Learn about the bike bill that started to change our transportation infrastructure in the 1970′s, the strategies Portland has used to implement our current cycling infrastructure, and changes that have yet to come.
Our Bike Tours are easy paced and designed for your comfort and relaxation. Tours do include light exercise and require physical fitness and some cardiovascular stamina. Some routes share the road with motor vehicle traffic and although are designed to be the safest possible, you must be comfortable being passed by auto traffic.
On this tour we explore not just Portland’s bike lanes, but our Active Transportation System as a whole. Recent improvements in bike and pedestrian safety facilities are numerous, lending plenty of design features to visit and use.
A cyclist's ability to combine public transportation (especially rail) with a bicycle here greatly improves the area that can be covered efficiently. Timed traffic lights in the downtown core along with “bicycle boulevards” in our neighborhoods lends a safe atmosphere and we have a new “European Style” cycle track to roll in near the Portland State University Campus.
See examples of combined traffic calming techniques partnered with storm water management facilities, as the city rolls out improved Neighborhood Green-ways. Cross the Willamette on our newest 15ft wide off street bike and pedestrian crossing via the Morrison Bridge. Experience the Tom McCall waterfront park esplanade that used to be an eight lane freeway and learn about our new light-rail and street car loop that is in construction now. This topic is a favorite of our guides and we love to show off “the office”.
Things To Bring
casual clothing, closed toed shoes, water bottle & sunscreen.
All two hour Portland Bicycle Tours are $40.00 per person with bike, helmet, and guide always included. Minimum of 2 participants to schedule a tour on any day. For smaller parties, contact us to inquire about joining tours already scheduled. Tips are not required but always appreciated.
If you give us at least 48 hours notice, we will cancel your reservation and provide a full refund.
10 am, 1 pm
Please arrive 10-15 min early at Cycle Portland Bike Tours and Rentals: 117 NW 2nd Ave. Portland Oregon 97209
All tours are loops and end at 117 NW Couch St.