With miles of protected bike lanes (many of which are adorned with special designs), one of the world’s largest naked bike rides and even a month-long bike festival every summer, Portland is any bicyclist’s dream. Read on to learn more about Portland’s thriving biking culture, then head to our events calendar to find the city’s next biking event.
Know Before You Go
As of June 30, 2021, COVID restrictions have been lifted in Portland and the state of Oregon. While events are now allowed, some events may still be canceled, postponed or held virtually. Please check the event website for the most up-to-date information.
Every June, thousands of cyclists cruise commando through Portland streets as part of the World Naked Bike Ride.
Portland's cycling culture peaks during summer's multi-week Pedalpalooza, featuring 200+ local-led, themed rides, all open to the public.
Bike-loving Portlanders have come up with all sorts of rides and events that fill the calendar with two-wheeled shenanigans.
The small logging town of Vernonia has become a central hub for bike routes through the surrounding state forest.
Gresham, an east Portland suburb, offers a bevy of bike-friendly businesses and stellar views of Mount Hood.
The Columbia River Gorge is a recreational biker’s paradise, with options including car-free blacktop, smooth single-track flows and canyon trails with tricky switchbacks.
Portland loves bikes, but it's still important to be armed with knowledge and cycle safely.
Portland’s bike-share program, Biketown, releases special-edition bikes and more for its year-long Culture Collection initiative.
This family-friendly bike ride features local vendors and live entertainment.
Portland’s cycling culture peaks during summer’s multi-week Pedalpalooza, featuring 200+ local-led, themed rides, all open to the public.
The Bridge Pedal is scheduled to return Aug. 8, 2021. Please visit the event website for current information. Portland’s annual Bridge Pedal is a community celebration of the city’s iconic bridges and biking culture. Join your friends and neighbors for the one opportunity each year to bike or walk on Portland’s car-free streets and bridges…
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