Films and presentations

2015-2016 Cascade Presentation Series

We are very excited to be able to host public events at the new Cascade Bicycling Center starting in January. We will bring back our popular Presentation Series, featuring bicycle travelers, top cycling athletes, coaches and bicycle-related authors. Presentation Series take place regularly on the second Thursday of the month program at the new Cascade Bicycling Center. Presentations range from free to low-cost (and always offer a member discount). Capacity is limited, so get your tickets in advance!

Here's what's coming up:

Thursday, DEC. 10 2015

Urban Cycling with Madi Carlson & Holiday Craft Bazaar
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation begins at 7 p.m., Q&A session at 8 p.m. 
Cascade Bicycling Center 
7787 62nd Ave NE, Seattle

We'll be hosting an intimate evening with local cyclist and family biking advocate Madi Carlson, who will be speaking on a variety of Ubran Cycling topics including riding techniques, riding with kids, and bike security. Madi will be signing her new book, Urban Cycling: How to Get to Work, Save Money, and Use Your Bike for City Living.  

Before you settle in, grab a glass of wine and light snacks while perusing our mini bike bazaar brought to you by local bike arts and crafts vendors like Unchained SeattleToast Tea Threads, and Misery Loves Co. Interested in being a vendor? Contact for more details.

FRIDAY, JAN. 22 2016

Goal Setting Seminar with Coach Craig Undem
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation begins at 7 p.m., Q&A session at 8 p.m. 
Cascade Bicycling Center 
7787 62nd Ave NE, Seattle

Got big dreams and even bigger goals for 2016? Whether you are training for STP or looking to ride to work everyday, Cycle University's head coach Craig Undem can help you achieve the focus and motivation necessary to reach your personal best this yeat. With decades of experience as a multi-disciplinary competetive bike racer and coach, Craig will work with you to create a clear vision for an outstanding 2016 with his proven tools and techniques on the "mental game" of cycling and life.

THURSDAY, FEB. 11 2016

Going With the Flow: Cycling Along Europe's Rivers
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation begins at 7 p.m., Q&A session at 8 p.m. 
Cascade Bicycling Center 
7787 62nd Ave NE, Seattle

Ever fantasize about taking a bike trip of a thousand miles or more, all on bike trails and quiet roads without any hills? Long-time CBC members Jeff & Louise Davis did just such a trip this past summer, following five rivers for 1,250 miles across Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Holland.

In their talk, Jeff and Louise will show you their route along the Main, Rhine, Moselle, Meuse, and IJssel rivers, both the bike trails and roads, as well as the amazing scenery along the way. They'll also explain where to find information, including maps and English language guidebooks for cyclists, how to get bike-friendly lodging, how to find trains that take bikes (and their schedules), and much more. They'll share some pointers for travelers who don't speak the local language, what to expect in restaurants and grocery stores, and what kind of budget you might anticipate (on this non-camping trip the spent less than $90 p.p. per day).

They'll finish their presentation with handouts of helpful websites and a live demonstration of how to pack SUPER-light (they ride a tandem with only two panniers, a rack trunk, and a handlebar bag). Ready to plan an incredible bike trip of your own? Don't miss this informative presentation!

Past Events:


Film Screening: Phoebe's Father

With the holiday season right around the corner, we're reminded that this time of year is all about spending time with your loved ones. Bring them all down and join us for an EXCLUSIVE showing of this independent family drama shot here in Seattle and officially selected to be a part of the NYC Independent Film Festival. A Q&A session with the film's cast and director will follow the screening, and popcorn and drinks are available by donation!

Film Synopsis: Phoebe's finally found something that lights her fire: cycling. But when her father comes back into her life, Phoebe has to face her past head on. Director John Helde and the cast worked together to improvise the story for the funny, touching and realistic family portrait filmed in Seattle neighborhoods. 


A cyclist's guide to weather information: how to increase your chance of a dry ride

Presented by Cliff Mass
Fall is here and the Cascade Presentation Series is back in gear! With the seasons changing and the weather getting colder and wetter, we're more inclined to selectively plan our rides and commutes. Join us for an informative presentation on weather and ride planning by Cliff Mass, a professor in the department of Atmpsheric Sciences at the University of Washington. 


A Bicycle Built for Two Billion presented by author Jamie Bianchini
Join us for a captivating multimedia show by intercultural adventure cyclist Jamie Bianchini. He'll share stunning photos, videos, music and inspirational stories captured on his epic 8-year, 81-country Peace Pedalers expedition around the world piloting a tandem bicycle solo while leaving the rear seat open to invite total strangers to join the journey!  

More details here. 

Monday, June 8

National Parks Conservation Association Presents: Keys to Freeze

The NPCA has generously opened their member event to the Cascade community.  We welcome a group of riders cycling from the Florida Keys to Alaska raising money for the National Parks and raising awareness of their need for protection.  Check out these links to their journey and their story and join the NPCA for an entertaining night.  

More details here.

Gigantic Bicycle Film Series

Cascade is excited to partner with Gigantic Bicycle Festival on their 2015 series of bicycle inspired films. Gigantic will be hosting monthly film showings and art exhibits from May - August at locations around the Pacific Northwest. 

More details here.

If you have any ideas for an act or wish to present yourself, please email Meghna Jaradi with an outline of the topic and the suggested dates.


Events & Sponsorship Coordinator
Meghna Jaradi