Portland Bicycling Club

Portland Bicycling Club

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Portland Bicycling Club is not offering club rides at this time due to concerns for COVID-19 infection but we are making plans to start up (for members only) when the metro region is in phase two. Continue to monitor our ride calendar to see when cancelled rides are rescheduled and check the Oregon Health Authority website for COVID-19 updates. Members and friends, please be safe, stay healthy, and ride again with us when it is deemed acceptable.

Rides

Friday, Aug 7th

Sunday, Aug 16th

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Come Ride with Us!

Come try out one of our rides. Normally, membership would not be required, but as we return to club rides following the COVID-19 pandemic, we will only open rides up to members. The reason for this is that we do not have a safe way for non members to sign a waiver. You are welcome to sign up for membership and attend a ride, however.

Portland Bicycling Club Gives to the Community

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.

News

August 2020 Top Talk

Although we are not conducting club rides, it turns out we can ride as a group – even if riding as a group means we ride solo! You say that doesn’t make sense, so I’ll explain; but first, let me provide some background. For 30 years the American Lung Association… Read More

July 2020 Top Talk

Usually club happenings provide the top talk topic, but lately headlines external to the club have been shaping these monthly stories. In deference to the Black Lives Matter movement, I want to draw your attention to three distinguished pioneers in African-American cycling history. Marshall “Major” Taylor (1878-1932) was born… Read More

Restarting Group Rides

In the June Top Talk, I discussed the difficulties in planning club rides that would minimize exposure to a virus that lacks effective treatment or can be prevented. Oregon and Washington are loosening restrictions, so the question is – is the Club also ready to loosen and ride again? Ann… Read More

June 2020 Top Talk

I love riding my bike; but if you are like me, living in seclusion has taught you that riding with friends makes the feeling even better. Riding solo is not for everyone, and riding in your garage on a trainer is boring and uninspiring. In a group, not only… Read More

May 2020 Top Talk

Sheltering in place is a major stressor on many small businesses, institutions, organizations, and even some of the larger bike clubs. Many may not be able to withstand several months without income. Fortunately, because the Portland Bicycling Club doesn’t have any large payouts, a facility to maintain, or salaries… Read More

April 2020 Top Talk

The Portland Bicycling Club has suspended all club rides until the lifting of Governor Brown’s shelter-in-place order. I wish I could tell you that cancellation of rides is just a crazy April Fool’s joke, but sadly it is not. Looking at a calendar filled with canceled rides may leave… Read More

March 2020 Top Talk

As president I am happy to make some important announcements this month: Firstly, we have selected a new club jersey, which will make its appearance this spring. More details regarding the jersey can be found in this issue of the QR, plus stay tuned for your chance to order… Read More

February 2020 Top Talk

What is the most important activity of a bike club? That’s easy – bike rides! Who are the most important members of a bike club? That question may not be so easily answered. Members comprise any club and therefore, of course, are essential. Specific officers and event coordinators keep… Read More