Bicycling to L&C
Portland is one of the most bicycle-friendly city in the country, and members of the Lewis & Clark community bike to campus year round.
Find your route: Visit the City of Portland Bureau of Traffic Management’s bicycle resources website to learn about bicycling in Portland and find your route to campus. You may also find the online bike route planner Ride the City helpful.
Read tips from the community: For more suggestions about bicycling to Lewis & Clark, check out this Google Map, which includes a few routes from the City of Portland’s bike maps, with the addition of comments and tips from members of the Lewis & Clark community.
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to ride my bike to school but I live far away.
Tri-Met allows bikes on buses on all routes. You can find a route to campus combining bikes and transit at rtp.trimet.org. Call the Bike Hotline at 239-3044 or visit the Bikes on Tri-Met web site for more information about transit bike parking, loading your bike on bus racks, and more.
Can I take my bike on the shuttle?
The Lewis & Clark shuttle allows bikes. Before taking your on the shuttle you will need to submit a Statement of Responsibility, available at Campus Safety. Campus Safety will issue a sticker for your ID card allowing you to take your bike on the shuttle. There are four racks on the shuttle and spaces are first-come, first-served. Please be prepared to lock your bike up, take TriMet, or ride all the way if there are not available spaces on the shuttle. Bikes are not allowed to be brought inside the shuttle for safety reasons.
I don’t want to ride by myself.
You can match up with fellow bike riders with a similar commute at Drive Less. Connect. Input your address and commuting preferences and you will be anonymously matched with other riders with a similar route. If you find a match you like, you can connect with the other rider.
I need a bikeway map.
Call the City of Portland at 823-7082 or visit the City of Portland Bureau of Traffic Management’s Bicycle Program for links to order free maps.
Is there a group in town that I can learn more about biking from?
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is a local nonprofit that provides dozens of resources for cyclists. Call 226-0676 or visit their website. Bikeportland.com is a news and information website covering bike-related issues region-wide.
Is there a place to take a shower?
Showers are available at the Pamplin Sports Center.
Is there a place on campus to dry out wet clothes?
Currently, there aren’t publicly available clothes dryers for bike riders. Residential students may have access to dryers in dorms. For worst-case scenarios, the bookstore sells clean dry clothing year-round from their location in the Templeton Campus Center.
Are there bike repair facilities on campus?
Undergraduate students operate a bike co-op space on the side of J.R. Howard Hall, which contains basic bike repair tools and tire pumps. Hours are currently: Monday 11:30am-3:30pm, Tuesday 3:30pm-5pm, Wednesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Thursday 1pm-3pm, Friday by appointment only.
- Where can I park my bicycle on campus?
Frank Manor House - North side of building
Pamplin Sports Center - SW corner
Zehntbauer Swimming Complex - South side of building
Evans Music Building - SW corner of building
Biology-Psychology Building - between BioPsych & Bodine
Aubrey Watzek Library - Near front entrance
Templeton - North side of building - Book store side
Miller - NW corner of building
Miller - SE corner of building
Campus Safety Building
The Office of Facilities Services - Transportation and Parking is located in Facilities Services on the Undergraduate Campus.
Office of Facilities Services - Transportation and Parking
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 109
Portland, OR 97219