In this issue:
With the weather warming up and Bike Month just around the corner, it's time to get your bike ready to ride! If you recover your bike from the dark corners of your shed, we'll help you dust off the cobwebs and lube the squeak out of that rusty chain.
Join us Saturday, April 27 at the Swedish Cultural Center for a spring cleaning, bike tune-up event. This will be the first in a series of Dust Off Days, intended to get your bike rolling again.
Trusty volunteer mechanics from Elliot Bay Bicycles, Montlake Bicycle Shop and WRENCH Bicycle Workshop will be on hand to provide up to 20 minutes of FREE labor per bike, plus a diagnosis of those problems which cannot be addressed in the allotted time.
If you haven't yet registered for the 9th annual Bike to Work Breakfast, now's your chance! Registration closes in less than two weeks and you won't want to miss it! We have a fun, inspiring morning planned for you and 1000 friends from the bicycle community, benefitting the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation. Your support of the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation helps us get more people on bikes and fight for safer neighborhoods for our kids.
This year's keynote speaker will be Governor Jay Inslee. As a devoted rider, Governor Inslee has first-hand knowledge of the benefits of investments in bicycling and has demonstrated decades of leadership in creating a better community through bicycling.
Can't make it, but still want to make a gift? Donate here.
Come to the breakfast to find out who will be featured in our 2013 Three Stories from the Road.
Bike Month is just around the corner and the 2013 Commute Challenge presented by Adobe is NOW OPEN for registration! Are you a returning participant and want to make a positive impact on someone's life? Be a team captain, and share the joy of biking with your friends and coworkers by forming a team this year. The Commute Challenge works best as a team effort, and we're calling on YOU to step up and rouse your coworkers into riding. Who knows? You could be the person who helps someone else fall in love with two wheels.
Sign up today, log your trips, and challenge yourself and others to ride as much as possible from May 1-31. Each year thousands of people ride individually or on teams in this fun, free online trip-tracking contest. This is your chance to outride your coworkers and friends in a competition for prizes and eternal bragging rights. [more]
Over the past three months, a group of 18 motivated community members gathered each week to learn how to better advocate for safe streets for bicycling and how to connect communities in Seattle. After going through a series of Advocacy Leadership Institute workshops and trainings, listening to all-star guest speakers and determining specific goals, these "Community Bicycle Advocates" are ready to bring people together and make great things happen for bicycling in their neighborhoods. Congrats ALI Grads!
Bicycle Film Series presents: Stars & Watercarriers
This month, the Bicycle Film Series presents another epic documentary by Jorgen Leth (director of "A Sunday in Hell"). Chosen as one of the Top 10 bicycle films of all time by Bicycling Magazine, "Stars and Watercarriers" follows the 1973 Giro d'Italia. But it's not a story about the race. Instead, you get unforgettable images of Eddy Merckx, such as when he lets a hometown racer go off the front for a moment of glory then ferociously chases and passes him with a look that would give Lance Armstrong the shivers. And you get to know the "watercarriers" a.k.a the workers whose images are perhaps more inspiring than Merckx's. [more]
Want to know more about what it takes to ride to work or wherever you want to go by bike? Feel like you're ready to try it, but need a few pointers? We'll provide an overview of how to equip your bike, carry gear and outfit yourself, to ensure that you're visible and arrive at your destination ready for action.
Parents and children learn together how to ride on safe streets. Discover the key aspects of riding bikes to school or around town. Understand how children "see" traffic and what parents need to know according to a child"s age and development level.
An evening with Phil Liggett & Paul Sherwen
Tickets are available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets
Cascade Bicycle Club is very proud to present an evening with two of the true legends in the history of cycling; Phil Liggett, MBE, and Paul Sherwen. Phil is universally referred to simply as "The Voice of Cycling." For those of us who watch cycling regularly, he is indeed considered royalty; someone who is totally revered and whose voice transcends the sport itself. His broadcast partner for many of these years, Paul Sherwen will be joining Phil on stage for one glorious evening you won't want to miss!
Have you made a donation to the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation? Every dollar you donate supports our important advocacy and education work. Make your donation now and invest in creating a better community through bicycling!
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