Newsletter Articles

Family Cycling
May 29, 2019

Please join us on some short fun rides suitable for riders 10 yrs. and older (no training wheels). Also suitable for younger children on tag-alongs, tandems, in cargo box bikes, in trailers, or in bike-mounted child carriers. Routes will typically be 5 to 7 miles in length and may… Read More

Family Memberships and Some Website History
May 29, 2019

Through the years, our membership database has evolved. At least since I’ve been a member (2005), it lived in a Microsoft Access database that was beautifully custom designed by David Suryan. Betty Suryan was the membership secretary for many years and David had created all kinds of custom reports… Read More

A Quick Tour of June Events
May 29, 2019

Strawberry Century, Saturday, June 8, explores low-traffic, country backroads with lots of breathtaking scenery, departs from Lebanon, Oregon, and supports the Santiam Spokes Bicycle Club.  The ride features strawberry shortcake at the finish; and there is a 13-mile family route, $25 for the… Read More

Ride to Defeat ALS: July 20, 2019
May 29, 2019

Donnie Graham, Jr. Meet Team Drafters. Drafters was started by Donnie Graham, Jr., in 2015 for the Ride to Defeat ALS. Donnie had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease) in November 2014. In 2017 we added riders who wanted… Read More

Columbia Gorge Express
May 29, 2019

If you haven’t had the chance to hop the Columbia Gorge Express bus from Gateway Transit Park & Ride, one way to Cascade Locks, it’s time to load your bicycle on the front rack of the bus and give it a spin! It’s only $5. Read More

Photos on Social Media
May 29, 2019

Find more by clicking on these links: Facebook May Photo Album, Kathleen Hellem, Club Member Photos on Instagram, Ashley Reynolds, Vice President May Club Rides on flickr, Brian Hammer, Club Member Belgium & the Netherlands, Pat McManus,… Read More

Member Memories
May 29, 2019

Ride of Silence Kathleen Hellem and I, along with my 12-year-old granddaughter Annika, participated in Vancouver, Washington’s Ride of Silence on Wednesday evening, May 15. The event is international and held on the second Wednesday of May each year. The Ride of Silence commemorates cyclists who have been killed in… Read More

Safety Tips
May 29, 2019

Potholes As you may know by now, two of our members suffered significant injuries due to an encounter with a pothole. Here are some common suggestions on how bicyclists should deal with potholes. Most of these suggestions apply equally to other road hazards, such as large rocks and tree… Read More