Portland is aaaaaaaaall about bike culture.
The City of Portland says:
[There are] 350 miles of bikeways are on the ground in Portland, with more than 50 more miles funded to be installed in the next few years. The 319 miles are of three types:
77 miles of Neighborhood Greenways
188 miles of bike lanes, and
85 miles of paths.
We have a few ways of helping you get on a bike while you are visiting our fair city:
First stop by the desk and grab a Portland pocket bike map to help you get around! Then choose the bike plan that is right for you. Below are 3 great bike rental options to explore. Which one is right for you?
You can find Pedal Bikes in downtown Portland on SW 2nd Ave between Pine and Ash. This spot gives Hostel guests a 24 hour bike rental for $20! Just bring your key card with you when you head down there to pick up your bike. They do guided tours as well as private bike rentals!
Cycle Portland is another great location near the waterfront. Located on NW 2nd Ave between Couch and Davis they will give Hostel travelers 15% off of tours and rentals when you show your room key card. Cycle Portland also does tours in additions to single bike rentals.
A relative newcomer to the Portland bike scene is BikeTown. For 12.50 you can rent a bike for the day. During this day period you have 180 minutes to actively use the bike. This encourages riders to lock their bikes up at BikeTown hubs when they aren’t riding. There are limitations to where you can ride but most areas in inner Portland are covered. There are a number of hubs you can use to pick bikes up from, as well as lock them up when you are done or are not using it for a bit. You can go on the app and see where hubs are, whether it has parking space or free bikes to take. Check out the app and the website or ask the Hostel front desk if you want to learn more about this program. BikeTown has a social hub on their app that lets you join tours and rides with other BikeTown users.