Suggested bike rides around Portland

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Riding bicycles in Portland
These route maps showcase some of the best places to ride around Portland. Most of the routes are loops, using low-traffic streets, neighborhood greenways, off-street paths and bike lanes.
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Have a great ride

Want to see different parts of town while enjoying Portland's great bikeway network? These suggested ride maps include the round-trip mileage, a description of the ride, and turn by turn arrows on the map to help you navigate. You can browse them online or download a PDF at the bottom of each route to print and bring with you. The rides are grouped by city quadrant - check the map below to see where in the city you can find a route.

If you'd like to join PBOT staff on a guided ride, check this page of upcoming events.

Map of the Portland, Oregon area with colored shapes showing where each route is found; each shape shows a number which corresponds to the title on the webpage for that route.

-North-

1) Heart of St. Johns Peninsula Ride

7.5 miles; mostly flat, with a combination of neighborhood street connections, Neighborhood Greenways and bike lanes

Heart of St Johns Peninsula Ride Map

Enjoy the views from Willamette Bluff, quiet Neighborhood Greenways and two great parks that bookend this tour of the St. Johns Peninsula.

START/END:

Columbia Park (N Lombard and N Woolsey)

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Click below for a printable PDF version of the map.


2) North Greeley and Greenways Ride

7.8 miles; some hills, sections with bike lanes on busier streets

North Greeley and Greenways Ride Map

This 8-mile North Portland ride offers a little bit of everything. Discover Neighborhood Greenways of Albina and Arbor Lodge, the Bryant St bike and pedestrian bridge, enjoy views of the river from Willamette Blvd, and squeal with joy as you ride downhill on the new protected bike lanes on lower Greeley.

START/END:

DeNorval Unthank Park (N Kerby Ave and N Failing St)

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Click below for a printable PDF version of the map.


3) North Portland Bike to Books Tour Ride

3.6 miles; flat with sidewalks, marked crossings on main streets, pedestrian overpass

North Portland Bike to Books Tour Ride Map

Suitable as a family walk or bike ride, you’ll spy a strawberry, a family of chickens and a school of fish on bikes along this tour of 2020 Bike to Books street art, all originating from North Portland libraries. This route brought to you by biketobooks.com.

START/END: 

North Portland Library
(N Killingsworth St and N Commercial Ave)

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Click below for a printable PDF version of the map.


-Northeast-

4) Summer of Pride 2023 Bike Tour: North/Northeast Loop 

6 to 8 miles; mostly flat, crossing the Bryant St. Bridge 

Summer of Pride 2023 Bike Tour for North and Northeast Portland.

Ride through North and Northeast Portland to visit and support up to 13 different Queer-owned businesses, including retail shops, restaurants, cafés, bookstores, a yoga studio, and nightlife locations. Keep the spirit of Pride going and get out exploring North/Northeast Portland by bike. 

Start and End 

Suggested start/end V3 PDX (6550 N Interstate Ave.) 

Click below for a printable PDF version of the map. 


5) The Bike to Books Tour 2023

10 miles; mostly flat, crossing the Earl Blumenauer Bridge

A map of the East side of Portland outlines a 10 mile bike route to see seven different Bike to Books designs. The map key says: Bike to Books Tour 2023. 10 miles; mostly flat with one gentle climb; primarily on neighborhood greenways with about 1.5 miles of bike lanes; includes the Earl Blumenauer Bridge.

Ride through Portland's eastside to see seven different Bike to Books winning designs. 

Start and End

Start at "Unicorn" at NE 77th Avenue, south of Sandy .

End at "Rivers and Roads to Books" on SE Taylor, south of 42nd Avenue. 

Click below for a printable PDF version of the map. 


6) Roses, Parks and Greens Tour

8.6 miles; mostly flat, with two short blocks of climbing near Sabin school and downhill through Rose City Golf Course

Roses, Parks and Greens Tour Map

Enjoy a tour along residential streets and greenways of northeast to the many diverse green spaces of the Rose City, including a community orchard and a hydro park.

START/END:

Rose City Park (NE Tillamook St and NE 62nd Ave) 

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 Click below for a printable PDF version of the map.


7) Parkrose Pedal Tours

Parkrose Pedal Tours Map

SHORTER RIDE:

A great route for families, this tour of the Parkrose neighborhood highlights the I-205 multi-use path in Maywood Park, with access to Gateway Green.

2.9 miles; flat, mostly quiet neighborhood streets, marked crossings on major streets

LONGER RIDE:

This route connects all Parkrose School District schools and adjacent parks. With bike lanes on busier streets, this loop is for families able to ride together in a straight line alongside traffic.

6 miles; mix of neighborhood streets, greenways and bike lanes, one pedestrian path under freeway
 

START/END:

Parkrose Middle School (11800 NE Shaver St)

Click for Ride with GPS short version

Click for Ride with GPS long version

Click below for a printable PDF version of the map.


8) Four Parks of East Portland Ride

6 miles; flat, some paved trails, short sections with bike lanes on busier streets

Four Parks of East Portland Ride Map

This ride takes you on a tour of four East Portland parks and features the new HOP Greenway serving the Gateway District.

START/END:

Gateway Discovery Park (NE 106th Ave and NE Halsey St)

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Click below for a printable PDF version of the map.


-Southeast-

9) The Art of Foster Ride

5.6 miles; flat, some paved trails, pedestrian/bike bridge, short sections with bike lanes on busier streets

The Art of Foster Ride Map

This ride is like a treasure hunt of more than a dozen vibrant murals and street paintings that dot the Foster-Powell area. How many can you spot?

START/END:

Portland Mercado (7238 SE Foster Rd) 

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Click below for a printable PDF version of the map.

To get a preview of this ride, watch this video from Bike Stuff PDX.


10) Summer of Pride 2023 Bike Tour: Southeast Loop

6 to 8 miles; mostly flat

Summer of Pride 2023 Bike Tour for Southeast Portland.

Ride through Southeast Portland to visit and support up to 10 different Queer-owned businesses, including retail shops, restaurants, cafés, bookstores, and nightlife locations. Despite June and July coming to a close, use this bike route to keep celebrating pride all year round! 

Start and End 

Suggested start/end Love A Bowl (1401 SE Division St.) 

Click below for a printable PDF version of the map. 


11) Ladd’s Key to SE Portland Ride

7.5 miles; mostly flat with moderate hills, shared roadways, bike lanes, two bike/pedestrian overpasses with elevators

Ladd's Key to SE Portland Ride Map

Unlock to discover the unique neighborhoods of Southeast. Experience bike infrastructure of new and old Portland and enjoy unique views from the Bob Stacey Crossing and Lafayette St overpasses.

START/END:

Ladd Circle Park and Rose Garden (SE 16th Ave and SE Harrison St) 

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Click below for a printable PDF version of the map.

To get a preview of this ride, watch this video from Bike Stuff PDX.


12) Sellwood-Moreland Nature Ride

4.8 miles; mostly flat with two short hill sections, paved trails, and Neighborhood Greenways

Sellwood-Moreland Nature Ride Map

Enjoy a short ride along the Springwater Corridor Trail through Oaks Bottom Wetlands and Wildlife Refuge and Neighborhood Greenways of Sellwood-Moreland. Take time for a picnic or visit nearby Westmoreland Park along the way.

START/END:

Sellwood Riverfront Park (SE Spokane St and SE Oaks Park Way)

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Click below for a printable PDF version of the map. 

To get a preview of this ride, watch this video from Bike Stuff PDX.


-Central City-

13) The Classic Waterfront Loop Ride

10.6 miles; mostly flat, paved trails

The Classic Waterfront Loop Ride Map

You’ll enjoy a scenic ride along Willamette River trails between the Sellwood and Steel bridges on this classic waterfront loop.

START/END:

Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade trail behind OMSI (1945 SE Water Ave) 

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Click below for a printable PDF version of the map.

To get a preview of this ride, watch this video from Bike Stuff PDX.


14) Summer of Pride 2023 Bike Tour: Central Loop 

7.5 miles; mostly flat, crossing the Broadway and Burnside Bridges 

Grey map of Portland with orange key underneath map. Summer of Pride 2023 Bike Tours title is labeled in an orange star in the upper left corner. A rainbow-colored bike route shows Queer-owned businesses in Portland's Central City.

Ride through Downtown and Central Eastside to visit and support up to 19 different Queer-owned businesses, including retail shops, restaurants, cafés, bookstores, and nightlife locations. The Portland Pride Parade is this Sunday, July 16. This ride is a great way to keep celebrating beyond the march.  

Start and End 

Suggested start/end at NW Marshall Street and NW 13th Avenue 

Click below for a printable PDF version of the map. 


-South and Southwest-

15) SW Multnomah-Vermont Ride

7.3 miles; some hills, gravel path, bike lanes on busier streets

SW Multnomah-Vermont Ride Map

You’ll ride through the heart of the Hillsdale and Multnomah Village business districts, past Gabriel Park, and discover some Neighborhood Greenways in the quaint Maplewood neighborhood on this SW Portland ride.

START/END:

Hillsdale Library (1525 SW Sunset Blvd)

Click for Ride with GPS version

Click below for a printable PDF version of the map. 


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