Entries by Rhonda Morin

Elaine Bothe | Sorella Forte member spotlight

Joined Sorella Forte in 2009 Let’s learn about one of our longtime members, national gold medal champion and coach Elaine Bothe @elainebbikes.   Elaine, who uses she/her pronouns, has been riding a bike since she was 4 years old. She came to racing after enjoying triathlons during and after college. She took up cyclocross in 2009, […]

Julie Ann Smith – Member spotlight

Our title sponsor, Julie Ann Smith of Blue Lake Oral Surgery, has a fun story. Julie Ann (she/her) started cycling in her early 40s after years of distance running. She has not been a lifelong cyclist. Early on, she thought of cycling as far too dangerous, but her interest was piqued after she had some […]

March board meeting news

Top news from our March 2, 2022, board meeting Present Linda W., president; Julia S., secretary; Lisa C., member at large; Jodee Varney, treasurer; Tera H., membership coordinator; Emilie P., member at large; Clay W., social media coordinator. Members present Jaime R., Linda F., Julia S., Rhonda M. Top news Format of River City Bikes […]

Annual meeting set for January

Mark your calendar. January 30, 2022, from 4-6 p.m. is the date for our annual meeting. Fingers crossed we can actually meet in person. We’ll evaluate closer to meeting and let you know. Our annual meeting is usually one of the only times we’re all together, and it’s important for team building and team business. […]

Ride Report Tonya Roe Memorial Ride

Twelve Sorella members started out at River City Bikes (RCB) on Saturday, July 17, 2021, and we made our way north to Marine Drive, where a tailwind set us free and we made great time heading east. We had one flat shortly before reaching Glen Otto Park, but that didn’t slow us down too much. […]

Tonya Roe Memorial Ride

Sorella Forte member Tonya Roe will be remembered by her cycling sisters during a memorial ride on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Roe died January 1, 2021, in Portland, Ore., after a battle with cancer. She was 52 years young. In our years together, the club shared many, many memories with her. We miss Roe’s spirit, […]

Passing of a Sorella Member

A beloved and fierce women’s cycling advocate left this earth. Sorella Forte member Tonya Roe died on Friday night, January 1, 2021, in Portland, Ore., after a battle with cancer. She was 52 years young. We shared many, many memories with Tonya. We miss her spirit, her kindness, her dedication to the sport of cycling […]

Saturday Morning Rides Cancelled

After speaking with Sorella’s board and River City Bikes management, we have decided to cancel the Saturday morning rides starting March 14, 2020 through April 12, 2020, and maybe beyond depending on Oregon’s health department requirements. This is in line with the COVID-19 guidelines of OBRA and the state of Oregon. River City Bikes, where […]

Cyclocross Nationals Recap

A handful of Sorella Forte sisters made an appearance at CX Nationals in Lakewood, WA, December 10-15, 2019. It was an epic experience. Make some noise for Bonnie Rosenfeld who captured the only podium for Sorella – a silver medal!  Kim Sass bravely did two of the hardest fields at nationals – the 40-44 group […]