. Reed will be available to sign autographs, take pictures and answer questions. Fans can also get an up-close look at Reed’s new silver medal. More event details, as well as video blog entries from Jennie herself can be found in the “Ride Along with Jennie” section at

EVENT DETAILS: Where: Marymoor Velodrome 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond When: Friday, Sept. 7, Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $5 entry, kids under 12 are free Additional donations will be collected to meet Jennie and get her autograph. All proceeds will go to the Marymoor Velodrome’s Youth Cycling Program.


here are many recreational rides throughout Washington state but few carry a message as strong as the Cycle the WAVE on Sept. 16. Now in its fifth year, Cycle the WAVE (Women Against Domestic Violence Everywhere) is a non-competitive, womenonly cycling experience intended to unite women and their communities to increase awareness of domestic violence and raise critical funds for domestic violence programs. While the domestic violence statistics are grim–one in four women are affected by domestic violence–the event is meant to inspire fitness and camaraderie while increasing awareness and instilling hope. “In addition to raising money, it was very important to us to raise awareness and to give hope to women in those situations and let them know that there are resources. There is help,” said Sha ron Anderson, Cascade member and founder and ride coordinator of Cycle the Wave. Additionally, the ride itself is a fun, safe, girl power-inspiring event. “When we started we had no idea it would be such a great draw for women. There’s a large demand for womenonly rides,” said Anderson. The ride cel ebrates women by pampering its riders with well-stocked rest stops, gift bags, flowers, spa treatments at the finish line and “other fun, girly stuff,” said Anderson. Cycle the WAVE is the brainchild of Anderson and her fellow organizers from the Lakemont Ladies Cycling Club, a women’s recreational club, and Rising Star Guild, a group of Eastside moms who wanted to remain engaged in their community in a purposeful way as their school-age children grew up by raising funds for the Eastside Domestic Violence Program (now LifeWire). Both troubled by the tragic impact of domestic violence, the groups came together to host the 2008 Cycle the Wave event. “It was a perfect way to combine my passion for cycling and to continue my community service,” said Anderson. The inaugural event drew 233 riders and raised $20,000 for Eastside Domestic Violence Program. The following year it grew to 604 riders and more than $66,000 was raised. By 2011, the word had spread

and 1,115 female riders came out to support the event, raising $130,000.“This year we are hoping for 1300 riders, weather dependent,” said Anderson. The ride is 100 percent volunteer-run, allowing 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit domestic violence programs run by the Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP), DAWN and New Beginnings. Anderson said that many survivors join the ride, and some even share their stories. “It’s really empowering for them to get on a bike and complete an all-women’s ride like this,” Anderson said. To entice women of all fitness levels, Cycle the WAVE offers four different rides. There’s a 12-mile “Little Sister” route for new or younger cyclists, a 25-mile “Girly Girl” ride through the rolling hills of Bellevue’s quiet neighborhoods, a 42-mile “Middle Sister” route, and a 62-mile “Burly Girl” route which offers hills and challenges for stronger riders. All routes start and end in Issaquah and weave through Bellevue, Maple Valley, Renton and Newcastle–which are communities all served by LifeWire. And while men can’t ride in Cycle the Wave, they are an important part of making the event a success. “We love our men. They are an incredible piece of helping the riders by fixing flats, encouraging riders, and volunteering.” Registration for riders and volunteers is still open, so visit to register and learn more about Cycle the WAVE.

S.M.A.R.T. Riding is No Accident Some advice from the League of American Bicyclists* in support of S.M.A.R.T. Riding

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 by yourself or run into other cyclists, dogs or pedestrians. *Layers of Prevention-League of American Cyclists

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With two STP rides under her belt, six-year-old Leia sends out postcards to thank police by Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer


ast month, the Cascade office received multiple Thank You cards from two-time Seattle to Portland Classic finisher Leia Jung, thanking us for another safe, enjoyable and great STP. Our cards were a some of many Thank You cards six-year-old Leia has sent out since completing the 2012 STP, all with a personalized hand-written note at the bottom. The bulk of the cards, however, were sent to a number of police departments which assisted with the STP traffic. “Riding in the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle to Portland Classic was an experience I will never forget. Thank you for all your help in ensuring that my ride was safe and enjoyable,” Leia penned. Her father, Stuart Schechter, explains that Leia loves writing cards and Thank You notes and that she learned to appreciate the police officers during her first STP in 20111. “She didn’t initially understand why the adults she was riding with were always yelling, “thank you,” to all the police officers at the intersections along the way out of Seattle. She soon understood that the police officers were there to make our ride safer and more fun,” explained Schechter. “There’s a huge contrast between the quality of the ride out of Seattle, in which nearly every traffic light and stop sign is assisted by a police officer who gives priority to cyclists over drivers, and the constant stop-and-go of the entry into Portland.” Leia started riding bikes to spend more quality time with her dad, who’s been an intermittent bike commuter for about eight years. While training for his first STP in 2012, Schechter bought a trailer so that he could bring Leia, and later her little sister, along for the ride. “But neither ever liked being a passenger that much,” said Schechter. But Schechter enjoyed that STP so much, he signed up again. While training for the 2011 STP, he spotted a Weehoo recumbent trail-a-bike and envisioned riding the STP with Leia, who was five at the time. He picked one up from REI and with only three weeks to go before the 2011 STP, Leia started riding. “Two weeks before the ride I was able to get Leia to do a half century by luring her to Snohomish with the promise of cinnamon buns at the Snohomish bakery,” said Schechter. “That ride really opened her eyes to the scenery and camaraderie of distance riding.” But even with the half century under their belt, STP was a very ambitious goal. “I’m not sure any of us expected Leia to do the whole ride, but we figured this way we’d find out what her limits were. She got pretty bored the second half of the first day but she muddled through to the end, declining offers for her mom to pick her up,” recalled Stuart. Leia was determined. “The second day she knew exactly how much of the day she’d need to ride to complete another century, and she was looking forward to her finisher patch and an ice cream at the finish line,” said Stuart. “She rode like a veteran rider, powering through the morning’s rolling hills and never complaining about the length of the ride. We were still exhausted at the finish, but knowing that we’d really pushed the edge of what we were capable of, only made the finish more satisfying.” This year, Leia stepped up for the challenge

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again. Now big enough to fit into a size 1 shoe –the smallest size shoe to support clipless pedals –Leia was fitted for proper bike shoes and bike gear, and Schechter attached a sign to the back of her trailer bike that read, “Hi, My name is Leia. Say hi when passing.” “The biggest highlight of riding STP is how people treat kids on the ride. Everyone is always so encouraging to kids who ride, and say wonderful things to parents, too,” said Schechter. “People always want to check out Leia’s bike and talk gear with her. Not only did Leia spend two days hearing wonderful words of encouragement, they were all from people who called her by name. “I can’t think of any other activity in which a five-year-old can perform at an equal level as an adult and get the sense of being a peer among adults, let alone an activity that represents the level of challenge that STP represents to many adults. If you’re a kid, being treated as an equal (and winning the awe of those non-riding adults who can’t imagine riding 204 miles in a weekend) has got to be the biggest highlight.” Next year Leia will be seven, and the father-daughter team will likely do STP again, as well as RSVP2. Leia’s goal is to ride STP solo when she’s eight and let her sister ride the Weehoo behind her dad when she is five, the age that Leia first rode it.

“Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”


September 2012

“The biggest highlight for me is being able to just go out on a ride today and seeing a helmet on probably 98 percent of the people’s heads” Cyclist of the Month

JOHN PADGETT by Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer Age: 42 Occupation: Senior District Executive at Boy Scouts of America, Chief Seattle Council Wheels: A Pegoretti named “The Italian Job,” a tandem named “Driving Miss Daisy,” and a mountain bike named “Black Beauty.”


ohn Padgett’s earliest biking memory is of going into the garage to get his dad’s tools to take the training wheels off his bike himself. He later remembers terrorizing the neighborhood on a green bicycle that was styled after a motocross motorcycle. “I’m surprised I turned out as well as I did,” he joked, as we rode along the Ship Canal on the Burke-Gilman Trail one sunny afternoon. For a large part, the Boy Scouts are to thank for his outcome and his lifelong dedication to community service. Padgett joined the Boy Scouts of America when he was 11 years old, and the Scouts also got him into biking. “I was probably 12 or 13 years old when I started on the bicycling merit badge and became more serious about my riding,” Padgett said, explaining that to earn the bicycling merit badge, he had to learn how to fix a flat, use appropriate hand signals, oil a chain, ride five 25-mile rides, and complete one 50-mile bike ride during which he had to showcase all the skills he had learned. “All these things sort of culminated into me getting involved in cycling, and I have been doing it ever since,” said the Eagle Scout. Padgett went on to do some bike racing in college, tour the Canadian Rockies by bike, and participate in many recreational riding events. He even went on a bike-touring honeymoon with his wife, Rebekah. When he moved to Seattle 15 years ago, he almost immediately got involved with Cascade Bicycle Club. What started with participation in events such as the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic and occasional volunteering, soon led to a 10-year-term on Cascade’s Education Advisory Committee. “The involvement came in a couple of ways,” Padgett recalled. “I was trying to get a little more serious about my riding and participated in some of the events. Professionally, I was working for the Boy Scouts and for one event someone had borrowed the Cascade rodeo kit. I wound up having to return it and at the office I started talking to Julie.” Julie Salathé, Cascade’s education director, informed Padgett about the Club’s education programs and touched on one of his biggest interests–bike helmets. A bike racer in college, Padgett had hit his head on a curb during a race one day and woke up in the emergency room. “All I saw for a bit were stars and I thought, [helmets are] a pretty good deal,” Padgett said. “I learned that


Cascade did low-cost helmet sales and put helmets on kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital and such. Julie sort of roped me in with that.” Looking back on his time with Cascade, Padgett said a few highlights stand out. “What’s interesting is that riding around here 15 years ago, you’d see maybe 5 to 10 percent of people wearing helmets. The biggest highlight for me is being able to just go out on a ride today and seeing a helmet on probably 98 percent of the people’s heads,” he said. “I’d like to think that some of it is because of the promotion that we have done.” Another highlight for Padgett was getting the Basics of Bicycling off the ground. The Group Health Basics of Bicycling is an elementary school physi- T cal education curriculum for third to fifth-grade students in the Seattle, Lake Washington, Highline and Edmonds school districts. The goal of the programs is to teach kids to bike while also teaching them about safety and the rules of the road. “There was no program in place when I started at Cascade,” said Padgett. “The idea floated around in meetings, we did some research, got the money from Group Health, and started on the curriculum. Just seeing it come to life is a big highlight.” After serving on the Cascade Education Advisory Committee for more than a decade, he has decided to move on and focus on some passions that have been sitting on the back burner. “One of the things that has been a lifelong passion of mine is sailing,” he said. “I joined the Renton Sailing Club, a 501(c)(3) that focuses on education, partners with Renton Parks, and does sailing lesson to promote the sport. I get to go out sailing and sharpen my skills and help other people, too.” But when he’s not on a sailboat, Padgett will still be pedaling around–be it on his way to work or in the mountains–and maybe he’ll pick up a Cascade volunteer shift or two. Know a cyclist who deserves some special recognition? Nominate them for cyclist of the month! Send your ideas to Anne-Marjie Rook at amrook@cascadebicycleclub. org.

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The Bob Miller Memorial Ride Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Saturday, September 15th - Issaquah, WA 7:00pm - Registration and Raffle @ Issaquah Brewhouse Sunday, September 16th - Snoqualmie, WA 12:30pm - Pre-Ride check-in at Snoqualmie Falls 1:00pm - Ride Starts For more information and Registration:

Helmets approved by CPSC, SNELL, ASTM or SNSI are required for this event.

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Kitsap Color Classic

Date and Time: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. (2-3 volunteers) Task or Event: Membership renewal forms Where: CBC Office How Long: 2 to 3 hours Doing What: Stuffing, labeling, and applying postage.

Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 30, 7 – 10:30 a.m. (10 volunteers) Task or Event: KCC start line Where: Edmonds, Masonic Lodge How Long: 4 hours Doing What: Packet Pickup, Cashiers, Greeters and Volunteer at large.

High Pass Challange

Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 9, 6:30 a.m. to end of day (5 volunteers) Task or Event: HPC Support Driver Where: Packwood, WA How Long: all day Doing What: Drive support vehicle. Supply riders with extra food, water and mechanical. Will pay mileage if driver provides own vehicle with bike rack for 3-4 bikes. Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 9, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. (2 volunteers) Task or Event: HPC start line Where: 1896 Homestead Campsite on Huntington Rd, Packwood How Long: 2 hours Doing What: Rider greet and check in . Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 9, 1st shift 8 a.m. – Noon, 2nd shift Noon – 4 p.m. (4 volunteers, 2 per shift) Task or Event: HPC Food Stop Where: Iron Creek Picnic Area How Long: 4 hours Doing What: Set up food stop, distribute snacks to riders. Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (2 volunteers) Task or Event: HPC Food Stop Where: Cascade Peaks How Long: 3.5 hours Doing What: Supply food to riders. Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 9, Noon – 4 p.m. (1 volunteer) Task or Event: HPC Water Stop (out of the van) Where: Cline Road How Long: 3.5 hours Doing What: Man water/drink stop.

Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 30, 7 – 10:30 a.m. (2 volunteers) Task or Event: KCC start line Where: Edmonds, Ferry Dock How Long: 4 hours Doing What: Bike Control and counting of riders. Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 30, 8 – 11 a.m. (4 volunteers) Task or Event: KCC start line Where: Kingston, Kitsap Bank How Long: 4 hours Doing What: Packet Pickup, Cashiers. Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 30, 1st shift 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (3 volunteers), 2nd shift 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (3 volunteers) Task or Event: KCC Food Stop Where: Kingston, Kitsap Bank How Long: 3.5 hours Doing What: Supply food for riders Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 30, 1st shift 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (3 volunteers), 2nd shift 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (3 volunteers) Task or Event: KCC Food Stop Where: Poulsbo How Long: 3 hours Doing What: Supply food for riders.

CASCADE CONTACTS Home Page: Office phone: 206-522-3222 or 206-522-BIKE Fax: 206-522-2407 Email:

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


Anne-Marije Rook, Staff Writer

Note: All email address are

(208) 870-9406 •

Jenny Almgren, Education Program Assistant

Julie Salathé, Education Director

(206) 694-9148 • jenny.almgren@ …

(206) 523-1952 • julies@ …

Chuck Ayers, Executive Director

Elliott Sherburne, Americorps Member, Youth Programs

(206) 523-9495 • chuck.ayers@ …

(206) 861-9875 • ypa@ …

Craig Benjamin, Policy and Government Affairs Manager

Kat Sweet, Youth Program Manager

(206) 713-6204 • craig.benjamin@ …

(206) 427-3090 • kat.sweet@ …

Mary Collins, Americorps Member, Commute Program

Anna Telensky, Events and Sponsorship Coordinator

(206) 861-9890 • cpa@ …

(206) 778-6099 • annat@ …

David Douglas, Event Producer

Kim Thompson, Event Registrar

(206) 522-BIKE • david.douglas@ …

(206) 526-1677 • kim.thompson@ …

Noah Down, Development Specialist

Alan Van Vlack, Database and Accounting Coordinator

(206) 245-0001 • noah.down@ …

(206) 226-1858 • alan.vanvlack@ …

Emma Epstein, Americorps Member, Major Taylor Project

Peter Verbrugge, Event Producer

(206) 957-6960 • mtpa@ …

(206) 399-9565 • peterv@ …

Ed Ewing, Major Taylor Project Manager

Tarrell Wright, Development Director

(206) 778-4671 • ed.ewing@ …

(206) 240-2235 • tarrell.wright@ …

Stephanie Frans, Manager of Commute Programs (206) 522-9479 • stephanie.frans@ …


Ellison Fidler, Administrative Coordinator

Note: All email address are

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


Tessa Greegor, Principal Planner

Daniel Weise • daniel.weise@...

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

Vice President Don Volta • Treasurer

(206) 226-1040 • MaxHB@ …

Michael Snyder • michael.snyder@...

Mike Inocencio, Corporate Development Director


(206) 522-2403 • mikei@ …

Ed Yoshida •

M.J. Kelly, Director of Communications & Marketing

Executive Committee Member-at-large

(206) 853-2188 • m.j.kelly@ …

Charles Ruthford • charles.ruthford@...

Diana Larson, Volunteer Coordinator


(206) 852-6827 • diana.larson@ …

Kevin Carrabine • kevin.carrabine@...

Sander Lazar, Rides Program Coordinator

George Durham • george.durham@...

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

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

Kathy Mania, Finance Director

Emily Moran •

(206) 522-4639 • kathy.mania@ …

Bill Ptacek • bill.ptacek@...

Kathy McCabe, Deputy Director

Ron Sher • ron.sher@...

(206) 409-0429 • kathy.mccabe@ … Erica Meurk, Grant Writer (206) 522-7517 • erica.meurk@ … Leah Pistorius, Communications Specialist (913) 579-7629 • leah.pistorius@ …

Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 30, 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. (2 volunteers) Task or Event: KCC Truck Drivers Where: Kitsap Peninsula How Long: All day Doing What: Deliver food to the food stops and return material to the CBC office.

Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 9, 1st shift 1:30 – 3 p.m. (2 volunteers), 2nd shift 3 – 5:30 p.m. (2 volunteers) Task or Event: HPC Finish line Where: 1896 Homestead Campsite on Huntington Rd, Packwood How Long: 2.5 hours Doing What: Hand out souvenirs and medals.

Robin Randels, Classes Coordinator (206) 390-3945 • robin.randels@ …

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“Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”


September 2012

Port commission approves sale of East Side Corridor to King County; County to develop recreational trail


n Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Port of Seattle Commission voted to approve the sale of portions of the 42-mile Eastside Rail Corridor to King County, ending a multi-year process and placing the corridor in public ownership to benefit many generations to come. Commissioners also agreed to grant King County a permanent easement over a portion of the corridor that still has freight service. The easement will allow King County to develop a recreational trail connecting Kirkland, Redmond and Renton. The transaction now goes to the King County Council for final approval. The Port of Seattle acquired the corridor in 2009 and agreed to lease the southern portion of the corridor to King County for both use as a trail and possibly an Eastside transportation corridor. Over the years, King County, Sound Transit, Puget Sound Energy, and the cities of Kirkland and Redmond all joined the effort to preserve the corridor and keep the parcel out of the reach of private developers. King County is considering the corridor for development as a dual-us corridor—with the potential to meet future public transportation needs

The East Side Rail Corridor has the potential to link multiple communities through a trail development project.

while still providing connections to South, East and North King County through a series of biking, walking and hiking trails.

Calling all photographers: Take your photos for the 2013 Seattle Bike Expo Photo Contest


hether you’ve been out on rides, events or just tooling around town, you’ve probably spotted a few note-worthy images as you view the world from the handlebars. Now is the time to take those great photos and save them for the annual Bike Expo Photo Contest in March. Check future editions of the newsletter for instructions on how to submit your best images. The categories are action, still life, people & places, black & white and creative digital.


Welcome New Members Kathryn androes-Downes David Bader Jose Banda Jackson Barr Cameron Benner Ramsey Bergeron Joseph Carmichael Ben Carnahan Erika Chang Dave Clark Casey Cline Louie Coffman Scott Colee adam Crosier Claudia Dannettell Norman Dittmann Ernest Downes phillip Downes Michael Draper Mike Edwards Jayne Elwood Sarah Elwood Maureen Elwood Brenda Etter Kathleen Farrell Claire Fitzpatrick George Gose Robin Grenko Kit Hawkins peter Hill Jenifer Hillyer Jack Hillyer Jon Hillyer Madaline Hillyer Lucas Hillyer Ian Hirons Devon Hodges Eric Holder

Mike Hone William Hones Ed Hones Fred Host Joy Hsu Kathleen Janel Christy Johnson Richard Kahlstrom Laurie anna Kaplan Ryan Keyser Wayson Kobelansky Christopher Kotrla George Kukahiko Ulrike Langer Caron LeMay Nolan LeMay Stella LeMay Corie Marks Stu Marks Julie Marshall Gail Mautner patrick Mccaffrey David McKinnie Kelly Melvin Kaytlin Melvin Jared Melvin Mechille Melvin Todd Mortensen Jane Muxen McCullough Hai Nguyen Maureen Nolan Mary anne Nueva Gerardo Ocampo annzolee Olsen Devin patterson Michael payne Ronald petty Marjan petty

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September 2012 Cascade Courier  
September 2012 Cascade Courier  

Newsletter for the Cascade Bicycle Club. Volume 42, Issue # 9