Regarded as among the most bicycle-friendly city not just in the United States but also in the world, Portland, Oregon offers hundreds of miles of bikeways and several bike-themed events. Biking is so popular that it has the nation’s highest percentage of commuters pedaling their way to work. If you want to bike Portland, take your bike rental and hit up these top spots!
Named after an old Portland Traction Company streetcar line right-of-way, Trolley Trail is a multi-use paved and gravel trail between the cities of Milwaukie and Gladstone. It will ultimately be part of a continuous 20-mile loop connecting Portland, Milwaukie, Gladstone, Oregon City and Gresham. Enjoy the stretch of trees and wildlife, and appreciate architecture of various historical houses. You will also pass through playgrounds, schools, public restrooms and drinking fountains as you bike. Check out our full blog post about this trail here (http://www.ayoopa.com/blog/2015/04/21/bike-portland/)! Recommended for: Any type of bike! Road, mountain, cruiser…take your pick!
Bikers that are nature-lovers as well will surely enjoy this 3.6 mile trail that has a perfect balance of scenery and wildlife experience. It is right in the city so it is very accessible. Though remember to wear good shoes because some of its spots are muddy. Along the edge of Oaks Bottom is a very popular bicycle and pedestrian path called the Springwater Corridor. It is a 26.2 mile path for all skill levels. Though it feels congested at first, the crowd becomes less once you get out of the city. The scenery is beautiful so take your time and enjoy the views! Recommended for: Mountain bikes within the refuge and any type on the Corridor as it is a paved path!
Take this 9-mile loop around the downtown Portland area to experience one of the most popular trails in the city. This is the perfect way to see the city! You can even extend the ride to connect with the Springwater Corridor mentioned above. Due to the popularity of this trail, expect a crowd and ride slowly! Best for: Cruisers. Take your time, enjoy the scenery and make stops along the way to experience some of Portland off the trail!
The Lumberyard is a unique indoor bike park in Portland. Have fun with its jump lines, pump tracks, skill sections and technical trail riding for all skill levels. And once tired, have a break on its “Pub", while drinking refreshments and watching your friends bike their way through the jumplines. Recommended for: BMX Bikes