Cycle Portland Bike Tours specializes in helping people experience Portland by bicycle. Join us on a casual ride through the vibrant city or beautiful Oregon countryside. Our passion is sharing local bike culture and events with visitors from all over the world and we have a large rental fleet of city, hybrid, touring, and road bikes. Our team is composed of full time bicyclists that love to tour, race, commute and showcase what Portland has to offer. Find us on a Midnight Mystery Ride, at a Bike Polo Game, or Voodoo Doughnut Scavenger Hunt. We cater to your interests with constant updates on the latest and greatest of Portland culture, fantastic customer service, and a passion for creating memorable experiences. – Evan Ross
Portland Bike Tours and Rentals was founded in 2007 by Evan Ross, a North West native. After taking bike tours in several countries while traveling around the world Evan was inspired when he moved to Portland and found no one was providing this service. With a degree in Outdoor Leadership and Education, and a passion for cycling, Evan built the company up from scratch, piece by piece. It all started with two matching “Free Spirit” bikes he scored from a garage sale, fixed up, and used to show people the time of their life. Now Portland Bike Tours has provided thousands of Bike Tours and Rentals, and continues to help people experience Portland by bike every day.
Sam Appelbaum, a Northern California native, is truly passionate about cycling in Portland. When not guiding clients through the city, Sam enjoys pedaling and exploring Portland’s many unique neighborhoods and volunteering at a do-it-yourself bike cooperative.
A recent graduate from the University of Oregon, Sam cultivated an interest in bicycles after countless hours of wrenching on students’ bikes while working for the school’s outdoor program. During the winter months, Sam travels south to Tahoe, CA to guide for a dog sled tour company and pursue another passion, bike-supported back country snowboarding. You can see more of Sam’s adventures at www.pedalyourturns.com.
Fresh out of our Internship program, we are very excited to have Travis on staff! With a background in Outdoor recreational tourism, Travis is a wealth of knowledge about places to get out and about on a bicycle around the Portland area. When he’s not in the shop, Travis enjoys climbing peaks around the Cascades, backcountry backpacking, or just soaking up the wonderful sights and sounds of the Pacific Northwest.