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Premier Bicycle Club is Where?

Dick Thomson Cabot Trail
Premier Bicycle Club does the World Famous Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia!

Dick Thomson, our Ride MS: Escape to the Lake team captain might be on vacation right now but he is training to be ready for the event on June 10-11 by riding the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia.  See you in June, Dick!

Club Apparel Now Available for Purchase Online!


PBC now has its own line of cycling apparel! You can view and purchase PBC cycling apparel at: vomax.com/pbc.

Spring 2017 Newsletter Now Available


All Members! Enjoy the inaugural issue of the "Life Behind Bars" Newsletter available here.
Not a member, read a sample here.

25 Years of Memories

Jen Donahue Roubaix

Member, Jen Donahue, just took the big leap.  After 25 years of memories riding her old Cannondale hybrid, she's semi-retiring it and will start creating the next 25 years of cycling memories on her new Specialized Roubaix.  Jen, you are embarking on an entirely new cycling experience and you're going to love it!

 

 

SICCO was Great Again!


SICCO 2017
We had a fantastic group of riders show up and ride together at the SICCO event organized by the Outspokin' Wheelmen, a Youngstown, OH based bicycle club.  These guys know how to put on an event! The routes are beautiful and the support and road markings are unbeatable.  

I've participated in this event for several years now and I know of at least two times I did it by myself.  And while those years were all great too, this year was special to me because we had so many of our club members riding it together.  

Thanks again to the Outspokin' Wheelmen and Dave Hughes (pictured 4th from the left with our members). You did a great job, again, and we enjoyed being there.

Yours truly,

Bob Vano
President


Welcome to the Premier Bicycle Club of Western Pennsylvania

The Premier Bicycle Club was founded on November 27, 2016 in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.  The organization began with a diverse group of community-based individuals such as lawyers, doctors, salespeople, students, business owners, healthcare professionals, and retirees, just to name a few. With more than 70 years of cycling experience combined, we understand what the cycling community wants and needs.  We are people with different backgrounds and a shared interest to provide a positive and supportive environment that encourages a healthy lifestyle for recreational cyclists of all levels to improve their skills and to participate with others in the joys of cycling.  We have a strong conviction that cycling is more enjoyable when each of us takes a comprehensive approach to a healthier lifestyle.  Find out for yourself.
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Become a Founding Member of the Premier Bicycle Club of Western Pennsylvania and receive added benefits to your membership. Be one of the FIRST 25 members to choose the Founding Membership option and you'll never have to pay another membership fee. This is a lifetime membership opportunity with perks.

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PBC at Murrysville March for Parks


The Murrysville March For Parks was held on Saturday morning, March 25, at SportZone on School Road South in Murrysville. Ray Brodersen and Tom Rudy had a table display representing our club, thanks to an invitation by club member Betsy Aiken. It was very well attended, and lots of people stopped by to chat about our club.  View several photos of the event here. Children also colored bike drawings, thank you! Parents and kids, view your drawings here.

Cycling News



Do y
ou like winter riding but are having trouble staying comfortable? A particular problem is keeping your extremities warm. Rebecca Rusch, a seven-time world champion and winter fat-tire racer, has some great advice Read more... 
Learn more about common winter cycling mistakes here.

Thinking of doing your first century ride in 2017? While riding your bike 100 miles seems exciting, to many first time century riders it is sure to evoke some fear and apprehension.  Now is the time to start planning and training for your first century. It doesn't have to be a daunting task, learn how you can have an awesome experience with some good pre-planning.  Read more...

Many of your best days as a cyclist are still ahead of you! Interested in 8 things about cycling that get better with age? Read more...

What type of club rider are you? Read about the 10 types of riders you might see on club rides here.  Of course, you don't do any of these. 

You don't have to be a competitive cyclist to enjoy group rides. Read about some basic group riding skills here.

Cyclists in San Francisco raise serious concerns about self-driving cars and bike safety. Uber moves tests to Arizona, 
Read more...


Bicycle Traveler is a free international magazine devoted to bicycle touring. Packed with stunning photography and entertaining stories, it will make you want to grab your bike and hit the road.
 Access here...

What's Happening at PBC

  • Looking for a ride, check out our Ride Calendar
  • Thinking of joining, check out the Membership Benefits
  • Got the winter blues, good time for some Bike Maintenance
  • Refresh your memory with the Rules of the Road
  • Special focus for women cyclistsJust can't get comfortable on that saddle that came with your bike, check out these saddles designed specifically for women here. Looking for leg workouts designed for women, read more here.  Getting ready for Winter and early Spring riding season, check out these layering options for women here.
  • Like to ride the trails with kids, this grandfather does too! Members post your favorite cycling photos for the rest of the club to enjoy.



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My GAP ride with my granddaughter



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Join Us on STRAVA!

Whether you are a racer or a recreational cycling enthusiast, STRAVA creates the ability for you to show that competitive side by logging and tracking your miles and when you join our club page on STRAVA, you'll be able to see how your progress compares to other club members.  Use the widget below to access our member rankings and highlight your own accomplishments.

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