Pedal directly into the sun with today's Groupon: a five-hour pedaling bike tour of the Oregon wine country from Pedal Bike Tours. A one-hour van ride will take you well outside the urban boundaries of Portland, then you'll be free to glide battery-, fancy-, and motor-free through the Oregon countryside, home to world-class pinot noir. You'll hear about history and geology while you pass through the Yamhill Valley and the farms where Oregon's first immigrants staked their claims and built the world's largest batting cage and video arcade.
The joys of riding a bicycle are many and beloved by many. Smells, which are dulled to undetectable levels in four-wheeled transit, are vibrant and piquant from the fresh-air perch of a bicycle saddle. While the wind blows through your hair and your hair blows through your hat, bike past picturesque country lanes, century-old farms, antique rollerblade shoppes, and some of Oregon's best wineries. Optional wine-tasting fees ($5–$10 per winery) and the cost of lunch at Coffee Cat in Newberg are not included with the tour.
A 9–17 mile tour is a great way to burn calories. Replenish lost ones with the drinks and snacks such as cherries, peaches, hazelnuts, and pears that Pedal provides. Tourists and natives alike enjoy having the time and 360-degree visibility it takes to soak in one's surroundings (the tour goes to the top of hills to get the best views), and Pedal Bike's comfortable and well-tuned pedal bikes effortlessly roll over obstacles such as conifers, beavers, and beavers stacked on top of conifers. Click here to see the tour calendar.
Yelpers give Pedal Bike Tours a perfect five stars:
- Not only do they know a lot about the city and it's history, they're just cool dudes who make it possible to experience the city as it's MEANT to be -- on two wheels. – Timm K.
- We were visiting family for a few days in Portland and really needed to get out of the house and do something as a group. The coffee tour was just the thing. – Lester W.
- I'm giving Pedal Bike Tours 5 stars for making an outdoor (and environmentally friendly) adventure right in Portland so darn fun and easy to arrange. Thanks Todd for the great experience! – Nelson W.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Teaching Kids How to Ride a Bike
Learning to ride a bicycle is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of childhood. Before teaching your tots how to safely cruise on a two-wheeler, read this guide to the do’s and don’ts of bike riding lessons:
Don’t: Push your child to take the training wheels off before they’re ready.
Do: Remind your child that if they don’t take those training wheels off soon, a lot of cute puppies will be disappointed and maybe even get sick.
Don’t: Let your child ride without a helmet.
Do: Reinforce the importance of helmets by placing an extra one on the garage floor and repeatedly hitting it with an aluminum bat while yelling, “I love you too much!”
Don’t: Let your child see your disappointment if he or she is a slow learner.
Do: Tell your child that National Bike Riding Month and National Disappointment Month both start next week and you only want to celebrate one.
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Pedal Bike Tours
Run by a team of Portland fanatics and passionate cyclists, Pedal Bike Tours shares their enthusiasm for the city through entertaining and accessible tours. The routes take advantage of Portland’s extensive network of bike lanes to meander through downtown, along the Willamette River, and through lush Forest Park. Each guide’s expertise comes in handy on food tours and microbrewery tours, as riders stop for bites or pints and soak up info about each of their stops. A few tours take riders beyond Rose City limits, and include van trips to explore Oregon’s coast or wine country. Pedal Bike Tours keeps tours as safe and comfortable as possible by providing helmets, locks, and lights, as well as rain jackets and jousting lances if necessary.
2249 N Williams Ave
Portland, Oregon 97227Get Directions