Newsletter Articles

Reach the Beach Training Rides 2020
January 31, 2020

  Portland Bicycling Club has had the opportunity to partner with the American Lung Association (ALA) for over a decade now, putting on the Reach the Beach (RTB) training series. ALA is the organization behind Reach the Beach. Their goal is to raise money for improved lung health and to… Read More

What to Wear in Winter
January 31, 2020

Are you thinking about joining us for the first Reach the Beach training ride or starting to ride soon? Then you’ll probably want to dress for February weather. Here are some recommendations: Base layer (wool is great for these colder days) Waterproof or water-resistant top jacket Wool socks and wool… Read More

Ride Leader Workshop
December 31, 2019

It’s close to workshop time. See how serious this has become? It is no longer a “whatever” shop. A reminder that this is scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 7:00 PM (same time as a club member meeting*) to 8:30 PM at All Saints Episcopal… Read More

New Executive Board Officers
December 31, 2019

Pat McManus, President: I have been a member since 2012. As a member, I started volunteering for Seattle to Portland and the Pioneer Century, and slowly became a more regular participant on rides and at club functions. After a few years, I felt I owed the club for all it… Read More

Member Mirror: Rachel Saathoff
December 31, 2019

Celebrating PBC member Rachel A. Saathoff. In 2017, Rachel showed up for our Reach the Beach (RTB) 10-week training series with a new-to-her, used bike and beginner skills. Our club puts a lot of effort into getting people into shape in order to reach their cycling goals for the… Read More

Yahoo Listserv
December 31, 2019

If “Yahoo!” is an exclamation of great joy or excitement, then I’m afraid this is NOT a Yahoo moment. Portland Bicycling Club has used Yahoo.com, specifically Yahoo Groups, as a listserv to share late breaking, timely club information with our members. If someone crashed, or if there was some urgent… Read More

First Ride of the Year
December 31, 2019

Sleep in and then join us for the club’s traditional First Ride of the Year, meeting to sign in at 11:45 AM with the ride starting at 12:00 noon. You have a choice of two distances depending on how you feel post-New-Year’s-Eve partying. Both routes include… Read More

Reach the Beach 2020
December 31, 2019

Reach the Beach! What a great name for a ride. What a fun idea. It’s a multi-route bike ride put on by the Oregon branch of the American Lung Association (ALA). It’s called a charity ride as the riders pay a fee to do the ride and pledge a… Read More