Events Producer

Peter Verbrugge

On staff since: 2004

Wheels: Colnago, Davidson, Bianchi, Jack Taylor & Norco

Commute: 12 miles from Seward Park

Most memorable ride: Self-contained West Coast tour; 2004 Tour de France/Alps, Vietnam and my self-guided week in Provence

In 1960 Peter was born to English parents in Toronto, Canada. In 1969 he moved to London, England, where he enjoyed a “thoroughly British upbringing”. While In school he competed in many different varsity sports, before landing his first job in the promotions field at the ripe old age of 16, (operating a mobile Deejay service). In 1979 his family immigrated back to North America and landed in San Diego, California. During 1980-91 Peter owned and operated three different alternative rock clubs in San Diego, and promoted hundreds of alternative rock concerts. Deciding a healthy change of lifestyle was in order he decided to move to Seattle in 1992. In 1996 he graduated College with a Video Production degree and interned at King 5 televisions "Almost Live" comedy show, where he appeared numerous times on different skits started. During this time he started his own production company (Pep Productions Inc) and spent five years at the Crocodile Café. Peter has also been lucky enough to co-produce many top Seattle events, including the Fremont Fair, Fremont's original outdoor cinema, Renton & Burien Outdoor cinema and The 4th of Jul-Ivars Music festival. In recognition for excellence in the field Peter has won three KEPA (King County Event Producers) Awards, including 'Best Millennium Event in the Pacific Northwest".

In 1997 Peter started riding a bike again after a 20 year break, and after watching Lance bounce back from cancer in 1999, became a full blown cycling addict. He has been a member of Cascade since 1998 and actually learned about the job opening for a "2003 Bike to Work Day coordinator" while on a daily bike ride with the club! Now a full-time Cascade employee, Pete enjoys producing events that draw in a varied and wide audience of cycling enthusiasts to the Cascade family. When not riding one of his trusty two-wheeled steeds on (and off-road); he enjoys winter sports, local performing arts, craft brews and watching international soccer.