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Folding Bikes in Transportation Presentation

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Tuesday, May 3rd, Noon - 1pm at Metro Regional Offices

Folding Bikes in Transportation Presentation: May 3rd at Metro 

Metro Regional Offices

Room 370 A/B

600 NE Grand Avenue

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Transit and bicycles make good commute partners. If it’s too far to walk to the nearest bus or train stop, biking is a great way to make transit work for more of your trips.

One of the bike-to-transit challenges is limited capacity on buses and trains for bicycles. Each bus can only hold two bikes and if you’re traveling during rush hour the MAX can be really crowded. Park and ride is a great solution. Sunset Transit Center has a secure, card-activated bike cage and Gresham Transit Center Beaverton Transit Center will soon have cages too.

A bike-transit tool that works everywhere is the folding bike. Some models take as little as 15 seconds to fold and their small size means you can take them on transit regardless of whether there’s rack space.

Watch this video to get a sense of how fast some models can be folded up:


Join Metro Regional Travel Options and Bigfish Folding Bikes representatives for a presentation on folding bikes in transportation.

Want to learn more? Read some folding bikes reviews, watch this Drive Less Save More folding bike video, or better yet, visit Portland bike stores that carry folding bikes.

Photo courtesy of Jango Bicycles


Women on Bikes Gets Rolling in May

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More than a dozen rides and clinics kicks off this week

SmartTrips North-Northeast Preview Series

For all that is wonderful about bicycling in Portland, more than two-thirds of Portland cyclists are men.

The SmartTrips Women on Bikes program provides a fun and comfortable environment for women to begin bicycling or to enjoy biking with other ladies, SmartTrips includes a Women on Bikes program.

The program provides both free clinics and rides. They discuss a variety of topics including basic riding skills, fitting your bike for your body, bicyclists' rights and responsibilities, and route planning. There are also clinics with hands-on training on basic maintenance and flat tire repair.


Women on Bikes also offers you a chance to connect with other women on its beginners' 8-12 mile bike rides.  Find out about new routes, exchange stories and tips, and share a few laughs while pedaling around Portland.  This year WOB is also offering a chance to cruise around the Sunday Parkways routes with a fun group of women.
For more information, check out the Women on Bikes schedule or contact Janis McDonald,, 503-823-5358.