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Action Alert: Eastlake Ave needs protection for planned bike lanes near U Bridge

Today is the final day to submit comments on the revamped Environmental Assessment for the RapidRide J project, which includes a redesigned Eastlake Ave E. There are a lot of excellent improvements included in the project, which would finally build … Continue reading

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Lee Lambert named Executive Director of Cascade and Washington Bikes

After more than a year since their last Executive Director resigned, Cascade Bicycle Club and its sister organization Washington Bikes have selected their new leader. Lee Lambert will take the reigns of one of the largest statewide bicycling organizations in … Continue reading

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Cascade will host an August (not so) Chilly Hilly

With iconic images of dozens of people biking off the ferry together, Cascade Bicycle Club’s Chilly Hilly ride has signaled the start of the bike events season for nearly half a century. As the name suggests, the February ride around … Continue reading

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Support for repealing all-ages helmet law grows as Health Board begins debate

The list of organizations backing a proposal to repeal King County’s all-ages bicycle helmet law includes many local bicycling and safe streets groups like Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Cascade Bicycle Club as well as national organizations like People for Bikes … Continue reading

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Bike Everywhere Day is Friday! It may be reduced in scale, but still a great excuse to get up early to ride

There’s no rally downtown, no after-party in Ballard and only a fraction of the community-created “celebration stations” in a typical year. But hey, Bike Everywhere Day 2021 is still an excuse to to ride your bike Friday, so it’s still … Continue reading

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Cascade makes the Pedaling Relief Project permanent

The Seattle Pedaling Relief Project (“SPRP”) started in the spring of 2020 as a way to help food banks deal with the sudden influx of people who needed to access their services at a time when COVID restrictions made it … Continue reading

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After cancelling most 2020 events, Cascade’s ready to roll again (but no STP, Emerald Ride or RSVP)

As a major event producer, the COVID-19 pandemic hit Cascade Bicycle Club hard along with so many other organizations and businesses. After Chilly Hilly in February 2020, nearly all of Cascade’s annual events were cancelled. But after more than a … Continue reading

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Support the MASS Coalition’s efforts to ease the pain from the 2021-22 Seattle transportation budget

Both Cascade Bicycle Club and the larger MASS Coalition (including Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Transporation Choices Coalition among others) they are part of have action alerts out right now asking supporters to call on city leaders to limit the huge … Continue reading

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The WA bicycle and pedestrian count has resumed + How you can help

Details from Maimoona Rahim at Cascade Bicycle Club: After a short break, the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Count is back! It’s happening this fall on October 20, 21 and 22 at a street or trail near you. To sign … Continue reading

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Cascade launches flashy new resource to help people bike to and through West Seattle

Cascade Bicycle Club and IZIP electric bikes partnered to create a pretty great-looking map of popular bike routes to and through West Seattle to help more people visualize how they can shift more trips to bike. The illustrated map is … Continue reading

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Letter: Invest 1% of West Seattle Bridge budget to help meet biking goals

A collective letter from neighborhood and regional bike and safe streets advocacy groups calls on SDOT to invest at least 1% of the West Seattle Bridge replacement budget on improving bike connections. The city’s mode shift plan for helping people … Continue reading

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Cascade is hosting family-friendly scavenger hunts every weekend in August in Kent, Renton and Tukwila

Cascade Bicycle Club is partnering with King County Parks and the cities of Kent, Renton and Tukwila to host a series of weekend scavenger hunts during August. They are free to join and family-friendly. You can bike, roll or walk … Continue reading

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Protest statements from local transportation orgs

As massive protests against racist and brutal policing pass the half-month mark, the City Council has passed some significant limits on police weaponry and use of chokeholds. The Council is also developing major changes to the city budget through new … Continue reading

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Got more bikes than you really need? Bike Match Seattle will connect you with someone who needs it

It’s a surprisingly simple idea. Find people who need bikes, find people who have bikes they don’t need, and then introduce them to each other. That’s basically how Bike Match Seattle works, a project started by Maggie Harger as a … Continue reading

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Cascade staffers are organizing bike deliveries for food banks + How you can help

Cascade Bicycle Club staffers have been organizing to help make deliveries for the U District Food Bank, helping to distribute food to community members. “There are individuals who are immunocompromised or just can’t get out to food bank,” said Cascade … Continue reading

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Car driving is down 91% from pre-outbreak levels on the city’s new Stay Healthy Streets

It made national news last week when Seattle announced that the Stay Healthy Streets (“SHS”) program would be transitioning from an emergency program to a permanent program. For example, a CNN headline read: “Seattle to permanently close 20 miles of … Continue reading

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Smith resigns as Cascade/WA Bikes Executive Director

Richard Smith has resigned after nearly three years as Executive Director of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes. The news comes as the sister organizations are operating with half their usual staff and cancelled nearly all their major events this … Continue reading

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Cascade Bicycle Club cancels nearly all major events for 2020, including STP

Cascade Bicycle Club has made the difficult but clearly correct decision to cancel its 2020 major events, including their iconic Seattle to Portland Classic. The decision sets up a massive test for the large bicycle events and advocacy organization, which … Continue reading

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Cascade outlines its advocacy priorities during COVID-19

Like so many other organizations, Cascade Bicycle Club has had to scale back and dramatically redesign how it does work during this outbreak. After furloughing half its staff and surveying people about how they can help during this time, the … Continue reading

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Cascade survey: How have your walking and biking needs changed during the outbreak?

A survey from Cascade Bicycle Club asks people how their relationship with walking and biking has changed since the outbreak began and seeks ideas for how Cascade can help during this time. As we reported previously, Cascade furloughed half their staff … Continue reading

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