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Cascade Bicycle Club

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Started by Joann Kerr. Last reply by Brooke Richardson Sep 29, 2010.

Know a spot that badly needs a bike rack?

Started by Maggie Jan 31, 2009.

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Comment by Ken Yu on January 30, 2009 at 9:01am
Some info re: crossing flags:

Re: sidewalks - folks @ SDOT Bike & Ped Program suggested going through Dept of Neighborhoods
and our coordinator Ed Pottharst

Looks like the 2009 Neighborhood Projects Funds (NPF) applications will be accepted from January 20 to February 27 2009 for 2010 projects.
Comment by Ken Yu on April 3, 2009 at 7:07am
Free bike maintenance class at REI Seattle Tuesday, April 7, 7pm
Comment by Joann Kerr on March 16, 2011 at 10:08am

This message is from Cathy Tuttle of Sustainable Wallingford who is actively trying to help us get a Spokespeople ride group going in this area because she is asked about it often. The 'I' statements are referring to her. However, if you have comments or interest in this effort please respond to me, (send me a message from my profile page if you don't want to leave a public comment here).

Hi NE Bicyclists. 

I've been lobbying for a year to get Seattle Children's Hospital to start a Spokespeople ride -- now they are going to do one on Saturday, April 9 from 11am-1 pm! Round-trip from 70th and Sand Point Way NE. As soon as I've finalized details, I'm going to list this ride on-line in the Cascade Bike Club rides calendar and then send the link to you.

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We've got ride leaders from Spokespeople with experience running rides with reluctant and new riders-- that are quite different from a typical Cascade ride with active and serious bikers. 

Here is what I am asking from you:

1) Can Sustainable NE (and Cascade??) jump in as a partner with Children's and develop rides that serve both Children's and NE commuters? It will be a win-win if these rides go to places people want to go -- PCC, U-Village, Ravenna, Lake City, Lake WA. Children's has extensive staff and a deep commitment to alternative transportation -- they are a great partner for sustainability.

2) Children's is going to send some of their bike staff to do Ride Leader training at Cascade. Can some Sustainable NE folks also do this easy one-night training too? I wonder if there are other certified ride leaders who live in NE who could also help out? I don't know when the next Cascade Ride Leader Training is. Serena do you know?

3) When I list this ride on the Cascade on-line site can you help get the word out so that people who live in the NE can come on the April 9 ride?

 Here is what I'll (Cathy) do
I'm going to list the Children's ride on the Cascade Daily Rides Calendar and let you all know when I do. 
I'll show up to lead the April 9 ride. 
And I need you all to step up to do anything else that makes sense for you and your groups. 

How do you want to be involved?

(206) 547-9569

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Comment by Joann Kerr on March 16, 2011 at 11:03am
Cascade Bicycle Club's next ride leader training is on May 5th at Cascade’s office at 7400 Sand Point Way. Here is some additional requirements about becoming a ride leader if people are chomping at the bit to get started.
  1. Be a current member of Cascade Bicycle Club and have reached their 18th birthday.
  2. Participate in at least 5 Cascade Daily rides (not events) and become acquainted with an experienced leader who will be their sponsor. You can start doing this now.
  3. Attend a Ride Leader Certification Session and become fully acquainted with the materials handed out, and the policies affecting Ride Leaders. May 5th . Please RSVP to
  4. Actively co-lead 2 or more rides with their sponsor AFTER fulfilling steps 1-4. The candidate should contact the sponsor before the ride, show up 20 minutes early, give the safety speech, check helmets, make sure the waiver is filled out properly, and help the sponsor as requested.
Cascade definitely supports family friendly/trip taking rides like this. It is great to see it growing. We have been working closely with Children’s doing helmet giveaways as well as having a small Bike Skillz and Thrillz at some of the forums they have been holding. I definitely see an intersection here between Cascade, Children’s and Spokespeople.
Feel free to contact me with any further questions.
Ride safe and have fun,
Serena Lehman
Outreach Program Coordinator
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p: 206-957-4439
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Comment by Deejah Sherman-Peterson on March 25, 2011 at 10:58am
I'm interested in trying one of these rides (as a reluctant and new rider--it's been awhile since I've been on my bicycle), but I can't make the April 9 ride.
Comment by Joann Kerr on May 4, 2011 at 1:08pm
SPOKESPEOPLE ride on May 2, 2011. Starting at Viewridge PCC. The exact start time is in discussion but it looks like around 2-4.
Comment by Joann Kerr on May 16, 2011 at 1:58pm

This is exciting! We now have a handful of folks that have stepped up to get started a NE chapter of SPOKESPEOPLE. This ride will start at Bryant Park across the street from the PCC on the corner of NE 65th and 40th Ave NE on May 21 at 2pm. Go to for more details. 

Please come by 1:45 if you are new to riding in groups and to hear about proper helmet fit and bike function check. All ages and skill levels welcome! All rides include expert commuters who accompany us to offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques. Please join us!


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