Commonly asked questions about Cascade membership
YOUR MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS, ANSWERED!
Question: What are the benefits of becoming a Cascade member?
Answer: Members make our work possible by supporting our mission to improve lives through bicycling. The Cascade membership community of 16,000 members enjoys voting rights, annual membership meetings, and sweet membership perks!
Common questions about Cascade membership:
- How do I become a member of Cascade Bicycle Club, or renew my existing membership?
- When will my membership take effect, and how long will it last?
- What happens to my membership now that Washington Bikes has merged with Cascade Bicycle Club?
- Do you offer automatically renewing membership?
- How can I check my membership status or see who is included on my Family membership?
- What is Family membership, and how many people can join?
- How do I upgrade my Individual membership to a Family membership?
- Can I share my membership with friends or other adult family members?
- How do I register someone in my family for a ride?
- How do I add a family member to my Household?
- Are Cascade memberships tax-deductible or refundable?
Still have questions about membership? Please contact Cascade Bicycle Club at [email protected] or 206-522-3222, we'd love to hear from you!
Question: How do I become a member of Cascade Bicycle Club, or renew my existing membership?
Answer: It's easy! Add any membership level to your cart and click "check out" to complete your purchase.
We also offer 1-year Family memberships for donations over $65. If you wish to sign up for auto-renewing memberships, or if you want to join at a level of membership with free gifts, we ask that you do so by purchasing the appropriate membership level.
Question: When will my membership take effect, and how long will it last?
Answer: 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.
Question: What happens to my membership now that Washington Bikes has merged with Cascade Bicycle Club?
Answer: Lifetime members of Washington Bikes will receive a 10-year Cascade membership or membership extension, if they are already members of Cascade Bicycle Club. All other Washington Bikes members will receive a one-year, Individual Cascade membership. Please contact us you have more questions about your membership status!
Question: Do you offer automatically renewing membership?
Answer: Yes we do! Auto-renewing memberships are charged automatically each year on the anniversary of the original purchase. Members can cancel their auto-recurring membership anytime, and they are notified one month before their dues are automatically charged to their credit card. Learn more about auto-renewing memberships.
Question: How can I check my membership status or see who is included on my Family membership?
Answer: To view your membership status, review purchase history, add or remove members of your household and edit your contact settings sign in to your cascade.org account and click Account.
Question: What is Family membership, and how many people can join?
Answer: 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 bicyclists.
Question: How do I upgrade my Individual membership to a Family membership?
Answer: Sign in to your cascade.org account and add a 1-year Family membership to your cart. Your membership dues will be automatically discounted for the 1-year Individual membership dues you have already submitted. If you have an auto-renewing membership, or would like to upgrade to an auto-renewing Family membership, give us a call at 206-522-3222.
Question: Can I share my membership with friends or other adult family members?
Answer: No, adults must each sign the Cascade Bicycle Club Waiver and Release for every Cascade event registration, which is why Family memberships are limited to two adults. Instead, tell your friends that the Individual Cascade membership is less than a dollar a week and supports all the work we do to improve lives through bicycling!
Question: How do I register someone in my family for a ride?
Answer: First, sign in to your cascade.org account add a new household member to your family membership under Account>>Manage Household. You can 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.
Question: 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 rides. When you add household members, you can either invite existing cascade.org account users, or you can create a new contact.
If you choose an existing cascade.org account user, that means you are inviting someone who already has a password and can sign in to their own account to join your household. 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 sigining in to their own account.
If you create a new contact, that person has not yet set up a cascade.org account with a personal password yet, so you would need to register them for any Cascade events.
Question: Are Cascade memberships tax-deductible or refundable?
Answer: 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)