Newsletter Articles

Cycling in the Time of “Social Distancing”
March 31, 2020

Thank you, all members of PBC. This has been a very odd time for everyone with the constraints placed on humanity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’d like to thank each one of our current members, and our hopeful-future members who perhaps are thinking about joining, for diligently… Read More

Springwater Corridor Trail Narrows
March 31, 2020

As part of the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Habitat Enhancement project, the Bureau of Environmental Services plans to construct a new, elevated viewing platform to overlook Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge for the public. During construction, there will be temporary, intermittent, single-lane closures within a portion of the Springwater Corridor Trail,… Read More

Your Club at Work
March 31, 2020

In the PBC public relations department we have Kathleen Hellem working on a new banner that will be seen primarily at Sunday Parkways and, if all goes well, our own Pedals & Pints event. The concept is to have a collage of photos that depict… Read More

Member Mirror: Darin Swanson
March 31, 2020

Pete: When did you begin biking and why? Darin: I started really biking towards an Olympic triathlon in 1998. After that, I mostly biked for triathlons and commuting. Pete: How many miles do you typically ride in a year? Club rides, or independent rides? Darin: My average is about 2500… Read More

Road Hazards
March 31, 2020

In no order, here are some bike safety challenges I have encountered in a half century of riding. Dogs and other four-legged hazards. One fall day riding in eastern Ohio, I encountered an intersection where three dogs gave chase. Short of carrying some spray to ward them off, be prepared… Read More

All Meetings CANCELED!
March 31, 2020

Shelter in place: Stay home. Stay healthy. Save lives. Stay connected:  Facebook PBC Group.  😊   Lynn Blanchard, Quick Releases Editor… Read More

Monster Cookie Ride
March 31, 2020

Salem Bicycle Club’s infamous MONSTER COOKIE METRIC CENTURY, previously scheduled for Sunday, April 26, has been canceled. If you signed up, you probably have been notified. SBC has graciously offered refunds, or you can have your registration fee credited to the 2021 event. We all appreciate the challenge the pandemic… Read More

STP Volunteers Requested
March 31, 2020

Seattle to Portland, the Pacific Northwest’s largest multi-day bicycling event, is currently scheduled to take place on the weekend of July 18-19, 2020. This is our first call for volunteers. In this uncertain time of Covid-19 health risk worries, keep in mind that everything is subject to change, so stay… Read More