Rules of the Road

As many locals already know, Portland is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country. Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to urban cycling, here are a few simple tips to help you feel more comfortable and confident.

Plan a sensible route

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Rule 1

Do a pre-ride check

Meet the bike

Rule 2

Wear a helmet

Learn how to fit your helmet

Rule 3

Obey traffic signals

Rule 6

Ride with traffic

Rule 7

Avoid sidewalks

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Cross tracks with caution

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Be Courteous

Rule 4

Use hand signals

Rule 8

Never ride distracted

Rule 9

Want to brush up on your cycling skills?

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) offers a variety of Portland By Cycle bike classes and group rides aimed at introducing or re-introducing adults to cycling.

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