Travel Information

Participating in the Worst Day of the Year Ride is an incredible way to experience the magic of riding bikes in Portland. Explore the beauty of Portland’s fringes on well-chosen routes. Take a tour of Portland, without worrying about a thing.


As a special offer to Worst Day of the Year Ride participants, the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is offering deeply discounted rooms (only $99 for a single) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You may bring your bikes directly into the rooms at no additional cost.

Book directly here (click) or call 1-877-901-6632.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Michelle Mason:

Hotel Features

  • Conveniently located 1 mile from the start/finish
  • Located near the base of the Hawthorne Bridge
  • Located along the Portland Waterfront
  • Recently remodeled
  • Bicycle friendly!


Various locations in Portland provide bike rentals of different types. Please see the City of Portland website for a list of locations.


If you are shipping your bike or bringing it in a box, you have several options.

Portland International Airport has a bike stand with basic tools to re-assemble a bike.

Our bike shop partners can help assemble your bike. Contact them for more information. Plan ahead!


Portland is a fun city to visit and we hope you’ll make the most of your time here. The Worst Day of the Year Ride will offer you an excellent tour of many parts of the city, perhaps giving you a taste of places you’d like to re-visit after the ride.

Top of your list should be visiting the Community Cycling Center headquarters (1700 NE Alberta) to see all the good work they do and why this ride benefits them.

Portland is well know for specialty food, particularly beer and coffee. Aside from the Lucky Labrador (which has four brew pubs around town), there are many other brew pubs to visit. A typical day in Portland involves brunch with great coffee, wandering around locally-owned shops and relaxing with a micro brew.

Take a walk along our waterfront, which has the longest floating walkway in the world.

Portland is a friendly town. Don’t be shy about asking your server, barista or taxi driver what are his or her favorite Portland must-do activities.


ORbike is the statewide calendar for bike events and filled with information. Check out what else is happening while you’re in Portland. Calendar >>

Bike shops here are friendly, so if that’s your thing you might enjoy a tour of the city stopping at bike shops along the way.

Our many bike lanes and bike paths will smoothly ferry you everywhere you need to go. Look for the green bike way signs to help you choose the best path, or pick up a Bike There map at a bike shop.