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Annual Summer Picnic
July 1, 2023

It is that time of year, SUMMER, when PBC members and guests gather to celebrate cycling, food, fun, and friendship! Our annual summer celebration will be on Sunday, August 6, at Columbia Park. Prior to the all-important picnic, there will be a choice of club rides. Our… Read More

Red Light Safety Tips
May 30, 2023

You stop to the right of a car that’s already waiting at a red light or stop sign. The driver can’t see you. When the light turns green, you move forward, and then the car turns right, directly into you. Even small cars can cause significant harm, but this scenario… Read More

Coffee Stop Spotlight: Awakening
May 30, 2023

The “Trolley Trail” that connects the cities of Milwaukie and Gladstone is a six-mile multiuse trail that follows the old Portland Traction Company streetcar line right-of-way which operated between 1893 until 1968. The Trolley Trail is a regular route for local walkers, their dogs, and cyclists of all ages. Along… Read More

Will You Win?
May 30, 2023

Most of you are aware that our club earns money by coordinating the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic finish line for Cascade Bicycle Club. We volunteer, work hard, and get financial compensation that benefits all of us. Several years ago, we negotiated with Cascade Bicycle Club to also receive… Read More

Banks-Vernonia State Trail Maintenance
May 30, 2023

On May 9, my friend Tom Frillman and I went out to work on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail.  We worked with park rangers Jeremy Williams and Dylan Vendang.  We spent the day (9:00 AM to 2:00 PM) patching potholes.  We got into park vehicles and drove down to the Manning… Read More

A Fun 100-Mile Challenge
April 30, 2023

The best ride of the year! If you’re looking for a challenging but fun way to test your endurance and see some stunning views, the Pioneer Century® with the Portland Bicycling Club might be just what you need. This annual event takes riders on a 100-mile journey through the scenic… Read More

Pioneer Century® Volunteer PLEASE!
April 30, 2023

Pioneer Century Volunteer PLEASE! There! I used the magic word. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. Now I’ve used the magic word three times. How many times do I have to use it?!!! I’ll bet YOU will even force me to say “thank YOU.” That’s going to hurt! There are only a few… Read More

Midyear Elections
April 30, 2023

Elections? What, now? Didn’t we just do that in December? I know some of you have board anxiety, but it is unfounded! Please give thought to serving on your bike club’s board. Yes, we also have midyear elections. One road-captain and two member-at-large positions will need to be filled in… Read More