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Pedal Rolls Out Portland Pot Tour

A new form of tourism is sparking up in Oregon, and Pedal Bike Tours is leading the way – marijuana tours.

Guests purchasing pot on October 1st.

Guests purchasing pot on October 1st.

With recreational marijuana now legal in the state, Pedal Bike Tours is giving guests the chance to pull back the curtain on Oregon’s thriving marijuana industry with the launch of the state’s first cannabis-centered tour, the Portland Pot Tour.

Did you know hemp was one of the Willamette Valley’s first commercial crops? The Portland Pot Tour covers how Oregon’s fortunes have long been tied to the cannabis plant, bringing us up to legalization today. So in addition to the fascinating history, riders on the tour will learn the current laws for purchasing and consuming cannabis products, as well as get direct access to some of the finest pot available – and we’ll do it all by bike!

“People are curious about legal weed, and we’re excited to show them what’s happening,” says Pedal Bike Tours owner Todd Roll. “Who knows if this will be the state’s newest tourism draw, but either way, this ride will be pure fun.”

The relaxed 9-mile ride takes riders to some favorite dispensaries, like Canabliss and Gras, as well as legendary head shops like Third Eye Shoppe and Mellow Mood. Guests can browse and shop for the finest locally-grown and organic strains, hand-blown art glass and carved wooden pipes. The tour also includes delicious “pairings” with a couple munchy stops, including ice cream (yes: vegan options are available).

A stop at Canabliss dispensary in SE Portland.

A stop at Canabliss dispensary in SE Portland.

Prices include a bike, helmet, guided tour, food and a joint of local marijuana at the end of the tour ($69). Riders will not consume marijuana on the tour itself, but are welcome to purchase products for later.

Date: Daily
Time: 3:00PM to 6:00PM
Where: starting at Pedal Bike Tours, 133 SW 2nd Avenue

We hope you can join us for this one-of-a-kind bike tour!

Pedal's new limited edition Portland Pot Tour t-shirt. Get 'em while you can!

Pedal’s new limited edition Portland Pot Tour t-shirt, available at our shop.

Hotels Go ‘Car-Free’ With Pedal Bike Tours Hawaii

A beautiful day to explore by bike in Waikiki

A beautiful day to explore by bike in Waikiki

Most people who have hopped on a bike during vacation will agree, it’s the best way to see a new place.  The fresh air, the sights, the smells, the culture… it’s all there to be soaked up by our senses.  Plus, it’s an eco-friendly and low impact way to travel!  And in Honolulu, it’s all the more true.  

Most Oahu visitors stay in Waikiki, a beautiful beach area of Honolulu that’s less than 3.5 square miles. What those visitors are missing is the rest of the state’s largest city – Honolulu! There are so many of those sights, smells, culture and even beaches, just outside of Waikiki that are waiting to be explored for a real and exotic view of this tropical metropolis. 

A view back to Waikiki at 'Point Panic' surfbreak on the Hidden Honolulu tour

A view back to Waikiki at ‘Point Panic’ surfbreak on the Hidden Honolulu tour

The progressive folks at Joie de Vivre Hotels saw this opportunity and reached out to us to find out how they could partner with Pedal to offer guests a new way to experience Honolulu. One that engaged the senses and was eco-friendly. That’s when they dreamed up the new “Car-Free Vacation” packages for their boutique Waikiki beach hotels – The Coconut Waikiki and The Shoreline Hotel.

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A Shoreline guest on one of our comfortable and stylish bikes.

  • The Car-Free Vacation package includes:
  • 2-night Stay for 2
  • JDV-Curated Pedal Bike Tours for Two
  • Two-Day Bike Rental for Two
  • Airport Transport Reimbursement for Eco Cab Hawaii

And so far, this concept is causing quite a stir! It seems people have been hungry for a new way to see Honolulu that’s low-impact and gets them off the tour bus, and into the warm, tropical Hawaiian air. The package launched June 1st, and so far both LA Times and SF Chronicle have shared the package with their online readers.  

We’re thrilled to see green hotels embrace biking for their guests, and we’re even more thrilled to see Waikiki visitors exploring Honolulu’s rich culture and history on two-wheels.

BikeCraft Fair To Feature Local Artisans’ Handmade Cycling Crafts

BikeCraft Fair To Feature Local Artisans’ Handmade Cycling Crafts
December 4-5, 2010 – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Ore. (11/23/10) – BikeCraft, held each year since 2005, is a bike-lover’s holiday gift bazaar that showcases local, handmade, bike-themed arts, crafts, fashion and accessories. This sixth edition is free to the public and will take place at the new home of local bicycle accessory design firm, Portland Design Works located at 15 NE Hancock St. Portland, OR 97212.


The family friendly fair will run both Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5, 2010 from 10am-6pm. Guests can browse and purchase offerings by more than 50 local artisans from cycling caps to screen prints and bike bags to jewelry and pet collars fashioned from upcycled bike parts.  Food and beverages will be available from bike-based businesses and door prize giveaways are planned. BikeCraft is a production of BikePortland.org and is sponsored by Pedal Bike Tours, Portland’s year-round home for local bike crafts, and Leatherman Tool Group.

For additional information including artists attending and a history of BikeCraft, visit: http://bikeportland.org/bikecraft

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About BikePortland.org
BikePortland.org is a daily, interactive news source that covers the Portland bike scene. BikePortland’s mission is to inform the community and to inspire productive dialogue about bicycling through the production of thoughtful, independent journalism. For more information: http://bikeportland.org

About Pedal Bike Tours
Pedal offers sightseeing tours by bicycle of Portland and the surrounding region from their shop in the heart of downtown Portland. Pedal also offers local bike crafts, urban fashion and commuter accessories.

Contact:

Jonathan Reed
Business Manager
BikePortland.org
phone: 971-285-6286
info@bikeportland.org

Oregon Tours

1 (503) 243-2453 info@pedalbiketours.com
133 sw 2nd avenue portland, or, 97204