Newsletter Articles

STP Progress Report
April 30, 2022

Fellow PBC-ers, I know the calendar last month said April, but the snow and cold felt like January! Hopefully, May spring temps and clearer skies will be on schedule so we can get out and ride. May also means that we are about two months out from the 2022 Seattle… Read More

Safety: Emergency Contact Info
April 30, 2022

This is nothing new, but over the years, I have noticed that occasionally riders give only their names and rider numbers, then scrawl a signature on the sign-in sheet without giving emergency contact info. I would like to see more diligence in getting emergency contact information from riders on the… Read More

Safety: Braking and Turning
April 30, 2022

Years ago, I was helping one of the Community Cycling Center mechanics who was teaching a basic bike mechanics class. It was an eight-week class meeting for three hours on Monday nights. We went through the standard stuff. Week by week, we covered: Overview – bicycle nomenclature and outline of… Read More

Remembering the Old Goat
April 30, 2022

Earlier this year we, as individuals and as a club, lost a valued friend and club member. John Joy, who often referred to himself as the Old Goat but rode like a young ram, has passed. Many of us celebrated his life and honored his memory back in February during… Read More

Free Stuff and Raffle at May 7 Meeting
April 30, 2022

Remember? A very nice cyclist named Michael O’Higgins is no longer able to ride. He left the country. So, what to do with his cycling gear? I brought all his gear to the April club meeting and a lot of it was snatched up. I’ll bring the remaining items in… Read More

Rookie Rides
April 30, 2022

The second year of Portland Bicycling Club’s ROOKIE RIDES is starting to take off as we remain optimistic that there will indeed be a spring and warmer, drier weather. We’ve got some great volunteers who are already planning to schedule rides through the summer. The hope is to offer at… Read More

Pioneer Volunteers Needed
April 1, 2022

Thanks to all who have signed up to help stage the return of our Pioneer Metric Century, taking place on Saturday, June 11. After a three-year gap, this year’s version will be simpler than past offerings.  It will have two similar metric courses, one a bit longer and challenging than the… Read More

Where Portland Bike Accidents Occur
April 1, 2022

The chart, High Crash Intersections for People Biking, was compiled by the Portland Bureau of Transportation from statistics of reported bike accidents from 2015 through 2019. It is a listing of the 20 Portland intersections where the most bike accidents occurred. It provides some insights as… Read More