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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

The 2016 Portland By Cycle program year is over and 2017 is in development.

To see our 2016 schedule click here. Check back for our 2017 program in March.

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.