Welcome to Portland – where you’ll find 350 miles of bike-ways and a cycling commuter percentage that’s over 14x the national average. Most importantly, Portland bike routes offer a ton of variety. Specifically, you’ll find calf-burning inclines with some world-class vistas to leisurely rides peppered with sudsy refreshment.
With this, Spinlister is proud to present our 6 favorite trips around Portland. In addition to ride maps with marked turns, you’ll find plenty of details about each riding zone. No matter which route you choose, good times are guaranteed.
Find the Perfect Ride for Cycling all Your Favorite Portland Bike Routes:
KELLY POINT PARK
Toward the northwest limits of the city, there’s a hidden beach which is perfect a steamy summer day. Along this flat 8-mile trip to Kelly Point Park, you’ll be treated to one of Portland’s more refreshing destinations. Read more.
Portland’s most popular bike trail runs for 2 miles along the eastern banks of the Willamette River. The aptly-named Eastbank Esplanade attracts 5000+ riders every day, so don’t expect to have the path to yourself. However, you’ll be treated to some high-quality riding and stunning skyline views. Read more.
SKYLINE BLVD TO SAUVIE ISLAND
The ride through Forest Park to Skyline Boulevard is a favorite for Portland cyclists. It also features one of the city’s toughest climbs. From the top of the climb, it’s a straight shot north toward Sauvie Island – one of Portland’s best spots to take a break. Read more.
SUDS AND GROUNDS
It’s hard to say which is Portland’s more celebrated beverage (beer or coffee). Thankfully, you don’t always have to choose. Hop on this 5-mile “tour de flavor” and sample the best of both worlds. Read more.
ROCKY BUTTE AND MOUNT TABOR
There may be no better ride around Portland than the route to Rocky Butte and Mount Tabor. First, Rocky Butte provides spectacular views of Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams. Next, Mount Tabor provides a beautifully-shaded canopy with some stunning overlooks of its own. Read more.
Located just south of Portland, the trail through Tryon Creek State Natural Area is where the locals go. Most importantly, it’s secluded and scenic. In addition, the ride takes you straight to Lake Oswego – one of the city’s most beautiful suburbs. Read more.