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Cascade Commuter: Cycling in the Puget Sound region

What vehicle produces zero emissions, reduces traffic, improves your health, and is a thrill to use? The bicycle. Join staff and members of the Cascade Bicycle Club as they discuss the next big thing in urban transit: commuting by bike.

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Shifting to BikeSeattle

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 05:17:00 +0000

Wondering why there hasn't been a post in a while? The posters of Cascade Commuter are shifting over to BikeSeattle. Come on over and join Seattle's new online hub for cyclists.

Enrique Penalosa

Wed, 20 Dec 2006 08:14:00 +0000

Remember that name. Mr Penalosa is the former mayor of Bogota, Colombia and all around stand-up guy. Take a look at this interview he gave to the NYC Streets Renaissance Campaign:

Slip sliding away

Thu, 14 Dec 2006 07:27:00 +0000

There's an old saying that goes, "If it looks slippery, it is slippery." While I wouldn't exactly term this sagely, I think it goes a long way at this time of year.

You can sail if you want to

Thu, 14 Dec 2006 04:32:00 +0000

Hey, take the day off from cycling. It's cool. When the paper is running pictures of pedestrians getting knocked down by winds you have permission to chill out and ride the bus.

Biff from the back

Tue, 12 Dec 2006 09:13:00 +0000

How many trail conversations have you had with your riding buddies where you're in the back and yell, "What? I can't hear you!" and they turn their head so they can repeat what you couldn't discern? Well, my "What?" was timed perfectly for Patrick to take his eyes off the trail and meet wheel-on with something just slightly smaller than a fallen Sequoia.


Tue, 12 Dec 2006 05:08:00 +0000

I was riding home last night on the Burke-Gilman Trail with my buddy, coworker, and fellow Cascade Commuter blogger Chris Cameron when I biffed. It was that part where the trail splits, just west of 40 Ave NE and the Metropolitan Market. My lights were on but they barely cut the darkness -- that section has no ambient light from nearby roads. I've ridden that section of the trail so many times now that I could almost do it by heart, so I was riding my normal speed of about 15 mph. It was pouring, and I was about to turn and yell something to Chris when I hit what felt like a curb, head-on, and pivoted at high speed into the ground, sliding for about 10 or 15 feet. Whoa! It's true that time slows down when you're crashing.

Your presence is requested

Mon, 04 Dec 2006 09:38:00 +0000

Cycling is getting a makeover in Seattle. If you're interested in how we'll look when it's all over (and want a say in the result), don't miss the two Seattle Bike Master Plan public meetings taking place this week. Check Cascade's Bike Master Plan page for the latest info.

What should Seattle look like in 2300?

Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:43:00 +0000

At Cascade Bicycle Club we spend a fair amount of time reviewing development and transportation projects, some of which neglect the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians. The argument we hear in many of those cases goes like this: "People will never get out of their cars."

Dot your I’s and all that

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 11:26:00 +0000

The San Francisco Bike Coalition and the citizens of that fine city are no doubt bummed after learning their bicycle plan may not make additional physical improvements to the cityscape until they conduct an environmental impact review or become exempt from their state environmental review process.

Put Your Love Light On!

Thu, 09 Nov 2006 13:21:00 +0000

Just a quick note to remind bicycle commuters to get a white light (preferably with a "blinking/flashing" mode) on the handlebars or a helmet-mount in conjunction with a blinking red light on the back of the bike or helmet. It's so important to your safety as well as others'. I should also mention that it's the law in King County to have an operating white light on the front of your bike and a red reflector on the rear. It's an $80.00 fine to be cited without one, and that cash could buy some pretty sweet lights.

Vote today

Tue, 07 Nov 2006 05:58:00 +0000

Don't forget to vote today:

Got floats?

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 18:00:00 +0000

OK, you've taken Chris' advice to heart and you've got some swell fenders and a sturdy lock. But do you have a floation device?

Lock It or Lose It

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 10:42:00 +0000

Here's the deal with bike locks...cable locks aren't worth a damn. Almost every bike on our website's Stolen Bike Report has been "secured" with some sort of cable lock. It doesn't matter if the cable is thick enough to stop a carrier jet from landing on a flight deck...thieves can cut through it like kite string with a pair of bolt-cutters.

We can’t miss this opportunity

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 10:01:00 +0000

You may have heard about the concept of a land swap between the Port of Seattle and King County. The crux of the deal is the exchange of the BNSF rail corridor from Snohomish to Renton for Boeing Field. The rail corridor would be redeveloped as a multiuse path and railbanked under the National Trails System Act; Boeing Field would be managed by the Port of Seattle.

A Matter of Splatter

Fri, 03 Nov 2006 11:04:00 +0000

Planet Bike's "Freddy Fender Speed-EZ" review