The Club sponsors education and training courses for its members and the general public. The Club’s courses are fast paced, hands-on, and thorough. Students have consistently high praise for the courses and instructors. Everyone whether fast or slow or experienced or new cycling and in between, come away being more skilled and knowledgeable about the sport we all love.
Planned course offerings in 2017 focus on group ride training and avoidance measures (among other bike handling techniques). Follow this link for more information.
Below are links to League of American Bicyclists produced videos that will help you to become a safer and more knowledgeable cyclist but they don’t replace the Club’s “hands on the handle bars” courses (see above).
Another great resource developed by the League in concert with the City of Houston is bikeed.org. There you can learn and test your knowledge about all things bicycle. Why don’t you take the challenge; take the test and post your score on the Club’s Bike Ed score sheet.
Request from your local library The Art of Cycling. “Author Robert Hurst dismantles the experience of urban cycling, slides it under the microscope, and examines it piece by piece. The primary concern of this book is safety, but Hurst goes well beyond the usual tips and how-to, revealing the bicycle’s historical truths and its pivotal role in the origin of the automobile, the psychology of blame and responsibility, the social advantage of communicating solidarity with drivers, and the economics of riding a bike. This book empowers readers with the big picture of bicycling — and gives riders useful insights to ponder while pedaling their next commute or grocery run. Riding a bike will never be the same.”
Upcoming RidesView All Scheduled Rides
Saturday, Jun 24
Start time Varies: Start Location Varies
18-28 Miles, Mellow (10-13 mph), Some Hills
Contact: Lisa Brill - 510-432-3971
Meetings and Events
Saturday, Jun 24
Siskiyou Velo: Bike Wash and BBQ
2:00pm at Mark Moran's House
It’s time for a Bike-wash and BBQ. In any season, a clean bike is a happy bike! And happy bikes ride smoother, faster and look great! Get the winter/ spring mud and grime off of your wheels and make your ride shine!!! The Velos are having a Bike-wash and BBQ Saturday June 24th. Come by and have your bike washed, drive chain cleaned and lubed and the frame pampered lovingly by our two professional cleaners, Tom Ryan and Bruce Rider. Enjoy a brew and some good grilling and kick back and enjoy the company of fellow cyclists. Old bikes, new bikes, kid bikes….any bike. Where? 1655 Minear Road, Medford. When? 11:30am to 2:00 pm. Fee? $5 per member for the BBQ. Optional $10 per bike wash.
Blogs & News
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Front Page – BikePortland.org | 06/22/17 | 8:57am
Dozens of students at Rosa Parks Elementary in Northeast Portland receive brand new bikes and helmets Monday morning.
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Look out northeast Portland, the 2017 World Naked Bike Ride is headed your way.
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