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
To slow the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, effective Aug. 27, a statewide mask mandate is in place. Oregonians and visitors ages 5 and up are required to wear face coverings in all public indoor settings, as well as crowded outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status. This rule does not apply to individuals actively eating or drinking.
Additionally, some event organizers and venues may require proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test, for admission. Other events may be canceled, postponed or held virtually. Please check individual event websites 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.
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