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  About the MBBC!

The Mount Baker Bicycle Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit club, run entirely by a dedicated (and growing in number) team of volunteers. The club runs many programs, all intended to support safe and frequent bicycling for our members and guests.

MBBC Board of Directors and Committees

 

Hilary Higgins: President
John Okan: Vice President
Jennifer Longstaff: Secretary
Dina Soda: Treasurer
Bill McCourt: at large
Greg Rehm: at large
Tim Ryan: at large
Chuckanut Classic: John Okan (director), Trent Vigor, Hilary Higgins, Colleen Haggerty, Doug Schoonover (advisor)
Newsletter: Jennifer Longstaff, Cathie Gerlicher
Bike to Work/School Day MBBC stations: Mary Cole, Pam Fonda (advisor), Ian McCurdy
Ride Leaders Coordinator: Dave Dardano
MBBC Trip to Whistler Gran Fondo: Dave Dardano
Volunteer coordinator: Carol Spano

MBBC Programs

The Mount Baker Bicycle Club relies on volunteers who dedicate their time; on local sponsors who contribute cash, products, and time; and on local tourism and recreational grants. This plus member dues and donations help support our many programs, some of which are listed below

  • Website:
    • discussion boards for members to exchange ideas
    • online calendar both for listings of club events and for members to post their own impromptu meetups and invitations
    • members can check status of their membership dues/accounts
    • members have control of what profile information, if any, they would like to share with other members.
  • Monthly newsletter:
    • printed (both for US mail subscribers and for distribution to local outlets),
    • website archives dating back for 2004
  • Ride leader training: having certified leaders allows the club to host more community rides
  • Social events:
    • annual members' reception and membership drive party in January
    • end of season summer BBQ and other gatherings
  • MBBC classes and education:
    • Bike maintenance classes for members
    • BBBBBH (Bikes, Buddies, Brews Before Bill's Hills - get your bike ready)
    • Spring/summer group rides to teach pacelining skills and group etiquette
  • Bicycle Advocacy locally and statewide
    • MBBC members have participated on committees with the City of Bellingham to give input and direction on new bike facilities
    • MBBC members are working with USBR (US Bike Route system) to help guide the portion of the network through Whatcom County
    • MBBC members join the annual Bike-and-Pedestrian count for the Washington Bikes Coalition (statewide)
    • MBBC members staff the Bellingham Whatcom Tourism booth at the Seattle Bike Show, to invite guests to Bellingham to enjoy the great cycling we have to offer
  • Support for other local groups. We have contributed cash, volunteers, and merchandise to:
  • Weekly Rides
  • Special club member rides
    • Bill's Hills
    • Fourth of July Ride
    • New Year's Day Ride
    • Black Friday Ride
    • Lighted Neighborhoods December Ride
  • Excursions (different every year)
    • North Cascades Weekend
    • Whistler Gran Fondo
    • Hurricane Ridge
    • day trips to the San Juans
  • North Puget Sound Bike Alliance
    • As an MBBC member, you're also a member of the four-bike-club alliance including Skagit Bike Club, Whidbey Island Bike Club, and BIKES of Snohomish County. Our four clubs have combined to offer member discounts for each of our annual century rides, and to host a "come ride our hidden gem" ride to show off each area's best riding to the other club members.
  • Chuckanut Classic: our annual fundraising multi-stage ride event and post-ride party for Our Treehouse

In addition to supporting the above programs and supporting the Whatcom County bicycling community, your membership comes with a number of benefits directly to you. See full list on the Membership Benefits page.

You may join/renew your membership with the MBBC by printing/mailing a membership form, or via our online signup page.