Newsletter Articles

Free Stuff and Raffle at May 7 Meeting
April 30, 2022

Remember? A very nice cyclist named Michael O’Higgins is no longer able to ride. He left the country. So, what to do with his cycling gear? I brought all his gear to the April club meeting and a lot of it was snatched up. I’ll bring the remaining items in… Read More

Rookie Rides
April 30, 2022

The second year of Portland Bicycling Club’s ROOKIE RIDES is starting to take off as we remain optimistic that there will indeed be a spring and warmer, drier weather. We’ve got some great volunteers who are already planning to schedule rides through the summer. The hope is to offer at… Read More

Pioneer Volunteers Needed
April 1, 2022

Thanks to all who have signed up to help stage the return of our Pioneer Metric Century, taking place on Saturday, June 11. After a three-year gap, this year’s version will be simpler than past offerings.  It will have two similar metric courses, one a bit longer and challenging than the… Read More

Where Portland Bike Accidents Occur
April 1, 2022

The chart, High Crash Intersections for People Biking, was compiled by the Portland Bureau of Transportation from statistics of reported bike accidents from 2015 through 2019. It is a listing of the 20 Portland intersections where the most bike accidents occurred. It provides some insights as… Read More

Elections…
April 1, 2022

Elections? What, now? Didn’t we do that in December? That’s when I came out of hiding after I knew those positions had been filled. I could go back to club rides without fear of getting my arm twisted into serving on the board! What elections??!! Well, my dear fellow Portland… Read More

Free Bike Gear
April 1, 2022

Yes, FREE.  First come, first served. Here’s what’s happening:  A very nice cyclist named Michael O’Higgins is no longer able to ride. He is also leaving the country, moving to Prague. So, what to do with his cycling gear? Michael was never a member of our club. However, he rode… Read More

Ride Leaders and Safety
April 1, 2022

CALL FOR NEW RIDE LEADERS Once again, though it does not occur often, this is a call for new ride leaders, and we’ll throw in a safety note for good measure. The majority of club rides are generated by a very few members, so we are at risk of losing… Read More

Rookie Rides
April 1, 2022

What is a “rookie?” It’s someone who is new. In the case of Portland Bicycling Club, someone new to group cycling or even cycling in general. Most of us were “rookies” to this sport at one time. I remember not knowing what I was doing! I joined in with PWTC… Read More