Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation 


Established in 2001, Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education and advocacy organization. The mission of the Education Foundation is “improving lives through bicycling.” Through community education and outreach, grassroots organizing and daily rides, Cascade is committed to creating safe, completed bicycle infrastructure for riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region.

Mission Statement
Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation’s mission is “improving lives through bicycling.”
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Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation
7787 62nd Ave NE 
(206) 522-3222 

Elizabeth Kiker 
Executive Director 


Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation Programs

Our education department offers school and community-based programming to encourage and educate people of all ages and abilities to ride safely. Our youth programming includes in-school bicycle safety programs in four school districts, after-school riding clubs, bike to school encouragement as well as summer camps. Focused on fostering livable and connected communities, we provide adult riding and maintenance classes, commute workshops for organizations, and resources to promote healthy transportation.

Our outreach staff attends community events across the region to talk to people about bicycling and encourage them to ride more often. We provide free and low-cost helmets and teach people to share our roads and trails safely. We’re committed to reaching people from diverse backgrounds and spreading the word about opportunities to speak up for safe, connected neighborhoods.

Bicycle Advocacy
Cascade's advocacy team works to make sure that all who ride a bicycle in the Puget Sound Region have safe, comfortable and convenient places to ride. We work on this goal by focusing in three key areas: (1) educating and empowering community leaders; (2) collaborating with city staff and transportation engineers around bicycle infrastructure design, planning and policy; and (3) informing leaders who will work to fund bicycle infrastructure and create safer streets. Our nationally recognized programs include the Advocacy Leadership Institute and Connect Puget Sound.

Recent Successes and Current Challenges

Recent success
In 2014 the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the updated Bicycle Master Plan, setting the stage for almost 475 miles of all ages and abilities infrastructure across the city. Cascade worked for years to make this a reality and is now focusing on the implementation of the plan. When built out, every household in the city will be within ¼ mile of a safe, comfortable bike facility that connects to neighborhood centers and across the city.

Current need
Cascade’s large fundraising rides like the Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic once provided the bulk of funding for the Education Foundation’s work; however, we have had to double our program staff during the past five years to keep up with the demands of the growing bicycling community. We have successfully grown all of our programs, launched new programs and hired new staff over the past year – all while maintaining a three-month reserve of fixed expenses. But we will not be able to continue meeting community need without support from our growing base of individual donors. During GiveBIG, your gift will go further with help from the Seattle Foundation's stretch pool fund. Thank you for your continued support!


Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation programs provide education and outreach to encourage safety and skills in bicycle riding.

Proven Success
Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation has expanded their youth programming in recent years and offer camps and after school programs. The first three Major Taylor clubs began in spring 2009 at Global Connections High School in SeaTac, the YES Foundation of White Center, and Bike Works in Columbia City.

This afterschool program aims to reach young people of all bicycling skill levels who have a demonstrated need for increased out-of-school-time activity, mentorship, social support and/or physical activity.

The Club underwrites many of the costs of the Foundation. They are developing a fundraising program for the Foundation to raise funds to support their programs. We are interested in seeing more success with outreach to their members to support the Club and the Foundation and more comprehensive programming.

Grant History with The Seattle Foundation:

Grants Awarded through The Seattle Foundation Grantmaking Program:

6/10/2014 $40,000.00support general operating expenses.


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