Newsletter Articles

Safety: Prevent the Crosswalk Slam
October 31, 2021

You’re riding on the sidewalk or bike path, you cross the street at a crosswalk, and a car makes a right turn, right into you. Drivers aren’t expecting bikes in the crosswalk, and it’s hard for motorists to see you because of the nature of turning from one street to… Read More

Award Nomination Criteria for 2021
October 31, 2021

Each year Portland Bicycling Club members nominate individuals whom they believe have shown exceptional effort on the club’s behalf over the course of the year. The nominations are made prior to the end of December, and the awards banquet is held in January. The awards committee, comprised of past winners… Read More

Your Club at Work
October 31, 2021

Banquet/Annual Awards Your PBC board is considering some form of celebration of the 2021 cycling year. As with the Pioneer Century (see below), austerity is the key. Past annual celebrations have evolved into elaborate evenings of merriment – food, drink, awards, gifts – all to honor one another and our… Read More

PBC Pedaling Pilots
October 31, 2021

PBC joined with the Portland Marathon last month to provide lead cyclists for the full and half marathons.  My thanks to the following for their participation: Stacy Barbadillo Lynn Blanchard Adrienne Blasingame Jason Blasingame Jeff Cheng Mark Detrick Phil DeVol Corey Eng Bob Foley Scott McCollum Todd McCollum Dave… Read More

Jim O’Horo Memorial Columbia Gorge Explorer
October 31, 2021

This tour was designed so that first-time bicycle campers can try loaded touring at minimal expense. If you want to try bicycle camping, here’s an inexpensive opportunity to experience some of the best scenery in North America, the Columbia River Gorge. Participants pay $20 with registration that covers the… Read More

Ride through Central Oregon in 2022
October 31, 2021

Explore Central Oregon on these three rides from Bend and Prineville over Memorial Day weekend, May 28, 29, and 30, 2022. Two of the rides start in Bend and explore forest, farm and ranch country west and north of Bend. The third ride travels out of Prineville on one of the… Read More

The Idaho Tour in 2022
October 31, 2021

We will be returning to northern Idaho July 24-28, 2022, to ride the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and the Route of the Hiawatha. Both trails are considered world class. This trip is four nights in motels. On Sunday, July 24, we drive to Wallace, about 430 miles, and stay… Read More

Book Review
October 31, 2021

Riding with Reindeer: A Bicycle Odyssey through Finland, Lapland, and Arctic Norway by Robert M. Goldstein (Rivendell Publishing Northwest, 2010, xiv, 337 pp.)   An escape plan so that he could live again In 2005, Robert Goldstein was fifty-one years old and in his sixth year of a… Read More