Newsletter Articles

Meet the 2023 Candidates
November 25, 2022

  PRESIDENT (Vote for one) Hi, my name is Mark Barnes. I am running for president. I recently retired and have enjoyed getting back to my passion of bike riding. I would like to transition this passion for riding into helping others get excited about biking. My background includes… Read More

PC & STP Volunteer Coordinator
November 25, 2022

The club needs a volunteer-to-recruit-volunteers for the Pioneer Century® in June and a volunteer-to-recruit-volunteers for the Seattle to Portland in July. This could be one person, a couple, or a team – one for both events, or separate for each event. Will you be that person? As the past volunteer… Read More

Safety: Bike Lanes
November 25, 2022

I have had a lot of different thoughts about the placement of bike lanes and bike paths around Portland. Some streets (like northbound Williams) have the bike lane on the left. Some (like parts of Rosa Parks) have the bike lane not only on the right side of the roadway,… Read More

Reach the Beach Training Series
November 25, 2022

We are still heading toward the holidays, a new year, our club banquet, and a slower ride schedule for winter. Come mid-to-late February (it’s a short month so who can tell?), the annual REACH the BEACH training rides will commence, and we will offer about 13 or 14 weeks of… Read More

Executive Board Elections
October 31, 2022

The club meeting on the first of December will include the election of the 2023 executive board. Some current board members have expressed a desire to serve another term, and others would like to step down and/or move on to other positions. However, this does not mean an incumbent can’t… Read More

Special Events Coordinator
October 31, 2022

A golden opportunity awaits a special individual or team to give back to your club. This person will solicit volunteers to assist with the staffing requirements of the Pioneer Century (PC) and/or Seattle to Portland (STP). The Pioneer Century has been offered in some version for about 45 years, and… Read More

Charitable Contributions
October 31, 2022

2022. Back from the shutdowns of Covid-19, during which we suffered through no club rides, no event rides, no fun parties like the picnic and banquet, no live club meetings. It was hard, but here we are out the other end (we think), and we’ve enjoyed what seemed like a… Read More

Are Clipless Pedals More Dangerous?
October 31, 2022

[Please note that to write this article, I had to ignore many variations and options available for all the pedals and categories. A full-year, 300-level, college course could probably be taught on the subject.] Clipless pedals Have you thought about getting clipless pedals to replace your platform pedals… Read More