Biking in Portland

Information and resources for biking in Portland provided by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) including planning your bike route, navigating Portland's streets by bike, maintaining your bike and free biking events.

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We embrace bicycling here. Our growing network of nearly 400 miles of bikeways, including 100 miles of low-stress neighborhood greenways as well as multiuse paths make it easy to get to your destination by bike. And most Portlanders live within a quarter mile of a bikeway.

Checklist for getting started on a bike 

If you are considering your first ride, or just need a refresher this is a great place to start. 

Portland Biking Guide 

This guide has everything you need to know about biking in Portland, including the basics of caring for your bike, recommended gear and accessories, and tips for planning your trip. 

Portland Family Biking Guide

This guide provides information and tips to keep you and your family riding through any stage of life, from pregnancy to getting kids prepared to ride independently. 

BIKETOWN: Portland's bike-share system 

BIKETOWN is Portland's bike-share system, with electric-assist bicycles you can rent by the minute. It's a fun, affordable and convenient way to get around Portland – perfect for commuting, spontaneous trips, or for exploring the area. Create an account now so that you are ready whenever the occasion strikes. 

Suggested rides around Portland

If you're visiting, showing guests around, or just want to be a tourist in your own town, check out these popular rides and local attractions. 

  • These routes show off bikeways, neighborhoods and more in various parts of Portland
  • These routes are based in Portland's Central City and have BIKETOWN stations along the way

Free bike rides and classes 

The Portland By Cycle program offers guided bike rides all across town and classes to build skills in a supportive environment perfect for adults new to cycling, new to the area, or those just getting back on the bike. Events typically take place from April to August. You can sign up via email or social media below to learn about events as they pop up. 

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Resources on bike repair and maintenance

Be prepared for flat tires, and other issues by learning basic bike repair and maintenance techniques.