Behind the Scenes of STP -Portland Bicycling Club

Behind the Scenes of STP

Well, fellow PBC-ers, the mostly cloudy skies of February have turned into March. I’m hoping March will give us some nice early spring days with great riding. As the winter rains fall, Corey Eng, Mark Klein, and I have been working hard on the myriad details required to put on a successful finish line for the 2022 Seattle to Portland (STP) Bicycle Classic on July 16-17. Here’s an update on our progress and what’s needed for a successful STP finish line.

The Cascade Bicycle Club (CBC) of Seattle has put on the STP since 1979. Our club has been CBC’s Portland representative and finish line organizer for years. CBC counts on our club to manage the City of Portland permitting required to close streets and reserve Holladay Park for the event. Mark and I are moving ahead with the necessary permitting and are on    schedule to have all in order well before the July 16-17 dates of the ride.

CBC also looks to PBC to pull together and organize the labor needed for the finish line. It takes lots of energetic people to welcome riders, store bikes, load baggage, and put tired riders on Seattle bound buses. We’ll bring a couple dozen strong young student athletes from Vancouver’s Skyview High School to handle the heavy lifting. The rest of the many jobs are filled by members of our club. Please contact Corey Eng and volunteer a day, two days, or just a few hours of your time to make this ride a success.

Delay your summer vacation or a couple great riding days to welcome tired riders and benefit our club. The pay is great…you get one T-shirt for your already full T-shirt drawer along with a food cart lunch voucher! Please contact me at eric17431@comcast.net if you have any questions about the process and our progress.

See you all on the road!

Eric Hendricks, STP Finish Line Coordinator