Newsletter Articles

Your Club at Work
August 31, 2022

HOW SHALL WE SPEND OUR MONEY? PBC is back! We had our Pioneer Century and helped Cascade Bicycle Club with Seattle to Portland. Money was earned. Confidence was restored. We have sufficient funds for our own needs and extra for the  ✎  proverbial “rainy day” or another pandemic… Read More

Member Memories: Anniversary Ride
August 31, 2022

Cindy & Alan Anniversary Ride For some time, Alan and I have been wanting to do what we refer to as a “credit card” bike tour, where we only need to carry a change of street clothes, a pair of sandals, and our toiletries. The original plan was… Read More

Member Memories: STP in a Day
July 31, 2022

My second perfect STP-in-a-day experience – this time as a volunteer! My dad got into road cycling shortly after he moved to Oregon, joined the Umpqua Velo Club and was very proud to complete the STP with a friend a couple of times when they were in their 70s. A… Read More

Thank You, STP Volunteers!
July 31, 2022

After a two-year absence, the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic returned. Final registration numbers were down this year with approximately 6,000 registered riders and a probable large number of no-shows. Almost perfect weather conditions, with comfortable temperatures, favorable winds, and mostly dry roads led to many smiles on the faces… Read More

STP Reflection
July 31, 2022

The 2022 Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic is in the books! About 5,500 riders signed up (read “paid $”) to ride the event this year. An estimated 1,200 riders chose to ride the 200+ miles in one day. Whether in one day or two, completing the ride is an achievement… Read More

STP Weekend
July 31, 2022

July 16 and 17 were designated as the ride days for STP (Seattle to Portland) this year. Those of you paying attention got those dates drummed into your helmeted noggins for the past several months. After a two-year, Covid-19-induced hiatus, this huge event was back! Portland Bicycling… Read More

Annual Club Picnic: Sunday, August 7
July 31, 2022

It is that time of year: when we gather and celebrate food, fun, and friendship! We will have our summer celebration on Sunday, August 7. Prior to the all-important meal, there will be a variety of club rides of varying distances and speeds. Our online… Read More

Safety: Tools
July 31, 2022

I am going to focus on the tools you need to carry on the road as opposed to tools for home before the ride. TOOLS FOR A DAY RIDE: THE ABSOLUTE MINUMUM Tire Levers. I could maybe get a tire off with a flat-bladed screwdriver, but there is nothing like… Read More