Here at Pedal Bike Tours, we often rent bicycles to people who are only in town for a day or few. Portland is famously bicycle-friendly, so when people want to ride, they often come to us for a bike rental. We have a well-maintained fleet of nearly a hundred bicycles that can accommodate adults and children of any size. We’ve put babies in trailers all the way to NBA star LeBron James on one of our tallest bicycles. Just today we fulfilled someone’s lifelong dream of riding a bicycle built for two!
Pedal on the Willamette River Loop
One of the most popular rides for bike rentals starts just a couple blocks from Pedal Bike Tours on the Willamette River. We give great directions on our bike map of Portland when you drop in, but you can also follow the city map (pdf) of this suggested route. Once you are on the river, we direct you north to cross the bike & pedestrian level of the Steel Bridge (pictured below), and then south along the Eastbank Esplanade to Oaks Bottom. Oaks Bottom is a wildlife refuge with a bike path running through it. From there, you can turn around and head back on either side of the river. Riding along the river is great because these days, it’s a car-free experience!
Ride bikes up to the Rose Garden
Another popular ride we recommend for tourists renting bikes at Pedal Bike Tours is the ride through downtown Portland, up the hill, and into the Washington Park International Rose Test Garden. We can mark up a bike map and send you on your way! Here is a self-guided tour (pdf) at the Rose Garden. While you’re up in Washington Park, you can also consider stopping in at the Japanese Gardens.
Portland is a great city for bike rentals and we look forward to seeing you next time you’re in town!