Cycle Portland Bike Tours is inviting the public to help them celebrate their expansion and opening of a new location in Old Town at 117 NW 2nd Ave. Tour the shop and meet local bike powered entrepreneur Evan Ross during this months First Thursday Art Walk Event on March 7th 2013 from 5 – 9 pm. Join Portland’s oldest and most celebrated Bike Tour company for an Oregon Microbrew from the new mini-bar, featuring beers from Hopworks Urban Brewery and check out the new Cycle Portland Visitors Center, offering guide books, suggested tour routes, and a map printing station for travelers from around the world.
Based in Old Town, Cycle Portland Bike Tours has been helping visitors explore America’s cycling capitol since 2007 with sightseeing and culture tours of Portland’s urban areas as well as extended trips to Oregon’s Wine Country and Columbia Gorge. Tour themes include historical and cultural perspectives as well as visits to Portland’s famous breweries, food carts, and doughnut shops. Custom tours are always available and have ranged from Coffee and Chocolate Tasting, to Portlandia Show Tours, and even Simpsons themed rides.
Evan Ross, a Cascadia native started leading sightseeing tours by bike in 2007 after earning a degree in Outdoor Leadership, and traveling the world- taking bike tours in Asia, Europe, and Central America. He returned to Portland to find that no one provided this simple service – taking visitors on casual rides to experience the vibrant city or beautiful countryside. Ross saw the opportunity to start a carbon neutral business that provided a real benefit to the community-by showing examples of livable streets and healthy neighborhoods in a true leadership by example model. Customers of Portland Bike Tours choose to rent bikes for transportation instead of renting a car and help reduce their vacation’s carbon footprint while getting some light exercise instead of sitting on a tour bus. “ Providing affordable transportation and recreation opportunities for visitors and locals alike has always been the mission” says Ross, “and the sustainable tourism economy is booming – more and more people want healthy, green, and affordable family activities when they travel. That great, because that’s what we do. ”
weather you live in Portland but have friends that are visiting, want your bike serviced while at work downtown, or just want to know more about cycling the city you live in- Stop by the new shop for free smiles, friendly advice, and all the bike commuter accessories you need to Cycle Portland. More information and tour tickets available at www.cyclepdx.com