Newsletter Articles

Jim O’Horo Memorial Columbia Gorge Explorer
April 30, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the Jim O’Horo Memorial Columbia Gorge Explorer, May 22-25, 2020, has been CANCELED. Oregon State Parks has canceled camping and day-use reservations through and including May 25. Keep riding and keep your spacing! Stay safe and wash your hands. We hope to see you… Read More

Seattle to Portland Volunteers
April 30, 2020

Cascade Bicycle Club has CANCELED this year’s ride, that was to take place July 18-19, because of the COVID-19. For those of you who already agreed upon a volunteer position(s) or signed your name on the foam poster board, I had entered your name on SignUpGenius. You should… Read More

The Move: Lance Armstrong
April 30, 2020

I know some of you have great disdain for former bicycle racer Lance Armstrong. You may have found his personality and ego grating, and then there was the whole performance-enhancing-drug debacle. For those of you who can forgive and/or give a second chance, Lance is back with a podcast which… Read More

Cycling in the Time of “Social Distancing”
March 31, 2020

Thank you, all members of PBC. This has been a very odd time for everyone with the constraints placed on humanity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’d like to thank each one of our current members, and our hopeful-future members who perhaps are thinking about joining, for diligently… Read More

Springwater Corridor Trail Narrows
March 31, 2020

As part of the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Habitat Enhancement project, the Bureau of Environmental Services plans to construct a new, elevated viewing platform to overlook Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge for the public. During construction, there will be temporary, intermittent, single-lane closures within a portion of the Springwater Corridor Trail,… Read More

Your Club at Work
March 31, 2020

In the PBC public relations department we have Kathleen Hellem working on a new banner that will be seen primarily at Sunday Parkways and, if all goes well, our own Pedals & Pints event. The concept is to have a collage of photos that depict… Read More

Member Mirror: Darin Swanson
March 31, 2020

Pete: When did you begin biking and why? Darin: I started really biking towards an Olympic triathlon in 1998. After that, I mostly biked for triathlons and commuting. Pete: How many miles do you typically ride in a year? Club rides, or independent rides? Darin: My average is about 2500… Read More

Road Hazards
March 31, 2020

In no order, here are some bike safety challenges I have encountered in a half century of riding. Dogs and other four-legged hazards. One fall day riding in eastern Ohio, I encountered an intersection where three dogs gave chase. Short of carrying some spray to ward them off, be prepared… Read More