Newsletter Articles

Rookie Rides
August 31, 2021

Earlier in the year, in an effort to be more welcoming to new cyclists, we began a new ride series that we dubbed “ROOKIE RIDES.” Our little committee, formed around the notion that we (Portland Bicycling Club) needed some truly slow and easy rides, felt that term would resonate with… Read More

Touring the Islands
August 31, 2021

How about a bike trip that includes inter-island travel, ferry boats, delicious food options and beautiful scenery at every turn? That was part of our experience in August as about 20 of us headed north to the San Juan Islands in northwest Washington state. Traveling to and from Friday Harbor… Read More

The Vineyard Tour Is September 5
August 31, 2021

The Umpqua Velo Club needs our support for their signature event ride this year. As of yesterday, they had a total of only 48 riders registered for their Vineyard Tour – not from our club – TOTAL! They are a non-profit bicycling organization like ours, promoting cycling. Read More

Let’s Celebrate!!
July 31, 2021

It’s time to celebrate! Personally, I intend to celebrate many things, including our Portland Bicycling Club having rides again. Live club meetings will resume in the near future. Our bike club has existed for 50 years! I am once again enjoying the riding, the camaraderie, the bonds of cycling. There… Read More

New 50th Anniversary Club Jersey
July 31, 2021

We are working on a fiftieth-anniversary edition club jersey to be designed and produced by Primal, the company which has produced many of our jerseys, including the most recent one. As of press time a finalized version is not ready for viewing. As soon as the jersey becomes available, an email blast… Read More

Bike Safety: Crosswalks
July 31, 2021

Crosswalks can be tricky. Cyclists must use caution all the time, but intersections, even with crosswalks, demand extra attention. For example, if a vehicle is stopped at an intersection for no particular reason, ask yourself, “Did the driver stop for a crossing pedestrian?” Section 811.020 of the ORS (Oregon… Read More

Your Club at Work: Meetings
July 31, 2021

Since March of 2020, our club has not had live and in-person meetings due to COVID-19. We have resumed club bicycle rides because outdoor activities have been deemed safe. As vaccinations become more prevalent, we are attempting to resume in-person club meetings. As this is written we do not yet… Read More

Member Mirror
July 31, 2021

Getting to know Todd McCollum Pete: When did you begin biking and why? Todd: I began biking when I was a kid.  Hopping on my Schwinn Sting Ray when I could to run around the neighborhood.  I also did a fair amount of biking while in college, but then ignored… Read More