Newsletter Articles

Ron Householder Memorial
August 29, 2019

Ron Householder (pictured on the left), a long-time member, bequeathed funds to our club with the stipulation that they be used for a celebration after his passing. As such, on Saturday, September 14, we will be having a celebration for members at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse… Read More

Jersey Design Selection
August 29, 2019

A New Jersey is coming to Oregon – and not the state! The Jersey Design Selection Committee is soliciting designs for a new club jersey. We hope to have the new jersey available for purchase by late winter or early spring, just in time for unveiling as winter jackets come… Read More

Braking News: Member at Large Vacancy
August 29, 2019

Due to the resignation of Stacy Barbadillo, the executive board has a vacancy in one of the July 1 to June 30 member-at-large positions. Our constitution describes the duties of this position as a “conduit between the Board and Club members”. By default, members at large… Read More

Member Mirror: Daniel Payne
August 29, 2019

When did you begin biking and why? When did you join Portland Bicycling Club and why? I grew up in Minnesota and my two older siblings had bikes, so I started out probably at age 4-5. Our neighborhood had lots of kids, and we enjoyed biking to the store, local… Read More

Do Sunday Parkways Pay Off?
August 29, 2019

I’m so ecstatic to write this news article. As our club has recently made the name change, we’ve had the opportunity to present at three of the Sunday Parkways events this summer. We’ve always wondered if we ever get any new riders from spending the hot summer days at Sunday… Read More

The View from Here: How do YOU identify?
August 29, 2019

As a volunteer??!! PBC volunteers Dennis Hogan, left; Ryan Hamilton, behind the bike; and Bill Hamilton, right, load trucks for Seattle to Portland’s Friday Buses in 2018. Portland Bicycling Club’s 2019 has been active in a positive way, some would say, and tumultuous, others might say. Not having… Read More

Photos on Social Media
August 29, 2019

Find more by clicking on these links: Facebook August Photo Album (by Kathleen Hellem, Club Member) Photos on Instagram (by Ashley Reynolds, Vice President) August Club Rides on Flickr (by Brian Hammer, Club Member)  … Read More

Safety Tips: Brakes
August 29, 2019

This article is hardly exhaustive. There are many kinds of brakes for bicycles, including rim brakes, disc brakes, drum brakes, coaster brakes, and band brakes. This article focuses mostly on rim brakes with a few comments about disc brakes. For a really good treatment of the many kinds of brakes,… Read More