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Last week, I had the chance to explore Edmonds and Lynnwood with 12 middle and high school kids by...
Events and rides
Commuter(s): Melissa Smith and her kids, Alden and Elizabeth Employer/Commute Challenge Team:...
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I t's Bike Month -- and what better way to celebrate than by supporting Cascade's efforts to transform the Puget Sound community into a community that bicycles? On Wednesday, May 2, the Seattle Foundation is hosting its second annual GiveBIG Day , a community-wide giving challenge and a great opportunity for local nonprofits to stretch their fundraising dollars. For every dollar raised for Cascade’s Education Foundation on May 2, we'll receive a proportional match from the Seattle Foundation. We hope you'll consider donating to Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation on GiveBIG Day. Need a good reason to give? Here are three:
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This article first appeared as the Cyclist of the Month column in the December 2011 issue of the Cascade Courier , our membership newsletter. Cyclist of the Month: MADI CARLSON Age: 39 Occupation: Stay at home mom Wheels: Bianchi Milano Madi Carlson isn’t afraid of the cold or the rain. And neither is her cargo. All winter long, Madi rides with her kids – Brandt, who’s four-and-a-half years old, and Rijder, who’s just two – strapped into seats mounted to the front and rear of her Celeste Green Bianchi Milano city bike. The bike was a “push present,” given to her by her husband just before Rijder was born. Brandt’s been riding with her since he was a one-year-old, “strong enough to hold his head up.” With Rijder, she started even earlier, towing him in a Burley trailer when he was just eight weeks. Impressed? So was I. I wanted to know: Who is this woman, and how does she do it? What motivates her? The notion that she’s saving our planet from excess CO2 emissions? Or that she’s instilling the value of active transportation in her children? But Madi’s motivations are far from grandiose. “I’m lazy. And I’m incredibly cheap,” she said. “Coming here in a car, I would’ve had to park four blocks away to avoid paying for parking.”
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I had just dropped my first-grader at school and was winding my way through the north-end of the...
Events and rides
Anne Goodchild & her kids It’s one thing to get yourself going with a bike commuting habit...
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There’s a new buzz in the community about cheap, easy and successful ways of getting a whole new...
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As a new mama, I am already accustomed to parenting advice coming at me from all angles. Favorite...