has been awarded the #2 most bike friendly
city in the world, the #1 cycling city
in America and has been given a Platinum
status for its bike-friendly community
programs. With all that to brag about,
itís clear that Portland has culture
of bike riding. But itís not just that
there are so many bicycle riders itís
the unique diversity of riders, creative
approaches and many times outlandishness
that defines its ďbike cultureĒ.
Thereís a do-it-yourself approach and
a do it your own special way attitude.
Bikes are recycled, retro is cool, decorating
and re-engineering them is constant.
Bike events are vaudevillian in nature,
but driven to show how many ways you
can have fun on a bike - if just getting
on one wasn't fun enough. All of this
is born out of a community that has
a strong environmentally friendly, progressive,
pioneering history and has a vibrant
The bike community, both in Portland
around the world, is a very supportive
and dynamic lot. Itís almost like the
adrenaline rush they get from riding
their bikes fuels all their effort to
spread the use, safety and enjoyment
of bicycle riding.