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Scenes from the 2017 Emerald Bike Ride

I had a great time biking on freeways Sunday with more than 7,000 smiling, happy people. Freeways are rarely joyful places, which is what makes Cascade’s second annual Emerald Bike Ride so great. For a few hours a year, the region’s … Continue reading

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Sunday: Thousands of people will bike on I-5, I-90 and SR-520 + Still time to register – UPDATED

For just one morning, the I-5 Express Lanes through downtown Seattle, the main deck of the 520 Bridge, a path through Bellevue and the I-90 Express Lanes will be filled with thousands of people on bikes. It’s hard to over-hype … Continue reading

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Rainier Ave ride demos huge potential for bike lanes + City leaders support bike network at rally

I biked on Rainier Ave from Columbia City to downtown during rush hour this morning, and it was peaceful, easy and fast. As part of the Bike Everywhere Day celebration, Cascade Bicycle Club and Bike Works partnered to host a … Continue reading

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Four neighborhood rides will meet at City Hall for a Friday rally + Map of Bike Everywhere Day stations

Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting four rides from different ends of town that will converge at City Hall Friday for a rally to support a Basic Bike Network to and through downtown. The rides are part of the annual Bike … Continue reading

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Cascade: Redmond stations are a chance to go all out on Sound Transit station access

Transit works better when people can get to the stations. This might seem like an extremely obvious point, but many of the region’s biggest rail and express bus stations have awful walking and biking access problems. Like truly awful: And … Continue reading

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Happy Bike Everywhere Month! Event schedule, online challenge + more

It’s May, which means it’s time to give in to your co-worker’s constant reminders and say, “OK, fine! I’ll sign up for your Bike Month team if you just let me sit here and enjoy this cup of coffee for … Continue reading

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Wanna lead the largest statewide bike organization in the country?

Five months after Elizabeth Kiker announced her resignation, Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes have released the job listing for the joint organization’s next Executive Director. Cascade Bicycle Club was already the largest regional bike organization in the nation even … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill groups come together to host hyperlocal Transportation Action Day

Several Capitol Hill community groups are working together to host a free training for anyone who wants to learn how to advocate and organize for safer streets Sunday. Afterwards, attendees will immediately put their new knowledge into action by heading out … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the WA Bike Summit: Dr. Adonia Lugo on ‘fighting for the better world we know when we’re out on a ride’

I’m at Cascade Bicycle Club’s Washington Bike Summit, a two-day conference that coincides today with Active Transportation Lobby Day. As I write this, people from all over the state are volunteering their time to meet with their state Representatives and … Continue reading

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The 2017 Emerald Bike Ride will make a big freeway loop on 520, I-90 and I-5

For the second annual Emerald Bike Ride, Cascade Bicycle Club is scaling up big time. The full route is longer, the start location is bigger and the rider limit has been set at a stunning 10,000 people. That’s 3,000 more … Continue reading

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Bellevue officially approves funding to start ‘rapid implementation’ bike plan

Amid all the other giant issues on the November ballot, it may have been easy to miss the news that the people of Bellevue approved a transportation measure that includes funding to kickstart a renewed effort to get their bike … Continue reading

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The 45th Chilly Hilly is Sunday on Bainbridge

Cascade Bicycle Club’s major event season kicks off Sunday with the 45th annual Chilly Hilly. Thousands of people will meet up at Colman Dock to catch the ferry to Bainbridge. Numbers swell when weather is sunny and warm, but that’s … Continue reading

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2017 Seattle Bike Swap is Sunday, now hosted in Magnuson Park

After many years at Seattle Center, Cascade Bicycle Club is moving its annual Seattle Bike Swap to Magnuson Park near the club’s headquarters. Vendors from all over the region bring stuff for all kinds of bikes, from locally-made to imports … Continue reading

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Barb Chamberlain will head WSDOT’s new Active Transportation Division

One year after leading Washington Bikes through a merger with Cascade Bicycle Club, Barb Chamberlain is leaving the organization to become the first ever Director of WSDOT’s new Active Transportation Division. As head of the division, Chamberlain will be tasked … Continue reading

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Take a minute right now to support the E Lake Sammamish Trail permit

It has taken an enormous amount of advocacy pressure over many, many years to get to this point: The final section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is finally applying for the permits needed to become reality. But this is … Continue reading

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Cascade still putting together Director search, announces 2017 ride schedule

Cascade Bicycle Club starts 2017 without an Executive Director, but it still has a bold events lineup that includes the return of the Emerald City Bike Ride. Though the date and route details are still TBD, last year’s Emerald City … Continue reading

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Ride your bike, support bike-friendly businesses & donate toys Saturday

Ride your bike. Shop at bike-friendly businesses. Support survivors of domestic violence. Join Commute Seattle and Cascade Bicycle Club Saturday for the Seattle Bike Friendly Business Network‘s first Holiday Bike Friendly Ride. Meet up 2 p.m. at Métier (11th and … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Kiker resigns as Executive Director of Cascade and WA Bikes

Elizabeth Kiker has submitted her resignation as Executive Director of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes. Her last day will be December 31. “I’m proud of all that has been accomplished during my time at Cascade and Washington Bikes,” said … Continue reading

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Huge loss for Cascade Bicycle Club: Ed Ewing is leaving

Simply put, Cascade Bicycle Club will not be able to replace Ed Ewing. “We’re not going to be the same without him,” said Cascade’s Executive Director Elizabeth Kiker. And it’s true. Ewing is best known for starting the club’s Major … Continue reading

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2 for the price of 1: Paving projects must also complete our streets

Seattle’s newest protected bike lane connects a future light rail station on NE 65th Street to the University Bridge and beyond. But it wasn’t created specifically as a bike improvement project. Instead, Seattle’s Department of Transportation was preparing to repave … Continue reading

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