Newsletter Articles

Two Months ’til Reach the Beach 2021
March 1, 2021

  Washington County Wanderings, August 2020. Ann Morrow, Dick Weber, Barbara Brady. This is where Dick and Barbara went right, and the others went left for a shorter ride! It’s March and we’re quickly moving toward May which is typically Reach the Beach month. Reach the Beach is… Read More

Seattle to Portland Redux??
March 1, 2021

Alas, for the second year in a row the Seattle to Portland Bike Ride (STP) has been sidelined by the omnipresent COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, the Cascade Bicycle Club (CBC) has canceled their beloved STP for the second year in a row (2020 and now 2021), resulting from the uncertainty of… Read More

Saturday Morning Medley: Safer Ride Options
January 31, 2021

The Saturday Morning Medley series begins February 13. Be sure to read the ride description on the website (available soon). This is one example of a ride that members can do solo or with their safe group. Departing from Wilshire Park, there will be maps available online providing two choices… Read More

Club Insurance 101
January 31, 2021

Having trouble sleeping? Let me help. Read this!  😉 Seriously, Portland Bicycling Club carries insurance that is in place to benefit YOU, so you should have some knowledge of what it’s all about. You work hard (in years that there is work to be done!) to earn money for the… Read More

Winter Safety on the Road
January 31, 2021

We don’t have a lot of ice and snow here in Portland, but winter riding still has its peculiar hazards: rain, wet leaves, puddles, wet manhole covers and railroad tracks. Specifically, I would urge all of us to keep riding, but to the extent possible stay out of wet leaves… Read More

PayPal Workaround
January 31, 2021

Are you frustrated by the use of PayPal to process payments on the club’s website? Well, you’re not alone. We are working on a different system, but in the meantime, use these instructions to use your credit card instead of a PayPal account. But first, just a little history. We… Read More

Three Months ’til Reach the Beach 2021
January 31, 2021

As each new year rolls in, at least for the last almost three decades, I have used the Reach the Beach announcement as a marker of time to scan the future and plot out my upcoming year’s rides. Those plans motivated me to go to the gym to maintain… Read More

Save the Date: San Juan Islands 2021
January 31, 2021

Here we go again! We tried this in 2020 and you know what happened. It’s a new year, and although as I write this the pandemic is worse than ever, we hold out hope. Let’s try again for a San Juan Island trip. It may look different, but it… Read More