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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland By Cycle rides and classes

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  For more information, contact Timo Forsberg |  503-823-7699

Click here for the Portland By Cycle 2016 schedule

Portland By Cycle 

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Rides and Classes offer information and a supportive setting for adults new to cycling, new to the area, or just getting back on the bike. Active Transportation's Portland By Cycle campaign encourages you to use a bike more often - for fun, exercise, shopping, or even commuting to work.  All activities are FREE and open to the public - no registration required (unless noted on the schedule).



Classes in Spring cover topics that everyone on a bike can appreciate, from the basics of starting out to maintaining your steed, shopping by bike, riding through the rainy season and more.  


Guided Bike Rides - Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, July and August

Guided bike rides show you the best of Portland's neighborhoods and how to ride safely and confidently.  All rides are loops - they start and end the same spot. Both evenings' rides meet at 5:45, leave at 6:00, and last til about 8:00 p.m., covering between 6 and 10 miles round-trip.

Even More Rides!

The schedule will also include rides on the weekends:  a Sunday Family Ride to the Tram, suitable for kids of all ages;  a June Pedalpalooza ride to visit bike non-profits; a tour of Cully with the local riding group Andando en Bicicletas en Cully; and a longer ride to start the Autumn riding season.


SmartTrips logoFor more information, contact Timo Forsberg |  503-823-7699

Portland By Cycle Ride & Class Brochure 2016

See all the Portland By Cycle activities at a glance. (PDF file, 1 mb)

Portland By Cycle rides and classes online list

Classes & guided rides to help you get around by bike

Especially for Women on Bikes

Classes & guided bike rides specifically for women.

Portland Biking Guide

A booklet of information to help make your ride safe, comfortable, & thoroughly enjoyable.

Road Etiquette for drivers and cyclists

Information for people traveling by car, by bike, and on foot in Portland

Portland's Bicycle Symbols and Markings

A guide to some of the unique markings that help guide people on bikes and in cars to share the road.