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. 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 Northwest Bicycle Safety Council (providing helmets for kids), the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, and the Street Trust (formerly BTA).
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
May is National Bike Month. What are you planning? Although some of our members are already maxing out their riding days, for many members the warmer, less rainy days of May motivate them to clean up their bike, pump up the tires, check the batteries in their lights, and… Read More
As a result of the vote at the April club meeting, the club’s name has changed to the Portland Bicycling Club. To pass an amendment, our constitution mandates that at least 66.7 per cent of members present at a regular meeting vote in favor of the proposed motion. This… Read More
Pat McManus, President Why be a member of our club? We welcome nonmembers to ride with us, but let me draw attention to the benefits of being a bona fide, paid-up member, and how dues work for you. First and central, we have a modern, beautiful website! You… Read More
Pat McManus, President Who are we? We are a club of approximately 600 members. We share in common that we love to ride our bikes, but otherwise, can we generalize as to who we are? I think not. Some of us are happy to ride 15-25 miles once or… Read More
Pat McManus, President There are rumblings in the club about the new format of our monthly newsletter, the Quick Releases, so I want to address some of these complaints. Firstly, by going digital and online only, we have moved away from the dated Portable Document Format (PDF) format. Read More