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General Meetings

General Membership meetings are scheduled every other month. Check Spokes for when the next meeting is scheduled and its focus. Social half-hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:00 p.m. Contact Tim Newman for more information.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Board meetings are via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to connect to the board meetings. Contact Tim Newman or another board member for information on how to join the board on Zoom.

The club conducted a survey of current and former members in Fall 2021. See the results of the survey here. Salem 2021 Survey The Board of Directors is currently working on adjustments in club operations based on the results of the survey. Contact a board member with any comments or suggestions.

The following are administrative forms used in club business:

Donation Request Form - Form should be completed and submitted to the club's board of directors to request a donation to an organization or project to improve and support bicycling. Donation Request Form
Reimbursement Request Form - Form should be completed and submitted to SBC Treasurer to request reimbursement for expenses associated with SBC activities. SBC Reimbursement Form
Reimbursement Request FormForm should be completed and submitted to SBC Treasurer to request reimbursement for expenses associated with SBC event activities onlySBC Event Reimbursement Form
Minor Release and Waiver Form - Form should be completed and provided to ride leader for any unaccompanied minors participating in club rides. Minor Release Form  

The club's bylaws are here. Salem Bike Club By-Laws  Minutes of the SBC Board of Directors are available for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Minutes for subsequent years are available in online, archived issues of Spokes on the Newsletter page.

The annual budget for 2024 has been adopted by the board.

A list of past and present SBC Officers, other Board members, and Key Volunteers is here. SBC Board Members and Key Volunteers 

SBC Online

The club has a number of online resources available to members. These include:

The SBC Website with the club rides calendar and other information about club activities.
A Facebook page on which updates and reminders of club activities are posted. Find the club's Facebook page here. Facebook 
A Facebook Member Group in which club members can share information about past rides, photos, and other information. Join the group to participate in the discussions by applying here. Facebook Group
Ride With GPS club account which provides SBC members with enhanced resources. 

The Salem Bicycle Club has a club account on Ride with GPS. The account allows club members to take advantage of several paid features of RWGPS for all routes in the club’s library. (Non-club members pay $50 a year to access these features.)

The club has used RWGPS to map rides for several years and each of the club’s routes is available on RWGPS. Club members who have navigated to the ride details page in the online calendar have seen a “GPS Link” that allows them to load the route onto their Garmin. When viewing the route on RWGPS, anybody--members and non-members--can also see the route profile and estimates of the steepness of the climbs and descents.

The club account provides additional features for SBC members that they otherwise could only access by purchasing a membership on RWGPS. However, these additional features are only available for SBC routes. The features include:

  • Turn-by-turn navigation, including audible cues, with the RWGPS iPhone or Android app enabling club members to use their smart phones to navigate SBC rides.
  • The use of offline maps on the RWGPS app. This feature allows users to download a route and detailed maps while they have a Wi-Fi connection and, in so doing, ensure that they have navigation in areas without cellular coverage and avoid large data charges.
  • Automatically sync the club's event rides such as the Monster Cookie to your RWGPS account for display in the app.
  • Print customized maps and cue sheets for SBC routes.

Signing up to take advantage of the club account is easy. First, if you don’t already have an account on Ride with GPS  , sign up for one. The type of account you chose can be a free, starter account. Then, using a desktop computer (not a mobile device), go to the Account Pagefor the Salem Bicycle Club and “Apply to Join.” Finally, send an email message Here telling us who you are and what RWGPS nickname you have chosen. (RWGPS nicknames do not necessarily provide sufficient information to identify who the user is or whether they are an SBC member.) We will approve the request as soon as we can confirm that you are a club member and you will then be able to take advantage of the enhanced features.

Detailed instructions on using the features provided under the club account are Here.

Don’t hesitate to contact GPS Coordinator if you have questions about this club benefit.

Ride Mileage Tracking

The Salem Bicycle Club tracks members' participation in our rides. The Ride Mileage Tracking system allows each club member to monitor those rides for which they have been credited and their annual mileage totals. The club recognizes members' participation in our rides at the annual banquet with the following awards:

Dan Rice/Joanne Heilinger Memorial Battered Saddle for most miles ridden.
P.E.D.A.L. (Pedals Every Day and Likes it) for most rides ridden.
20/1000 Award for having participated in at least 20 rides or ridden 1000 miles.
A list of past Battered Saddle and P.E.D.A.L. Click Here

Ride coordinators are encouraged to enter the data for their rides. However, if they are unable or prefer not to do so, another club member with administrative access to the website will be able to do so after the ride sheet is returned to the club. All Ride Sign-up Sheets are to be scanned and uploaded but if you are unable to do so, email to Ride Chair. A Ride Sign-up Sheet and other ride information is available online or by contacting Ride Chairman Tim Newman. More information and step-by-step instructions for entering mileage and ride participant data are available upon request. Check with Tim Newman if you have questions on logging.

Rides Committee

The Rides Committee is responsible for developing the club's rides calendar. Contact Tim Newman for information about committee meeting dates and times.

The club's Ride Mileage Policy Club Mileage Policy 
provides the criteria for listing rides in the monthly rides calendar and identifies the rides for which members may receive mileage credits toward the Battered Saddle, PEDAL, and 20/1000 awards.

Club rides will be canceled if road conditions, or weather are dangerous for cycling. See the Ride Cancellation Procedures for more information. Cancellation Policy

Ride Coordinator forms Located Here 
Ride Coordinator General Forms

Ride Leaders Upload Ride Sheets Here:
Upload your Completed Ride Sheet

Instructions to Upload:
Click link above
It will take you to a page that shows you all Ride sheet 2024 that have been uploaded already
Click the BLUE Upload with blue circle and white up arrow on right side of page
it will open up a screen Add/Edit Document
Title=YR.Month.Day-Ride Number
Example: 24.06.01-11111
Ride name and Mileage
Create Date=Day of Ride
Select Document-on your phone or Ipad it should give you an option to access your camera, then you can take picture of and once uploaded hit save.
If you are accessing from your computer, then you would typically have PDF on your desktop and process is essentially the same.

Marilyn will give you 30 days to upload your rides before she reaches out. Please retain your ride sheets for 30 days then if Marilyn has not reached out to you with questions you may shred.

Salem-Keizer Bike Shops and Local Information


Bicycle Commuting in Salem -- All you need to know to ride your bike to work in Salem.

Bike Peddler -- Salem bike shop specializing in Seven, Giant, Specialized, and Fuji bicycles.

Century House Bed and Breakfast -- A bicycle friendly bed and breakfast in the heart of Salem near the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway and downtown amenities.

Gallagher Fitness Resources -- Downtown Salem store specializing in walking and running shoes and apparel

Santiam Bicycle -- Salem bike shop specializing in Raleigh, Kona, Rocky Mountain, Santa Cruz, and Bianchi bicycles.

Scott's Cycle -- Salem bike shop specializing in Trek and Cervelo bicycles and Bontrager parts and accessories.

South Salem Cycleworks -- Salem bike shop specializing in Italian hand-built custom road bikes by Torelli and Mondonico

Travel Salem -- Information on attractions, lodging, restaurants, and shopping in the Salem area. 


General Cycling Information

From Training Wheels to Trails A Guide To Introducing Kids to Bicycling-valuable tips on introducing kids to bicycling

Bed, Breakfast and Biking -- A guide to bike-friendly B & B's and inns along or near the bike trails and byways throughout the United States. -- An Australian focused bicycle resource.

Bike MoJo -- Links to bicycle-oriented sites and a calendar of events.

Bike Ride Online -- Information on bicycle racing in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

Center for Appropriate Transport -- A non-profit organization in Eugene, Oregon committed to community involvement in manufacturing, using, and advocating sustainable modes of transportation.

Impressions -- Photographs of America and Asia taken on bicycle tours.

International Bicycle Fund -- A non-governmental, nonprofit organization, promoting sustainable transport and international understanding.

Is a Helmet Worth It? -- A discussion of the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet and the consequences of brain injuries.

Mike's Mega Bicycle Links -- A variety of links to bicycle organizations, manufacturers, and other information.

Oregon State Scenic Bikeways -- Ride the best of the best on routes, including the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, that have been designated as scenic bikeways by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission. -- A web site promoting bicycling in Oregon that offers a comprehensive cycling events calendar in the state and a blog.

Transporation Action Network -- Information on transportation and growth issues.

Victoria Transport Policy Institute -- A source for practical tools for incorporating social and environmental values into transportation decision making by describing, quantifying and evaluating transportation benefits, costs and equity impacts.

Cycling Clubs and Organizations

BIKES Club of Snohomish County -- Everett, Washington club sponsoring rides in the Puget Sound area, including the McClinchy Mile Bike Ride.

Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle, Washington--The largest cycling club in the United States and sponsor of the popular STP (Seattle to Portland) and RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party) rides.

Central Oregon Wheelers -- Bend, Oregon recreational road biking club.

Community Cycling Center -- A non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon with the mission of building skills and fostering the personal growth of youth through community-oriented recreational and educational bicycle programs and services.

GEARS -- Eugene, Oregon club promoting recreational bicycle riding and community bicycle activities.

Greater Arizona Bicycling Association -- A bicycling organization promoting cycling in Tucson and the rest of Arizona.

League of American Bicyclists -- Founded in 1880 as the League of American Wheelmen to protect the rights and promote the interests of bicyclists.

Mid-Valley Bicycle Club, Corvallis, Oregon -- A recreational club for beginning and experienced bicyclists of all ages and sponsors of the Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour Covered Bridge 2024

Mt Baker Bicycle Club -- A club of bicycle enthusiasts located in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington.

Portland Bicycling Club -- Portland's largest bicycle club with rides offered daily for all types of cyclists in an E-Bike friendly cycling environment.

Santiam Spokes, Lebanon, Oregon -- A recreational and advocacy club and sponsors of the Strawberry Century in June.

Seattle Bicycle Club -- A not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the interests of recreational cycling enthusiasts.

Siskiyou Velo -- The largest and most active bicycling club in Southern Oregon and sponsors of the Mountain Lakes Challenge.

The Street Trust -- A Portland-based non-profit organization working to promote bicycle use and improved bicycling and walking conditions and the providers of a comprehensive curriculum teaching children traffic savvy through classroom activities and on-the-bike practice.

Tacoma Wheelmen's Bicycle Club, Tacoma Washington -- Founded in 1888 to promote and develop safe bicycling for recreation, health and alternate transportation.

Team Oregon -- Portland area bicycle racing club.

Tri-County Bicycle Association, Lansing, Michigan -- The largest bicycle club in Michigan offering a range of recreational rides almost every day and four annual bicycle tours (including the annual DALMAC 4 or 5 day 300-400 mile camping tour from Lansing to St. Ignace over the Mackinac Bridge).

UltraMarathon Cycling Association -- A non-profit international club with over 1200 members in 20 countries sponsoring of a range of events including the Year-Rounder Century Challenge and sanctioning the Race Across America and RAAM qualifiers such as Race Across Oregon and the 508.

Umpqua Velo -- A recreational cycling organization in Roseburg, Oregon.

Vancouver Bicycle Club -- Southwest Washington's recreational cycling club and sponsors of the annual Ride Around Clark County.

West Sound Cycling Club -- A social cycling club in Kitsap County, Washington.

Non-Profit and Club Rides


Apple Century Ride -- A June ride sponsored by the Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary.


Beaverton, Banks and Beyond Bicycle Tour -- An August ride with 100, 86, 64 and 32 mile routes to Stub Stewart State Park and Vernonia via the Banks-Vernonia State Trail.


Bike MS -- A fully supported, weekend ride in August to benefit the people in Oregon and SW Washington who have MS. The ride offers dormitory housing options, showers, meals, entertainment, and beer garden and has multiple mileage options ranging from 33 to 103 miles.


Blackberry bRamble -- A full and metric century ride in August sponsored by the Greater Eugene Area Riders.


CF Cycle For Life -- A fully supported July ride starting at the Lady Hill Winery near Champoeg State Heritage Area with 35 and 65-mile route options and benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


CHaFE 150 -- A June ride in Sand Point, ID benefiting the Panhandle Alliance For Education to raise money for Ready! For Kindergarten with 148 and 75-mile options.


Chelan Century Challenge -- A challenging ride sponsored by the Lake Chelan Rotary to benefit the Student Exchange Fund of the Rotary Club.


Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour -- An August ride with 40, 69, 85 and 101 mile options sponsored by the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club.


Crater Lake Century -- An August ride around Crater Lake with 100 and 60 mile options starting from the Fort Klamath Museum and benefiting the Klamath County Museum.


Eagle Point Cycling Challenge -- A June ride sponsored by Siskiyou Velo starting at Harnish Wayside Park in Eagle Point with a distance to suit every level of cyclist. All routes follow quiet country roads and the 100 K route climbs 3,700 feet to the base of Mt. McLoughlin.


Fireweed 400 -- A new 600K bike race sponsored by the Arctic Bicycle Club that starts in Sheep Mountain (100 miles NE of Anchorage) and goes toward Valdez and back.


Gorge Ride -- A June ride on the Historic Columbia River Highway (FHCRH) extending 19.25 miles from the Gorge Discovery Center to the Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead and back. Sponsored by the Friends of Historic Columbia River Highway. 


Harvest Century -- A ride starting at the Civic Center in downtown Hillsboro with 100, 75, 45 routes, or new this year, a 3-mile family route benefiting Community Vision.


Mohawk Valley Metric Century -- A May ride starting at Armitage Park north of Eugene with 50, 100, and 150 kilometer options. The ride benefits Oregon Supported Living Program's Arts & Culture Program. 


Mt. Adams Country Bike Tour -- A June ride starting in Trout Lake, Washington with 11.5, 51, 54, and 105-mile options. The ride benefits the Trout Lake non-profit and community service groups.


Northwest Tandem Rally -- An annual weekend event for tandem riders. the 2018 event will be in Albany, OR and will feature a variety of routes in the mid-Willamette Valley. 


Reach the Beach Clean-Air Bicycle Challenge -- The annual non-competitive bike ride to Pacific City from Portland, Salem or Amity designed to raise awareness and funds for the American Lung Association of Oregon.


Ride Around Clark County -- The Vancouver Bicycle Club's annual ride held in August. The ride starts at Pearson Air Museum with route options of 20, 34, 54, 67 and 101 miles.


Ride the Rogue -- A relatively flat ride through the Rogue and Applegate Valleys with four options: century, metric century, 30 mile route, or family-friendly course through Palmerton Park. Proceeds of the ride benefit the Rogue River Recreational Corridor & Greenway, an expansion of the bike/pedestrian paths, spanning the entire length of the Rogue Valley.


Salem Bicycle Club Event Rides -- Information on the Monster Cookie Metric Century and Peach of a Century.


Strawberry Century -- A June ride in Linn County sponsored by the Santiam Spokes Bicycle Club.


Tour de Blast -- A bicycle ride into the heart of the Mount St. Helens blast zone sponsored by the Longview Rotary Club.


Tour de Cure -- Rides held throughout the United States benefiting the American Diabetes Association.


Tour de Georgia -- An annual, world-class, professional cycling stage race and series of city festivals across Georgia.


Tour de Fronds -- A June ride sponsored by the Powers (OR) Lions Club with multiple routes of various length and difficulty, all on paved roads in the beautiful forests of Southern Oregon.


Tour de Peaks -- A July ride sponsored by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce offering 25, 50 or 100-mile loops against the Cascade Mountains in Snoqualmie Valleywith food stops and finishes with a block party in North Bend.


Tour des Chutes -- Fully supported 7, 25, 48, 70, and 100 mile routes in and around Bend, Oregon. Profits benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Cancer Survivorship Program at St. Charles.


Tour of the Unknown Coast -- A June ride starting at Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale, California with a variety of route options ranging from 8 miles to 100 challenging miles benefiting non-profit organizations in the Northern California area.


Up & Down -- A July ride from Ashland, OR on the Cascade-Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway of 49 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing with optional routes of 80 miles with 6,800 feet of climbing and 42 miles with 2,550 feet of climbing. This fully supported ride benefits the Bear Creek Greenway and Green Springs Fire & Rescue.


Vineyard Tour -- A September ride passing by dozens of vineyards, forests, fields, and orchards along the Umpqua River. 15, 30, 50, 75, to 100 mile options with multiple rest stops on each. Sponsored by the Umpqua Velo Club.

Multi-Day Tours and Tour Operators

Bicycle Rides Northwest -- Sponsors of the annual 7-day Oregon Bike Ride (OBR) and rides in Idaho, Montana, and Washington featuring scenic routes, good food, and outstanding support.

Bike and the Like -- Tour operator offering supported bicycle tours in U.S., Canada and Europe, including Cape Cod, Holland, and Prague to Budapest.

Breakaway Adventures -- A bicycle and walking tour company offering self-guided, independent tours throughout Europe.

Breton Bikes -- A tour operator since 1989 offering unique cycling holidays in France.

Ciclismo Classico -- A travel company based in Arlington, MA that since1989 has specialized in Italian bicycling and walking tours and that has recently expanded to tours in New England, Spain, Ireland, Austria, and France.

Cycle Greece -- A bicycle tour company located in Greece covering all regions of the country by road bike and mountain bike.

Cycle Oregon -- A seven-day, non-competitive bicycle tour that explores a different region of rural Oregon each year. Two thousand cyclists visit several communities with a full complement of services and amenities along the way.

Digngo -- A company based in Switzerland that specializes in luxury bike tours throughout France.

DiscoverFrance -- The French Bike Tour specialist offering bicycle trips to France.

Easy Rider Tours -- Guided and self-guided cycling tours since 1986, specalizing in Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Canadian Maritimes and New England. $100 discount to SBC members.

ExperiencePlus -- A company offering bicycle tours in Italy, Ireland, Spain, France, Denmark, Greece, Costa Rica, and New Zealand. -- A tour operator offering a choice of over 20 rides geared for bikers of all levels through a picturesque area of Italy near the Adriatic Sea.

Imagine Tours - A tour operator offering a variety of affortable outdoor adventures to scenic and memorable locales in the United States, Canada and abroad.

Iron Donkey -- A company offering self-guided as well as custom designed tours for experienced cyclists in Ireland.

Pedalers Pub & Grille -- A tour company specializing in bicycle tours in Asia and Alaska. The folks behind Pedalers have been organizing and guiding bicycle tours since the late 80s for other tour operators.

RAGBRAI -- A ride across Iowa sponsored by the Des Moines Register -- the original cross-state cycling tour.

Timberline Adventures -- A small tour company offering fully supported, inn-to-inn bicycling and hiking adventure vacations throughout the western U.S. and Canada.

Western Spirit Cycling -- A mountain and road bike tour company based out of Moab Utah. Winner of Outside Magazine's 'Trip of the Year' 2005.