Burke Gilman Trail Legal Defense Fund

"I was commuting home…it had begun to drizzle. I crossed the railroad tracks under the Ballard Bridge and my front tire slipped and got stuck in the groove. I flew over my handlebars and skidded, luckily out of traffic." -Crash Report, bikewise.org

Hundreds of crashes occur on the Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail every year, many of which result in serious injuries. These crashes are preventable -- and we are committed safe bicycle access by completing the Missing Link.

Cascade Bicycle Club has spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees defending the Burke-Gilman Trail over the years. It's been a steady uphill battle, sometimes with false summits. We want to crest the top.

On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, King County Superior Court Judge Rogers on the “Missing Link” of the Burke-Gilman Trail. The decision, the latest in a string of suits brought by the Ballard Business Appellants, finds in favor the City of Seattle and joint-defendant Cascade Bicycle Club on 18 of 19 conclusions, but this does not clear the way for trail construction.

It's tiring to know that we've got to gear down and pedal a little harder and a little farther. But we're cyclists. That's what we do, every day. We couldn't do it without your support. Thank you. 

Important note:  If you give $150+ and do not have a current membership, your gift qualifies you for a complementary 1 year family membership. 

Prefer to give by mail? Simply download and print a Donation Form, and mail it, along with your check, payable to Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation, to: 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 101S, Seattle, WA  98115.

Questions about giving? Contact Tarrell Wright, Development Director, tarrell.wright@cascadebicycleclub.org, (206) 240-2235.

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