BIKETOWN is Portland's bike share system, launching in July 2016 with 1,000 bikes and 100 hubs. It's a fun, affordable and convenient way to get around Portland – perfect for commuting, spontaneous trips, or for exploring the area.
The system uses Social Bicycles (SoBi), which are sturdy, durable bikes that are specially designed for bike share. The bikes are locked into a network of hubs throughout the city, and can be unlocked from one hub and returned to any other hub or public bike rack, making BIKETOWN ideal for one-way trips. People can use BIKETOWN to commute to work or school, run errands, get to appointments or social engagements, and more.
BIKETOWN will be available for use 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year for a year-round healthy and environmentally-friendly transportation option.
About the Operator
BIKETOWN is operated by Motivate, the global leader in bike share. A full-service bike share operator and technology innovator, Motivate works to re-envision how people experience and move around cities.
Motivate currently manages all of the largest bike share systems in the United States and many of the largest systems in the world, including Ford GoBike (California Bay Area), Citi Bike (New York and Jersey City), Divvy (Chicago), CoGo Bike Share (Columbus, Ohio), Capital Bike Share (Washington, D.C., Arlington and Alexandria, Va., and Montgomery County, Md.), Hubway (Boston, Somerville, Cambridge and Brookline, Mass.), Bike Chattanooga (Tenn.) and BIKETOWN (Portland, OR).
Motivate will add thousands of bikes to its current systems as Ford GoBike grows bike share tenfold in the San Francisco Bay Area starting in summer 2017.