Our Mission

We are women/trans/femmes 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 by supporting each other to achieve our personal and professional goals.

Our Vision

Through our love of bicycling, we create lasting connections & friendships, cultivating a thriving network 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.

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

For details on our next meeting: please click here.


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 love to ride bikes and make things happen. We rule! Come rule with us!

Board of directors

Ellee Thalheimer
Maria Schur
April Streeter
Momoko Saunders
Ivy Chuang

Fine print

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