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The Butterfly Effect
April 30, 2021

I’m not much of a bike race watcher. I won’t sit through hours of a live race on TV. But I really have come to enjoy highlights of races with commentary by someone knowledgeable about the sport who can bring some humor, personal experience and solid insight to a race… Read More

Road Bike Safety
April 1, 2021

Bike Equipment Make sure you have checked air in your tires. Test your brakes; make sure they work in all weather conditions. Make sure your bike chain is clean and lubricated. Make sure your bike is tight (do a pick-up and drop test) Be seen and heard. Have you attached… Read More

Your Club at Work: April 2021
April 1, 2021

Club Rides The board continues to monitor state of Oregon protocols, expert opinions, and data to allow for an informed decision regarding proceeding with more extensive club rides and ridership. Board discussion discloses variance in opinions but ultimately focuses on member safety. Your board cares about your wellbeing and will… Read More

Bridge the Gap
April 1, 2021

I had the opportunity to attend the 2021 Bike Summit, held via Zoom, in late February/early March. Doug Myers and Corey Eng also attended on behalf of the club. I was only able to log in on Sunday, February 28, because the other sessions were held during the week, and… Read More

Gorge Ride 2021
April 1, 2021

The good news is the Gorge Ride is scheduled to take place on August 28, 2021. This is much later than the usual annual event held in June. It is likely that more people will have been vaccinated and hopefully the risks from Covid-19 will be lower by August. Sadly,… Read More

Portland Bicycling Club Awards
March 1, 2021

At the February 2021 Zoom club meeting the awards listed below were presented. Members of the Awards Nominating Committee, Cindy Bernert-Coppola, Alan Coppola, Corey Eng, Chip Kyle, Bud Rice and Arden Shelton, reviewed the written submissions and selected the following winners: Jim Mooney Member of the Year – Pat McManus… Read More

Most Flats Don’t Cause Crashes…
March 1, 2021

…but then again, there are some that do. Maybe the flat, and crash, could have been avoided with one proactive thing we can do regularly: inspect your tires after every ride. Of course, there’s no way to prove that any one flat was avoided by any preventive measure. Flats that… Read More

Member Mirror
March 1, 2021

Getting to know Grant Murrell Pete: When did you begin biking and why? Grant: I started biking when I was six because kids did that then (a little humor). I was a runner until 2008 when I shattered my ankle and had to give up running. I was a… Read More