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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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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 a pdf of the Portland By Cycle 2015 schedule

Online schedule of classes and rides - click here 

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.

Autumn Series Rides

Returning by popular demand, the Autumn Series of Saturday morning rides will encourage you to keep riding as the weather gets more interestingAs with our summer series, the rides go at a moderate pace and are a great way to learn Portland's great bikeways, but the routes are slightly longer - 11 to 20 miles round-trip.    

Even More Rides!

The schedule includes 4 rides in Spring - a Saturday Green Trees ride to celebrate Arbor Month, a Sunday Family Ride to the Tram, suitable for kids of all ages, and two early evening rides in June during Pedalpalooza


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

Portland By Cycle Ride & Class Brochure 2015

See all the Portland By Cycle activities at a glance. (PDF file, 500 kb)

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.