News -Portland Bicycling Club


November 2020 Top Talk

We are heading into a season that often pulls rain-averse riders indoors and onto their stationary bikes. I’ve never been one of those riders. I like cool fresh outdoor air, rides with a destination, and club rides that trend smaller once they get wetter. On cold/rainy social rides you… Read More

October 2020 Top Talk

Fall riding time – perhaps the best time! And yet, we are still not populating our ride calendar with scheduled club rides. What are we waiting for? We are waiting for Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties to collectively advance into Phase 2 when restrictions will have further eased and,… Read More

September 2020 Top Talk

The executive board continues to be cautious about restarting official club activities. Although Oregon is doing better than most of the country, that’s probably because our government has been particularly careful about its standards. As we announced earlier in the summer, until the Portland metro area progresses to Phase… Read More

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