saturday rideTHIS WEEK'S SATURDAY RIDE

 9/13/14: The route this week is IOWA HILL - CEDAR CANYON (52.7 miles, 1,784 feet) Saturday's ride starts out heading south on 229th/231st, continues south past Century High School and then onto Rood Bridge and Burkhalter – then crossing 219 onto Simpson.  The route then starts climbing with a left onto Riedwig and Dober – which have some short but much steeper pitches than the RWGPS map calls out – in the 8-10% range.  Then it’s a nice descent down Iowa Hill followed by another climb to the top of Blooming Fern Hill – the civilized way.  Then it’s quickly down Blooming Fern onto Fern Hill Rd.  Be cautious as the descent pushes 13-14% and is a quick stop and right turn at Fern Hill Rd.  Then it’s through Forest Grove and out Thatcher and Kansas City to Strohmayer - where you hit another hill and some great views.  Then you descend Stafford onto the Wilson River Hwy for a short while – turning right onto Cedar Canyon for some rollers and sprinting into Banks.  After Banks, it’s 15 miles or so of flat riding back to LaCie via N Plains.  The weather looks to be clear & sunny during the ride with temps in the 60's to high 70's – great cycling weather. 

 

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Bridges to Breakers

Written by Glen Bolen. Posted in News & Updates.

The Harrington Family Foundation is hosting the annual Bridges to Breakers Century on September 27th.   The Ops team has already heard of several PV riders going, so here’s your chance to get a nice long ride in with friends before the weather turns. 

 

Check this link to learn more.  And hurry – they are only letting in 500 riders!

 

You can use the club forum to arrange carpools by posting here.

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Group Ride Guidelines

Written by Glen Bolen. Posted in News & Updates.

A Portland Velo group ride is a special thing.  For many of us, it’s the highlight of the week.  Why is our Saturday ride so much better than the countless other group rides we've all tried?  It’s about the ride yes, but it’s also about the people and--more to the point--The Group.

 

PV’s Group Ride Guidelines

 A Portland Velo group ride is a special thing.  For many of us, it’s the highlight of the week.  Why is our Saturday ride so much better than the countless other group rides we've all tried?  It’s about the ride yes, but it’s also about the people and--more to the point--The Group.

 

PV’s Group Ride Guidelines

 

1.         Safety first. Follow the rules of the road: Stop at red lights, give right-of-way, ride to the right.

2.         It’s not a race. A group ride is just that, riding as a group, for the benefit of the group. If you want to show people how fast you can ride, get an OBRA license and participate in some of the amazing races we have nearby. 

3.         We are a “No Drop” club. We take care of each other. The day you pull in a rider who bonked, or help fix a flat will surely be repaid to you or another friend who’s run out of gas.

4.         Communicate. Call out obstacles and traffic for the group. If you head back early in the route or decide to drop back to another group, make sure that you let someone know.

5.         Know your limitations.  If you don’t feel comfortable stay near the back of the group.  If you have a specific concern talk to the ride leader either right away, or at the end of the ride.

6.         Share the work.  If you’re feeling strong, share some time at the front. A good paceline is a SMOOTH paceline.  Keep your speed steady and ride predictably.

7.         Play your part.  Ride leaders are there to help guide the group, but everyone in the group has a part to play. Ride safely, help keep the group on course and within the posted speed range.

8.         Be sociable. Make everyone feel welcome. Be friendly with those you ride with, new or well known.

9.         Be open to advice. One of the many benefits of riding in a group is getting helpful feedback from fellow riders.

10.       Represent.  Like it or not, you are cycling’s ambassadors.  Take pride in riding safely and projecting a positive image for the club and the cycling community.

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