The bottom line is that Portland Velo offers the best club cycling experience in the entire Portland metro area, bar none. Everyone has someone to ride with; no one gets dropped. And, we all walk away smiling.
How To Join or Renew Your Membership
- Well organized and planned rides
- Access to our Website features
- Special offers from gear manufacturers
- Best of all, an outstanding group of people!
- Be part of our Velo Social Network
If you have any problems with the online signup below please download the member registration/waiver form, fill it out completely and mail it to Portland Velo, PMB #105, 6663 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97225, scan and email it, or drop it off with a Portland Velo Ops Team member at a Saturday Signature club ride. Then pay by PayPal by clicking on the "Buy Now" button below. Thank you!
* If you mail your application, addition to the member database will take up to 30 days.
...If you are a new member - or want to review club guidelines and expectations - please download and read the New Member Packet below:
Riders must be 18 years of age or older to ride with Portland Velo
THIS WEEK'S SATURDAY RIDE
Another clear, cool, rain free day. Enjoy them while they last. A possibility of gusty headwinds on our return legs.
The main route is Western Hills 40 cw (39.8 miles, 1399 ft).
There is also a short route Western Hills 38 cw (37.9 miles, 1207 ft).
Please be sure to load the current route either from the link in this email or directly from RwGPS. Route names are occasionally reused with minor changes to the route.
See the cue sheet for caution areas.
Note: The ride start time will shift to 10:00 on 12/1.
In December the start time will shift to 10 am due to the shortening days.
Rides will also get shorter and there will be less climbing because of the danger of fast descents on wet roads.
The safety issues shift from heat and smoke to cold, pouring rain, debris on the roads, possibly snow and ice, and wind. The Operations team will evaluate weather predictions for Saturday and make a decision whether or not to cancel the ride Friday afternoon. If we decide to cancel email will be sent. If we decide to proceed with the ride there will not be any additional email. Occasionally we may be forced to make a decision on Saturday morning.
While we can make decisions whether the official ride is to be held or cancelled many individuals opt to ride as a non-Portland Velo ride. That decision is up to the individuals. Your health is our primary concern.