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
Note the 10AM start.
The weather forecast remains variable but for the moment Saturday morning looks dry. It could be gusty with a nice tailwind for the climb.
This route is challenged for toilets and facilities. Please make use of the Dog Park before the start. The locals are justifiable irritated and observant of cyclists using the bushes along Pumpkin Ridge. The route does make a pass through North Plains to a single port-a-potty at 24.9 miles.
The main route is Pallet Pumpkin (31.8 miles, 1419 ft).
A separate short route is not being published this week. Because the climb up Pumpkin Ridge above Pumpkin Ridge Dr is an out and back the main route can be shortened by as much as 10 miles and 687 ft (21.8 miles, 732 ft) by turning around at any point at or above Pumpkin Ridge Dr.
Note that not all speed groups may have ride leaders for all routes.
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.
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.