Butts on Bikes — Organized Riding for All
Riding is fun that is amplified when shared with others. But what do you do if you are new to cycling and you don’t (yet) have any friends who ride? There are plenty of cycling clubs and group rides happening all the time, but most of these are geared more towards serious/hardcore riders.
Understandably, this might be intimidating for a lot of folks. In Portland, that’s where Northwest Butts on Bikes comes in. Butts on Bikes — or BOB for short — might just be the answer.
The coolest thing about BOB is that it is truly open to all types of riders regardless of experience, equipment or anything else. Some rides are geared toward more experienced riders and some are geared toward complete beginners. There is truly a little something for everyone. And that is pretty cool.
According to the Website, BOB exists to:
- Create a group that welcomes and supports anyone that wants to ride no matter what they wear, or what kind of gear they have, if they are a fair weather rider or the hardcore. Whatever the end goal a rider has, when it comes to riding a bike all should be welcomed!
- Create a calendar rich with events that are diverse to all levels and groups within the great cycling culture we have in the Portland area. You should never be with out something to do cycling wise! Please pass on events to be added to the calendar!
- Create a place for individuals to network with other cyclists in their local areas so if a rider is tired of riding alone, they can easily find others to ride with.
While I haven’t ridden with this group personally, I know a few people who have and they are big fans.