Newsletter Articles

Two Weeks ’til Reach the Beach
April 30, 2021

What will the ride look like in 2021 re: Covid-19? There is no question Portland Bicycling Club loves supporting the American Lung Association (ALA) which sponsors and hosts the annually held organized bicycle event titled “Reach the Beach.” Sadly, it looks like we will not be riding to Pacific City,… Read More

Non-Club Event Rides
April 30, 2021

It’s exciting to see our ride calendar filling up with club rides again, and there is also a substantial number of non-club event rides beginning to appear on the horizon. Every year, ten non-club rides are selected to be on the PBC ride calendar and are approved for club mileage. Read More

San Juan Islands
April 30, 2021

  Cindy Bernert-Coppola and I are continuing to plan a San Juan Island trip this August 15-19. With Covid-19 numbers still unstable, who knows what the future will bring? We remain optimistic and flexible. Right now, our objective is just to let people know that we are going to… Read More

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