Newsletter Articles

RTB Virtually: My Ride
July 29, 2020

Now more than ever the American Lung Association needs your support! The Lung Association launched the COVID-19 Action Initiative, a comprehensive $25M initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. Your support as a Reach… Read More

Restarting Club Rides
July 1, 2020

Everyone is eager to restart rides, but we also want to protect our members’ health by following distancing and face-covering guidelines set by Oregon and Washington. Board members chatted by email and met via Zoom to construct guidelines. For the minutes of this discussion, check out the notes prepared by… Read More

Bikes on Trains Canceled for 2020
July 1, 2020

After consulting with the manager at the Amtrak Union Station in Portland, and learning that it is unlikely that the afternoon train service from Eugene will be re-instated by July, I have decided to cancel the ride Bikes on Trains I was planning to lead from… Read More

Explore Cycle Oregon
July 1, 2020

Being naively optimistic, I want to extend an invitation to all of you to come and join us in Central Oregon the weekend after Labor Day, Saturday to Monday, September 12-14.  After a summer of riding, you will be ready for these High Desert routes. September days in central Oregon… Read More

Pedals & Pints Festival Cancellation
July 1, 2020

On May 1, 2020, the committee planning the 2020 Portland Bicycling Club Pedals & Pints Festival held a Zoom meeting and decided to cancel the inaugural 2020 PBC Pedals & Pints Festival until next year, 2021. I wish to thank the 2020 committee, which has done so much work on… Read More

Cycling Acts of Kindness
May 31, 2020

Hello, I’m excited to share with you a global kindness movement that World Bicycle Relief is rolling out this June: #CyclingActsofKindness, celebrating the idea that one act of kindness can change the world. What better time than now to share kindness on… Read More

Safety: The Gap Effect
May 31, 2020

The gap is brutal. It was just such a situation that got me hit by a car in July of 2006. I was proceeding downhill on Barbur Blvd at about 25 mph heading into downtown. There are seven lanes in this stretch (near the Original House of Pancakes) – two… Read More

Your Club at Work
May 31, 2020

The Portland Bicycling Club’s executive board has not met since early March, and we have not held a member meeting either. Generally, we are looking to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state of Oregon leadership, to guide us in our decision-making as to when we can safely… Read More