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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Event Bicycle Parking

Local temporary event bike parking providers in Portland:

About Bike Racker  
(503) 442-9991 

Go By Bike
(971) 271-9270

Event Management 
(503) 643-9440

Park A Bike
Event Bike Rack Rental
(800) 481-8524
SHIFT Bike Rack Rental  

The permit application for use of the parking lane, applicable for temporary event bicycle parking, can be found here.

Providing attended or unattended temporary bicycle parking areas at events can improve event operations and attendance in many ways: 

  • Reduce motor vehicle trips and parking demand
  • Reduce the number of bicycles locked to street poles, fences, and trees
  • Reduce the number of bicycles being walked through crowded spaces, such as street fairs
  • Raise the visibility and acceptance of bicycling for transportation

Temporary Event Bicycle Parking Planning Recommendations

The City of Portland recommends that event organizers reserve space for bike parking equal to a minimum of 2% of the total expected crowd attendance. Bike parking for 5% or greater is ideal.

An average length of 6 feet and a width of 1 3/4 feet should be reserved for parking a single bike. An average of 10 bicycles will fit in one car parking spot.

Bicycle parking should be visible from the main entrance to the event.

Temporary permits for the use of parking lanes

If you are unable to provide the bicycle parking within the event facility (building, private property, or permitted street closure or park area) it is possible to acquire a permit for the temporary use of the parking lane for event bike parking.  

Applications must be printed and then faxed (503.865.3442) or delivered to the Permit Center Transportation Counter (1900 SW 4th Avenue, open Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). If faxing, please call the permit center at 503.823.7365 to confirm receipt of the fax and to complete the permit application process. Please do not send applications by mail. Once received, please allow THREE full business days before the permit is effective.

The fees for these permits vary depending on location and duration of permit. Please call the Permit Center (503.865.3442) or email to verify permit fees and processes.

Information on community event street closures can be found here.


Program Contact Information

Sarah Figliozzi

City of Portland Bureau of Transportation

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 800

Portland, OR 97204