Portland Bike Tours | The Official Portland Guide

Bike tours let you see Portland like a local, zipping through neighborhoods along the many bike paths, trails, and lanes in this bike-friendly city.

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Portland has more than 350 miles (563 km) of bike lanes, trails, and low-traffic streets designated as “bike boulevards,” making Portland bike tours one of the best ways to see the city. Many of these bike paths run through the downtown core and pass popular attractions, shops and restaurants.

Know before you go

All details are subject to change, so please contact the tour operators for the latest information.

Portland Guided Bike Tours

For guided tours, several local outfitters have you covered. Cycle Portland Bike Tours tours Portland’s bridges, breweries, foodie destinations and parks. Around Portland Tours and Pedal Bike Tours expand further, with downtown tours, beer and food-themed jaunts, and trips that explore nearby wine country and the Columbia River Gorge. Cycle Portland and Pedal Bike Tours also offer bespoke tours.

Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours rents refurbished commuter bikes to visitors, as well as two 3-hour bike tours in northeast Portland, one focused on the neighborhood’s food and urban farms and the other on craft breweries and area parks.

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Biking the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is a recreational cyclist’s paradise, with options like car-free asphalt, smooth single-track streams, and canyon trails with tricky switchbacks.

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Explore Gresham by bike

Gresham, a suburb east of Portland, offers a host of bike-friendly businesses and stunning views of Mount Hood.

Free guided tours

Portland By Cycle from the Portland Bureau of Transportation offers free guided bike rides on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in July and August, as well as other rides and classes in the spring and fall. These tours are all BYOB (bring your own bike).

The local group Friends on Bikes offers regular group rides specifically for women, trans people and gender non-conforming people of color.

Rent a bike

For a truly local experience, rent a bike and explore on your own. Necessary accessories—including a pump, helmet, suggested routes, and bike bag—are included. Bike maps are available online. You’ll find routes submitted by riders at Ride Oregon Ride, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation lists their nine best rides around Portland.

Green signs and painted road symbols designate Portland’s most popular bike routes. Mountain bikers will find an extensive network of cool trails in Forest Park, a 5,157-acre (2,087-hectare) urban wasteland just 10 minutes from downtown.

You can also grab one of the many bright orange bikes available throughout the city through Portland’s bike-sharing program, Biketown. BYO helmet! (You can rent a helmet from Pedal Bike Tours or Cycle Portland Bike Tours.) And before you hit the road, be sure to check out this info on bike safety.

Launched in 2016, Portland’s bike share program is bringing 1,000 smart bikes to downtown.

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Party bikes, beer bikes… whatever you call them, these multi-passenger vehicles are definitely pedal-powered and perfectly suited for touring Portland’s proliferation of breweries. Brewcycle offers bikes for 6, 11 or 15 people with the Pearl District and Central Eastside routes. These tours visit multiple breweries and are 21+.

Fancy a family-style group ride? Kerr Bikes, just across the Hawthorne Bridge from downtown, rents surreys that seat 4 or 6 people. They also offer specialty bike rentals through Adaptive Biketown.

Portland Bike Tour Operators

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