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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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The Westlake Bikeway is officially open, and it was worth the compromises

The Westlake Bikeway officially opened Thursday, finally creating a flat and separated bike route from the Ship Canal to the city center. “This project is really going to make this corridor safer and more predictable for everyone,” SDOT Director Scott … Continue reading

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Cascade Bicycle Club and WA Bikes merge, form nation’s largest statewide bike advocacy organization

Washington State now has the largest statewide advocacy organization in the nation. The Boards of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes voted Tuesday to merge the two organizations, following months of negotiations and member outreach by both groups (see our … Continue reading

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WA Bikes/Cascade merger still on track

Work to combine Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes is still on track and moving forward, according to a WA Bikes update. We reported on the proposed merger back in August, and both organizations’ boards have since adopted a nonbinding … Continue reading

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WA Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club considering merger

Washington Bikes may dissolve its current organization and join forces with a restructured Cascade Bicycle Club by the end of the year. Under the initial plan for combining organizations, “relevant” WA Bikes staff would join the newly reworked organization and … Continue reading

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Will Cascade ditch election advocacy? Members and the Board will decide this month

Cascade Bicycle Club members will gather twice in the next week to discuss a proposal from the Board of Directors to end direct candidate election advocacy. As we have reported previously, the club is considering moving to a non-profit charity … Continue reading

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Cascade Bicycle Club may drop endorsements and direct election advocacy

Cascade Bicycle Club is currently considering major changes to their organizational structure that could end their ability to endorse political candidates or directly assist in their campaigns. This would be a significant change in the club’s advocacy goal to “educate … Continue reading

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Cascade’s new Bicycling Center has grand opening Saturday + Will move office by bike Nov 30

Cascade Bicycle Club is moving their office across Magnuson Park to a renovated lakefront building. But they’re hoping the new headquarters will be more than just an office. With space for members to gather and some event and programming space, … Continue reading

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UW accepts bike-friendly campus award, leaders talk about how to expand biking even further

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is by Jack Truitt, a UW News Lab student. It is published here as part of a partnership between Seattle Bike Blog and News Lab. Biking needs to become an issue of climate change and personal … Continue reading

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Poll: Nearly every resident wants safe routes to Washington schools

If you think it’s a bad idea to make walking and biking routes around schools in Washington State safer, congratulations! You are a rare find. A statewide phone poll commissioned by the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition found that a nearly … Continue reading

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Aken picked as Cascade’s new Advocacy Director, more staff changes coming

Jeff Aken has been promoted from his job as Principal Planner at Cascade Bicycle Club to fill the Advocacy Director position vacated recently by Thomas Goldstein. Aken said his advocacy style is all about collaboration, and his goal is to … Continue reading

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What do you think of Cascade’s new logo?

Cascade Bicycle Club has unveiled a new logo for the new year. Finally bidding farewell to the long-running, sans-serif-in-italics logo. The new logo has a more corporate and clean look featuring a “C” wrapped around half a chain link. The … Continue reading

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Cascade hiring two communications staffers, shakeups continue

Changes at Cascade Bicycle Club keep coming, and the club has announced two communications positions. In recent weeks, several more staffers left or were let go as new Executive Director Elizabeth Kiker continues to dramatically reorganize the 15,000-member organization. Cascade … Continue reading

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The women taking over Seattle’s bike advocacy

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways posted this photo to their Facebook page recently. It marks an interesting moment in Seattle bike history. As we reported last month, nearly every top leadership position in Seattle-based bike organizations is now held by a woman.* … Continue reading

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Big shakeups at Cascade continue: Manvel and Kelly let go, board elections Tuesday

Big changes at Cascade Bicycle Club continue with no signs of slowing down. We reported recently on departures of many staff members in the past year, and the club let two more high-level staffers go. Evan Manvel is no longer … Continue reading

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Cascade hires national bike leader and Women Bike founder as new Director

Cascade Bicycle Club’s new executive director comes from the national bike advocacy scene, where she was a VP at the League of American Bicyclists and a founder of the League’s Women Bike program. Elizabeth Kiker will take the position held … Continue reading

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