One of the best ways to explore the Rose City is on two wheels.

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

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Oregon’s governor has limited large events based on the current risk level.

Some events may be cancelled, postponed or held virtually. Please check the event website for the most up-to-date information.

Bicycle Maps & Where to Ride

With bike lanes and paths throughout the city, Portland has great places to ride for cyclists of all abilities.

Bike Rentals & Tours

No need to pack your bike; these operators let you see Portland like a local from this cycling-friendly city’s many bike paths, trails and lanes.

Biking Events

Rain or shine, Portlanders jump on their bikes for these annual biking events.

Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride

Every June, thousands of cyclists cruise commando through Portland streets as part of the World Naked Bike Ride.

Pedalpalooza Bike Festival

Portland's cycling culture peaks during summer's multi-week Pedalpalooza, featuring 200+ local-led, themed rides, all open to the public.

Biking Events

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

Biketown Bike-Share in Portland

Introduced in 2016, Portland’s bike-share program brings 1,000 smart bicycles to the central city.

Biking Beyond Portland

Explore gorgeous areas outside Portland by bike using these handy guides.

Bicycling the Banks-Vernonia State Trail

The small logging town of Vernonia has become a central hub for bike routes through the surrounding state forest.

Exploring Gresham by Bike

Gresham, an east Portland suburb, offers a bevy of bike-friendly businesses and stellar views of Mount Hood.

Biking in the Columbia River Gorge

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.

E-Scooters in Portland

In April 2019, Portland launched a year-long citywide trial in of shareable electric scooters ("e-scooters"). Before boarding, check out our dos and don’ts for riding e-scooters in Portland.

Family-Friendly Biking

Traveling with kids on two wheels? Not to fret — Portland is a great place for beginner bicyclists.

Bike Safety Tips

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

Biketown Culture Collection Celebrates Portland’s Diversity

Portland’s bike-share program, Biketown, releases special-edition bikes and more for its year-long Culture Collection initiative.

Portland Sunday Parkways

This family-friendly bike ride features local vendors and live entertainment.

Upcoming Biking Events

Enjoy the city's biking culture with these upcoming events.

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Multiple locations Free

Pedalpalooza 2021 will last all June, July and August to allow more opportunities for smaller group rides. All ride leaders and participants will be required to wear face masks. Visit the Pedalpalooza website for more details. Every year, Pedalpalooza brings over four weeks of biking fun with special rides and events throughout Portland. With over…

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Bridge Pedal
Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021

Bridge Pedal

Multiple locations $35-$70

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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