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.
Every June, thousands of cyclists cruise commando through Portland streets as part of the World Naked Bike Ride.
Portland's cycling culture peaks during June's multi-week Pedalpalooza (returning June 1–30, 2019), 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.
Get ready to ride with thousands of other fun-loving people at the 18th annual Worst Day of the Year Ride. Choose from a 15-mile Urban course or 42-mile Hill Climb Challenge course. Laugh at the elements, and gather for a delicious finish line party at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub. Breakfast, lunch, fun rest stops,…
Filmed by Bike is a film festival that features the world’s best bike movies. The packed weekend includes a bike ride, visiting filmmakers, six film showtimes, dozens of films, afterparties and much more.
Sunday Parkways is an annual summertime event series that’s offered on one Sunday a month from May–September. Perfect for riders of all skill levels, these community rides let cyclists take their time and roll through the neighborhoods that make up the heart of the city. Southeast Portland, May 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (7…
Every year, Pedalpalooza brings over four weeks of biking fun with special rides and events throughout Portland. With over 100 different events (most organized by individuals), bikers of all persuasions are likely to find many events of interest. Nearly all events are free.
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 (including the upper decks of both the Marquam and Fremont bridges). Portland’s Bridge Pedal is one of the…