Commonly asked questions about Cascade membership

YOUR MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS, ANSWERED!

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Why did the membership model change this year?

The new model allows us to communicate with you more effectively about the benefits of being a part of the Cascade community… also known as being a Cascade member.

What is Basic membership and is it free?

By signing up for a free account on cascade.org, you are joining the Cascade community as a Basic member.

What is a Premium membership?

Our Premium members pay tax-deductible annual membership dues in order to support our work and receive additional member benefits, like club voting rights and partner discounts, among other perks. There are three levels of Premium membership: limited income, individual, or family. Find the Premium membership level that fits your lifestyle!

What is a Champion membership?

Champion members go the extra mile by donating $1,000 or more to Cascade at one time or by purchasing a $1,000 Champion membership. Cascade Champion members receive even more member benefits, including a +1 buddy registration for every Cascade ride they purchase. Check out all the benefits of being a Champion member!

What happened to the Supporter and Advocate levels of membership?

We streamlined the membership program to just three tiers (Basic, Premium and Champion) in order to offer the most valuable membership experience to our community. For those who would like to support Cascade at a higher level than the Premium membership dues, we encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation during your membership purchase.

What are the benefits of becoming a Cascade member?

Benefits vary by the level of membership that you purchase. Basic members may register for Cascade rides, events and Free Group Rides, and receive our bi-weekly newsletter, Braking News. In addition to these benefits, Premium and Champion members enjoy voting rights, annual membership meetings, and special pro-deals and discounts with bicycle friendly businesses. Check out the full list of membership partner benefits!

How do I become a Premium member of Cascade Bicycle Club or renew my existing membership?

It's easy! Add a Premium individual or family membership to your cart and click "check out" to complete your purchase. We also offer a Premium limited income membership for anybody on a budget. Want to sign up for auto-renewing membership or upgrade your membership? Just purchase the appropriate membership level on our webpage!

When will my membership take effect and how long will it last?

Your membership at Cascade Bicycle Club begins the moment you purchase your membership. It will expire 1 year from the date of purchase unless you sign up for auto-renewing membership. If you renew your membership early, your membership will be extended 1 year from the current expiration date.

Do you offer automatically renewing membership?

Yes, we do! Auto-renewing memberships are available for Premium and Champion members. You'll never forget to renew because your membership dues will be automatically charged each year on the anniversary of your original purchase. Auto-renewing members are notified before dues are automatically charged to their credit card, and they can cancel their auto-recurring membership anytime.

How can I check my membership status or see who is included on my Family membership?

To view your membership status, review purchase history, add or remove members of your household and edit your contact settings, just sign in to your cascade.org account and select "Account."

What is a Premium family membership and how many people can join?

Premium family memberships extend member benefits to your household, which includes two adults and any minor dependents living at the same address. This is a great way to share the joy of bicycling with your family and the next generation of people on bikes.

How do I upgrade my Premium individual membership to a family membership?

Sign in to your cascade.org account and add a 1 year Premium family membership to your cart. Your membership dues will be discounted in your cart by the 1 year premium individual membership dues you already paid.

If you have an auto-renewing membership, or would like to upgrade to an auto-renewing membership, give us a call at 206-939-4336.

Can I share my membership with friends or other adult family members?

No, adults must each sign the Cascade Bicycle Club Waiver and Release for every Cascade event registration, which is why Premium family memberships are limited to two adults. Instead, gift a membership or tell your friends to join Cascade; after all, the Premium individual Cascade membership is less than a dollar a week and supports all the work we do to improve lives through bicycling!

How do I register someone in my family for a ride?

First, sign in to your cascade.org account and add a new household member to your family membership under Account>>Manage Household. You can either create a new contact or invite an existing cascade.org user (if they already have a password to cascade.org, then they are an existing user).

Next, add two full-priced adult ride registrations to your cart. The check-out process will walk you through assigning your household members to each ride registration.

How do I add a family member to my Household?

Sign in to your cascade.org account to add a new household member to your family membership under Account>>Manage Household. With a family membership you can register yourself and the other adult in your household (and any minor dependents) for Cascade rides.

When you add household members, you can either invite existing Basic members or you can create a new contact.

If you choose an existing Basic member, that means you are inviting someone who already has a password to their own cascade account. This person will be emailed an invitation to join your household. If they choose to do so, you can sign in to YOUR account to register them for rides AND they can register THEMSELVES for rides, using your member benefits, by signing in to their own account.

If you create a new contact, that person has not yet signed up for a free Basic membership and does not have a cascade.org account with a personal password yet. You will need to register them for any Cascade events.

Are Cascade memberships tax-deductible or refundable?

Membership dues are a tax-deductible donation to the Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Unless paid in error membership dues are not eligible for refunds as described in Cascade's refund policies. (EIN 91-2165219)