The official app for BIKETOWN, Portland’s bike share system.
BIKETOWN consists of a fleet of specially designed, sturdy and durable electric bikes that can be locked at any BIKETOWN station or bike rack throughout the city. Bike share is a greener, healthier way to get around — whether you’re commuting, running errands, meeting friends, or exploring in a new city.
The BIKETOWN App gives you access to hundreds of bikes in your area — unlock and pay directly from the app and get going.
The BIKETOWN App also shows upcoming public transit departures, including train lines, local buses, and streetcars.
Within the app, you can either purchase an annual BIKETOWN membership or single rides.
Thanks for using BIKETOWN. We update our app regularly to make your bike rides even better. Every update of the BIKETOWN app includes improvements in speed and reliability. As new features are released, we'll highlight them in the app.
You can find bug fixes and performance improvements in our latest update.
Ratings and Reviews
What a blast!
Super fun! I haven't ridden a bike for years, but for 2 bucks I was compelled to hop on. I logged a 2.36 mile bike ride in 30 minutes. Felt great! Cons: Because of the newness, be prepared to answer lots of questions by people on the street (and to be polite, you can't say "sorry, I'm paying for this bike by the minute, can't talk!" Also you can't rent 2 bikes at once on one person's app. My husband's minutes were ticking away as I had to pull out my own phone to download the app, set up my own account, enter credit card, etc. That was a drag!
HORRIBLE Lyft take over of Biketowm
When Lyft took over BIKETOWN they robbed my acct of 100 dollars. I had all the screenshots called them repeatedly, sent all the screenshots, receipts etc. They continually gave me the run around, which never happened before Lyft took over, said they’d email me about it, never happened; said they’d call in 24hrs twice, never happened, twice; said it’d take 5-7 business days, well here we are 1.5 MONTHS later. I liked the old bikes because it was a bike like an actual bike that provided you exercise. These electric bikes defeat the purpose and I’m a yearly member and THEY TOOK AWAY THE FREE 1.5 hrs a day if you’re a yearly member. The pricing is horrendous and way overly priced. Lyft ruined biketown, I’m just going to get a regular bike now, don’t waste your money or time on these “bikes.” This isn’t going to last long anyway so don’t buy a membership either, they’ll definitely ghost with your money too when this expensive new bs flops.
Wish I had reviewed before the e-bikes 😭
Listen, I used to adore the bikeshare bikes! Yes it had its frustrations - the keypad, ghost bikes - but I figured out how to make it work. What a dream to cruise around Portland streets on those bikes. It kept me sane in the winter. The price point was reasonable.
I like riding bikes for the physical exertion. I want it to be exercise. E-bikes totally eliminate the joy of riding a bicycle. I can’t choose which gear, and I do no work. I just mindlessly rotate the wheels like a hampster. Okay, fine, going up a hill on it is fun. But it would be great if a rider had some manual control over speed and exertion.
I guess e-bikes are for lazy people and I’m a Luddite. The new app has no legend to tell users what is what on the system map. It’s like they want it to fail. What a shame.
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