Come try out one of our rides. It is not necessary to be a member to join in on one of our rides. If you enjoy riding with the Club, we would certainly welcome your membership, however! We can help you with great rides and routes that will increase your skill and confidence. E-bikes welcome as well! Enjoy the social aspect of club riding as we help you reach your cycling goals while exploring our metro area and beyond.
In addition to being Portland’s premiere bicycle club, Portland Bicycling Club promotes cycling in youth and in the community by giving to several non-profits and donating time to such organizations as the Community Cycling Center, the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, Bikes for Humanity, and the Street Trust.
Welcome to 2020 and Happy New Year to everyone! I just finished leading one of our easiest rides, Slow Motion Thursdays. We did an easy loop around southeast Portland and took our break at a small coffee house at 60th and Division. We chatted and chuckled over each other’s… Read More
Reflections. As many of you know, I spent the last two years as vice president, which was a worthwhile experience. I’ve had the privilege of coordinating the club’s annual summer picnic, the Ron Householder memorial event, an ad for the Filmed by Bike Festival, and helping with social media… Read More
More than helmets on heads! Ann Morrow, president of the Northwest Bicycle Safety Council (NWBSC) and recording secretary for our club, has presented the club with an extraordinary opportunity. The board of directors of the NWBSC has decided to initiate dissolution of their organization, but rather than disburse their… Read More
Let me introduce to you the 2020 vision! The board has listened, thought about and decided upon the direction of a 2020 Portland Bicycling Club-sponsored bicycling event. A survey of past Pioneer Century volunteers indicated a desire for an event that promotes the club as a vibrant member of Portland’s… Read More
Change is in the air. We are heading into the last days of summer, and changing temperatures suggest fall is coming, but there are still good days ahead to ride unencumbered by rain jackets so be sure to head out to enjoy them. Some of the best riding of the… Read More
Consider this month’s Top Talk a collage of ideas! On behalf of the club, I would like to thank the many volunteers that gave time to club events over the past five weeks. Let me count the ways! First to thank are the many volunteers for our big event, the… Read More
There have been inquiries about several issues facing our Club. I’d like to use this month’s Top Talk to address one of these. The Pioneer Century was placed on hiatus for 2019 as we address its weaknesses. It requires a substantial investment in volunteer hours and a significant outlay… Read More
Belgian and Dutch Bike Riding This past month my husband and I had the good fortune to do some bicycle riding in the bicycle-friendly countries of Belgium and the Netherlands. While everyone in Portland was celebrating great weather, our temps were mostly in the 40°s to low 50°s and… Read More