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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.

Portland has a new iconic mural!

You can see it now and forever outside Pedal Bike Tours at 133 SW 2nd Avenue.


According to the League of American Bicyclists, Portland is the most bicycle friendly large city in the United States, and here at Pedal Bike Tours we think that’s something worth celebrating… in a BIG way.

We’ve just put the final touches on a new 4-story mural in the heart of our Old Town neighborhood. Now tourists coming in for a sightseeing tour at Pedal, visiting the Saturday Market or enjoying some Stumptown Coffee or Voodoo Donuts around the corner, can experience Portland’s love of bikes, and have yet another great photo opportunity. And for locals… we can revel in the pride of a 6% bicycle commuter rate, and always push the bar higher… or BIGGER.

Oregon Introduces New Scenic Bikeway Along Oregon Trail Route

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) announce the designation of a new Scenic Bikeway along the wide-open, low-traffic roads of northeastern Oregon. The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission formally approved the new designation yesterday. This addition brings the total number of bikeways to nine, furthering Oregon’s position as a premier cycling destination.

The 134-mile Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway leads riders under a scented canopy of Ponderosa pine forests, past stunning views of the Blue Mountains and the Wallowa Mountains and across sweeping sagebrush rangelands near La Grande and Baker City. The bikeway, which covers sections of the original Oregon Trail, offers cycling opportunities for all abilities. Whether adventurers seek a challenging destination ride or prefer to break up the route into leisurely segments, the trail runs near quaint communities with all of the amenities needed to make a trip fun, comfortable and memorable.

The Oregon state scenic bikeway program is the first and only program of its kind and was launched in 2010 with the 132-mile Willamette Valley State Scenic Bikeway. Eight have been added since, and three more are currently in development. The program, which now includes more than 700 miles of designated scenic bikeways, is a partnership between Cycle Oregon, Travel Oregon, Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For information on Oregon’s scenic bikeways, detailed maps, route descriptions and itinerary ideas visit To learn more about the program go to

Oregon Named Best Domestic Tourism Destination By Global Traveler

“You like us you really like us!”  Well, we already knew it, but luxury travel magazine Global Traveler recently announced the winners of the 2011 GT Tested Reader Survey awards and Oregon was named the “Best Domestic Tourism Destination.”

GTAwards2011blog.jpgNearly 36,000 Global Traveler readers voted on nearly 70 different categories covering everything from airlines to hotels and travel destinations. Each year new categories are added recognizing innovation in the travel industry throughout the world.

Distributed nationally, Global Traveler, focuses on issues and concerns of interest to business and luxury travelers.

Nice job being so cool Oregon!

To give you a taste of our state Uncage the Soul Productions recently released a spectacular video titled “Finding Oregon,” which showcases the natural beauty of Oregon. The video is a compilation of 6 months of timelapse photography across the state. Read more here.

Finding Oregon from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

Best “Base Camp” For Willamette Valley Bike Exploration?

One of the things we love about being the go to for bike tours in and around Portland is being asked all kinds of questions about not only biking but restaurants, bars, hotels, places to go and things to do while here in Oregon.

Today while reserving a road bike for a group from Florida I was asked where would be a good place to set up “camp” (a reasonably priced B&B) for a week where you could go out in a different direction and ride a variety of terrain.

As a  dyed in the wool proud Oregonian,  naturally I wanted to send these guys to the most beautiful town with the best lodging, restaurants, roads, views and riding possible.  Under pressure, here are the places I told him.  What do you think of my choices and what others would you suggest?  If you nominate YOUR home town, make sure to tell me why based on the criteria above!




Forest Grove

Hood River


Oregon Tours

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