Newsletter Articles

Portland Pedals & Pints Festival
January 31, 2020

Yes, the committee has finally settled on a name for the club’s 2020 event! Description: A biking event and festival attracting an urban, inclusive ridership (non-club riders/city bikers, etc.) with a festival, including food, beer, vendor booths, and music at the end. This will be a fundraising event with a… Read More

And the Winner Is . . .
January 31, 2020

The annual awards banquet, celebrating the past events and activities of PBC’s 2019, was held on Sunday, January 26. I hope you were there. The awards and the act of presenting them in a public setting are an important part of club life. They are some of the unifiers… Read More

Adventure Cycling Donation
January 31, 2020

In December 2019, the executive board approved donating $200 to Adventure Cycling.  We agreed to give this money in the form of sponsoring a mile of the Pacific Coast Trail.  Specifically, we decided to sponsor a mile along the Oregon section.  We chose 20… Read More

Scholarship Opportunities
January 31, 2020

The executive board has approved funding two motions: 1. one to cover registration, lodging and travel costs to attend a League Certified Instructor (LCI) course in Seattle May 1-3; and 2. the other for a member to attend the Portland Active Transportation Summit March 18-19. Applications must be filed with… Read More

Your Club at Work
January 31, 2020

Jonathan Maus, in his BikePortland blog, shared a story of his cleanup of the Bryant Street Bridge on Twitter and I tweeted back that we Portland Bicycling Club members ride a bazillion miles in Portland and will help if a cleanup day is organized. I have… Read More

Non-Club Event Rides
January 31, 2020

Announcing a call for non-PBC event rides to be approved for club mileage. At the February 6 executive board meeting, the board will be entertaining recommendations for non-club event rides that can accrue club mileage. To be considered, an event must have a PBC ride leader. If… Read More

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