The Cross-Country Pull of Portland’s Bike Culture
“You’re insane.” That’s what my friends said when I revealed I was moving across the country to Portland, Oregon – for the biking. I’d done my research. The League of American Bicyclists names Portland most-bike friendly almost every year. With 350 miles of bikeways and the highest percentage of bike commuters in the country (Portland Bureau of Transportation, 2016) , the annual win is no surprise. Armed with that knowledge, I set off to see if Portland really was a biking Mecca.