Newsletter Articles

Ride Leader Workshop
December 31, 2019

It’s close to workshop time. See how serious this has become? It is no longer a “whatever” shop. A reminder that this is scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 7:00 PM (same time as a club member meeting*) to 8:30 PM at All Saints Episcopal… Read More

New Executive Board Officers
December 31, 2019

Pat McManus, President: I have been a member since 2012. As a member, I started volunteering for Seattle to Portland and the Pioneer Century, and slowly became a more regular participant on rides and at club functions. After a few years, I felt I owed the club for all it… Read More

Member Mirror: Rachel Saathoff
December 31, 2019

Celebrating PBC member Rachel A. Saathoff. In 2017, Rachel showed up for our Reach the Beach (RTB) 10-week training series with a new-to-her, used bike and beginner skills. Our club puts a lot of effort into getting people into shape in order to reach their cycling goals for the… Read More

Yahoo Listserv
December 31, 2019

If “Yahoo!” is an exclamation of great joy or excitement, then I’m afraid this is NOT a Yahoo moment. Portland Bicycling Club has used Yahoo.com, specifically Yahoo Groups, as a listserv to share late breaking, timely club information with our members. If someone crashed, or if there was some urgent… Read More

First Ride of the Year
December 31, 2019

Sleep in and then join us for the club’s traditional First Ride of the Year, meeting to sign in at 11:45 AM with the ride starting at 12:00 noon. You have a choice of two distances depending on how you feel post-New-Year’s-Eve partying. Both routes include… Read More

Reach the Beach 2020
December 31, 2019

Reach the Beach! What a great name for a ride. What a fun idea. It’s a multi-route bike ride put on by the Oregon branch of the American Lung Association (ALA). It’s called a charity ride as the riders pay a fee to do the ride and pledge a… Read More

Safety: How Not to Get Hit by a Car
December 31, 2019

This is the most common way to get hit (or almost get hit). A car is pulling out of a side street, parking lot, or driveway on the right. Notice that there are two possible kinds of collisions here: Either you’re in front of the car and the car hits… Read More

SnowCap Recap
December 31, 2019

Thanks, Members, for the generous support! Members proved once again that it is not always about the miles. With our Honda Element packed over halfway to the ceiling, we dropped off 67 pounds of food, 32 pounds of coats and socks, 44 pounds of paper grocery sacks and egg cartons,… Read More