Mass Effect: Cascade Bicycle Club’s F5 Bike to Work Day.

Cascade Bike Club
Boasting more than 14,000 members, it’s the country’s largest cycling club and schedules rides on virtually every day of the year. The 42-year-old society runs the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic and the largest consumer bicycle expo in the U.S., as well as a bike swap with over 100 vendors. 206-522-2453;

Cyclists of Greater Seattle
COGS members number roughly 120 and cover a range of skill levels, with moderate and brisk Wednesday-evening rides kicking off at Gas Works and ending with social gatherings. Members-only weekend getaways take riders on tours of scenic spots like the Columbia River Gorge or the San Juan Islands, but this troop is all about hanging with fellow gear heads, hosting club picnics, potlucks, dinners, and holiday parties.,

Native Planet Cycling
With a focus on rolling up hills, this club is in the right corner of the country. Native Planet cyclists see the best scenery from on high, though alternate route options exist for anyone with less-than-bionic quads. The club is organized as a 63-member Facebook group but welcomes all friendly pedalers.

Outdoors for All
Not a strictly bicycling group, Outdoors for All’s mission is to bring recreation to people with disabilities. The club rents hand-powered cycles, tri- and quadcycles, and other adaptive cycles to the general public. An annual membership for the cycling team is $85, which gets you a jersey, training rides, event registration, and the option to join the crew on the Seattle to Portland ride. 
206-838-6030 ext 200;

This article appeared in the June 2012 issue of Seattle Met Magazine.

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