Portland is one of the top bicycling cities in the United States. Every day, students, faculty and staff contribute to the region’s bike awesomeness by choosing to ride to PCC. In addition to getting you where you need to go, biking is great for your physical and mental health, can save you money and time, and contributes to a cleaner, healthier environment. It also happens to be fun. Whether you ride every day or once a week, PCC has a number of resources to support your bike trips to and from campus. Got questions, ideas, concerns? We’re here to help you ride. Give us a call at 971-722-4554.
Looking for a bicycle to rent? PCC students can rent bikes for $15 per term from the ASPCC at the Cascade and Southeast campuses. Bikes come with fenders, helmets, bells, locks and lights. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications to rent a bike at Cascade can be found here. You can download an application to rent a bike at Southeast or stop by Mt. Tabor room 152.
Bike Racks & Lockers
Covered and uncovered bike racks are available at all campuses and centers (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.
Bike routes and maps
Portland has many tools to help you map your trup to campus and beyond.:
- Portland By Bike
- Bike Trip Planners
- Ride Mapping
- TriMet Trip Planner - specify how far you’re willing to ride and it will plan the most bike-friendly transit route.
Would you rather plan your route with an actual human? Contact us at: 971-722-4554.
Biking and transit
Combining a bike ride with a trip on the bus or MAX is sometimes the best way to get to PCC. 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.
Bike Events, Workshops, and More!
Biking to PCC is fun. We celebrate the fun all year round with events like Coffee for Commuters, the Bike Commuter Challenge in May, workshops on riding and bike maintenance, and informal rides to and from campus. Check out the campus events calendars for upcoming events. Got an idea for additional events? Let us know at 971-722-4454.
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!
Locker rooms and showers are available at most campuses. Hours vary depending on school activities and breaks.
Safety on Campus & Theft Prevention
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.
No lock offers you complete protection from bike theft, but you can take steps to reduce the risk. Cable locks are easy to cut and shouldn’t be your primary means of defense. Instead, use a U-lock or a reinforced chain lock that has been designed for bikes. Take accessories like lights off your bike before leaving it, and if you have a quick release on your wheels and seats make sure they are securely locked. If your bike and parts are stolen, or if you witness a bike theft, please call campus security at 971-722-4444.
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.