Better a late blog post than never! We had the pleasure of taking Austin Food Magazine’s Trish W. on our Brews Cruise bike tour earlier this summer, visiting two of our rotating favorites (Basecamp and Baerlic) and having tasty flights at each. It’s been a fantastic season at Cycle Portland, and we’re always searching out the best craft breweries in town to share with our guests. Curious about taking a Brews Cruise? Don’t take our word for it, check out Trish’s write up here! Travel: Urban Brewery Bike Tour
As regular Portland cyclists know, sometimes our bike paths are hard to keep track of. Whether you’re navigating the Pearl at rush hour or making your way onto the Springwater Corridor for the first time, it’s always handy to know where designated bike infrastructure exists. Our new maps have been updated, giving both renters and locals alike a handy guide for getting around town. After all, we know better than Google maps what feels safe! Come on in and pick one up with your rental today. Beyond safe routes, our maps have a handful of our staff’s recommendations for bike-friendly restaurants, breweries and activities all around town, and we’re always happy to point out our favorites for you when you come in. This makes our maps a great resource for self-guided tours of our beautiful city. Below is an image of part of our map of Sellwood along with some of our downtown Portland suggestions!
The 14th annual Pedalpalooza is in full-swing, with 250+ group rides already scheduled. This year, the fun will be going on until July 4th. You can find the 2016 schedule here on Shift2Bikes, and below are some highlighted rides. We all wish we could make it to every single one, but our legs (and schedules) can only take so much. Many of the popular rides below have pre-rides that meet up with them, so check the schedule and see how many you can fit into your month of June!
June 17th: Dropout Prom Ride, 9:30PM, Col. Summers Park
June 18th: Rooftop Ride, 10:30PM, Lillis-Albina Park
June 19th: Zoobomb, 8:30PM, SW 13th & Burnside
June 23rd: Thursday Night Ride, 7:30PM, Salmon Street Fountain
June 24th: Little Lebowski Urban Achiever Ride, 7PM, Col. Summers Park
June 24th: The Guthrie Ride, 10PM, NE 11th & Alberta
June 25th: The World Naked Bike Ride, 8PM, Location TBA
June 26th: Sunday Parkways, 11AM, Kenton Park
July 2nd: Loud & Lit, 9:30PM, Irving Park
July 4th: Independence Ride, 8PM, Woodlawn Park Amphitheater
Come out and join the fun, we hope to see you there!
Brian Smith from North Shore News came to visit us and take our Brew Cruise where we visit two local microbreweries and then return to our shop for one more pint on the house. We had a great time showing Brian around and we’re glad he had a great time too. Check out his review as well as some great suggestions where to visit, eat, drink, and play when you visit Portland!
We are always glad to offer suggestions as well and have a comprehensive map of Portland if you want to explore some of Portlands 80+ breweries, distilleries, and wineries on your own. You are also welcome to book yourself on one of our Brew Cruises leaving daily at 2pm by clicking on the “Book Now” button on our homepage.