Bike to PDX with the Wheels to Wings Ride

by Lisa Timmerman 6/11/2014 9:47 AM

It's June and that means it's time once again for Portland's three-week celebration of all things bike - Pedalpalooza!

Did you know that you can ride your bike to Portland International Airport? As part of Pedalpalooza we will lead a Wheels to Wings ride on Wednesday, June 25, starting at 9:30 a.m. The ride will take the leisurely route along the I-205 Bike Path and eventually connect with the dedicated multi-use path that leads up to the terminal building.

Upon arrival at PDX, participants will get a quick tour of existing bicycle amenities and learn more about future plans included in a recent update to the PDX Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. PDX is one of the few airports in the country that provides direct access to its terminal building by bicycle. It was also the first commercial airport to develop a bike and pedestrian master plan in 2003.

Visit the Wheels to Wings Ride entry on the official Pedalpalooza wiki site for more details about the ride. There is no need to sign-up, just show up with your bike and safety gear.

 

Pedalpalooza lands cyclists at PDX once again

by Lisa Timmerman 6/22/2012 1:29 PM

Boasting numerous cycling events and a diehard bike culture, it’s not surprising that Portland is back on top as the nation’s best city for cycling.  Whether you’re a frequent flyer or arriving in Portland for the first time, you may be surprised to learn that PDX offers some unique bike-friendly features, including our bike assembly station recently mentioned in a CNN article about outstanding airport amenities.

Last Friday, Port of Portland staff once again got to show off our bike facilities when our friends at PDX By Bike returned to host the Airport Ride as part of Pedalpalooza 2012. Participants took advantage of the beautiful weather to enjoy multi-use paths leading up to and around the airport and toured the amenities that welcome travelers. First-time visitors may want to check out PDX By Bike’s bike guides and zine for cyclists new to Portland. Regular travelers, flying to and from PDX, benefit from secure bike parking areas. If you missed the ride, you can learn more about the airport’s bike resources online.

 Related Links:

Pedalpalooza 2012

Port of Portland Bike Resources