Portland by bike

Prefer two wheels to four? You've come to the right place.

Cyclists on Eastbank EsplanadeCyclists enjoy great views in Portland.

What gives Portland the right to claim the handle of Bike City, U.S.A.? Well, it could be the 315 miles of bikeways, or the nation’s highest percentage of bike commuters (7%), or the city’s preponderance of bike-themed events.

  • Portland's 12 bridges across the Willamette River offer stunning views any time of day.

    Bridges of Portland

    The Willamette River, which divides the city into east and west sides, features a dozen distinct crossings that hint at the city’s eclectic personality.

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  • Riding in the Rain

    Riding in the Rain

    There's a lot of rain happening in Portland from November to March, but don't let that stop you! This zine offers great advice for staying dry (and safe!) as you bike around the city.

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  • Donutocalypse

    Donutocalypse donut coloring book

    This apocalyptic coloring book lists some of Portland's best donuts, as well as art supply stores and bike rentals (for working off those extra calories).

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  • A bike tour in downtown Portland

    Bike tours & rentals

    Portland has more than 300 miles (483 km) of bike lanes, paths and low-traffic streets designated as "bike boulevards," making cycling one of the best ways to see the city.

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  • The Springwater on the Willamette Trail offers views of downtown.

    Bicycle maps & where to ride

    With bike lanes and paths all over town — not to mention cool forests and striking scenery — the city is pretty much a cyclist’s oyster.

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  • A cyclist and motorist share the road in downtown Portland.

    Bike safety tips

    Portland loves bikes, but it's still important to be armed with knowledge and cycle safely.

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  • Photo by Jonathan Maus

    Cycling events

    Bike-loving Portlanders have come up with all sorts of rides and events that fill the calendar with two-wheeled shenanigans.

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  • Pedal a BrewCycle from pub to pub in Portland’s Pearl District.

    Bike and beer events

    Pump up those tires and get ready to pair Portland’s two greatest passions: brews and bikes. As America’s best beer town and most cycle-friendly city, Portland makes it easy to ride and imbibe.

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  • A few of the thousands of participants in Portland's 2014 World Naked Bike Ride.

    Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride

    Every June, thousands of cyclists cruise commando through Portland streets as part of the World Naked Bike Ride, a global protest against oil dependency.

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