Oregon Bicycle Tours rocks the Sandy Ridge Trail

erosion control

Had a great ride Friday afternoon and evening at the Sandy Ridge Trail System. We are now offering a shuttle service and guided trips to this new development and we are very excited about the diversity of terrain. A winding paved road ride takes you up to the top of the ridge ( about 30-45 min ) where you can enjoy the 3.35 mile Thee Thirty Eight Trail- an intermediate loop with more challenging cutoff options for the intrepid experience. A two part decent trail – “Hide and Seek” takes you adjacent to the winding road here and there while sweeping through the forest, then jumps across Little Joe creek before a cut off trail takes you back to the road, or you continue down to the lower section of trail leading back to the parking lot. This section of trail has some excellent engineered trail examples or erosion prevention and quality control. The lower section of “Hide and Seek” is a bit easier stretch of single track, winding through sections of burmed corners and high rollers. There is an easy loop for beginner riders on the lower section of the hill called “Laura’s Loop” that has a nice smooth roll and explores a stand of Big Leaf Maple trees. Looking forward to trail additions under construction and a big thanks to the trail crew!

nice curves

Bridge Fest Grand Success!

That was fun…  the PDX Bridge Festival!

Move em out

The first annual PDX Bridge Festival was a grand success! We had daily Bridge Tours with the Festival, and on Saturdays we had free rides. Lots of interested participants came along for the history of Portland’s bridges and a look at our quiet green transportation corridors. We rode a scenic loop of the Willamette Riverfront from the Steel Bridge to the Sellwood, and visited history through stories of the people who built our bridges and the communities they brought together. We had a great time and enjoyed the events, exhibitions and movies of the PDX Bridge Festival – The Kick-off Party was a hootenany- and we are looking forward to next year already

Thanks to the organizers and volunteers who made this great event possible!

Saddle Up!

PDX Bridge Festival is Here!

its here!


The first annual PDX Bridge Festival takes place from July 23 to August 8. Be part of it and check out the various events in the brochure or online. We are excited to be part of this unique festival and proudly announcing that we are offering DAILY BRIDGE TOURS as well as FREE TOURS on Saturdays for visitors and residents alike. Join a scenic loop of the waterfront from the Steel Bridge to the Sellwood Bridge. These tours provide history and info about the city, the waterfront esplanades, our open spaces and of course, the glorious bridges. You can bring your own bike or rent them from us with free use of additional equipment such as helmets or bags. The tours are family friendly and leaving from 345 NW Everett Street.

Tour Schedule: http://pdxbridgefestival.org/festival/bike-tours/

NEW bike hotel package with the Mark Spencer

Bike Package with the Mark Spencer Hotel is available now

Get your bike package with the Mark Spencer Hotel and enjoy a bike tour in America’s Bicycle Capital. The package includes a bike tour with bike and helmet which will perfectly fit to your needs , overnight accommodations, continental breakfast, afternoon tea and cookies, weekday wine reception and parking. You can choose from three tours: Portland City Tour, Green Portland Tour, or Rose City Parks Tour. Tours are family friendly and at a comfortable pace.

For more information about the tours, please visit our web site https://portlandbicycletours.flywheelsites.com/tours.html

Reservations and more information about the bike package under http://markspencer.com/promo3.html

Jupiter Bike Package

We are also offering a bike package with the Jupiter Hotel Portland. The package includes breakfast, overnight accommodations, parking, a bicycle tour for two with bike rental included to Portland must-sees Voodoo Donuts, Stumptown Coffee and Alma Chocolates, plus a Momentum magazine in your room.
For more information and to book, please visit


American Flyers Bike in Movie!!

Feel the heat!

Bike in Movie

We are proudly announcing the next BIKE IN MOVIE event on Sunday, July 25. Enjoy a DRIVE-IN-MOVIE by bike. Be part of a unique TOUR which will be matched to the theme of the MOVIE. Afterwards, cool down with a free locally crafted Portland BEER from Hopworks while you watch a movie at the Jupiter Hotel’s DreamBOX Theater.

WHEN / WHERE: Sunday, July 25th

5 PM – Bikers meet at Portland Bicycle Tours and take off from the shop to go on your 2 hour ride and tour around Portland. Address: 345 NW Everett Street, 97209 Portland, OR

7 PM – Arrive at the Jupiter Hotel and grab your beer and food (first beer is free).                        Address: 800 E. Burnside Street Portland, OR 97214

7:30 PM – Movie starts in the DreamBOX, where the film will be projected onto a big screen with surround sound. Food and beer will be available throughout the movie.

End: Open….

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $15 for the tour, movie, and a beer, or $35 including a Parisian City bike rental. Tours are limited to 50 people, 21+ only.

MOVIE: This time we show ‘American Flyers’ with Kevin Costner (picture). Check out the trailer


BEER: Hopworks

FOOD: Mayahuel Catering

For more information and to register, please use the link below


A Talk in the Park (upcoming event)

A Talk in the Park

A Talk in the Park is an opportunity for a small group of neighbors to sit down with a notable professional and discuss topics that are central to the mission of Sunday Parkways. These topics include
Community Building, Alternative Transportation and Healthy Lifestyles.
The talks include:
– A one hour round-table discussion with a community leader
– Each talk is limited to only 15 people
– Takes place after the Sunday Parkways event (that after noon on a future evening)
– Topic questions or thinking points given to you prior to your shift
– Snacks and drinks will be provided

You have the great chance to talk about Business by Bike with EVAN!

Ice cream, soup, or coffee by bike or trike… How many ways do Portlanders move business by bike? Join Evan Ross for a discussion of the future of bike based enterprise in Portland.

Here’s some background information about:
Evan Ross owns and operates Portland Bicycle Tours. He also co-founded and is Head of the Board of the Bicycle Business League in Portland. The BBL is a non-profit organization with a goal of supporting bicycle related policies, and infrastructure, that foster a growing bicycle culture in Portland.


Sunday Parkways in North Portland on June 27.

Evans time to talk is 4:00-5:00 pm.

There are more opportunities for a talk in the park. For example, Jonathan Maus who operates bikeportland.org has a talk in the park about bike culture. Check out the web site for more talks.

For more information about ‘A Talk in the Park’ and to sign up, please visit the web site:

Spread the word and tell your family and friends!

Sunday Parkways coming up!


The next Sunday Parkways is coming soon on June 27th. Do you have a bike yet?

RESERVE YOUR BIKE for the next Sunday Parkways and pick it up there!

Enjoy the full service: We reserve the bike for you, pick it up on site, we provide all the equipment you need for free (helmet, lock, map, or handlebar bag), you ride and explore the park, and bring it back to our stand or keep it as long as you want to. We also provide child trailers and trail-a-bikes for kids.

If you would like to have first pick at a bike, feel free to stop by our shop and pick one out. We will reserve it for you. We also have pictures of our bikes on flickr.com. Pick one out there and let us know which one you want. You find us under Portland Bicycle or use the link below


When you have found your bike online, send an email to portlandbicycletours@gmail.com, use the form sheet on https://portlandbicycletours.flywheelsites.com or give us a call (503) 360 – 6815.

This month our stand will be in the Arbor Lodge Park in North Portland – see map. The event goes from 10 am to 3 pm.
More information under http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=51515&a=282546