Get excited because the 2012 Cascade events are scheduled to roll! We know the registration process was a problem in January, and we do not want to repeat that experience. In order to offer smooth service to event riders, we’ve made some improvements to the event registration process for the 2012 season.
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Seattle Bike Swap
A bike bargain hunter’s paradise!
Feb. 12, 2012
Join us on Bainbridge Island for the first event of the 2011 season!
Feb. 26, 2012
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 10 – 11, 2012
Group Health Commute Challenge
One of the largest bike commuting events in the nation!
May 1 – 31, 2012
Vulcan Bike to Work Breakfast
Come join us! We promise good food, great conversation, networking, and an insight into why bike commuting makes sense for you, your business, and our community.
May 4, 2012
F5 Bike to Work Day
A huge hit in Seattle! Celebrate bicycle commuting as thousands of your friends, neighbors and co-workers take to the streets by bike.
May 18, 2012
Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
Cascade’s cornerstone event, offering riders a one- or two-day double century. The largest multi-day event in the Northwest.
July 14 – 15, 2012
Cyclefest & BikeMania
The biggest Tour de France party on the West Coast! Enjoy kids’ games and activities, a BMX stunt show, and a free showing of Stage 19 of the Tour on a 20 ft wide inflatable screen
TBA: July 2012
RAW – Ride Around Washington
On our multi-day tour held in August.
Aug. 4 – 11, 2012
RSVP – Ride from Seattle to Vancouver (B.C.) and Party!
The name says it all!Aug. 17 – 18, 2012
RSVP2 We’ve sold the first event out for long enough. We’re adding another!
Aug. 18 – 19, 2012
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)
Sept. 9, 2012
On Saturday, June 5 they biked from Seatac and White Center to Ballard to watch the Twilight Criterium. Crossing the West Seattle Bridge and following the waterfront to the Ballard Locks, for some it was the longest ride they’ve ever been on, and an amazing accomplishment. It also opened their minds to the possibilities of travel by bike. Having previously thought Ballard impossibly far away, more than one rider was amazed that anyone could make it there in an afternoon with just a couple of wheels and their own two feet.
Following this fun day of riding, an even larger group of students came out for Cascade’s Flying Wheels Summer Century on June 12. Students rode the 25 and 45 mile loops. Highlights along the way included seeing a man pulling a helicopter out of his lakeside mansion’s garage; three bald eagles circling in the air above us; and nearly all of the students successfully and happily completing the ride. Many said this is the most fun they’ve had a ride, and are pumped coming out of the experience to begin training in earnest for STP.
Over the next three weeks we’ll be going on progressively longer rides to get ready for the big day. Destinations so far include Alki Beach, various local colleges, and the Arboretum. Anyone interested in helping with rides can contact me by email or call 206-957-6960.