Free Group Rides
Cascade Bicycle Club offers Free Group Rides every day of the year, and more than 2,600 rides annually, with over 25,000 participants on these rides!
Our Free Group Rides range from leisurely 10-mile jaunts to 100-mile endurance rides. Our rides begin all over the Puget Sound region, and travel through many types of terrain and conditions, from city streets to dirt trails.
Cascade’s Free Group Ride Leaders developed our Ride SMART safety briefing. Learn how to Ride SMART!
What our riders have to say about Free Group Rides
“Thank you for organizing this great ride” - Amir
“Great ride, motivating me to get off my butt when the inclination is to do otherwise” - Laura
“The ride was well paced. Lots of good view points and delicious pastries at Macrina Café. The ride leaders and sweeps were also excellent.” - Srinivas
“Thanks everyone for sharing your day with us. Great ride!” - Patty
“Good ride today. As well, excellent leadership as we had a couple of significant mechanicals during cold, wet weather. Particularly enjoyed the brisk pace as we "headed to the barn"” - John
“Good I learn more about groups and how I can fit in.” - Tom
“You guys crushed me! But it was an awesome way to start the year. Great to meet you.” - Txomin
“Really enjoying this series! Love the challenges and you all are great to ride with. Looking forward to more fun down the road. Thanks to everyone, especially our terrific ride leaders!” - Brenda
“It was a great ride with a great group of people” - Johnny
Who can ride?
Everyone is welcome on Free Group Rides. Read more about joining us on a ride on our newcomer’s page.
What do I need to bring?
All rides are classified according to pace and other characteristics. To pick the right ride for your skills and energy level, review the guide to ride classifications. Riders should be able to ride within the pace indicated by the ride leader. If you are unsure of your ability to keep up, start with a slower-paced ride. You can always choose a faster ride next time.
Featured Daily Rides
Pace: Steady: [12-14mph], Moderate: [14-16mph], Brisk: [16-18mph], Vigorous: [18-20mph], Strenuous: [20-22mph] | Distance: 66 miles
Pace: Moderate: [14-16mph] | Distance: 32 miles
Pace: Steady: [12-14mph] | Distance: 39 miles
Pace: Moderate: [14-16mph] | Distance: 19 miles
Pace: Leisurely: [10-12mph] | Distance: 20 miles