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NOVEMBER 2013 / Vol. 43, No. 11
Cascade Bicycle Club’s new focus on diversity and inclusion by Ed Ewing, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
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Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce Cascade Bicycle Club’s new focus on Diversity and Inclusion and the expansion of the Major Taylor Project. Cascade’s focus on diversity and inclusion is our commitment to serving all people in all communities. As Director of Diversity & Inclusion, I will lead Cascade Bicycle Club and the Major Taylor Project in our efforts to transform lives and communities. I will work to build equitable, inclusive and collaborative partnerships that make bicycling accessible for all. Cascade Bicycle Club, our new Executive Director Elizabeth Kiker, our staff and our board are committed to creating better communities through bicycling. The expansion of the Major Taylor Project will enable more students to explore their communities, expand their world, and discover their power through a bicycling. Former AmeriCorps intern, Liz Johnson, has accepted the position of Major Taylor Project Coordinator. Liz will be leading our effort to build the Major Taylor student community and to launch GRO. Girls Ride Only is a Major Taylor Project pilot that combines bicycling with an empowering, self-esteem enhancing and uplifting message. Silas Strickland has accepted the position of Ride/Earn-A-Bike Leader. Silas will be leading our effort to enhance the Major Taylor Project weekly rides and Earn-ABike curriculum. Silas will also assume a larger role to maximize Project operations.
Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project Volunteers: THANK YOU! by Ryann Child, Commute Program Assistant
We are pleased to welcome new AmeriCorps volunteer, Mathew Metcalf. Matt joins the Major Taylor Project team after a year of volunteer service with Highline High School. Matt will youth development work and extensive background will enhance our Major Taylor Project success. With the success of the Major Taylor Project and our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we will continue to realize the Mission of Cascade Bicycle Club. We will continue to learn and discover how the bike can transform lives, communities, our work and our organization. At Cascade Bicycle Club, we have learned that our work can create Equity and generate social change. I look forward to working with you as we grow and expand our work in diversity and inclusion. Thank you! Ed Ewing The Major Taylor Project work is made possible through your support to the Education Foundation Please return the enclosed envelope with your year-end gift today or give online at:
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uring the first three days of October, hundreds of volunteers took to intersections across the state to count people on bikes and people traveling by foot for the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. It was the sixth statewide count, part of an annual data collection effort to help measure bicycling and walking rates over time. 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 around Washington. Each year, the counts provide critical data for planning, designing, advocating and ultimately funding new and improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities in communities across the state. A big Thank You goes out to the hundreds of volunteers who made this effort possible, especially during the cold and wet three days we had this year. A few shout-outs: Calvin White in Vancouver, Washington, covered six volunteer positions over the three days—12 hours of volunteering for the counts! Thanks to Michael Houston in Seattle for covering a last minute volunteer drop on Westlake! Final shout-out to Nick Welch for making an awesome video of his morning
Photo courtesy of KUOW’s Sara Lerner.
count on the Montlake Bridge in Seattle! Check out his video at http://blog.cascade. org/2013/10/2013-bike-counts-are-done/ To everyone who had a hand in helping with the 2013 counts: thank you for your commitment to improving biking and walking in your communities. We hope to see you out there again next year (perhaps with a bit more sunshine)!
Board election results
embers, you have spoken! More than 960 of you voted in this board election – a new club record –and we’re excited to announce the newly (re)elected boardmembers:
(left to right) George Durham, Catherine Hennings, Merlin Rainwater, Jessica Szelag, Don Volta, Daniel Weise The Cascade Board of Directors represents the voice of the members and is responsible to the membership. Its role is to ensure that Club resources are being used to the greatest benefit for all members as well as the larger cycling community. Each (re)elected boardmember will serve a three-year term starting in 2014. We are grateful for everyone’s commitment to serve on the board and help Cascade create better communities through bicycling.
In This Issue Bike the vote......................................................2 Major Taylor Project is on the GRO.................3 The Ed’s Department’s Highlights of the Year.. 3 Holly Houser and Puget Sound Bike Share….4 Welcome new AmeriCorps..................................4 November Rides...............................................5-7
Confessions from an Event Intern.....................8 My electoral cycles experience...........................8 Cascade 2014 events and keydates..................9 Why can’t it always be like this?....................9 Welcome new staff...........................................10 RIP Jerry’s Bike.................................................11
Last chance for 2013 classes............................8
Welcome new members...................................12
Kids’ Eye View
Bike Your Vote
by Elizabeth Kiker, Executive Director
by Emily Kathrein, Field Programs Manager
’m a confident cyclist, having successfully navigated everything from construction zones to Interstate shoulders on my bike. It’s different, though, when I hook up the trailer and take my two youngest children (ages 3 and 1) along with me. Routes that cause me no hesitation on my own are different with my children riding vulnerably along behind me. This Sunday, my husband took our five-year-old on the trail-a-bike and I took the littles in the trailer, and we set off from Wedgwood to Keystone Ave and N 51st St. As we biked up, and down, from Ravenna to the I-5 underpass, my three-year-old and I discussed the route. She didn’t like the downhills; I begged to differ. She wondered why we were going ‘so slow,’ and I took the opportunity to teach her about grades and climbing. As we ventured from NE 65th to 20th Ave NE, sometimes we were in a bike lane, and sometimes we merged into traffic. Sometimes we were on a greenway, and sometimes we were in the door zone. Whenever she saw the iconic bike painted on the road, she shouted out, “Now this is just for
BIKES ONLY! We’re safe now!” I agreed, as we do when we want our children to believe we are in control, and then I wondered what would make the roads we were riding on truly safe for cyclists. It’s more than road speeds and road diets, more than the location of parked cars and painted sharrows. What makes a city truly friendly for cycling is a comprehensive transportation plan that takes into account the people living in the neighborhoods we’re just traversing. A plan that gives anyone, including cyclists, options when they leave their house. Seattle is an idyllic city and I am glad to be here, continuing the vital work of the Cascade Bicycle Club. The region has made progress toward making cycling safer and more accessible, but we still have far to go to build an excellent transportation system for all users. Got questions for our new Executive Director? Drop her a line at elizabeth. firstname.lastname@example.org.
oters across the Puget Sound region have their ballots in hand and are about to choose our representatives for the next four years. Who we elect matters. A lot. We need leaders who will boldly push forward a vision for bike-friendly communities. Leaders who will make tough choices to prioritize bicycling with budget dollars, and to put separated, protected bicycle lanes on streets. We all want a better world for our children, and that means creating communities where both an 8-year-old child and an 80-year-old grandparent can safely and comfortably walk or ride a bicycle. But in order to make this vision a reality, we need to make sure the right people are elected. That is why Cascade’s Advocacy Department spends countless hours working on our endorsements. We want you to know which candidates are committed to creating better communities through bicycling. Please join the Cascade Bicycle Club in supporting the following candidates for election and re-election. And make sure to get your ballot in the mail by November 5.
Cascade’s 2013 Endorsements State races State Senate District 23
Ballot measures King County Parks Levy, Prop. 1
County races King County Executive
King County Council, Pos. 1
Snohomish County, Pos. 1
Snohomish County, Pos. 5
Port races: Port of Seattle, Pos. 1
Port of Seattle, Pos. 3
City races Auburn Mayor
Auburn, Pos. 6
Bainbridge Island, South Ward
Bainbridge Island, North Ward
Bellevue, Pos. 4
Bellevue, Pos. 6
Lynne Robinson & Vandana Slatter
Bremerton, Pos. 4
Burien, Pos. 1
Burien, Pos. 5
Des Moines, Pos. 7
Edmonds, Pos. 3
Federal Way, Pos. 4
Federal Way, Pos. 6
Kenmore, Pos. 4
Kirkland, Pos. 1
Kirkland, Pos. 2
Kirkland, Pos. 3
Kirkland, Pos. 5
Kirkland, Pos. 7
Anne-Marije Rook, Editor
Lake Forest Park, Pos. 1
Diane English, Editorial Assistant
Lake Forest Park, Pos. 3
November contributors: Ryann Child, Brad Chodos-Irvine, Ed Ewing, Mari Hauser, Liz Johnson, Stacy Karacostas, Emily Kathrein, Elizabeth Kiker, Serena Lehman, Julie Salathé ,Tarrell Wright
Lake Forest Park, Pos. 5
Lake Forest Park, Pos. 7
Mercer Island, Pos. 2
Mercer Island, Pos. 5
Mukilteo, Pos. 3
Sammamish, Pos. 1
Seattle, Pos. 2
Seattle, Pos. 4
Seattle, Pos. 6
Seattle, Pos. 8
Shoreline, Pos. 3
7 Chris Roberts
Tacoma, Pos. 2
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The Major Taylor Project is on the GRO by Liz Johnson, Major Taylor Project Assistant
Highlights of the Year – Education Department by Julie Salathé, Education Director
his autumn marks the beginning of the Major Taylor Project’s third year of offering after-school bike clubs at Highline High School in Burien. For girls, however, this year brings a new opportunity to meet for GRO, “Girls Ride Only”, on Tuesday afternoons. The inspiration for an all-girl club struck this year, about halfway through our spring riding season. At the same time that Major Taylor youth were blowing previous years’ records out of the water in terms of turnout, distance and speed, there remained one glaring shortcoming on our part—the failure to recruit and retain female riders. As the only female on our team of three ride leaders, I initially blamed myself. Wasn’t I cool enough to attract girls to the club, or was my sweaty spandex just too bizarre for the average skinny-jean-clad high school girl? Perplexed, I started researching. I quickly discovered that the Major Taylor Project is not alone. At a time when over 60 percent of women in the U.S. are overweight1, it is clear that our entire nation is having trouble recruiting females for physical activity. There are many reasons posited as to why girls are less active than boys. The two that stood out to me, and which GRO aims to address, are (1) community is a more important factor for women who ride bikes2, and (2) in their teens girls become more deterred by the possibility of hurting themselves during physical activity than boys do3. At Highline High School, I encourage girls to think of GRO as an additional, smaller setting for them to get out and ride, not a replacement for the co-ed club. Six out of the seven girls who attend GRO on Tuesdays also attend the co-ed club on Thursdays, and three weeks in, it is apparent that they have had twice as much time for improvement as the boys. Every Major Taylor Project club begins with an opening circle and ends with a closing circle. These are opportunities to get to know each other better, and to share reflections on the
day’s ride. At GRO, these spaces are an opportunity to discuss issues that affect girls. In the closing circle of GRO’s third ride, I asked, “Why did you decide to attend the all-girls club?” One girl, a senior who overcame her fear of drop handlebars after completing two rides the week before, responded, “It’s nice to get the extra practice without having to worry about how my butt looks to the guy riding behind me.” Her comment was met with nods of support from around the circle. When it was my turn to answer (I was careful to limit myself to just a couple of sentences) I explained that through some inadvertent trial-and-error I have learned to equate my own physical health with my psychological and mental health. I want to see the numbers of females involved in the Major Taylor Project increase, not just so we can hit a number and publicize how well we are doing, but because I am a woman and bicycling has changed my life for the better. I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to share this passion with future generations of young women. If the smiles on their faces when they departed the last three Tuesdays are any indication, I’d say we are off to a great start.
www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/overweight-weight-loss.html 2 www.bikeleague.org//sites/lab.huang.radicaldesigns.org/files/WomenBikeReport(web).pdf 3 bikeportland.org/2013/05/27/for-girls-on-bikesnew-research-shows-a-turning-point-age-14-87307
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Please help make our work possible with your tax-deductible donation today! Your support helps make our work possible “Building a better community through cycling” means more than just putting on great rides like the STP. As the largest cycling organization in the country we have tremendous power, but with that power comes responsibility. Our hardworking staff and volunteers are out there 365 days a year fighting to make your voice heard and to train a future generation of cyclists to be ready to take the street. But we can’t do it without you. Affixed to this month’s Courier is an envelope to the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation.
Your tax-deductible investment provides: • A powerful voice helping elected officials and government agencies build bicyclefriendly communities • Legal defense to fix the Missing Link and keep the Burke-Gilman Trail safe and accessible • Expert planning advice to cities and counties working to develop and implement bike-friendly transportation plans
• Bike safety classes in the schools for more than 14,000 kids annually and implementation of “Safe Routes to Schools” for school districts throughout our region. • Safety, maintenance, and commuting classes for more than 500 adults • Low and no cost helmets for hundreds • Road and mountain bike camps and bike rodeos for nearly 10,000 children • Programs that incentivize bike-friendly workplaces in businesses throughout the region, helping to reduce congestion and create a healthier workforce • Bicycle Ambassadors who coach more than 10,000 people throughout our community on safe bicycle transportation. And, • The Major Taylor Project which works in five of Seattle’s most struggling communities to teach kids leadership, responsibility, and the joys of cycling. AND SO MUCH MORE! Thank You!!
“Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”
et’s make our future schools bikeand pedestrian-friendly! Cascade helps shape school designs Should the driveway to a school parking lot cross the main sidewalk where pedestrians and bicyclists are entering the school? Is a separated bicycle lane or greenway possible leading up to a school? What elements make for a safe and welcoming school entrance? These are some of the difficult questions that the city of Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee discussed recently in a meeting with architects, school principals and construction managers involved in the construction and planning of three new schools as part of the BEX levy. With the recent attention on traffic safety around schools, the Traffic Safety Committee (TSC) requested a meeting with the architects and construction managers for several of the planned new buildings. Among the organizations represented on the TSC were Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) , Feet First and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. The meeting was exciting for us, as it marked the first time in recent memory that the committee discussed bike and pedestrian accessibility in the planning stages of new schools. What may look like a great design to the architects and landscape designers — taking into account all of the site restrictions and neighborhood codes — may still fall short when looked at through the lens of bike and pedestrian access. So after the architects had presented their ideas, community representatives and bike/ped experts were encouraged to provide their comments in the hopes of building schools that are safe and convenient for all modes of transportation. The following bike/ped improvements are examples of the proposals that will be considered: - One of the schools is constrained by space limitations and limited neighborhood parking. A proposal suggested that a city park located just two blocks away could serve as a remote drop-off site for parents and/or buses if there’s a walking school bus in place to take the kids the remaining two blocks to school. This park could potentially also be used for outdoor school activities given the lack of an outdoor field on the small school building lot. - In another school design, the architects had proposed a bus drop-off area on the paved playground due to the limited neighborhood parking spaces. Instead, they are now exploring the option of moving the buses to a place where they won’t come in conflict with children and families walking and biking to school. A welcoming “community entrance archway” for walkers and bikers could be built where the bus entrance to the playground would have been. This meeting is an example of what can be accomplished when we give opinions and options in the early stages of a planning process, before the plans are finalized. We have a meeting scheduled with two more architects at the end of October, so we’re continuing to work on safe bike/ped access to schools. We are inspired by what these future schools can look like, and thank the architects for being receptive to our ideas.
Middle and High School Urban Riders Camp: Edmonds Edition Last summer, we had the chance to explore Edmonds and Lynnwood with twelve middle and high school kids by bike in a weeklong camp. This camp is an example of what we hope to do more of in the future. We started the week with learning skills that would help students safely navigate through the community. From changing gears and braking to hand signals and left turns, we encouraged riders to make smart choices. The rest of the week we spent time putting what the students learned into practice. They used bike lanes to get to Lynnwood Bowl and Skate. The students were excited to get somewhere that they didn’t think was possible by bike – they initially wanted to know how they were going to get to the bowling alley as part of the biking camp field trip, not believing that they were actually going to bike there. They had a little bit of rain on their ride to the Edmonds Ferry Dock, which made for some slick riding. The kids took their time and left plenty of space between each other’s’ wheels. By the time they made it to the beach, the weather cleared up, and they had time to skip rocks in the water and get themselves some Fro-Yo before heading back. On the last day, they used all their skills to ride 17 miles to Martha Lake. We made it to the Lake in 55 minutes and celebrated with lunch, ice cream sandwiches and a game of ultimate frisbee. On our way back, riders had the opportunity to take turns leading. HUGE thank you goes out to Verdant Health Commission for supporting such a great camp! And congratulations to all these great riders. They put in 50 miles with nothing but smiles on their faces! And they learned that bikes can be used for transportation and fun, to get to places in their neighborhoods!
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Welcome the new AmeriCorps Members!
“[Bike share] encourages slower, comfortable, leisurely biking. It’s something I can see myself doing every day.”
eager to explore the Pacific Northwest, join Seattle’s road racing community, and experience year-round bicycle commuting. In addition to riding bikes, McKayla enjoys music, cooking, cross-country skiing, and marathon canoe racing.
CYCLIST OF THE MONTH
HOLLY HOUSER by Anne-Marije Rook, Communications Manager
Age: 36 Wheels: A 12-year-old Specialized Allez. “It’s old and I bought it used but it works and it fits me. I feel like it’s an extension of my body. Occupation: Executive Director of Puget Sound Bike Share
ovember will mark the one-yearanniversary since Holly Houser took the helm at Puget Sound Bike Share (PSBS), the nonprofit partnership of public and private organizations working to bring bike sharing to King County. Currently on track for a spring 2014 launch, PSBS will introduce bike sharing to King County with 500 bikes at 50 bike share stations, and has a long-term goal of 2200 bikes at 220 stations throughout the region. Vancouver B.C. and Portland will launch their bike sharing programs around the same time. “Based on companies like Car2go and ZipCar, bike share in Seattle and the region is going to be huge,” said Holly. It’s perhaps not surprising to learn that Holly is a lifelong cyclist. Born and raised in the Seattle-area, bikes were always part of life. “My family biked together growing up; I biked to school, to volunteer at the Edmonds museum, to tennis lessons - we were on the bike all the time as kids,” she said. “The bike allowed me to come and go as I pleased. I liked the freedom it gave me and I like that still.” Always a transportational rider, Holly said she absolutely loves city riding. “I love the adrenaline, I like to ride fast and aggressively, and I like the freedom,” she said and admitted to being a fearless yet fair-weather rider. “I’ve always ridden by myself, and always to go places. I was never around people who rode so it’s been really cool to suddenly be immersed into that world. I bike more now, not because I feel that I have to, but because I’m inspired to. I’m learning more things, I ride socially and I’m learning how to ride in groups.” Interestingly, Holly came across PSBS not through bicycling. Prior to taking the E.D. position, Holly had been working in commercial real estate and development and served as director of operations for a local real estate development firm. But she’d always wanted to work more in urban planning. “It wasn’t biking that pulled me into that direction but rather the intrigue of starting a nonprofit -- something I had done before -- and how it was going to change how people were going to get around the city, see the city and experience the city,” said Holly, who is also the co-founder of Rain City Rock Camp for Girls, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music. Upon her hiring, Holly threw herself into learning all about transportation issues, but coming from the outside has actually been a good thing, she said. “Having that perspective has been
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helpful in figuring out how to introduce this concept [of bikeshare] to people who aren’t already engrained into biking,” she said. “When I took the job, I had never seen or ridden Bike Share. I went to Charlotte and D.C. to ride different equipment, and it was awesome. You don’t understand how great it is until you experience [bike share].” Holly said Bike Share allowed her to see the city differently, spontaneously and at her own pace. “I rode through neighborhoods I would have never seen if I had taken the metro. I could spontaneously grab a bike and go where I needed to go,” she said. “I was excited [about PSBS] to begin with but seeing and experiencing it really ignited an extra spark.” Fueled with this spark, Holly and the PSBS board are working hard to get to that first phase of the program-the initial launch-, hashing out laws and looking corporate sponsors. In July, Seattle Children’s Hospital became the first major Seattle-area employer to invest in PSBS with a $500,000 grant for adult helmets. Being one of the few Bike Share programs to launch in a city with a mandatory helmet law, concerns about helmets and safety have come up a lot. To promote law-abiding and safe bicycling, the Bike Share stations will have a helmet vending machine for users that don’t already have a helmet. But when it comes to road safety, Holly said it’s a “chicken and the egg problem”. “If we waited for our bicycling infrastructure to be there, we may never launch because it could always be better. We are putting 500 more bikes on the road, and we are hoping it will get people on bikes who would usually be behind the wheel,” said Holly, adding that she hopes the new riders will grow Seattle’s bicycling momentum. “In New York City, as of August 27, there were eight reported non-serious crashes in three million rides,” Holly stated. “The percentage of crashed involving people on Bike Share bikes versus regular bikes is much lower.” The Bike Share bicycles are not made to go fast or for long distances. They are merely made for short trips, no longer than 30 minutes. They are upright, sturdy and fairly heavy. “It encourages slower, comfortable, leisurely biking,” said Holly. “It’s something I can see myself doing every day.” Know a cyclist who deserves some special recognition? Nominate them for cyclist of the month! Send your ideas to Anne-Marije Rook at email@example.com.
Wheels: Raleigh Dash Commute: Three Miles from the U District. Favorite Ride: Biking on the rarely seen dry, crisp, sunny, fall days. Born and raised in Gig Harbor, Wash., Kailey moved to the Bay Area to attend the University of San Francisco in 2007. After finishing her bachelor’s degree in international studies, she worked for a short time at a tech startup and began commuting to work and riding through Golden Gate Park. In 2012, she began teaching third grade in Cambodia. Now, 13 months later, she has returned to Washington and is excited to discover Seattle and encourage people to ride their bikes!
Commute Program Assistant Wheels: Cannondale SuperSix and Specialized Allez Elite Commute: Five miles from Green Lake. Favorite Ride: So far, I’ve loved riding around Mercer Island. My all-time favorite rides have been through the rolling hills and quiet farmlands of central N.Y.! McKayla grew up outside of Portland, Maine, where she developed a love for bicycles early in life. At age two, she begged her parents to take off her training wheels, but sadly had to wait until the snow melted off the streets. In her teens, she rode a sleek, steel-framed 1940s Raleigh built by her great-grandfather, who worked as a Raleigh distributor at a bicycle shop in Newton, Mass. McKayla continued to develop her passion for all things bicycling-related at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where she majored in environmental studies and conducted a Senior Fellowship entitled, “The Bicycle’s Influence: Changing Perceptions of Place and Space in Urban Environments.” In this year-long independent research project, she investigated how the individual experience of riding a bicycle influences one’s connection to place, as well as how North American cities are now accommodating bicycles to fit into larger multimodal transportation environments. While at Hamilton, she resurrected and captained the cycling team and spent her summers leading bicycle trips for high-school students down the Pacific Coast and across the country. McKayla looks forward to helping inspire more people to ride bicycles, and she is excited to further explore her interest in transportation planning and bicycle advocacy in her new position as Commute Program Assistant. As a new resident of Seattle, she is
Youth Program Assistant Wheels: Fuji Grand SE; Commute: 12 miles from West Seattle Born and raised in Seattle, Miranda started as a serious bicyclist in elementary school, making committed laps up and down the one-block parameter of her afterschool daycare. After middle school she followed in the footsteps of her older brother and signed up for a bicycle touring summer camp in the San Juan Islands. Following the camp she became an active youth volunteer at Bike Works, starting as a participant and eventually becoming a teacher and mentor of repair classes, cycling camps and weekend rides clubs. By her senior year of high school she had toured from Astoria, Ore. to San Francisco, Calif., in the San Juan and Gulf islands, ridden on what felt like every street in the city of Seattle, as well as had stints of playing bicycle polo and riding a fixed gear before putting away her bikes altogether to be a year-long exchange student in Turkey. Upon her return to Seattle, she was itching to get back into the bike scene (one of the things she missed the most), and is excited to be working in youth programs at Cascade to help youth learn to love bikes as much as she does.
Major Taylor Assistant Matthew is a 24-year-old bike-enthusiast with a love for all things human and a focus on education. His fascination for human beings was increased and fulfilled by completing a bachelor’s degree in anthropology at the UW. School led him into a year-long AmeriCorps position as a GED instructor and poetry teacher at the King County Jail. There he learned, among many things, that education would always be a huge part of his life. Matthew was introduced to bicycles at the age of four, but did not encounter the full potential of two-wheeled transportation until he was 17. One sunny afternoon he took a chance at riding across Marysville, his home town, to his retail job. Having arrived swiftly and safely, he realized what was possible with only a bike and a little ambition. He has been exploring those possibilities ever since, and has recently begun sharing them with South Seattle youth as a member of the Major Taylor Project. www.cascade.org
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NOVEMBER 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. • M AP: 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.
FRIDAY, NOV 1
Everett)–head east on 41st St, right at S 3rd St which becomes S 2nd St. At the stop sign (1.2.miles) turn left onto Lenora St. Cross the railroad tracks and turn left into the gravel parking lot. We’ll meet at the south end. Arrive early enough to ready your bike, sign the ride waiver and attend the safety briefing. 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. For the latest information, please check the post on Meetup: www.meetup.com/cascaderides/ events/145278372/. SPOKESPEOPLE: Oh Henry! Rides to Public Art in Fremont and Ballard 7 mi • Easy • Rolling • Map • Stay together • 2:00 p.m. • Wallingford Playfield south end, N 42nd St & Densmore Ave N No rain cancellation • Cathy Tuttle, 206-5479569, 206-713-6269, cathy.tuttle@ gmail.com • Michael Herschensohn, 206-412-0702, mh982501@gmail. com Public Art you can see along the BurkeGilman Trail or nearby. From the Canal Street substation in Fremont to the Wall of Death in the U-District, we’ll show how public art is integrated into our daily lives and adds value without our necessarily knowing it is there. Architectural Historian Michael Herschensohn is developing the tour with staff from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture. We’ll stop and talk along the way about the history of public art in Seattle. Spokespeople rides on the first Saturday of every month on a fun, low-carbon, family-friendly community ride. All Wallingford 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! FAMILY-FRIENDLY. 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!
FRIDAY RIDERS: Go to Lake Forest Park 25 mi • Leisurely • Mostly flat • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Bill Lemke, 206-2842843 An easy trail ride on the Burke-Gilman. For some variety, we’ll leave the trail to see Magnuson Park and Windermere on the way to lunch. Lunch/brown bag stop at Third Place Books. Senior and new/ slower-paced riders welcome. FRUMPS: City Views 50 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map • Stay together • 10:00 a.m. • Leschi Starbucks, Seattle • Showers cancel • Howard Strickler, 206-722-7664, 206-669-4917 cell This is the old City Ride with a new twist figured in. Moving south along the Lake, we will turn west at Cloverdale and then climb up Chief Sealth Trail. Over Beacon Hill, south on Airport Way, climb up and over West Seattle to Lincoln Park, then to Alki for a short food break. Return via Alaskan Way, southern trail of the Ship Canal, UW and on to Leschi. Lots of hills, some very steep. Pace may vary from moderate to high mod, but slow on the hills with regroups. Not an easy ride but a great one for views of Seattle. Carry some snacks and extra tubes, etc.
SATURDAY, NOV 2 Snohomish Valley, Oven Monkey Bakery 35 mi (845‘) • Moderate • Mostly flat • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 9:00 a.m. • Lowell Riverfront Trailhead, Everett • Steady rain cancels • Dorothé Reijnders, 425870-2543, firstname.lastname@example.org A moderately-paced, mostly flat ride around the Snohomish Valley with a stop at a lovely new bakery in Lake Stevens: the Oven Monkey Bakery. The ride is a balance between rural country and the Centennial Trail. There is no bathroom available at the start. Bathrooms are available at 12 miles. Riders should be prepared to change a flat. Fenders are appreciated when the pavement is wet. Steady rain will cancel the ride. Cue sheet available: http:// ridewithgps.com/routes/3520324/. Meet at the Lowell Riverfront trailhead. Note: Google might take you to the other side of the river! So please follow these directions: I-5, Exit 192 (41st St,
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
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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 email@example.com. On Twitter? Tag your tweets and twitpics with #dailyrides.
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CAFES #5: Victrola Coffee & Art (Capitol Hill) 30 • Brisk • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 9:00 a.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE • No rain cancellation • James Coli, rider.x@ coliz.com Cycling in Autumn For Espresso Series (CAFES). Another cycling season draws to a close. Now what? Coffee time! Bring your rain bike and join me for six rides in six weeks from South Bellevue. We ride to a different coffee shop each time. Mileage will taper down to get you ready for winter hibernation. Long fenders are absolutely required unless it is bone dry out, and zero percent chance of rain forecast. Please visit the meetup. com posting (138882002) to review important details about the ride. While you’re there, please RSVP, and check back occasionally for updates. Ride Leader mentoring is available.
TREATS: Election Day ride: Lake Ballinger to Everett 26-30 mi • Steady • Some hills • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Ball fields by Ballinger Lake Golf Course, 23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace • Showers cancel • Jan Johnson, 425-672-0617 Any frost/ice/slush on the trail or road will also cancel. This is Election Day for many local elections so be sure to vote in your locality. We will have a chance to explore some BACKROADS as well as the Interurban Trail North. This trail sometimes does go on and off the road AND are some short hills and busy road crossings. This is not a flat trail like the Burke-Gilman so riders need to be comfortable on the road even if there is no bike shoulder. From I-5 take Exit 177 (“Hwy 104/Ballinger Way”); go west (as if to Edmonds); turn north/right on 76th at the light and then east/right on 228th, which curves to the parking lot on the right. (Note: there are many ways to get here; choose yours from the Internet if you wish.) Park in the parking lot at the ball fields adjoining the Ballinger Lake Golf Course, or along the street if there is a ball game going on.
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, 425-8228546, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 are not accepted. Pouring rain, ice, snow will cancel event. If in doubt, check with the Ride Leader.
MONDAY, NOV 4 MUMPS: Do The Lake 40-60 mi • Moderate • Hilly • No Map Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Tracy Owen Station/Logboom Park, Kenmore • Steady rain cancels • Craig Mohn, 425-890-5234 cell, cmohn_ email@example.com, (texts preferred to VM) Ice or snow will also cancel the ride. The basic route is a counter-clockwise loop of north Lake Washington with a food stop en route. Start at Logboom or meet us at the Leschi Starbucks at about 11:15-contact the ride leader if you have questions about this. Distance and route may vary to suit weather conditions and group. A brisk pace group may be added only if a certified ride leader volunteers to lead it. Check with leader if weather appears questionable.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org • Vince Haag, 425-785-7451, email@example.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 • 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_ firstname.lastname@example.org Join us for our 16th year of evening rides as we explore the Eastside. The route varies from week to week. Our pace on the flats is approximately 17 MPH. This is a hilly ride; we will climb around 1500 feet on an average ride.
NOVEMBER RIDES www.cascade.org/dailyrides 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! Check with ride leader if new; starting point changes partway through the month. WEDNESDAY, NOV 6 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www.cascade.org. THURSDAY, NOV 7 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 Restaurant, Renton • Ice/snow cancels • Lola Jacobsen, 425-829-8765, lolaj@ outlook.com • Tom Baker, 425-2210631, email@example.com Year-round training rides for oneday 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org Join us for our 16th year of evening rides as we explore the Eastside. The route varies from week to week. Our pace on the flats is approximately 17 MPH. This is a hilly ride; we will climb around 1500 feet on an average ride. Hills are climbed at your own pace and we regroup at the top of all hills. Please see website for more details before attending. Lights Required! Check with ride leader if new; starting point changes partway through the month.
FRIDAY, NOV 8 FRI. RIDERS: Go North from Green Lake 20-28 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • SW Corner of Green Lake next to Rest Rooms, Seattle • Showers cancel • Jan Johnson, 425-672-0617 Frost, ice, snow in shadows or on shoulders also cancels. A recreational ride mainly on city streets, going north to Shoreline and then looping back to Green Lake. Meet at the restrooms at the SW corner of Green Lake by the rowing center. Park across the street in the paved parking lot. Be sure to pump up your tires and check your brakes the night before. Any icy conditions also cancel. FRUMPS: Woodinville/Lost Lake/ Monroe/Snohomish 49 mi • Moderate • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Woodinville Sports Fields 17139 131st Ave NE • Showers cancel • Chris Nelson, 206-3494846, email@example.com Meet at the sports field parking lot
directly across the street from Wilmot Park in Woodinville. We’ll ride to Maltby, then past Lost Lake, then DOWN Welch Road to Monroe, and on to Snohomish for lunch. Returning via Broadway and Bothell. Moderate pace (15-16 mph), with regroups after big hills. Restrooms at start, and at 21 and 30 miles. Pls call leader if weather looks iffy. SATURDAY, NOV 9 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www.cascade.org. SUNDAY, NOV 10 CAFES #6: Issaquah Coffee Co (via May Valley) 30 mi • Brisk • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 9:00 a.m. • South Bellevue Park & Ride, 2700 Bellevue Way SE • No rain cancellation • James Coliz, rider.x@ coliz.com Cycling in Autumn For Espresso Series (CAFES). Another cycling season draws to a close. Now what? Coffee time! Bring your rain bike and join me for six rides in six weeks from South Bellevue. We ride to a different coffee shop each time. Mileage will taper down to get you ready for winter hibernation. Long fenders are absolutely required unless it is bone dry out, and zero percent chance of rain forecast. Please visit the meetup. com posting (138882762) to review important details about the ride. While you’re there, please RSVP, and check back occasionally for updates. Ride Leader mentoring is available. Post Seahawks Lark to Madison Park 32 mi • Moderate • Some hills • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 2:30 p.m. • Newport Hills Park & Ride (Exit 9/405), Bellevue • Showers cancel Alan Lawrence, 425-891-7079, alan@ jazzloft.com We’ll start at Newport Hills P&R and ride around the south end of Lake Washington to Madison Park and stop at Starbucks for a coffee break. Then we’ll head back across Mercer Island and to the park. This will be a friendly ride with regrouping at the top of hills. Email or call leader on the morning of the ride if questionable. Ride Leader mentoring opportunity available.
MONDAY, NOV 11 MUMPS: Do The Lake See MUMPS, 11/4
TUESDAY, NOV 12 TREATS: Ride to Alki 35 mi • Steady • Some hills • No Map Stay together • 10:00 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • David Bordewick, 425-8228546, firstname.lastname@example.org Ride to Alki via Seattle waterfront where there will a a stop for Lunch. Return via Capitol Hill and 19th Ave. In addition to cancellation due to pouring rain, ice and snow will also cancel the ride. Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 11/5.
Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 11/5.
WEDNESDAY, NOV 13 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www.cascade.org. THURSDAY, NOV 14 THUMPS: Home for Lunch 20-35 mi • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 9:30 a.m. • Leschi Starbucks, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Mike Nelson, 206-325-9068 Be home in time for lunch after some urban exploration. Fixies and single speed bikes welcome. Ride leader will be riding a single speed. More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 11/7. Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 11/7.
FRIDAY, NOV 15 FRUMPS: Magnuson/Edmonds 34 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map Online • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Magnuson Park, Seattle • Showers cancel • Loretta Goetsch, 206-5254714, email@example.com Construction has changed the parking available at Magnuson, so park anywhere and ride to the Cascade Bike Club office. Please note: do not park directly in front of the Club office. This is an in-town ride to Edmonds with a return via NE Perkins Way and Burke-Gilman Trail. Cue sheets will be available at start. Ice/snow cancels the ride. FRIDAY RIDERS: Around Magnolia and north Ballard 20 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • No Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Gas Works Park, Seattle • Ice/snow cancels • Norm Tjaden, 206-5252366 A scenic ride with viewpoints in Magnolia and overlooking the Shilshole Marina. Maybe some spawning fish at the Locks. Lunch in Ballard. Showers also cancel.
SATURDAY, NOV 16 Spokespeople-NE: Art Exploration 10 mi • Easy • Rolling • Map • Frequent regroup • 1:00 p.m. • Van Gogh Coffee Shop in Wedgwood • goo.gl/maps/GUXQl •Steady rain cancels Alan Miller, 425-488-4567 cell, 206697-4603, firstname.lastname@example.org • Jim Mathieu, 206-769-2700, jim@ nlwinc.com Ice/snow also cancels. Please join SPOKESPEOPLE NE for our third Saturday of the month community ride. This social November ride will go south to the U District and the UW campus itself to explore the many art objects on display. A good reference for the art is www. henryart.org/mediathing/upload/851/ UW_Campus_Art_Map.pdf. The route will be via community streets and the Burke-Gilman Trail for a round trip of approximately 10 miles. There is a modest grade rise on the return and a couple of very small rises on the rest of the route. This ride starts at the Van Gogh Coffee Shop in Wedgwood
(http://goo.gl/maps/GUXQl) Please show up by 12:45 to hear about safe riding, proper helmet fit, and bike function check. These “Easy” paced rides start at 1:00 p.m., typically include a midway stop, and are approximately 10-15 +/- miles round trip. We will plan return to the starting point by approx 3:00 p.m. All rides include experienced bike commuters who accompany us to offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques. This month’s draft route is shown at http:// ridewithgps.com/routes/3530172. SUNDAY, NOV 17 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www.cascade.org. MONDAY, NOV 18 MUMPS: Do The Lake See MUMPS, 11/4.
TUESDAY, NOV 19 TREATS: In and Out of Kirkland ~30 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland • Showers cancel • Jane Volta, 425-8280138 • Don Volta, 425-828-0138, 425-503-7186, email@example.com A HILLY winter ride in and out of Kirkland with a lunch stop. Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 11/5. Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 11/4.
WEDNESDAY, NOV 20 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www.cascade.org. THURSDAY, NOV 21 THUMPS: Home for Lunch 20-35 mi • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Stay together • 9:30 a.m. • Leschi Starbucks, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • Mike Nelson, 206-325-9068 Be home in time for lunch after some urban exploration. Fixies and single speed bikes welcome. Ride leader will be riding a single speed. More Cycle Tuesdays See More Cycle Tuesdays, 11/7. NOTE: No ride next Thursday (Thanksgiving) Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 11/7.
FRIDAY, NOV 22 FRUMPS: Kenmore Ramble 30-40 mi • Moderate • Some hills • No Map • Occasional regroup • 10:00 a.m. • Tracy Owen Station (Logboom Park), Kenmore • Showers cancel • Dan Garretson, 425-9858570 We will ride from Logboom Park to an unknown destination. The location and distance will be determined by the weather. There will be a lunch stop. FRIDAY RIDERS: Go to Edmonds 30 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • No Map Stay together • 10:00 a.m. • Green Lake across street from old Amphitheatre, Seattle • Steady rain cancels • David Bordewick, 425-8228546, firstname.lastname@example.org www.cascade.org
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NOVEMBER RIDES www.cascade.org/dailyrides Ride will head north to downtown Edmonds where there will be a stop for lunch. Return via Perkins Way (a long downhill coast) and the BurkeGilman Trail. Park across from the old Amphitheatre at the SW corner of Green Lake. In addition to cancellation due to pouring rain, ice and snow will also cancel ride. Restrooms available at start. SATURDAY, NOV 23 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www.cascade.org. SUNDAY, NOV 24 S.P.O.K.E.S.: Pumpkin Pie Warm-up 20 mi • Leisurely • Some hills • Map • Frequent regroup • Noon • Marymoor Park, Redmond • Showers cancel • Michelle Burton, 425-8904936 cell SPOKES will start at Marymoor Park searching for the most perfect pumpkin pie in the area. Once sated with this yummy squash, we will roll around to Redmond and Woodinville, returning to Marymoor Park. To reach the start at Marymoor Park, take Marymoor exit off 520 east, turn right and then left into park. It’s the first parking lot on your left. Don’t forget your $1 for parking! See www.cbcspokes.org for more details.
MONDAY, NOV 25 MUMPS: Do The Lake See MUMPS, 11/4.
TUESDAY, NOV 26 TREATS: Redmond Ridge/Carnation 32 mi • Steady • Rolling • Map • Frequent regroup • 10:00 a.m. • QFC Redmond Ridge, 23475 NE Novelty Hill Road, Redmond • No rain cancellation • Clarice Sackett, 425478-8306 Start at QFC on Redmond Ridge, NE corner of parking lot. Bathroom available at start. We’ll ride to Carnation for lunch and back along Snoqualmie Valley, Ames Lake Road and Union Hill Road. Elevation gain 1200 feet, so quite a bit of flat terrain. Call Clarice, 425-478-8306, for questions, no need to RSVP. Cycle Tuesdays See Cycle Tuesdays, 11/5. Eastside Tours Evening Ride See Eastside Tours, 11/5.
WEDNESDAY, NOV 27 For a complete list of this month’s rides, see www.cascade.org
THURSDAY, NOV 28 (THANKSGIVING DAY) T-Day 4 Hill Ride 34 mi • Steady • Hilly • Map • Occasional regroup • 8:30 a.m. • Marymoor Park East Parking Lot (the free one!), Redmond • Steady rain cancels • Alan Miller, 425-488-4567 cell, 206-697-4603, amiller7x7@ comcast.net Here’s an early morning Thanksgiving Day ride up the inclines of Sahalee, Ames Lk, Union and Education Hills; a great way to start the morning! Throw the turkey in the oven, set the timer, and come out for a series of hill adventures starting at Marymoor Park East—we’ll try to be finished in time for the afternoon kickoffs, tipoffs, family & friend get-togethers, etc. After completing this ride, be warned that you may feel a certain heightened sense of self-righteous smugness as you choose a second helping of yams with brown sugar & marshmallows or an extra drumstick. Riders should be able to sustain an overall Steady pace, read a cue sheet, and change a flat. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the ride leader. Printed cue sheets will be available at the start and riders can email the Ride Leader by the preceding Tuesday noon for the final route cue sheet pdf (ridewithgps. com/routes/3497285). Ride update info available at http://www.meetup. com/cascaderides/events/144499872/. Faster riders and better hill climbers are welcome, but for them the ride can be self-paced and self-guided. The ride leader is slow up hills but will always get there.
Ride Leader of the Year Recognition-2013 by the Rides Committee
nother year is screaming by, and yes, it’s already time to collect your nominations for the 2013 Ride Leader of the Year. As we have more than 225 ride leaders who volunteer their time to lead in excess of 1600 rides a year (including CTS), some definitely go the extra mile and deserve special recognition. The Rides Committee announces the recipient at Cascade’s annual Volunteer Recognition Party, held in December. This award was created in 2005 to specially recognize extraordinary contributions to our Rides Program. Over the years our honorees have included Per and Shana Sunde, Norm Tjaden, Mike Kelly, Gary Strauss, Scott Kralik, Craig Mohn, Francis Gan and Jan Johnson — all outstanding contributors to Cascade’s Daily Rides Program. Now, for 2013, we need your help. Whether you are a Ride Leader or a riding member, if you know a leader you believe deserves this recognition, we want to hear from you. Look back and ask yourself; did anyone go the extra mile in terms of cue sheets and maps, and really great routes? Was anyone
particularly friendly, welcoming, and helpful? Did the leader keep to the advertised pace, start on time, and advocate good safety practices? All these factors add up, so if anyone stands out to you, please let us know. For each nominee, the Rides Committee will consider the number of rides led, if s/ he answered the call when leaders or sweeps were needed, did s/he assist on CTS, and were waiver forms turned in on time (yes, these are important), as well as other factors. This is a significant honor, so please give it some thought and get back to us no later than Nov. 16. All nominations are confidential. ides Committee members are ineligible for this award. All nominees must have demonstrated their outstanding performance for more than two years. To be a repeat winner you must wait five years. Nominations can be made by email to cbcrides@cascadebicycleclub. org. or by card/letter to Scott Boggs, Rides Chair, Cascade Bicycle Club Office, 7400 Sand Point Way NE Ste 101S, Seattle WA, 98115.
More Cycle Tuesdays TODAY’S RIDE IS CANCELLED. Happy Thanksgiving!
FRIDAY, NOV 29 FRUMPS: Eastside Ramble This ride is canceled for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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FRI. RIDERS: Late Start-Roads and Trails 22-30 mi • Leisurely • Rolling • No Map • Occasional regroup • 11:00 a.m. • Logboom Park, Kenmore • Showers cancel • Jan Johnson, 425672-0617 LATE START. It could be winter weather so...icy, slushy, frosty conditions in the shadows or on the trail also cancel. Let’s work off some of that Thanksgiving dinner but not work too hard! A recreational ride on the road, and some parts of the trail. There could be a few short hills and some traffic. Weather will determine the route. There will be a food stop.
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Confessions from an Event Intern
My Electoral Cycles experience
by Mari Hauser, intern
guest post by Brad Chodos-Irvine
have been interning with Cascade this past ride season as part of my requirements for a Certificate in Event Planning from Edmonds Community College. I find it amazing how a relatively small group of dedicated people have taken on the seemingly monumental responsibility of hosting some of the largest annual events in Seattle, including the Seattle Bike Expo and the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic among others. These events attract hundreds – sometimes thousands-of participants every year. I was not able to participate in all the events (though I sure wish I could have!) But I did gain some significant insights.
HIGH PASS CHALLENGE You could not put it any other way. The High Pass Challenge is high, and is most certainly a challenge! This ride was pushed everyone to extremes; and not only for the riders, but logistically presented unique issues for the Cascade Bicycle Club as well. Unlike other rides, this one begins basically in the middle of nowhere (actually, Packwood, Wash.) with no cell phone coverage and limited services. The ride covers some 114 miles and 7500 vertical feet from the starting line and featuring a breathtaking, panoramic view of Mt St Helens and Spirit Lake. It is a beautiful route (at least I thought so from the comfort of behind my steering wheel). The remote location provided additional challenges to fully support the 400+ riders who participated. This includes multiple food stops and trucking in some 300 gallons of drinking water.
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BREWERY RIDE Although many of the events promoted by the Cascade Bicycle club are yearly events that have been successful for a number of years, the Seattle Brewery Ride was a brand new event. The goal was to design an unintimidating urban ride that could be enjoyed by the casual rider in just over couple of hours. Combine 300 grueling feet of vertical gain and not one but two breweries, along with a glorious May morning, and I think we have a great new addition to the cycling season.
Just as the Chilly Hilly commences the beginning of bicycling season in Washington state, the Kitsap Color Classic represents the last hurrah of the year for outdoor cycling events sponsored by Cascade. Were you hoping to enjoy this ride on a crisp, cool gorgeous fall morning? Sorry, not this year! The forecast called for rain and Mother Nature did not disappoint. In spite of the weather some 150 brave souls turned out for this year’s Kitsap Color Classic. One of the staff members, with whom I have had the pleasure of working with on numerous occasions, is Diana Larson, the volunteer coordinator. As a nonprofit, the Cascade Bicycle Club is only able to hold the multiple events produced yearly through the participation of an army of dedicated volunteers, from a just a handful to more than 300! Volunteer recruitment is an on-going process, including during the seasons “down time.” I certainly enjoyed working with the Cascade Bicycle Club this past year and have gained invaluable insight into the event planning process!
Fun fact: Bicycle repair RED-BELL 100 The Red-Bell 100 is a pledge ride to benefit Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation youth programming and World Bicycle Relief. A century ride that covers a lot of ground required a lot of planning. Did you realize that almost every county, town, trail and park requires a separate permit and proof of insurance document for the ride to pass through its jurisdiction? It is amazing how much red tape that needs to be untangled behind the scenes just to move a few hundred bicycles across the state.
is among the hottest jobs in the United States
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bicycle repair jobs will increase by 37.6 percent between 2010 and 2020, making it one of the top 30 occupations with the fastest projected employment growth. Yet another reason why bicycling is good for business! 8
ast May I received an email that I am sure many of you received as well from Emily Kathrein, Cascade’s Field Programs Manager. It was a call for applicants to participate in a new leadership development program called Electoral Cycles. This email arrived not that long after a gentleman named Lance David died in a bicycle accident on my daily commuting route from West Seattle into downtown Seattle. The morning of the crash, I came upon the scene as investigators were still gathering data. After waiting, the police let a few of us bicyclists through the blocked-off road. The image of Mr. David’s and his crumpled bicycle was etched into my brain. I broke into tears that night as I rode back through the same intersection on the way home. How do we allow this kind of thing to happen? Our streets need to be safe for everyone - whether you walk, drive, ride transit or bike. The timing of Cascade’s email was perfect. The program promised in-class workshops as well as hands-on work to help promote pro-bicycling candidates in the upcoming elections. Ensuring that my elected officials would also understand my vision of a safe Seattle. I complain all the time about bad roads, unsafe conditions and experiences on the road, but this crash really shook me. I was worried about my own safety and the safety of every other bicyclist and pedestrian I saw. I know we can do better as a city to make the streets safer. And I believe we need to continue building the momentum towards bicycling infrastructure improvements that I have observed in my 20 years of commuting in Seattle. I wanted to learn how to bring change to Seattle so I applied to take part in Electoral Cycles. After being interviewed for a position in the workshop, I soon learned I had been selected to join. The class was made up of people from all over Seattle, all with interesting stories of why they participate. We met bi-weekly and learned about the power of stories to make change and the inner working of non-profits. We also had a guest speaker during each class which has been one of the most interesting aspects of the classes. The speakers have included politicians like Nick Licata and Mike O’Brien, as well as representatives from national organizations and local bicycle advocates. One of our goals with the program was to dig deeper into what makes advocacy work.
I had done my stints of phone banking and canvassing, but I wanted to do something different this time. I decided to host my own house party for Mike O’Brien, a speaker that made a great impression on me. The hardest part of hosting a house party was getting over my own fear of asking my friends to join me in supporting a political candidate. I don’t talk politics with everyone so it felt a little uncomfortable. But Mike’s campaign staff made it easy, encouraging me to relay my own story of meeting Mike and the good impression he made at our Electoral Cycles workshop. It took some persistent reaching out, but eventually I was satisfied with the party’s turnout. Mike arrived as guests were showing up and we spent the first hour mingling and talking. I later introduced him to the group, made a pitch to donate to the campaign, and Mike delivered his own story. The most satisfying thing about hosting a house party was that it gave people a chance to directly interact with a city council member, and ask him questions they were personally interested in. Having that personal interaction is so important, and I feel that everyone went away with very positive feelings. Again, it brought me back to my first Electoral Cycles class - storytelling is incredibly powerful. My work with this campaign and with the Electoral Cycles workshop is not over yet, but I found this experience to be one of the high points of my year thus far. I have found that I do have a voice and the power to push for changes that are important to me. And I am going to use that power to make my city one of the best to live in - whether you choose to walk, drive, ride transit or bike.
Last Chance for Classes in 2013!
t’s been an excellent year for students in our maintenance and riding classes. People are fixing their flat tires, adjusting derailleurs, replacing their own brake pads and saving their hard earned cash. Many have learned to ride a bike for the very first time. Others have learned that it’s easy to use a bike for short trips to the store or the gym, while still others are mixing it up in traffic on their way to work. And, it’s not over quite yet. If taking a class is on your to-do list, November is a fine time to settle in before the holidays to brush up on your maintenance skills or take an Urban Cycling Techniques class. For those of you who are on the path to becoming a League Certified Instructor (LCI), this will be your final opportunity to fulfill the Urban Cycling Techniques prerequisite for the LCI Training Jan. 30, Feb. 1-2, 2014. Here is the line-up: Fix a Flat Monday, Nov. 4
Chains and Derailleurs Thursday, Nov. 14 Maintenance for Everyday Bike Riders Tuesday, Nov.19 Urban Cycling Techniques Thursday, Nov.21 and Saturday, Nov. 23 Brakes, Wheels and Tires Wednesday, Nov. 27 December is our classes planning month. Is there a class that you would like us to teach—wheel truing, bike overhaul, etc., – please feel free to make your suggestion to email@example.com. Enjoy the holidays and we’ll see you next year in class! www.cascade.org
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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day 2013 – A good time was had by all! by Stacy Karacostas – Communications & Membership Director Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
vergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and its dedicated volunteers hosted a stellar Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at King County’s Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah on Saturday, Oct. 5. The weather could not have been any better and more than 100 kids plus their parents turned out to enjoy a day filled with sunshine and singletrack riding! The morning started with a fun bike parade that gathered riders of all ages for a couple of laps around the central clearing. Then everyone was divided by age and skill level for a series of guided rides on the 8 miles of bike specific trails in the park. Kids ranging in age from seven to sixteen headed out in groups with a pair of volunteer adult leaders to enjoy everything from the green circle rated beginner trail Bootcamp, to some of the easier freeride/jump trails and everything in between. While the youngest kids might not have been quite ready to tackle a group ride, even the tiniest of tots had a blast with the timed mini-pump track races put on by Kat Sweet of Sweetlines; or just scooting around the clearing – often on pedal-free push bikes. A few even took a lap or two down the Bootcamp trail with their parents. Since mountain bikers always work up a good appetite, kids and parents alike were treated to a barbecue lunch courtesy of Gregg’s Cycles. Then everyone headed down to the freeride zone in the afternoon for an exciting jump show put on by Kat Sweet and a bunch of top-notch local riders skilled at
safely catching big air and pulling off amazing tricks on their bikes. Throughout the day, anyone with a mechanical issue could get their bike worked on by the fine Microsoft employees of Project 529, while Element Cycles and Trek Bicycle Store of Southcenter were on hand giving out prizes and running special drawings. And at the end of the day, kids took home water bottles from Element Cycles and REI stuffed with stickers and bracelets. In addition to the event at Duthie Hill, Evergreen’s Methow and Central Chapters also hosted their own Take a Kid Mountain Biking Days for the first time ever, with awesome results. Approximately 30 kids and their parents came out for each of these regional events. At every location the event drew a mixture of kids and families already into mountain biking and those new to the sport. Regardless of experience-level or age, everyone had a blast. It’s always fulfilling to see the smiles and laughter of the next generation of riders as they catch the mountain biking bug!
Why can’t it always be like this? by Serena Lehman, Community Outreach and Volunteer Manager
ark(ing) Day 2013 was a resounding success! Park(ing) Day is all about imagining how cities could use public space, and together with Commute Seattle, we hosted one of 45 parklets around the city, and transformed one block of parking spaces into a temporary protected bike lane on 2nd Avenue between Marion and Madison streets. In addition to making one block of downtown temporarily safer for bicyclists, we spent our day educating people on how to use the new infrastructure, and political candidates Sally Clark, Mike O’Brien and John Creighton stopped by to chat. Having this temporary protected bike lane allowed people to see what the street could look and feel like. Bike lanes don’t have to just be concrete and paint. They can bring vitality to the downtown corridor with people and colors.
Which would you rather have? The current bike lane on the right or a protected bike lane as demonstrated on the left?
Many cyclists have concerns about the current 2nd Avenue bike lane, and upon seeing our colorful protected bike lane, passerby wondered if building a permanent protected bike lane would be possible. And the answer is “Yes, it can!” Miles and miles of protected bike lanes are proposed in the current update of the Seattle Bike Master Plan, which will go before City Council this fall. Your voice of support will help pass it through! Thank you to SDOT and our co-host Commute Seattle for a great Park(ing) Day!
Cascade 2014 events Seattle Bike Swap
F5 Bike to Work Day
A bike bargain hunter’s paradise! Feb. 9, 2014
A huge hit in Seattle! Celebrate bicycle commuting as thousands of your friends, neighbors and co-workers take to the streets by bike. TBD (in May 2014)
Chilly Hilly Join us on Bainbridge Island for the first event of the season! Feb. 23, 2014
Seattle Bicycle Expo Be one of the 8,000 attendees to enjoy more than 300 exhibits and an array of presentations on all aspects of the sport. March 1 - 2, 2014
Commute Challenge One of the largest bike commuting events in the nation! May 1 - 31, 2014
Seattle Bike ‘n Brews A brand new urban ride exploring some of the finest breweries Seattle has to offer. TBD (in May 2014)
Bike to Work Breakfast We promise good food, great conversation, networking, and an insight into why bike commuting makes sense for you, your business and our community. May 6, 2014
Flying Wheels Summer Century Washington state’s largest century. This event also offers shorter distances for full-on fun, no matter what your speed. Held in Redmond.May 31, 2014
World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100 A fully supported one-day century ride from Redmond to Bellingham. Funds raised will benefit World Bicycle Relief and Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation. June 28, 2014
Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic – STP Cascade’s cornerstone event, offering riders a one- or two-day double century. The largest multi-day event in the Northwest. July 12 – 13, 2014
Cyclefest The biggest Tour de France party on the West Coast! Enjoy a free showing of Stage TBD of the Tour on a 20 ft wide inflatable screenTBD (in July 2014)
“Creating a Better Community Through Bicycling”
RAW - Ride Around Washington On our multi-day tour held in August. Aug. 2 - 8, 2014
RSVP Ride from Seattle to Vancouver (B.C.) and Party! The name says it all! Aug. 15 - 16, 2014
RSVP2 We’ve sold the first event out for long enough. We’ve added another! Aug. 16 - 17, 2014
HPC - High Pass Challenge A challenging 114 mile 7,500 foot elevation gain event through the pristine Gifford Pinchot Wilderness Area (not for novice riders) TBD (Sept. 2014)
BikePAC Party Join Cascade employees, volunteers and supporters for a fun evening of trivia, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres in support of BikePAC, the political arm of our work. TBD (Sept. 2014)
Kitsap Color Classic Pedal into autumn with a lovely ride around the Kitsap Peninsula. Sept. 21, 2014
2014 Registration Schedule: Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. Members-only “Buy-Now” opens for RSVP1 and RSVP2. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. Members-only registration opens for Chilly Hilly, Seattle Bike & Brews, Flying Wheels, Red-Bell?, STP, RAW, RSVP1 and RSVP2. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. General public registration opens for Chilly Hilly, Flying Wheels; Red-Bell, STP, Seattle Bike & Brews, RAW, RSVP1 and RSVP2 (assuming these event have not sold out). Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. Members-only lottery opens for Tours Southern Oregon 7 Day and Wallowa & Hell’s Canyon 6 -day. Tuesday, March 4 at noon Members-only lottery closes for Tours. Registration process details will be sent with notification of lottery draw within two days. Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 10 a.m. Member and public registration opens for High Pass Challenge and Kitsap Color Classic.
Welcome new staff members!
Youth Programs Manager Wheels: Kona Jake Cyclocross Commute: 10+ miles from Ballard Favorite Ride: Anywhere I can ride safely with my kids Shannon hails from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where she learned how to ride her one-speed bike on loose, pointy gravel, leading to some spectacular wipeouts. Before joining the Education department at Cascade, Shannon spent several years working at UW Study Abroad, where she managed student mobility to most of the developing world and led groups of UW students to Brazil and Ecuador and taught classes on cross-cultural understanding. After buying her first bike as an adult just four years ago, Shannon quickly transformed into a year-round bike commuter. Her family soon followed suit and they became a one-car household with the entire family involved in active transportation. Shannon wanted to share her love of cycling with other families, so she became involved in fostering a vibrant bike culture at Loyal Heights Elementary and created an afterschool Urban Cycling Club. She was also involved in creating Ballard Bikes, a multischool neighborhood collaboration designed to promote year-round active transportation to schools. She is currently coaching her 7th season for Girls on the Run. Shannon’s superpowers include being able to re-fold maps and running fast in flipflops, but the one that she is most proud of is her Stomach of Iron, developed from years of eating sketchy street food worldwide. She once took 4th place in a company picnic horseshoe tournament, a testament to her rural upbringing. “I feel incredibly fortunate to have found a place in an organization that I admire, creating programs that promote childhood wellness, youth leadership development, environmental preservation, and community building,” she said.
Robbie rode her bike all the time as a kid growing up in Spokane: trips to the swimming pool, dirt jumping in the park, and family rides around the neighborhood. She rediscovered that sense of freedom and play more than a decade later when she moved to Seattle, and took to biking both on pavement and dirt. Now, whether mountain biking, racing cyclocross, commuting to work or touring, Robbie is all about sharing the joy she feels on two wheels with others. Robbie brings a passion for collaboration and relationships to her work, and is excited about helping people feel more comfortable riding their bikes, and influencing policy and infrastructure that will make it easier for everyone. When not riding, she can be found walking her dog, eating tacos or enjoying a pint of beer.
Policy & Government Affairs Manager Wheels: Scott Contessa CR1 Pro and a custom single speed polo bike Commute: 15 miles from Rainier Valley Favorite ride: Ride the Rockies After scoring a road bike for $75 seven years ago, Taldi began a journey that has taken her from bike commuting to completing gran fondos and triathlons. It took a while, but once she realized that the bike-leg was her favorite part of triathlons, she began road racing and playing bike polo, too. Prior to joining Cascade, Taldi worked at the National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C. as their assistant director of government relations. Now that she lives in this Washington, she’s excited to trade binoculars for bikes, doing her part to build a better cycling community through advocacy on state-level transportation and land use planning. Born in Alaska, and raised in Montana, she grew up rafting, hiking, and mountain biking the Rockies and is excited to return to the West. When she’s not riding, Taldi enjoys culinary exploits, wine making, live music, scuba diving, gardening, and traveling.
SAVE THE DATE
Annual Volunteer Recognition Party! Robbie Phillips
Commute Programs Manager Wheels: Commuting triumverate: Salsa Casseroll, Salsa La Raza, and a Bianchi Axis rigged as a singlespeed. Mountain and cyclocross bikes also hold a special place in both heart and basement. Commute: Dealer’s choice, either 9 flat or 7 hilly miles from Ballard. Favorite ride: Any ride that includes pastry stops, and any ride where the wheels are touching dirt.
DATE: Friday, Dec. 13 WHERE: The Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA TIME: 6-10 p.m. THEME: It’s a Family Affair (70s)
Welcome our new Advocacy Director, Thomas Goldstein! by Anne-Marije Rook, Communications Manager We are excited to welcome Thomas Goldstein, formerly of the Washington Bus, as Cascade’s new Advocacy Director. A seasoned public-sector leader, political strategist and educator, Goldstein joins Cascade with a wealth of experience and a strong determination for an even brighter future. “I’m thrilled that Thomas is bringing his advocacy and industry experience to Cascade Bicycle Club. We have big goals for the next five years in the Puget Sound Region and Thomas is going to be a key part of our success,” said Elizabeth Kiker, Executive Director of Cascade Bicycle Club. As the Executive Director of the Washington Bus, Goldstein led the agency from its start-up phase to youth-vote sector dominance, creating compelling civic education and leadership opportunities for young Washingtonians and innovation across the state. Prior to leading the Washington Bus, Goldstein founded and led The Service Boards and held various leadership positions in Seattle, including co-chair of the $4.8 million Casa Latina Capital Campaign, member of the Pike Place Market PDA Council, Seattle School Levy campaign Committee and the Seattle Public Library Executive Search Committee. Goldstein has also served on the boards of directors for the Vera Project, Bike Works and the Bus Federation, and continues to be a strategic advisor to various foundations and leading philanthropists. No stranger to bicycling, Goldstein is a founding member of Bike Works, an active Cascade event rider and a regular bike commuter. “I was sold on Cascade’s mission when I rode my first STP twenty years ago,” said Goldstein. “Today, Cascade is uniquely positioned to ensure that we deliver on the promise of the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan. We will work with Puget Sound leaders to create an integrated, appealing and safe bike boulevards, paths, neighborhood greenways and trails.” Goldstein will begin on Monday, Nov. 4.
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Vol. 43, No. 11
After 30 years and 157,000 miles, Jerry says goodbye to his trusty steed
erry Schmidt, one of Cascade’s longtime volunteers and members, lost a longtime friend last month when his trusty Univega bike finally gave up. After 30 years and more than 157,000 miles, the bike broke irrevocably. R.I.P Jerry’s bike. Jerry’s bike was a trusty steed, supporting him for 14 years of commuting to work, a 2,500-mile-trip to Michigan for his high school reunion, several STPs and RSVPs, plus many rides around the Seattle area. Together they saw many good days and when the bike reached 100,000 miles, Jerry and his family threw a party. But there were bad days as well. Over the years, there were some tumbles. Jerry suffered a punctured lung, a separated shoulder, a broken collarbone and six broken ribs. His bike meanwhile saw many flat tires, scratches and dings. A lot of tires, spokes and rims were burned through, and many parts had to be upgraded. But together they journeyed on.
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Until last month... Jerry’s bike suffered a fatal break in the frame – the only original part left. We’re sorry to hear of your loss, Jerry. We hope your next bike will carry you for another 30 years.
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Jeff Aken, Principal Planner
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Jenny Almgren, Education Program Assistant
Julie Salathé Education Director
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Ryann Child, Americorps Member, Commute Programs
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