Cycling in Portland
Cycling in Portland, Oregon
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It's a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.
Portland is famous for its beer, weirdness, cheap food, funky neighborhoods, and forest hikes. It's easy to walk and explore by bike.
Bicycle use in Portland, Oregon has been growing rapidly. Due to its urban bicycling efforts, Portland has earned multiple "bicycle-friendly city" awards, including being awarded platinum status by the League of American Bicyclists, and it ranks highly among the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. Portland launched a bike share program, named "Biketown" because of a naming rights deal with Nike, with 1,000 bikes and 100 stations. Portland is developing a network of bicycle boulevards to make cycling easier and safer. The east side of Portland is particularly well-suited for this technique due to its consistent grid of north/south and east/west streets. The boulevards are defined with a combination of street markings, signs, and better signals for crossing busy intersections.
What better way to explore this beautiful and bike-friendly city than by doing it on two wheels, and joining the locals!?
When to go
Portland experiences a temperate climate with both oceanic and Mediterranean features. This climate is characterized by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters.
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