Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Bicycling to PCC

Biking to school has a number of benefits:

  • it's healthy
  • it's environmentally friendly
  • it saves money
  • it's relaxing
  • it can save time

If you commute by bicycle - and we hope you do - please remember that your bike is a vehicle. Make sure you follow all traffic rules when riding to and on campus. Auto drivers and pedestrians are depending on you to behave in expected ways, just as your own safety depends on them behaving in ways you expect.

Bike parking

Bike racks are available at all campuses and centers. Some racks are covered, some are not. See bike rack locations on the campus map.

Bike lockers are available at Sylvania and Southeast Campus. At Sylvania, the lockers are located next to the HT Building and may be used by anyone on a first-come, first-served basis. At Southeast, the lockers may be rented by contacting ASPCC Southeast.

Bicycles may not be brought inside any public areas at PCC and may only be secured to bike racks provided by the college. Securing bikes to handrails, light posts, signs, etc., is prohibited. Bicycles parked in violation of this policy may be impounded and the owner may be cited for violation of PCC policy.

Showers

Locker rooms and showers are available at most campuses.  Hours vary depending on school activities and breaks.

Bike routes and maps

Portland has many options for cycling routes. Here are resources to map your ride:

Biking and transit

TriMet provides detailed information about how to bring your bike on buses and trains.

You can also bring your bike on PCC Shuttles.  To keep you, and your bike, as safe as possible, do the following:

  • remove water bottles and other loose items from your bike
  • inform the driver that you will be loading your bike
  • load your bike from the curb or in front of the bus - do not step into traffic
  • inform the bus driver that you will be unloading your bike as you approach your stop
  • unload your bike from the front of the bus or the curb, not from the street

TriMet buses and PCC shuttles have limited bike rack space. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cycling partners

Looking for someone to ride to PCC with?  We have a solution for that!  Log in to drive less connect and find someone whose route is similar to yours!

Looking for a bicycle to rent?

Cascade Campus ASPCC offers students 100% refurbished bikes for $15 per term. Applications are available in SC 03 and at the Info Booth. Bikes come with fenders, helmets, bells, locks and lights and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See more info about the Cascade Bike Program.

Motorcycles

Two-wheeled motor vehicles do not require parking permits. They may only be parked in areas specifically designated for motorcycles. Parking in regular vehicle spaces is prohibited. See motorcycle parking areas on the the campus map.