Welcome to BikePortland.org and our Women on Bikes forum! This forum was created for women to find riding partners, ask questions about cycling (gear, routes, riding skills, maintenance, mechanical issues and anything else), post upcoming rides and events, tell stories about their rides, and share photos and route maps. I have invited my bike industry friends to join in with their incredible knowledge. And you are welcome to share this site with your friends. The more people at the party the better.
Hold on…perhaps I should introduce myself. My name is Janis McDonald (aka bikewonder) and I work for Portland Office of Transportation – Transportation Options (www.GettingAroundPortland.org)
. I created the Women on Bikes program in order to get more women out on bicycles. I have been a long time commuter and have developed a love for road bike riding. This year I have pushed my comfort zone by trying Cyclocross – fun, but definitely a learning experience for me.
So now that you know a little bit about me, let me also say that as the moderator I reserve the right and have the responsibility to make this forum a fluid, helpful and positive experience for all. Imagine this as sitting around the coffee table and having a conversation with friends. And with that, I say welcome and cheers.