All posts by Todd Roll

Free Donuts & Coffee For AM Bike Commuters- Steel Bridge Tomorrow

Pedal Bike Tours will be serving coffee and donuts to downtown’s commuters this Thursday, Friday and next Monday to congratulate and encourage Portland’s Bike Commute Challenge riders for cycling to work the whole month of September.

This Thursday, Friday and next Monday from 7-9AM, Pedal will be on one of Portland’s three main bike-friendly bridges pouring hot cups of coffee from Pedal’s coffee partner World Cup Coffee and serving scrumpdiddlyicious Voodoo donuts.

Coupons good for 20% off a full-service tuneup will also be available.

Join us on Valentine’s Day for a Chocolate Shop Ride

What better way to spend a romantic evening than cruising alongside your loved one on a bicycle with a belly full of delicious chocolate?

This easy ride will take us from our shop downtown to NE 28th Ave. for a visit to Missionary and Alma Chocolates. We’ll take our time browsing and tasting before heading back downtown for a stop at Cacao: Drink Chocolate. Come taste a sample of Portland’s budding chocolate scene.

The cost of the tour includes bikes, helmets, rain gear if necessary, lights and a guide.

Adults $20.  Children $12.

Departs Thursday, February 14th at 5PM.

Ends at 7PM.

Book by phone or online at:

Big Savings on New Bikes before the Holidays!

Honestly, we tried to find exactly what you like and finally decided… just let you buy it!

Come in between now and close of day on X-mas eve and receive 10% off of any new bike purchase.  That’s 95$ off the cost of a brand new 2013 Jamis Ventura Comp road bike or $75 off the cost of a 2013 Jamis Commuter 3.

With these savings you can easily outfit yourself for some great winter riding with a brand new helmet, lights, reflective gear, and lock.

Come see us before the holidays!

Bikers Mean Business

Yay for logic, facts, and the scientific method!

There are all kinds of opinions floating around out there about how biking is good or bad or unsafe or healthier, etc.  And, of course, everyone is somewhat biased toward their chosen means of transportation.  So when it comes time to set policy and make changes, real data makes all the difference.  For instance, many business owners are opposed to removing car parking spaces to make room for bike corrals.  Similarly, many business owners oppose the creation of bike lanes on major downtown roadways.  The reasons for this opposition?  The general opinion is that affluent people (aka, good car owning/driving folk who can afford to buy goods) can’t find parking right in front of the businesses, so they choose not to shop in those locations which surely they would otherwise frequent.  This debate has raged on in many cities for years with little actual data to inform the opinions of either side.  So I was relieved to see this excellent article on a study by Portland State University which sought to measure the economic effect of car-free shoppers.  Guess what they found?  Read and find out…

Bicyclists, pedestrians and TriMet riders outspend drivers at small businesses: Portland State University study