Newsletter Articles

Bike Safety: Foiling Fall and Falling
September 30, 2021

  Fall’s here! Make sure that it’s the leaves that fall and not you. This is serious and I hate serious, so now you know how important I think it is to remind you that some roads will be collecting lots of falling stuff like leaves, evergreen needles, and oil… Read More

Your Club at Work
September 30, 2021

Ride Pace Rating Proposal Cindy Bernert-Coppola proposed changing the wording of PBC’s pace rating for club rides. She had heard complaints of confusion, particularly from newer riders, about a couple of the terms used. Although speeds were included, the terms “leisurely” and “moderate” seemed to puzzle some. The board agreed… Read More

Bike Safety: e-Bikes
August 31, 2021

I did not plan to buy an e-bike, but it seems like some of our leaders are getting them, group speeds have increased, and I don’t like being left at the end of the pack. Also, I am a year older. It is easy to justify not buying an… Read More

The Power of One
August 31, 2021

It’s not uncommon for us to find unsafe conditions as we are out riding our bikes. Maybe we grumble and whine, then forget about it. Member Dave McQuery has once again demonstrated the skill of gently and kindly speaking out to actually get results. PROBLEM: July 20, while on a… Read More

Your Club Celebrates!
August 31, 2021

Annual Summer Picnic & 50th Anniversary Celebration Portland Wheelmen Touring Club / Portland Bicycling Club 1971-2021 It’s hard to believe that our amazing bicycle club, founded in 1971, had the great honor and privilege to ring in the ‘BIG 50’ this YEAR! Rich with history and culture, many decades of… Read More

Member Mirror
August 31, 2021

Getting to know Christi Horton Pete: When did you begin biking and why? Christi Horton, Membership Secretary Christi: I rode a bike as a kid in Southern California, but I dropped it for decades while I focused on career and family. It didn’t help that I lived in… Read More

Rookie Rides
August 31, 2021

Earlier in the year, in an effort to be more welcoming to new cyclists, we began a new ride series that we dubbed “ROOKIE RIDES.” Our little committee, formed around the notion that we (Portland Bicycling Club) needed some truly slow and easy rides, felt that term would resonate with… Read More

Touring the Islands
August 31, 2021

How about a bike trip that includes inter-island travel, ferry boats, delicious food options and beautiful scenery at every turn? That was part of our experience in August as about 20 of us headed north to the San Juan Islands in northwest Washington state. Traveling to and from Friday Harbor… Read More