Newsletter Articles

The View from Here: How do YOU identify?
August 29, 2019

As a volunteer??!! PBC volunteers Dennis Hogan, left; Ryan Hamilton, behind the bike; and Bill Hamilton, right, load trucks for Seattle to Portland’s Friday Buses in 2018. Portland Bicycling Club’s 2019 has been active in a positive way, some would say, and tumultuous, others might say. Not having… Read More

Photos on Social Media
August 29, 2019

Find more by clicking on these links: Facebook August Photo Album (by Kathleen Hellem, Club Member) Photos on Instagram (by Ashley Reynolds, Vice President) August Club Rides on Flickr (by Brian Hammer, Club Member)  … Read More

Safety Tips: Brakes
August 29, 2019

This article is hardly exhaustive. There are many kinds of brakes for bicycles, including rim brakes, disc brakes, drum brakes, coaster brakes, and band brakes. This article focuses mostly on rim brakes with a few comments about disc brakes. For a really good treatment of the many kinds of brakes,… Read More

Navigating the PBC Website
August 29, 2019

Looking for the club’s Ride with GPS account? Need to print your rider ID card for discounts at local bike shops? Here are some helpful tips. Make sure you are logged in to your account. Can’t remember your password? Enter your email address and click on “Lost password?” A link… Read More

A Quick Tour of September Rides
August 29, 2019

Vineyard Tour, Sunday, September 1, Roseburg, sponsored by the Umpqua Velo Cycling Club. Routes range from 15, 30, 50, 75 to a 100-mile century. Cycle Oregon Lite, our own Portland Bicycling Club ride, Saturday-Monday, September 7-9, ride leader… Read More

San Juan Islands: August 2020
August 29, 2019

Save the Date and Reserve Your Campsite Now! Ann Morrow, Elyse Berkovitch, and Cindy Bernert-Coppola are organizing a trip to the San Juan Islands for August 16-20, 2020, at the Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, San Juan Island. Campsite Reservations: www.lakedale.com or 360-378-2350. Rides will leave… Read More

Northwest Bicycle Safety Council
August 29, 2019

Greetings, Portland Bicycling Club members. As President of Northwest Bicycle Safety Council, I periodically like to keep you informed of the status of NWBSC. Historically, PBC (formerly known as Portland Wheelmen Touring Club) has generously donated to our organization to help us buy helmets. With your assistance, NWBSC has placed… Read More

Club Picnic Recap
August 29, 2019

Thanks to those who attended the picnic on August 4. We had a turnout of around 75 club and family members. The food was potluck style, allowing us to focus on prizes for the raffle. Prizes were purchased from Western Bikeworks, River… Read More