7/26/14: The route this week is Bald Peak - Holly Hill (35.6 miles, 2,238 feet)This route is pretty simple.  You have 14 miles of flat to warm up, then you'll climb 600' up Bald Peak Rd - with much of it 9-10% grade.  Then a screaming descent down Laurel to the store and you get to do it all over again - another 600' climb up Holly Hill Rd - but this time at more moderate slope.  Then it's back to the store over another wonderful descent.  Lastly it's 14 miles of flat back home - a route for those who love symmetry!  Weather is predicted to be clear & sunny during the ride with temps in the low 60's to mid 70's during the ride.

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Tour de SAVE

Written by Sasha Lacey. Posted in News & Updates.

On Saturday August 9th, Portland Velo is proud to be hosting Portland’s very first Tour de SAVE event.

SAVE ( is a national nonprofit agency working to prevent suicide and SAVE lives.  Their mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.  SAVE is a founding member of the National Council for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) and the Executive Director of SAVE is also the Managing Director of the NSCP.

Tour de SAVE began in Minnesota about a dozen years ago in honor of a young cyclist who took his own life.  Each year it has grown and expanded into new locations.  It is currently the primary fund raiser for SAVE.

We encourage you to come to the ride - it will just like a Saturday Signature Ride, but better - and support this worthy cause. 



For registration, donations and additional details about Tour de SAVE Portland visit:

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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


  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.



Portland Velo Cycling Club Weather Policy

Written by Glen Bolen. Posted in General Information.

We here at PV have the motto "It's All About the Ride!",  but sometimes Mother Nature decides that it would be best if we all stayed at home. In the Pacific Northwest we are no strangers to riding in bad weather, but heavy fog, high winds, slick road conditions and dare we say it, snow have sometimes hampered our ability to enjoy our famous Saturday Signature Rides.  Check the link below to learn more about how we decide when to cancel a ride and you can stay up to date.

Club guidelines for ride cancellations and delays


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