Founded in 2007, Cycle Portland specializes in helping people experience Portland by bicycle and is a haven for bike nerds and bike nerd wannabes. Join us on a casual ride through the vibrant city or rent a bike and explore Oregon’s beautiful countryside. We envision a future where our city is the most sustainable destination to live or visit in the country. We believe one of the most positive impacts a visitor can have in our region is choosing the bicycle over a car while here. Local businesses and residents will be thankful to see visitors choosing to cycle as part of their trip.
There are plentiful reasons to visit Portland. Beyond craft beer, quirky food cart pods, and world-renowned rose gardens and urban spaces, our city offers a pedal-powered culture unlike anywhere else in the country. From floating bike paths to suspended bike/pedestrian-only bridges, Stumptown boasts an astounding network of dedicated cycling infrastructure. By making the choice to see our region by bike, you are supporting our community’s pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support & encourage healthy lifestyles, and bring the love of cycling back to your own community.
About the Family
James, Renee, and Kurt are Cycle Portland’s new family of cycling experts! They have called the Portland area home since they were riding with training wheels. Whether your steed needs to be serviced or you’re in town to explore the city on two wheels, their helpfulness, inclusivity, and local area knowledge will assist you in your cycling endeavors!
Renee, James, and Kurt
Kurt met siblings James and Renee when they were in High School, and quickly formed a bond over riding bikes and going on wilderness adventures. The trio became close friends, cycling down the Pacific Coast and then from Mexico to Panama City in their early 20’s. Renee and Kurt fell in love and married in 2016, riding away on their tandem, which they still use to commute to the shop! The three have been guiding multi-day cycling tours with Bicycle Adventures in epic destinations such as Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and all over the western United States. In partnership with Bicycle Adventures, they bought Cycle Portland during the summer of 2020!
Jesse is a transplant from New York who made the move to Portland for a change in scenery. Sufficient to say he loves the city! After biking from Portland to Glacier National Park, he discovered a passion for bicycles and wanted to share it with others. When he isn’t on tours he can be found tasting beers with friends, experimenting in the kitchen, jamming out at a concert, or climbing some rocks. As a past service member with AmeriCorps, Jesse has an interest in philanthropy and the environment and hopes to collaborate with others to make the world a better place.
Sam took the training wheels off at 4 years old, and has been biking ever since. He got serious about cycling in Japan, where he avoided tight-packed Tokyo trains by riding his mamachari to work, school, or Yoyogi park. He’s commuted by bike while living in Costa Rica, L.A. and San Francisco, but fell in love with the bike culture and community in Portland, which is why he now calls Oregon home. When Sam is not busy cycling to work, where he does bicycle tours, he likes to go for a bike ride. Pedaling hither and yon is his favorite pastime, but you’ll also find him at language exchanges in Portland breweries, cutting off his jeans in summer, sewing pant legs back on in winter, or napping in a park.
Portland: 10 Things to Do Time Magazine
Do like the Stumptown Locals: How to explore Portland By Bike. First off: where to rent. There are many places to hire wheels, but Maus suggests one that quickly connects you with the locals. “Cycle Portland Bike Tours in Old Town. Owner Evan Ross is a true gem in the community and he’s got a range of bikes that help you blend in with the locals. The prices are hard to beat, too.” See their website portlandbicycletours.com.
Portlandia is pridefully weird, with its love of beards, bikes and crazy junk food. After a couple of high-calorie days here, I want to put the fetching little city on my handlebars and ride.
So I do.
Cycle Portland Bike Tours‘ basic ride-around starts downtown about a mile from the city’s core. During the two-hour ride, guide Sam Appelbaum huddles up the 10 of us at various pit stops around town for breezy accounts of the city’s history. It’s an engaging way to get a feel for the city’s layout and some of its conventional and quirky offerings.
A Portland bike tour company is offering “Portlandia”-themed bike rides.
Evan Ross, owner of Portland Bicycle Tours, said he has already organized two by request and is planning one for Friday night, ending at the showing of Episode 2 at the Mission Theater in Northwest Portland.
Portland company offers ‘Portlandia bike rides’ The Oregonian
Evan Ross started Portland Bicycle Tours with just a few recycled bikes and an idea: to show people what makes Portland special in an environmentally friendly way—on bikes.
Portland Bicycle Tours: Providing Portland with Eco-Friendly Exploration Neighborhood Notes
We started the day by meeting up at the Portland Bicycle Tours & Rentals’ Shop in Old Town at 8:30am. A few of us brought our own bikes while a couple others rented bikes. They have a large assortment of bikes ranging in sizes, single speeds and multi-speeds. We loaded up all the bikes and headed out West…
Do like the Stumptown locals: How to explore Portland by bike – The Globe and Mail