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Bike Riding in Mexico
October 1, 2023

On Wednesday, September 13, I attempted to break the world record for the longest distance cycled in one hour on a bicycle from a stationary start. Cyclists attempt this record alone on a velodrome track without other competitors present. Because the time limit is one hour, the distance traveled is… Read More

Safety: Avoid Busy Streets
August 31, 2023

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they start biking is to take the exact same routes they used when they were driving. It’s usually better to take different streets with fewer and slower cars. Sure, cyclists have a right to the road, but that’s a small… Read More

Heads Up!
August 31, 2023

I know it’s not officially awards nomination time (December), but I encourage you to look around now and start thinking about our upcoming Portland Bicycling Club banquet at the end of January 2024. Summer’s warm weather and many activities (e.g., lots of rides, Pioneer Century®, Seattle to Portland Finish Line,… Read More

Coffee Stop Spotlight: Rivertrails Cafe
August 31, 2023

Troutdale’s decorative arch over the Historic Columbia River Parkway announces the quaint town in southeast Multnomah County as the “Gateway to the Gorge.” The main street is flanked on both sides by a mix of restaurants, art galleries, home decor and gift stores, city offices, and coffee… Read More

Your Club at Work
August 31, 2023

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES We have many talented and intelligent members in our club. When they step down from a volunteer position, leaving a vacancy, it can be a little intimidating to imagine ourselves stepping into that role and performing the job as well. Please don’t let your mind go there! You… Read More

Coffee Stop Spotlight: Our Coffee House
July 31, 2023

East county coffee shops are few and far between. There’s just not enough year-round traffic to support coffee shops on the edge of our urban growth boundary. Our Coffee House is in a new shoppette at the corner of SE Lusted and SE 282nd. West of 282nd… Read More

STP Summative Overview
July 31, 2023

The 2023 STP is in the books once more. About 5500 riders completed the 204 miles by Sunday evening. For PBC, the work started months before the first rider headed south Saturday. Permits from the City needed to be obtained. Dozens of PBC volunteer slots were filled. The Skyview High… Read More

The View from the Information Booth
July 31, 2023

Seattle to Portland, STP, is Portland Bicycling Club’s biggest annual money raiser. Our own Pioneer Century® did well this year and we are proud of it, but it hasn’t generated the kind of income we get from Cascade Bicycle Club in years. Of course, STP is a four-day enterprise, so… Read More