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Local Commitment: The Bicycle Bunch

11/15/2013

Local Commitment: The Bicycle Bunch

11/15/2013

Who knew two wheels, a few spokes and some pavement could unite so many folks?

The Cascade Bicycle Club has tapped into the uniting power of cycling and uses it to educate thousands of people across the region about health, recreation and the environment. Vulcan is a long-time supporter of the group through its corporate sponsorship program.

"Vulcan's sponsorship helps us encourage more people to use their bikes to get around – to work, to school, to the local business districts for errands," said Serena Lehman of the Cascade Bicycle Club. "Every trip made by bike is a gain for the Puget Sound region in terms of public health, air quality, roadway congestion and quality of life."

The club issues a Commute Challenge each May to encourage locals to ditch their cars and bike to work instead. It's a month-long event that Vulcan employees participate in each year, and has inspired many people to completely transform their commutes.

"Vulcan's support helps Cascade advance its mission of creating a better community through bicycling," said Lehman.

The Cascade Bicycle Club was formed in 1970, and hosts a number of classes (many of which are free), and other programs to keep locals pedaling. Its volunteers also organize free bicycle rides for all levels nearly every day of the year. 

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