PBC Pedaling Pilots

PBC joined with the Portland Marathon last month to provide lead cyclists for the full and half marathons.  My thanks to the following for their participation:

  • Stacy Barbadillo
  • Lynn Blanchard
  • Adrienne Blasingame
  • Jason Blasingame
  • Jeff Cheng
  • Mark Detrick
  • Phil DeVol
  • Corey Eng
  • Bob Foley
  • Scott McCollum
  • Todd McCollum
  • Dave McQuery
  • Grant Murrell
  • Alison Nelson
  • Jim Schroeder
  • Daniel Tariku
  • Bob Tripp
  • Khaliyah Williams-Rodriguez

Everyone was up early and at the start by 6:30 AM.  At 7:10 we were off leading out over 4000 runners on the route that took us  ✎  through downtown, John’s Landing, Sellwood, Eastmoreland and the inner eastside.

Perhaps the event is best summed up by this thank you note from Nathan Schaffer, the marathon race director:

I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH for the way you came alongside the Portland Marathon this year!!!!!

Someone asked me what my favorite part of the day was, and I told them it was the Portland Bicycling Club and how you engaged with the race both before and during. I even had the chance to be interviewed by a TV station and mentioned what you did; however, they unfortunately decided not to use that part of my commentary in their broadcast.

This relationship has been the highlight of my Portland Marathon experience, and I can’t wait to dig in further to improve things for next year!


Todd McCollum, Road Captain