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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

January 2020 Top Talk

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

December 2019 Top Talk

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

November 2019 Top Talk

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

October 2019 Top Talk

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

September 2019 Top Talk

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

August 2019 Top Talk

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

July 2019 Top Talk

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