waterfront bikes

Rent or Purchase Bikes in Portland
Open 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm

bicycle rentals

Choose your favorite style of bike.

Waterfront Bicycles is Portland’s largest bicycle rental shop, with over 100 bicycles to rent. Our bicycle rental fleet includes comfort/hybrid, road, full suspension mountain, touring, tandem bicycles and children’s bikes and trailers.

All Bicycle Rentals Include:
  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Handlebar Bag
  • Map
  • Lights (if overnight rental)
  • Hybrid: Used for most riding conditions. Stable, comfortable, plus ease-of-use make this bike popular. Flat handlebars, upright position.
  • City: Lightweight frame, upright comfort, fenders, and 3 speed make this a great bike for around town.
  • Step thru: Same as hybrid and city bike but has a low bar so rider can easily step thru the bike frame. Nice for anyone who wants comfort and easy on/off.
  • Cruiser: Sometimes known as a "beach cruiser", with an upright riding position it offers a comfortable ride.
  • Road: Designed for competitive cycling. Drop handlebars, closely spaced gear ratios, used for longer rides and speed.
  • Mountain: Off road cycling. Suspension, knobby tires, heavy duty wheel set. Low gear ratios for hills.
  • Touring: Designed for comfort on long trips. Can carry heavy loads and has fenders, racks, water bottle cages.
  • Tandem: Bicycle built for two.
  • Kids: 16-24 inch wheel sizes. We can accommodate all age children.
  • Fitness Hybrid Bike

    Fitness Hybrid Bike

    This flat bar road design is great

     
  • Comfort Hybrid Bike

    Comfort Hybrid Bike

    Comfortable high performance hybrid bike

     
  • City Bike

    City Bike

    This is the ultimate gentleman's ride

     
  • City Bike

    City Bike

    This sporty ride is a timeless classic

     
  • Step Thru – Hybrid Bike

    Step Thru – Hybrid Bike

    The most comfortable stable bike in our fleet

     
  • Step Thru – City Bike

    Step Thru – City Bike

    A sweeping curved frame and refined upright posture

     
  • Cruiser Bike – Men’s

    Cruiser Bike – Men’s

    A classic 3 speed cruiser is the perfect comfort ride

     
  • Cruiser Bike – Women’s

    Cruiser Bike – Women’s

    A classic 3 speed cruiser

     
  • High Performance Road Bike

    High Performance Road Bike

    Lightweight aluminum frame

     
  • High Performance Road Bike

    High Performance Road Bike

    Great for the long rides

     
  • Road Bike – Women’s

    Road Bike – Women’s

    Women's specific design road bike

     
  • Mountain Bike – Large

    Mountain Bike – Large

    Climbs well and holds the trail

     
  • Mountain Bike – Small

    Mountain Bike – Small

    Aggressive but smooth

     
  • Touring Bike

    Touring Bike

    A classic steel frame touring bike

     
  • Panniers

    Panniers

    A perfect bag for hauling gear

     
  • Cruiser Tandem

    Cruiser Tandem

    Cruising is a pleasure on this retro-style tandem

     
  • Road Tandem

    Road Tandem

    This road tandem feels light and accelerates quickly

     
  • Kids Norco Bike

    Kids Norco Bike

    Kids bikes available in various sizes

     
  • Kids Linus Bike

    Kids Linus Bike

    A mini Linus Roadster

     
  • Kids Trailer

    Kids Trailer

    This waterproof trailer is easy to pull

     
  • Kids Seat

    Kids Seat

    Front child seat

     
  • Kids Trailer Bike

    Kids Trailer Bike

    A child friendly Portland explorer

     
  • Kids Weehoo iGo

    Kids Weehoo iGo

    Adjustable for kids between 2 and 9 years old

     
  • Car Rack

    Car Rack

    Need to tote your bike beyond Portland?

     

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike"

John F. Kennedy - former president

Make your reservation now for a great Portland experience.

bike repairs & service

We'll help keep your bike in tip-top shape!

We are a full service bicycle repair shop capable of servicing all types of bicycles. We rely on customer referrals and reputation and happily stand behind all our work.

We are centrally located downtown in the Historic Smith Building on the Waterfront. We service many of Portland's bike commuters and provide a loaner bike for use while your bike is being serviced. This way you can keep riding! We strive to have a rapid turn around time and often can provide same day service.

Our mechanics will be happy to give you a free estimate on any repair needed. We offer very competitive pricing. We look forward to working with you and your bicycle. Call 503-227-1719 to set up an appointment or come visit us today!

bikes & gear

Enjoy the many bicycles we offer for sale.

Linus bikes are at the forefront of the resurgence of basic, simplistic city transportation bicycles. Their heritage is the classic mid-century French and Dutch designs that have served European commuters for decades.

We take care with each bike to do a Pro-Build that gives the rider a fine tuned machine fit to ride the city. We provide an annual tune-up free of charge (labor only) for as long as you own the bike, so that you’re always riding safe and smooth. Linus Bikes are made to last and we want to make sure you get a long life out of your classic bike.

Linus Bicycles

Linus Dutchi 1

MSRP $489

Dutchi 1

Dutchi 1

MSRP $489

This is your classic Dutch bike, a sweeping curved frame and refined upright posture make it the elegant choice for trips to the market or just riding down the boulevard.

Linus Dutchi 3

MSRP $665

Dutchi 3

Dutchi 3

MSRP $665

Available in two frame sizes (Small and Medium) and 5 colors (Cream, Red, Black, Marine and Sage).

Linus Dutchi 8

MSRP $869

Dutchi 8

Dutchi 8

MSRP $869

No need to fear the hills anymore, with 8 speeds and a full Chromoly frame this is your true go anywhere Dutchi.

Linus Scout

MSRP $545

Scout

Scout

MSRP $545

The bike for everyone…and with an easy step-through frame, upright riding posture and 7 speeds it’s the perfect bike to explore your world.

Linus Mixte 3

MSRP $665

Mixte 3

Mixte 3

MSRP $665

This sporty ride is a timeless classic with its signature diagonal line and streamline profile. Looks good in trousers.

Linus Mixte 8

MSRP $869

Mixte 8

Mixte 8

MSRP $869

No need to fear the hills anymore, with 8 speeds and a full Chromoly frame this is your true go anywhere Mixte.

Linus Roadster Classic

MSRP $459

Roadster Classic

Roadster Classic

MSRP $459

This stripped down, elegant ride is the bicycle in its purest form. A simple, clean profile inspired by French and Italian cinema from the 50’s and 60’s.

Linus Roadster Sport

MSRP $655

Roadster Sport

Roadster Sport

MSRP $655

This is the ultimate gentleman’s ride. Classic steel fenders, 3-speeds and a distinguished character make it perfect for heading to the office or touring the avenue.

Linus Roadster 8

MSRP $859

Roadster 8

Roadster 8

MSRP $859

No need to fear the hills anymore, with 8 speeds and a full Chromoly frame this is your true go anywhere Roadster.

Linus Libertine

MSRP $939

Libertine

Libertine

MSRP $939

This is the classic steel road bike you've searched for but struggled to find, until now...

Linus Lil’ Roadster

MSRP $295

Lil’ Roadster

Lil’ Roadster

MSRP $295

Finally a kid’s bike that looks like a bike. Thinner, lighter tubing equals happier kid and with its classic streamline profile it’s a first bike any kid would be proud of.

Linus Lil’ Dutchi

MSRP $295

Lil’ Dutchi

Lil’ Dutchi

MSRP $295

Finally a kid’s bike that looks like a bike. Thinner, lighter tubing equals happier kid and with its classic streamline profile it’s a first bike any kid would be proud of.

Linus Accessories

Linus Front Pouch

$35.00

Front Pouch

Front Pouch

$35.00

This bag is perfect for the little things: keys, wallet, phone. Attaches to the toptube, handlebar, or the back of your Brooks saddle. Grommet on the back makes for easy headphone access. The pouch is made of durable waxed canvas, oil skin leather and sold brass snaps. Available in navy or army green with cream cotton lining.Dimensions: 12cm (h) x 18cm (w) x 5cm (d) Available colors: Army Green, Navy and Sand

Linus The Sac

$65.00

The Sac

The Sac

$65.00

Inspired by vintage boat bags this deep sac is perfect for town, beach or every day use. Made of waxed canvas and a coated base it is extremely durable. With a simple hook design the sac attaches easily to your rack or with the strap you can throw it over your shoulder. Includes: magnetic closure, removable shoulder strap, D-ring adds lockable option, padlock to secure bag to rear rack.Dimensions: 16″(h) x 14″(w) x 5″ (d) Available colors: Army Green/Royal Blue, Sand/Red and Navy/Yellow

Linus Office Bag

$75.00

Office Bag

Office Bag

$75.00

With it’s structured form and straight lines this bag compliments the clean LINUS look and is the perfect accessory for the professional on two wheels. Fits your 13” laptop. Attaches securely to the rear rack with leather straps and brass buckles and can be carried in with the removable adjustable shoulder strap. Also includes a padlock to secure the bag to the rear rack. The office bag is made of durable waxed canvas and solid brass hardware. Available in navy or army green with cream lining. D-ring adds the option of locking bag to rack.Dimensions: 33cm (h) x 27cm (w) x 11cm (d) Available colors: Army Green and Navy

Linus Market Bag

$139.00

Market Bag

Market Bag

$139.00

Rugged waxed canvas with oil skin leather, and solid brass hardware. this bag is tough but with looks to match. Perfect for the market or a sleep over, carry it in with the removable, adjustable shoulder strap, or roll up the sides when not in use. Also includes a padlock to secure the bag to the rear rack. Available in army green, navy or sand. D-ring’s add the option of locking bag to rack.Dimensions of each compartment: 32cm (h) x 29cm (w) x 12 cm (d) Available colors: Army Green, Navy and Sand

Linus Lunch Rack

$40.00

Lunch Rack

Lunch Rack

$40.00

This front rack fits all Linus models. It is available in silver/alloy.

Linus Adjustable Rear Rack

$49.00

Adjustable Rear Rack

Adjustable Rear Rack

$49.00

Sleek retro design fits all Linus bikes. Available in alloy/silver.

Linus Fixed Rear Rack

$44.00

Fixed Rear Rack

Fixed Rear Rack

$44.00

Simple clean design this rack fits medium size Dutchi, Mixtie, and Dover models.

Linus Delano Basket

$125.00

Delano Basket

Delano Basket

$125.00

Classic curves and a deep tray handles bags without a bungee. Unique cup design to carry your morning Joe or favorite drink.

Linus Headlamp

$36.00

Headlamp

Headlamp

$36.00

With its vintage teardrop shape,this headlamp is the perfect compliment to any bike. ultra bright, single LED light 60 hour run time sturdy steel mounting brackets batteries included

Soma Retro Rear Light

$40.00

Retro Rear Light

Retro Rear Light

$40.00

Soma’s retro bullet rear light is a great complement to the tear drop Linus headlamp.

Brooks Saddle

$135.00

Men's Saddle

Men's Saddle

$135.00

The B67 (for men) and B67 S (for women) are updated versions of the classic leather Brooks saddle that weathers and forms to your unique curves. Classically sprung for supreme comfort, the B67 and B67 S feature single rails for attachment to any modern seat post. Looks great on ALL LINUS MODELS.

Linus Roadster Fender Set

$40.00

Roadster Fender Set

Roadster Fender Set

$40.00

These steel fenders match the colors for the Roadster and Gaston models. Includes front and rear fenders and hardware.

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bike tours and rides

Some of our favorite bike trails.

Whether you are new to the neighborhood, a tourist, or someone who has been here all of your life, it is our goal to consistently bring you the best resources for rides in the area. If you'd rather explore these wonderful bicycle rides in group, try our guided bike tours service—all designed to fit your needs.

Waterfront Loop

(Rating:  EASY) Length: 3, 12 or 15 mile options

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Portland at its heart is the Willamette River, the ebb and flow of commerce and fun, where wildlife and urban dwellers converge. Enjoy the river and experience the city from a new perspective on a bicycle. Ride two of Portland’s major bicycle commuting bridges (Steel & Hawthorne).

The ride begins in historic old town through the Saturday Market Plaza under the Burnside Bridge, across the Steel Bridge to ride along a floating trail (longest in the US) on the Eastbank Esplanade while the sun glints on the cityscape.

Continue south to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Stop and see views of the river, bridges and a decommissioned US Submarine. The Eastbank Esplanade joins the Springwater Corridor which provides nearly four miles of uninterrupted riding along the river and the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy watching the heron wade in the wetlands and osprey nesting above.

You can retrace your steps back to the Hawthorne Bridge (12 mile loop) or ride on to the three bridges section of the Springwater Corridor (15 mile loop).

Washington Park Rose Gardens & Japanese Gardens

(Rating: Moderate) 6 miles from Old Town; Easy via MAX to the Zoo 3 miles

International Rose Test Garden

No better way to take in Portland (the Rose City ) than to see and smell the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. It really is a twofer as the Portland Japanese Garden are just up the hill from the Rose Gardens. The Japanese Garden is  a magnificent oasis of tranquility nestled against the west hills of Portland.

Both gardens are an easy accessible bike ride from historic old town. Along the way to the gardens you’ll pass through the newly revamped Chinatown, the brewery blocks near venerable Powell’s Books, the Pearl District and Nob Hill. Each of these areas boasts shopping and cafes. A picnic can be quickly organized at Elephants delicatessen or Zupan’s market each just a few blocks from the from the gardens. An old closed road with a canopy of trees winds its way up the hill and brings you to the Rose Garden.

The rose gardens have picturesque views of downtown Portland and Mt. Hood in the background. There are hundreds of roses from traditional roses to new hybrids, from miniatures to climbers.

The Japanese Gardens have been voted the best Japanese Gardens outside of Japan. The garden consists of 7 separate gardens each with its own feel and meaning.

Don’t feel like riding up hill, but still want to see the gardens? You’re in luck. Take your bike on the MAX at SW First and Oak Street and ride to the Oregon Zoo. From the zoo it’s an easy ride to the rose and Japanese gardens.

Eastside Neighborhood Ride

Hawthorne st. Portland

Portland is a city of neighborhoods, each with their own distinct flavor. Spend an afternoon and explore Portland’s East side neighborhoods – parks, shopping, cafes, breweries, coffee shops and bakeries.

The list of neighborhoods includes: Ladd’s Addition, Hawthorne, Belmont, Laurelhurst, Beaumont, Alameda, Alberta and Mississippi.

Each neighborhood is unique and captures a different flavor of how Portlanders work, live and play. Be a Portlander for the day and join in the accessible friendly vibe that makes each of these livable neighborhoods come alive.

Twin Peaks Ride

(Rating: Moderate to Hard) Length: approx. 20 miles (It can be adjusted to accommodate all riders)

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The Twin Peaks ride is a complete Portland experience,  that includes the physical landscape (two extinct volcanoes – Mt. Tabor & Rocky Butte) the Willamette River and visiting many of Portland's eclectic neighborhoods.

The ride starts in historic old town at the Smith Block building amid the cast iron and brick storefronts from the 1880s. The ride continues along the Willamette River and crosses the Hawthorne Bridge to Ladd's Addition. The diagonal street layout and traffic roundabouts each with their own rose garden. This differentiates this historic district from the surrounding neighborhoods.  It’s a short ride on to the Hawthorne Neighborhood with its numerous shops and restaurants. The climb to Mt. Tabor begins an approximate 400 foot elevation gain. The east-side of Mt. Tabor provides views of Mt. Hood through the Douglas firs. While the top provides views back to downtown Portland's cityscape.

A quick descent down and a short ride brings you to the base of Rocky Butte. Enjoy scenic views of the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, and Mt St. Helens from the castle like WPA works project at the top (Joseph Wood Hill Park). Descend and ride along Alameda Ridge with (great views of downtown) and then through some of Portland's finest, older homes in the Irvington Neighborhood. The ride nears the end when you cross over the Broadway Bridge into the Pearl District with its trendy shops and restaurants.  Enjoy!

Forest Park/Leif Erikson Drive

(Rating: Moderately Difficult) 20-30 miles (4 miles of city to the park entrance and 11 miles one way of trail inside Forest Park)

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Explore Forest Park one of the largest urban forests in the United States (5000+ acres) by bike via Leif Erikson Drive. Leif Erikson Drive is a gravel and dirt road (for bikes and pedestrians only) that runs approximately 11 miles halfway up the ridge through the park. Don’t worry about the slightly bumpy ride your 27 speed bike is equipped with shocks on the front fork and directly beneath your seat.

Leave from old town and venture forth through the shopping and cafes of the Pearl District and Nob Hill to the Thurman Street Neighborhood. The last half mile of Thurman Street to Forest Park is the hardest part of the climb; don’t despair once inside Forest Park Leif Ericson Drive is gently rolling. Forest Park is heavily wooded with second and old growth forest. Glimpses of the Columbia and Willamette rivers and Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens can be seen through clearings in the forest.

You can ride halfway through the park and turnaround at Saltzman road (5.5 miles one way) or continue on to the western entrance at Germantown Road (11 miles one way). Either choice provides you a great combined city/urban forest ride. One of our favorite treats after this ride is a stop at St. Honore Boulangerie for French pastries or a bistro lunch.

Council Crest

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Riding to the top of Council Crest brings you to the highest point within the Portland city limits.  While the ride is a bit of a climb, you are rewarded with views of five Cascade volcanoes on a clear day – Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Jefferson. The 360 degree view of mountains, the Willamette Valley and the Tualatin Valley is one of the best in the city.

The ride begins in Historic old town and uses three modes of Portland’s bicycling infrastructure to take you through the heart of downtown: a buffered bicycle lane on Oak Street, a regular bicycle lane on Broadway that later turns into a cycle track lane completely separated from traffic.

A ride through Portland State University and the South Park Blocks brings you to Montgomery Street and the Portland Heights neighborhood. Portland Heights contains some of the finest, older homes in all of Portland.  Refuel and pickup some picnic goodies at Strohecker’s market before reaching the top of Council Crest.

Descend via Fairmount loop and Terwilliger Boulevard.

reserve your bike

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Please note that if your desired pick-up date is less than 48 hours away (2 days), you need to call the shop to make your reservation.

Example: If today is Monday and you want to pick-up your bike tomorrow (Tuesday) you need to call to make a reservation.

When in doubt of the timing, please call us directly at 503.227.1719

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Your bicycle rental will include these items

All bike rentals include the following items:

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Handlebar Bag
  • Map
  • Lights (if overnight rental)

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