Our Mission

The Portland Society is a group of women who are passionate about bicycling, and making Portland a better place to live, work and ride. Through monthly meetings, social rides, education & advocacy initiatives, we cultivate a vibrant community of women supporting each other to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Our Vision

Through our love of bicycling, we create lasting connections & friendships, cultivating a thriving network of women capable of enacting positive change in the world.

Meetings & Rides

We meet for an hour the first Wednesday of each month, at 8am, with alternating locations (Nutcase Helmets on odd months, the Bike Farm on even months). We enjoy a round robin of introductions, followed by a presentation on one of a variety of topics, from professional and personal development, to cycling and storytelling.

We also host a fun social rides, which can be found on our facebook page.

You don’t have to be a member to attend. Come try us out for a few meetings and/or rides. If you like it, we’d love to have you join.

For details on our next meeting: please click here.
Learn more about us on our Facebook group and our low traffic email list-serve.


Community. Our common thread is our love of cycling. Through that we grow diverse professional networks and build friendships.

Education. Speakers at our monthly meetings explore topics ranging from taking risks in career to work/life balance.

Shifting Paradigms. By helping each other become stronger and more effective, we create change.

Inspiration. We are women who love to ride bikes and make things happen. We rule! Come rule with us!

Board of directors

Ellee Thalheimer
Maria Schur
April Streeter
Helen McConnell
Laura Crawford
Momoko Saunders
Ivy Chuang

Fine print

Established in 2010, the Portland Society is a nonprofit business alliance with 501(c)6 status.