Portland is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the country, and members of the Lewis & Clark community bike to campus year round.
Register your bike: Registration of your bike is critically important to ensuring your bike is safely and appropriately stored and used here at LC. Bike registration is easy on the transportation and parking website: https://lclark.nupark.com/portal
After you click the link above, follow these steps:
- Click on the “Lewis & Clark Single Sign On” button.
- Use your LC credentials to access your account.
- Navigate to the the “My Vehicles” drop-down tab.
- Click “Add a vehicle”.
- Under “Type” select bike.
- For “State” input your home state.
- For “License Plate” input the serial number on your bike.
- For “Make” select the brand of your bike from the drop-down menu.
- For “Style” select bike from the drop-down menu.
- For “Color” select the color from the drop-down menu.
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.
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.
L&C Bike Room: Check in with the Bike Co-op for semester hours.
Zagster: An on-campus bike sharing system for L&C students, faculty, and staff.
Coalition Advocating Transportation Solutions: CATS offers maps and directions to Lewis & Clark for bike commuters coming from every corner of Portland.
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. Visit the Bikes on Tri-Met website 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 bike 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.
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 Street Trust is a local nonprofit that provides dozens of resources for cyclists. 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.