Discounted BIKETOWN Student Rate

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We’re happy to announce that PSU students can now sign up for an annual BIKETOWN membership for just $5/month.
 
BIKETOWN is Portland’s new bike share system with 1,000 bikes at 100 stations across the central city and close-in neighborhoods. PSU stations are located at the Student Recreation Center, the Engineering Building, the Smith Memorial Student Union (on the Broadway side), and at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building.
 
Click here for an online interactive map of the BIKETOWN stations and service area.
 

JOIN

Sign up for an Annual Membership at https://widget.socialbicycles.com/92/389 (must be a current PSU student and have a valid @pdx.edu email address). Your membership will include 90 minutes of riding time per day. Additional time is billed at 10 cents per minute. You’ll need to keep an active credit card on file in case you incur any other fees.
 

UNLOCK

Find available bikes on the System Map or using the BIKETOWNpdx mobile app for iPhone or Android. Enter your 6-digit account number (assigned at signup) and the 4-digit PIN that you select into the keypad on the back of any available bike to unlock it. Or pick up a free Member Card from a station with a kiosk, and use that plus your PIN.
 

RIDE

Place the U-lock in the holster on the left side of the bike and start your ride. Your membership includes 90 minutes of riding time per day, and extra time is only an additional 10 cents per minute. To make a quick stop along your ride, press the “HOLD” button on the keypad and lock your bike to a rack for up to 30 minutes.
 

LOCK

To end a ride, lock your bike to any BIKETOWN station. Or lock it to a public bike rack for an additional fee ($2 within the system area and $20 outside of the system area).
 
If you’ve already signed up for a BIKETOWN membership, email us to help you switch over to the discounted student rate.

Fall Workshop & Class Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are FREE for members and $5 for walk-ins. Events are held at the PSU Bike Hub, 1818 SW 6th Ave. Please email us if you have any questions.

 

Friday Flat Fix Clinics

Bring your bike and learn the fundamentals of changing a flat tire. This is a great refresher class or for first-time riders.

  • Every Friday from 12-12:30 pm

 

Commuting and Riding Skills

Get comfortable riding your bike around Portland. This workshop will give you all the tools and tips necessary to become a confident commuter. We’ll cover everything you need to keep you safe as well as some handy emergency maintenance techniques.

  • Wed. October 5: 12-1 pm
  • Thur. October 20: 12-1 pm
  • Tue. November 8: 12-1 pm

 

Basic Bicycle Mechanics

This informative workshop will cover the basic functions of bicycles. We will be covering proper methods of lubricating your drivetrain, adjusting your brakes, and other essential maintenance tips to keep your ride rolling smoothly. Feel free to bring your bicycle and we can discuss specific questions that you may have.

  • Thur. October 6: 12-1 pm
  • Wed. October 26: 12-1 pm
  • Thur. November 17: 12-1 pm

 

Basic Mechanics for LGBTQ+

Join us for an LGBTQ+ workshop at the Bike Hub! Bring your bike and get ready to learn basic maintenance techniques and feel free to ask questions in a friendly, non-threatening environment! Attendance is FREE and open to the public.

  • Sat. October 22: 12-1 pm