Q: Why rent from EVERYBODY'S when there's BIKETOWN?
A: BIKETOWN (Portland's bike share) is a great choice for commuting to work or to the grocery store for folks who live in apartments where bike storage is unavailable. It's also great for strong riders who don't mind the challenge of a 57-pound bicycle.
But If you want to EXPLORE PORTLAND on a lightweight & unique bike that's fit specifically to you with good lights & a helmet, without limitations, time constraints, or hidden fees, we're here for you.
We're passionate about introducing visitors to the REAL PORTLAND and what it means to live in a progressive city with developed bike infrastructure.
We're glad to share our knowledge with you about cool off-the-beaten-path spots, things you're interested in, and safe, interesting routes.
Here's a breakdown of Our Bikes vs. Biketown
EVERYBODY'S BIKE RENTALS
$25 / 24Hrs UNLIMITED ride time
- Great for exploring everywhere & anywhere
- Many sizes & types of bikes that are fit to your height & specific needs
- Unlimited riding time and distance
- Bikes weigh 17-30 pounds
- Free helmet & useful lights
- No hidden fees
- Locally-owned business that began in a goat-farm basement
- You'll look like a hip local
- Rent from knowledgeable locals who are stoked on you having the best Portland experience possible.
- Check out our reviews here, here, & here
$12 / 3 hours ride time per day
- Great for short trips, "point A to point B"
- One size fits all
- Limited riding: 3 hours per day, 30 minutes max hold time eats into your ride time.
- Small service area
- Bikes weigh 57 pounds (yes, seriously)
- $20 out of service area fee + $.10 per minute over 180 minutes.
- No helmet & dim lights
- You'll probably look like a tourist
- Rent from a kiosk or bike rack.
- Check out the reviews here
Q: How do I get downtown?
A: Don't you want to see where the "Portlandia" magic happens? Stick with N, NE, & SE Portland: the heart of Portland's progressive, artistic, vibrant community. The best coffee, parks, beer, food, art, music venues, and doughnuts are on the East Side! We've got urban farms, tons of food carts, hip vintage shops, witchy apothecaries, Victorian dessert houses, vegan GF bakeries, farm-to-table restaurants, and much more.
But if you don't mind navigating traffic and train tracks we're glad to tell you the fastest route to Voodoo Doughnut. But seriously, there's some really cool stuff downtown like the PSU farmer's market, Powell's City of Books, and the Japanese Garden that's worth checking out. We'll tell you how to get there! It's easy and safe. but don't spend all your time on the West Side.
Q: Can I bring my bike back after you close?
A: Yes! Sort of! You're welcome to bring your bikes back in the morning and lock them up before we open, but we strongly recommend not bringing them back and locking them outside the shop after we close. You are still responsible for the bike overnight and we dislike charging folks for stolen bikes/wheels/etc. though such occurrences are rare.
If locking your bike outside the shop after we close is your only option, we will gladly provide you with a cable lock to secure the other wheel your U-lock doesn't secure. We will explain the procedure for "before-hours" drop off and we have a key drop that we will show you when you rent your bike.
Q: Do your bikes come with lights, lock, helmet, bike map, flat kit, and excellent suggestions on where to ride?
Q: Is there a bathroom here?
A: Yes, all the way in the back!
Q: Can I bring my own saddle and pedals?
Q: Can I leave my bag/suitcase there while I ride?
A: Yes, we usually have space for your stuff and will do all we can to accommodate you.