Cycle Portland specializes in helping people experience Portland by bicycle. Join us on a casual ride through the vibrant city or rent a bike and explore Oregon’s beautiful 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 singlespeed, hybrid, road, and E-bikes at your disposal. Our team is composed of full time bicyclists that love to tour, race, commute and share the city they call home.
Who We Are
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.
Sierra Renz is an undergraduate student at Lewis & Clark College where she is currently studying to be an opera singer. A transplant from Phoenix, Arizona, Sierra had only biked a handful of times before moving to Portland in 2012. Now, on top of being a year-round commuter, Sierra can be found taking part in group rides, century rides, racing Cyclocross in the fall, and advocating for women’s cycling. Her dream would be to one day take part in the Tour Divide, a 2,745 mile race that stretches from Canada to Mexico through the mid-western section of the United States.
Guthrie is a passionate cyclist and advocate living in Portland, Oregon. When not in the shop, he enjoys pursuing his goal of exploring every single marked bicycle path in the Portland Metro area. He can often be seen at Pedalpalooza events, or helping with a flat tire repair on the waterfront path. Having been in the saddle since a young age, he understands the need to nurture the ambitions of future cyclists, no matter their level of experience. Guthrie runs and maintains PedalDream.com, a website devoted to inspiring people to leave the car at home, and enjoy travel in the saddle. In the summer of 2017, Guthrie hopes to cycle from the tip of Alaska to Patagonia, but until then he is doing his best to help people discover the joy and freedom of letting a bike into their lives.
Neel has been an avid endurance cyclist for over 15 years participating in numerous century rides as well as multi-day tours around North America. After a long career in the film industry in San Francisco, Neel retired from that life in 2010 and turned his full attention toward working in bike sales and service eventually becoming a certified bike fitter by the Slowtwitch Institute. When his hands aren’t covered in bike grease or his brow sweaty from climbing a hill on Bertha, his trusty touring steed, Neel, who is also a published poet and amature historian, can be found researching or writing. In 2015 after a month-long bike tour around the Pacific Northwest, Neel landed in Portland and began working on a historical novel about the native peoples of the Cascades as well as non-fictional projects concerning the evolution of the Willamette Valley.
Alec graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Environmental Studies and a Professional Certificate from the Outdoor Pursuits Leadership Training Program. A longtime advocate of the environment, Alec loves any and all outdoors endeavors. He is most often found on a rock wall or on a bike saddle. After finishing school in 2016, Alec traveled the western United States in search of the best rock walls and bike trails. In early 2017, Alec found himself settled in Portland, where he enjoys bombing hills, beer, growing food, getting people psyched on cycling and the environment, and ranting about the natural history of the area.
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