Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on January 6th, 2006 at 12:01 am
Portland’s great cycling community just got even better.
Local cyclists Carlo Delumpa (right), Susan France, David Kelly, Ty Lambert, David Russell and Rick Smith have launched Portland’s newest recreational cycling club, Portland Velo. Portland Velo was formed because the founders felt no existing group filled the growing need for organized road rides in a fun and sociable atmosphere.
According to Carlo, here’s what Portland Velo is all about:
“It doesn’t matter to us whether a rider is slow or fast, new to group cycling or a seasoned paceline veteran. Our job is to make sure our riders are able to ﬁnd rides that ﬁt their preferences and that those rides are enjoyable. We want to create a social atmosphere where people are encouraged to have fun, meet new people and improve their group riding skills…and no one gets dropped…ever!”
They’ve only been around for a few weeks, but Carlo says they’ve already got over 50 members signed up. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can bet we’ll be hearing more from Portland Velo in the near future – stay tuned for another post once their website is officially launched.