Ready to cycle into your next phase of leisure living? It’s a popular way to experience outdoors activity with family and friends, or to just enjoy the calming peace of a solo ride.
The good news for you is that you need look no further to find one of the country’s top five bicycle friendly cities. Cycling goes beyond popular here in Portland – it’s embedded into our culture.
Lots of options for Boomers. Learn to trail ride. Cycle around town in bike lanes.
Thanks to bicycle advocacy groups and Department of Transportation programs, city and county planning accommodates and encourages bicycling both as recreation and transportation.
Through its Portland by Cycle program, PDOT also provides information, a supportive setting, and classes for adults new to cycling or just getting back on the bike. Other cycling resources are Metro Bike There, Intertwine and Rails to Trails Conservancy TrailLink.
Places to Bike, Maps
- Q: Where in Cyclelandia can you ride?
- A: Nearly anywhere around Portland. In neighborhoods, within 100s of miles of bike commuter lanes, over bridges, in downtowns, along bike paths, and on rails-to-trails paths. Over rolling countryside hills. At cycling events, with clubs, with people of all ages. On designated forest trails. There’s practically no place you can’t cycle in Portland.
Cycling Clubs, Meetups, Annual Events
No matter where you hang your helmet, or whether you are a recreational to competitive cyclist, there’s a club or Meetup group for you.