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5 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in Oregon

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Oregon is one of the most bike-able states in the US. Out of the 12 cities that ranked in the most recent award database, here are the 5 most bicycle-friendly cities in Oregon.

Whether you’re planning an active vacation or just looking for something new to do in your hometown, these five bike-able destinations are full of places to pedal. Check out the 5 most bicycle-friendly cities in Oregon according to the League of American Cyclists.

#1: Portland

It’s no surprise that a city known for being eco-friendly and outdoor-oriented is the most bike-friendly community in the state.

Biking is the perfect way to see this beautiful city. Hop on a BIKETOWN bikeshare bicycle sponsored by Nike and ride around the city’s incredible network of bike paths and on-street bike lanes.

While you’re in Portland, stop by one of the city’s loved independent bike shops as you pedal around town.

#2: Eugene

Eugene is a cozy college town on the banks of the Willamette River that’s home to the University of Oregon. Eugene has incredible museums, parks, and a bustling local business scene that’s all accessible by bike.

The local bikeshare system, PeaceHealth, is perfect for exploring the city and riding the local bike paths.

#3: Ashland

Ashland’s beautiful landscape and an incredible volume of bike facilities make it one of the most bike-friendly cities in Oregon.

Bike the 26-mile Bear Creek Greenway, travel the streets by bicycle, or go off-road for a mountain biking adventure!

#4: Corvallis

Corvallis is known as the “heart of the valley.” It’s a quaint town settled inside an outdoor wonderland.

Corvallis is internationally known for its outdoor culture, so it’s no surprise that it’s a favorite destination for biking. Go for a ride on 20 miles of paved multi-use paths or challenge yourself to a distance road ride or mountain biking ride.

#5: Gresham

Gresham is a community on the outskirts of Portland that’s awesome for biking and outdoor recreation. Whether you’re a Portland resident looking for a short-distance getaway or want to visit a small town with big city access, Gresham is a great destination.

Take a ride around Gresham’s historic downtown and put down your kickstand down at Main City Park for a scenic picnic or walk around the Tsuru Island Japanese Garden.

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