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This page is a collection of information which should be useful to out-of-town visitors. Specifically, it is intended for visitors who are coming to Portland for bike fun. Even more specifically, it is for Pedalpalooza 2013.
When to Come
Pedalpalooza 2013 is from June 6-29. There's stuff happening year round, of course, but those are the busiest 3+ weeks in the bike fun world.
Portland's World Naked Bike Ride is one of the world's largest, and its been growing by 150% per year. This year, it will be Saturday, June 8.
The Multnomah County Bike Fair is on Saturday, June 29.
Transporting Your Bike
Well… You could always ride it. If that doesn't work for you, here are some links…
- Ibike made this guide to flying with your bike. Rumor has it that flying with “bicycle parts” is way cheaper than flying with a dissembled bicycle (wink, wink)
- PDX bike facilities-If you do want to fly to PDX with your bike, check out PDX's bike facilities which include a bike assembly station and tools that you can check out from the Travel Oregon kiosk
- Here's a guide on how to ship your bike, but… you know, probably not an awesome idea considering you could just rent or borrow one once you're here.
There's a nice full list here listed by quadrant.
For a full list alphabetically sorted check this link. Includes links to shops where you can work on your bike and shops that rent bikes.
Check out this linkfor a full list of shops that rent bikes in Portland.
Here are some to consider:
Cycle Portland Portland Bike Tours and Rentals 117 NW 2nd Ave. Portland, Oregon 97209 www.portlandbicycletours.com
Welcome to Portland! We are here to get you riding and have a large fleet of rental bikes to choose from, starting at $5 per hour/ $20 per day or $80 per week. Located right downtown near the train station, bus transit mall, and Old Town light rail station we have the best rates in town and all rentals include free helmets, locks, lights, maps and anything else you need to enjoy your ride. Check out our website for full pricing info! www.portlandbicycletours.com or call (503) 360-6815
Other places to rent:
For printed maps, there are several choices:
Metro's Bike There! map is the local favorite, is printed on waterproof stock, and costs $9.00. Most local bike shop carry it; most chain stores don't.
Click this link to order maps to be mailed to you.
PBOT offers a series of maps for recreational cycling in the area surrounding Portland. Download these and print them yourself.
PBOT also maintains a List of bike maps issued by cities & counties around Portland.
Generic Visitor Information
Check the Travel Portland website for the usual visitor spiel. Nearly half the graphics in the “What's Going On?” column feature bicycles!
You might also check out PDX Pipeline for other events while you're here.
If you want to see some Portland neighborhoods on your own click this link for for a variety of routes around the city, from flat to hilly, short to long.
The City of Portland has collected some interesting information in their Recreational Cycling page.