July 2018 Top Talk -Portland Bicycling Club

July 2018 Top Talk

President Chip Kyle

One of the characteristics of this club that makes me proud is how willing you, the club members, are to volunteer and to serve in whatever capacity is needed. It is gratifying to see so many turn up, smile, ask what else can they do and be a significant, contributing part of a large effort. These attributes showed up in abundance for the recently concluded Pioneer Century. I want to again offer my heartfelt thanks to all of you for your help. We needed you, and you came through! Thank you for a job well done!

We are almost done with our pleas, begging, wheedling, arm twisting and solicitations as we look for volunteers for the STP. Running the finish line takes a tremendous level of volunteer effort from club members. As of this date, we are just two weeks from that event. There are a few important positions still open.  We offer lavish compensation for volunteering: a pizza party before the event, food vouchers at the event (you get to eat twice!) and yet another colorful t-shirt to add to your collection. Corey Eng serves as Volunteer Coordinator for STP. If you have not already signed up for one of the volunteer positions, please do so. Contact Corey directly and get access to Sign Up Genius.

Please remember to put the club picnic on your calendar. It is scheduled for the first Sunday in August, the 5th. The format is somewhat different this year as we are returning to the potluck style. See the newsletter article for the type of food to bring depending on your last name.  We are offering three rides for your enjoyment – a family ride of 10 miles, and two longer rides of 25 and 32 miles. You will need to sign up for the picnic so we have an accurate headcount to know how much of the primary fare to purchase. Look for information elsewhere in the QR.

Summer is our most active time. There are more than 90 rides in July of all distances, locations and paces. On the calendar you will find a loaded tour, another extended weekend for (base) camping and riding at Ft. Stevens, the Tandem Rally, hilly and flat rides, evening as well as morning rides, and don’t forget Bud’s Ride and Yard Party at the end of the month.  Whatever events or rides you partake in, please remember to  . . .

Ride Safely!