City of Portland
To help folks explore fun routes between different parts of town in a fun group ride. The schedule is posted on their page and they have a lot going on weekly and monthly so be sure to check back regularly.
Every Wednesday morning PBOT will be at various locations in downtown with fresh coffee and Rose Lane SWAG for anyone who rides transit, bikes or walks into downtown. Locations will change weekly but be in downtown Portland. Check the site for details and locations as they are announced. They are giving away a limited number of Kluto cards worth $50 to spend at participating restaurants and retailers downtown Portland.
Portland Bicycle Resources
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has good resources for bicycling. This new interactive Portland by cycle map is one of their best. One of the neat features on this map is the red circles which denote difficult intersections. Look for the purple wrenches too, and you have a great resource for finding nearby Bike Shops on the fly. The map Legend will fill you in on all the details, importantly, you can know before you go on what type of bike infrastructure you are going to be riding in, and route your bicycle ride trip plan in order to find the ride that best suits you.
Mapped Portland Bike Rides (and Walks) around Portland
Another great resource from Portland are these mapped Portland Bike Rides. "These route maps showcase some of the best places to ride around Portland. The rides are all loops, using low-traffic streets, neighborhood greenways, off-street paths and bike lanes."
Also from Portland Bureau of Transportation, nine fun bicycle rides in Portland:
Ride 1: Southeast Neighborhoods 13 miles, flat (pdf, 921k)
Ride 2: North Portland Trails 19 miles, flat (pdf, 955k)
Ride 3: Big Eastside Loop 51 miles, flat (pdf, 8,046k)
Ride 4: Short, Steep, & Sweet 15 miles, very hilly (pdf, 943k)
Ride 5: Sauvie &/or Skyline 32 to 45 miles, either very hilly or flat (pdf, 3,641k)
Ride 6: Northeast Ramble 15 miles, flat (pdf, 1,693k)
Ride 7: Powell Butte & Springwater 26 miles, mostly flat (pdf, 2,402k)
Ride 8: Waterfront Loop 11 miles, flat (pdf, 1,245k)
Ride 9: Willamette River Loop 30 miles, (pdf, 10,763k)
It's great that Portland Bureau of Transportation has also highlighted walks to do around Portland.
Another great interactive map from PBOT shows where traffic deaths and injuries to people biking, walking, but includes only serious injuries to people in vehicles for 2009 - 18. Injury data for 2019-2021 is not yet available. Look at the map legend to see how the map highlights high crash corridors, high crash intersections.
Portland Bicycle Shedule of Events, Classes, and Rides
Check out PBOT for their Portland By Cycle list for things like bicycle rides, and fix it classes with hands on learning for bicycle maintenance.
Here is the PBOT Portland's Bicycle Guide.
Lloyd Cycle Station - rent bicycle storage, showers, lockers, and more
Portland Green Loop - six-mile linear park that connects people through the heart of the city, a 2035 plan but the essentials for it already are in place.
For Portland, BikeTown bike share program is also something that makes going by bicycle always easy and for a great price.
This is a program through Oregon Department of Transportation. Here you have access to more resources, like Oregon Laws and Regulations, trip planning, you can order publications, or attend an Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (OBPAC) meeting. OBPAC is a public committee that advises ODOT on statewide issues related to people walking and biking. Here is a link to their Oregon Pedestrian, Bicyclist and Driver Selected Statutes Booklet, which is still 43 pages so not really small enough to stuff in a pocket.
The 150-plus mile network* of off-street paths that marks its origin to 1983 — and the similarly named nonprofit group behind it — [...] idea is 120 years old and came from the Olmsted brothers who envisioned an interconnected system of paths and trails around Portland that would keep everyday folks in close proximity to parks and nature. (The effort to build it began in earnest during the gasoline shortages of the 1970s when planners wanted to give folks a way to get around without a car.) BikePortland.com
Here's the map - the big picture
"Corvallis boasts 98% of the city's collector and arterial roadways having bike lanes, 18 miles of shared use paths and the introduction of our first buffered bike lanes, as the city's latest evolution of standard bicycle facilities."
The League of American Bicyclists gave Corvallis a Gold rating for their bicycle-friendliness starting in 2003, and they have definitely kept improving since then. Oregon State University located in Corvallis has also received a gold rating for being a bicycle friendly campus.
Find Maps, rent a bicycle locker, 29 miles of trails at Minto-Island Brown Park to the Winter-Maple Neighborhood Greenway that connects Salem Parkway to downtown Salem.
They offer a lot of classes, skill building riding and bicycle repair and maintenance classes, summer camps for kids,
2 times a week during the summer months, Wednesdays and Sundays with a special Thursday evening August 24, 2023 where you can get free bike repairs.