Newsletter Articles

Bike Safety Colors
May 31, 2022

Bike safety is so important. It is critical as cyclists that we are easily seen. In reviewing information about bike safety, I came across a helpful article I would like to share. It is “The Brightest, Most Visible Safety Colors for Cyclists and Runners” by Matt Heid, Appalachian Mtn Club. Read More

John Joy Memorial
May 31, 2022

Main City Park Japanese Garden As we move through our cycling paces, attending meetings, showing up for rides, I imagine you experience some of what I do occasionally, that quick, habitual look around for our friend John Joy. He is not forgotten, and he is missed. I would… Read More

Going, Going, Gone . . .
May 31, 2022

As shared in previous issues of the Quick Releases, a cyclist by the name of Michael O’Higgins had appreciated our finish-line festivities and hard work for the Seattle to Portland so very much that when he was giving up cycling for good due to health reasons, he gave all his… Read More

STP Progress Report
April 30, 2022

Fellow PBC-ers, I know the calendar last month said April, but the snow and cold felt like January! Hopefully, May spring temps and clearer skies will be on schedule so we can get out and ride. May also means that we are about two months out from the 2022 Seattle… Read More

Safety: Emergency Contact Info
April 30, 2022

This is nothing new, but over the years, I have noticed that occasionally riders give only their names and rider numbers, then scrawl a signature on the sign-in sheet without giving emergency contact info. I would like to see more diligence in getting emergency contact information from riders on the… Read More

Safety: Braking and Turning
April 30, 2022

Years ago, I was helping one of the Community Cycling Center mechanics who was teaching a basic bike mechanics class. It was an eight-week class meeting for three hours on Monday nights. We went through the standard stuff. Week by week, we covered: Overview – bicycle nomenclature and outline of… Read More

Remembering the Old Goat
April 30, 2022

Earlier this year we, as individuals and as a club, lost a valued friend and club member. John Joy, who often referred to himself as the Old Goat but rode like a young ram, has passed. Many of us celebrated his life and honored his memory back in February during… Read More

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