Cycle Portland Voted #3 Portland Activity!

Cycle Portland Bike Tours and Rentals is ranked #3 activity in Portland, Oregon according to TripAdvisor!  Many of our visitors say that our positive and numerous reviews on TripAdvisor led them straight to taking a tour with us.  Take a look at what people have to say about us here.

These are a few of the different tours we offer:

Essential Portland Tour:  Our signature Bike Tour and an ideal introduction to the City of Roses. A downtown neighborhood ride that is mostly flat and has many stops for learning about Portland history and culture.

The Foodie Fieldtrip: An ultimate Portland sensory experience! Ride with us to a few of our favorite flavor spots and taste along the way. Arrive hungry!

Brews Cruise:  Portland is known as Beervana and no visit would be complete without checking in on the craft Beer Scene. Roll with us through the “Brewery Blocks” in Portland’s beautiful Pearl District for some tasters, then finish the ride with a cold Hopworks Beer right off the taps in our bike shop!

Come on in for a tour, rental, or Bike Repair. – we’re open everyday from 9-6 p.m. and most repairs can be done same day.

We want to thank all our customers for providing their feedback and experiencing Portland by Bike with us – we wouldn’t be here without you.

Cycle Portland Bike Mechanic Postition Available!

We’re looking for an experienced applicant for our Portland bike mechanic position to round out our team. Certification is preferred, but not required. Applicants should have at least two years experience and be comfortable working on a wide variety of different bike styles. This position includes working on the retail sales floor as well as behind the stand.
Customer Service experience is a must and you should enjoy working with the public. We also rent bikes at our shop and a large part of this position is checking bikes in and out to customers along with helping cyclists choose appropriate accessories for their needs. Many of our customers are visitors from around the world and a large part of the position is being able to give directions, route assistance, and food/ drink recommendations to make their Portland experience a success. Position is seasonal, but could turn in to full time for the right candidate.
How to Apply
Please e-mail [email protected] or drop off a resume at 117 NW 2nd Ave., along with a paragraph or two about why you would be a good fit for the position, and what days of the week you are available.The full Job posting is available HERE.

Cycle Portland Receives TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence

Cycle Portland has received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award from Trip Advisor! Thanks for all your great reviews.

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Portland has been voted number #1 bicycle commuting city in the US!  If you commute to downtown Portland, be sure to stop into Cycle Portland on 2nd and Couch for all your commuting accessories and repair work.

Check out the article from NerdWallet to see the rest of the  top 10 here.

Upcoming local bike events:

Thursday, May 22 5:30-8:00pm – Piccolo Park, SE 28th between SE Division & Clinton PDX Tandems Social Ride Monthly Tandem Ride.  Meet up and ride around.  Meet at 5:30 depart at 6.  Ride length TBD based on input.

Saturday, May 24 10:00am-2:00pm – Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland Bikes for Humanity Volunteer Repair Clinic Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a charitable service project aimed at providing our community affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.

Friday, May 30 7:15am-8:30am- Steel and Hawthorne Bridges Breakfast on the Bridges Free breakfast for bike commuters!

Saturday, May 31 8:45am – Meet at Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station Cycle the Well Field Bring your bike and your friends for a tour of Portland’s Columbia South Shore Well Field! Experts from the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will lead this 16-mile trip on easy terrain. Learn about the safety, functionality and history of Portland’s underground drinking water system, which supplements the main supply from Bull Run.

Electric Bikes in Portland Are Here at Cycle PDX!

Cycle Portland now renting and selling Electric Bikes in Portland!

E-bikes are a Blast! They combine human and electric power in the ultimate package. Want to go Further? Want to go Faster? Want to lighten your carbon footprint? It’s all possible with Electrified Bicycles.

Cycle Portland currently has Currie Tech brand Hybrid models charged up and ready for you to enjoy.  No special license or equipment needed, and you can legally ride up to 20mph with pedal assist or Full Throttle Action. Come on in and test one out today!

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E-Bike rentals start at $15 per hour or $50 per day and we have multi-day discounts. Contact the shop for more information.

Trip idea:  Take our e-bike up to Council Crest park, the highest point in Portland, and see incredible views of Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Rainier, Mt Adams, Mt. Hood and Mt Jefferson.  Follow the Short, Steep & Sweet 15 miles loop in SW Portland.

Cycle Portland is open 7 days a week from 9 am – 6 pm and located in the vibrant Old Town/ China Town neighborhood. Stop on by!

May is National Bike Month

If you are visiting the Portland area, Cycle Portland Bike Tours has everything you need to for a great ride around the city and beyond. Our bike rentals come with all the accessories you will need. Be sure to check out some of our great rides around the city like the Springwater Corridor. This beautiful multi-use path is car free, starts in Portland and is 21 miles long and easy to get to from Cycle Portland. Another option for a great ride around the city using the Springwater Corridor Trail is called the Powell Butte – Springwater loop. We also have free city bike maps and can point you in the right direction.

Portland is celebrating National Bike Month! Be sure to check out all the great events happening around town.

Commuters – Friday, May 16th is National Bike to Work Day

7:30-9 a.m. Go Lloyd Bike Committee will be offering a free breakfast and entertainment at Oregon Square (on Holladay, directly south of the NE 7th MAX).

1-4 p.m. 2014 Portland Employers Bike Summit at Pettygrove Park

4:15-6:30 p.m. Bike Ride and Happy Hour, meet at 200 SW Market Street Interested in learning how to work on your bike? Check out the Bikes For Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) Thursdays Free Volunteer Mechanics Class 6-9 p.m. at the Community Exchange Bike School, 4038 SE Brooklyn Street.

See you at the shop!

 

Spring updates from Cycle Portland!

Our spring sunshine has made for some great riding days. Whether you are in town visiting or commuting to work, Cycle Portland has everything you need!

 Discover Portland

We’d like to introduce Travis, our new marketing intern.  He studies outdoor recreation tourism at Mt. Hood Community College and is a New England transplant. Travis will be with us for the next few months learning all about bikes, tourism and small businesses. He also works for Travel Oregon at the Portland Airport staffing the welcome center, and has been a great addition to the team. Come on in and say hi!

 travis at cycle portland

We’re hiring! Cycle Portland is currently looking for Seasonal staff to help with our bike repair shop and with leading tours! That’s right – get paid to work on bikes and ride in the sunshine. We’re looking for experienced people, so if you have guiding experience, or have worked previously as a mechanic in a shop environment, then please drop off a resume.

Looking for a great ride idea close to Portland?  Check out the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Oregon’s first rail-to-trail is also part of the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway.  This trip is easily accessible by the Max.  Take the Blue Line to Hillsboro.  Stop by the shop for a free map.

Did you know that the last Friday of every month there are free pastries and coffee for commuters on the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges?  Stop by either of these bridges on your way to work from 7-9. for Breakfast on the Bridges. The next one is this Friday, April 25.

May is National Bike Month and May 16 is National Bike to Work Day. Stay tuned for tons of great bike events happening in Portland next month.

Cycle Portland recieves Travel Oregon Forever Award

http://industry.traveloregon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/TOF_Black_Transparent.pngCycle Portland is now recognized in the Travel Oregon Forever network after participating in the Travel Oregon Sustainable Business Challenge! We are excited to participate and recognize the value in providing Green Tourism opportunities for visitors from all over the country and the world.

About the Sustainable Business Challenge – Based on the 37 Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, Travel Oregon’s Sustainable Business Challenge is a voluntary reporting program that quantifies and qualifies the commitment of tourism and hospitality organizations to running sustainable and environmentally responsible operations. All tourism-related organizations are eligible to participate. Participants receive special recognition and marketing exposure through Travel Oregon’s advertising network. Learn more at www.TravelOregonForever.com.

Check out www.TravelOregon.com, Oregon’s official website for visitor information for a list of participating businesses if you are planning a trip to Portland or Greater Oregon this season.

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