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Bike to Work Breakfast is May 17th


Mother Nature’s polar vibe makes it hard to believe, but next week is May – and May is National Bike Month!

May has been National Bike Month since 1956 and since 1992 Portlanders have received a free breakfast on a specified day during Bike to Work Week.

The tradition continues on Tuesday, May 17th from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Friendly PBOT staffers will be there to serve you coffee, doughnuts, bagels, eggs in a nest and fresh fruit.

Many bike commuters have been created during Bike to Work Week, so if you’ve been thinking about giving bike commuting a try or have a co-worker you’ve been encouraging to do the same, now is the time to begin getting ready. You can order free bike maps and receive a free bike route plan here.

Stay tuned to Commuter Central for other Bike Month events.


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el jefe del huevos

May 2, 2011 at 9:28 AM

wow, those eggs look tasty --- I'm going to get me a hen inna nest!

Also, i heard a rumour that there'll be pancakes, too.


Stephen Hoyt-McBeth

May 2, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Thanks for the comments, El Jefe. I can neither deny nor confirm the presence of pancakes.


Michael Taylor

February 14, 2022 at 9:48 AM


You are incorrect in stating that only "since 1992" food has been provided to Bike to Work participants in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Prior to City of Portland involvement, Bike to Work Day flourished due to the efforts of local business, volunteers from the bicycling community, and even local colleges. There were few expenses and the food and community involvement were wonderful. Nearly everything was donated and donors mentioned on the yearly Bike to Work posters (true works of art with the remaining expense for printing coming from Bike Gallery in downtown Portland).

In 1985, Portland Mayor Bud Clark led one of the rides from Wallace Park, sitting on the front of a semi-recumbent Counterpoint Opus handmade tandem piloted by an experienced bicyclist and co-founder of Tri-County Bicyclists United.

At that point, the City of Portland was not actively involved in organization - or any aspect - of BTW day. Bringing Bud on board for that year's "Bike to Work With Bud" resulted in an event filled with awesome energy. A local florist, "Flowers in Flight" provided red boutonnières for all riders at Pioneer Courthouse Square; the mayor wore one in the 1985 BTW poster which, while in black and white, features one spot of color: the rose! At any rate, PDOT and BTA did not originate Bike to Work Day model in Portland. It existed long before they entered the picture. In 1985, for example, the bicycle activist group sponsor was Tri-County Bicyclists United.


Michael T. (68, riding in Portland all my life - all dimensions)

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