In a city as vibrant as Portland, the things to see, do and explore are virtually limitless. While there are many ways to move around the city, bike rentals open up a ton of new possibilities. Getting around by bike allows visitors to explore more in less time and soak in the true essence of the city. Below, you’ll find a list of the best places to rent a bike in Portland, Oregon and some are the best places to buy, share or repair them too (in no particular order)…
1. Cycle Portland – for bike tours, rentals and repairs
Cycle Portland offers bike rentals, bike tours, and bike repair services through their shop in Old Town Chinatown. Whether you want to see Portland’s iconic bridges or cycle through the lively neighborhoods, Cycle Portland’s bikes allow you to explore every corner of the city.
They offer a range of bikes for rent including Single Speeds, Multi-Speed Hybrid Cruisers, Road Bikes, Flat Bar Road Bikes, E-Bikes, Premium E-Bikes, and Kid’s Bikes, each of which is ideal for cycling through a specific area.
Single Speeds are great for cycling the waterfront. Road Bikes and Flat Bar Road Bikes work best for longer rides. However, if you want an electrifying experience, no bike can outperform Cycle Portland’s Premium E-Bikes. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 117 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97209, United States
2. Kerr Bikes – a non-profit bike rentals benefiting children and adults with developmental disabilities
A bike rental store that offers a great variety of bikes for exploring the beautiful coasts of Portland. They have speciality bikes for one, two, or four people. A single-ride chopper can carry one person and a quad sport carries up to four people.
They also have a huge selection of bikes for disabled people. Kerr Bikes is a non-profit that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities. They are committed to increasing biking access for disabled individuals and provide stable trikes with calf straps, electric-assist trikes, and handcycles for people with disabilities at reduced rates.
They have two locations in Portland: Tom McCall Waterfront Park in southwest Portland and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in southeast Portland. They are open Fridays through Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address 1: 1020 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204, United States
Address 2: 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States
3. Pedego Electric Bikes Portland – a locally-owned store where you’ll find super friendly customer service
A locally-owned bicycle store that specializes in electric bikes. They provide bike rental services and sell bikes and bike accessories. Pedego Portland helps you find an electric bike that best suits your needs and delivers the bike ready to ride.
The store features a great variety of electric bikes for sale including cruisers, low-step bikes, adventure bikes, and specialty bikes. The bicycle store is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 1905 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212, United States
4. Pedal Bike Tours – offers sightseeing tours via bicycle as well as sales, rentals, repairs and apparel
Pedal Bike Tours is a sightseeing tour agency that offers an easy, exciting, and safe spin through Portland. You can book sightseeing tours via bicycle with Pedal Bike Tours.
The family-friendly bike rental store also offers bicycles for sales and repairs. They provide guided tours that focus on the unique features of each neighborhood of the city.
Address: 133 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, United States
5. PSU Bike Hub – now occupies a beautiful new space right on the transit mall
PSU Bike Hub is a bicycle shop at Portland State University that offers bike rentals and bikes for sale. The rental fleet of the shop incorporates comfortable cruisers that provide an exhilarating biking experience. You don’t have to be a student or staff member of Portland State University to rent out a bike from PSU Bike Hub.
They also run several programs that let PSU students rent out bikes for up to three academic terms. PSU Bike Hub also offers services like professional repair and self-service repair. The store is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturdays, they are open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Address: 1818 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201, United States
6. Biketown – a popular bicycle-sharing system in Portland
Biketown is a bike-sharing system in Portland that allows locals and visitors to get around the city. It is designed for quick one-way trips around the city with convenience.
With Biketown, riders can get a bike whenever they need one and drop it off wherever they are going. Biketown’s fleet has over 1,500 bikes that travel between 180 stations across downtown Portland and several other neighborhoods.
7. Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours – for competitive rates on bike rentals
Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours is a bicycle rental service on Wygant Street in northeast Portland.
The store features an impressive selection of rental bikes including full suspension bikes, gravel bikes, road bikes, hardtails, bikepacking bikes, and touring bikes, all of which have lights, helmets, bike maps, u-lock, and rain gear. They are open daily between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Address: 305 NE Wygant St, Portland, OR 97211
8. Ebike Store – ride the latest in e-bike technology
Ebike Store is a bicycle store specializing in electric bikes. They sell a wide range of bikes from top brands like Gazelle, Stromer, Felt, Kalkhoff, Raleigh, Benno, & Tern.
The store also features one-wheelers, bike accessories, and bike parts. You can visit Ebike Store Mondays through Fridays between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, they stay open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Address: 809 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217
9. Sellwood Designs – great, offering affordable used bikes expertly tuned
Sellwood Designs is an at-home bike business offering refurbished used bikes for rent and sale. The innovative store uses modern technology to bring old bikes back to life.
It is also a full-service bicycle repair shop providing a variety of services including safety check-ups, tire inflation, shifter adjustment, chain cleaning, and wheel alignment among others.
Address: 9920 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, OR 97220
10. Trek Bicycle Portland – everything you need for your next two-wheeled adventure
Trek Bicycle Portland is a bicycle chain store serving multiple locations in Portland including Milwaukie Avenue in southeast Portland, 10th Avenue in southwest Portland, and Sandy Boulevard in northeast Portland.
The store features a great selection of new and used bikes including mountain bikes, road bikes, kids bikes, and cruisers. You’ll also find bike gear and clothing at the stores. All outposts of Trek Bicycle Portland are open at different times, mostly between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Address 1: 6717 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Address 2: 1001 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Address 3: 5329 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
11. GoByBike – one of the greatest examples of what makes Portland such a special place for cycling
GoByBike is a bicycle repair shop in OHSU Center, Portland’s most popular biking destination. Located at the bottom of the aerial tram, GoByBike offers tons of bike rentals, ranging from cruisers to hybrid bikes to road bikes.
You can visit the store Mondays through Fridays between 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. They also provide bike valet service and bike sharing!
Address: 3303 S Bond Ave, Portland, OR 97239, United States
12. Bike Clark County – a non profit organization created to support new and veteran cyclists in the greater Vancouver area.
Bike Clark County is a full-service bicycle repair and retail shop selling bikes along with used and new gear. Owned by a non-profit organization, Bike Clark County welcomes bike donations and hosts bike camps whose participants get a free used bike. Participants also learn bike maintenance skills during the camp.
They also offer a range of repair services including safety check-ups, bike overhauls, and adjustments like brake, derailleur front, derailleur back, and new tube installation. Bike Clark County is 10 miles from downtown Portland and stays open Wednesdays through Sundays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Address: 1604 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660, United States
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