A great article in the New York Times about bicycling in Portland Oregon

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Came across an April 3, 2009, NY Times article, "Portland, Portland Style: Touring by Bicycle."  Reporter Matt Furber presents a well-balanced, thorough article with plenty of tips about how to see Portland by bicycle.  And plenty of web links to plan your trip.  He notes:

"It helps to have a Bike There! map, published by the regional governing body known as Metro and available at bike shops and the downtown visitors center. A mapping program, found at byCycle.org, can help visitors pick the best biking route to markets, galleries, museums or other destinations."

And many of the city's buses have bike racks on the front so you can load your bike in the suburbs, bus to downtown, then offload your bike for a day of cruising.

If you go to Portland, you'll find a variety of Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild members available to provide you top-notch Portland Oregon lodging.  They're a great place to leave the car, enjoy a good breakfast, learn about the local area and take off on your bike.  And they'll be there for that nice hot shower and comfortable bed when you're done for the day.

Learn more about Portland Oregon bed and breakfast OBBG members on the Portland Oregon page of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild website.

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