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Biking in Portland

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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 over 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. 


Find your way around - bike maps 

Our series of citywide and quadrant-focused bike maps use colors to show the best routes for biking.  Pick up a printed copy at most local bike shops, order one or more here, or use the mobile-friendly online bike map, PortlandBikeMap.com.


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. Visit our BIKETOWN bike-share home page to learn more about BIKETOWN as well as our other programs, BIKETOWN for All and Adaptive BIKETOWN.


Suggested rides around Portland

Map of a route for a bike ride on neighborhood greenways in East 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. The routes are all loops, ending back at the start location, and use low-stress bikeways to show off parks, neighborhoods and more.  


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 February to October. You can sign up via email to learn about events as they pop up. 

Sign up to receive emails about upcoming events


Bike Shops and Resources on bike repair and maintenance

Be prepared for flat tires, and other issues by learning basic bike repair and maintenance techniques.  Check the "Upcoming Events" section for workshops offered by Portland By Cycle


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