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    A week in Portland - trade bikes!

    Hi!
    My partner and I are coming to Portland from 10-17th of March and we would like to discover by bike.
    Isn't it the capital of bikes?
    Any ideas on a rental shop with "normal" bikes?


    Or even better, does someone would like to rent his/her bike for the week?
    I'm sure they is some bikes that are staying unriden that would love to be ridden...


    thanks!
    J.

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    What state?

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    Oregon
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    Oops, sorry. Yes, Portland, Oregon!

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    what do you mean by "normal" bikes? lots of shops that do rentals will rent a variety of bike styles, but it depends on the focus of the shop.

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    I mean just classic, used bikes, nothing fancy, that you would use for your everyday commute. A pitty of traveling is that it is expensive to bring a bike with you, specially when you're heading several destinations.

    So far, many bike I have found were big and heavy and new bikes or expensive MTB that you don't want to bring with you in the city, worring to have it stolen. We don't need something fancy.

    But maybe you have an idea of a place that could hire something like it?

    thanks again!

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    Bike Share might suit your needs, if the stations are available in the places you want to visit.

    Portland Bike Share | The City of Portland, Oregon

    anoter option would be to buy something cheap and used (or maybe something cheap and new), then donate it to a bike co-op when you are finished with it.

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    thank you for the answer!

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    I ran across this article today. These people do trips in Portland that include bikes, maybe they can arrange rentals as well.

    http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2...temail0=y&_r=0

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