The Lloyd TMA's goal is to have 10% of all commute trips to the district made on a bike. To support this goal, the TMA offers a range of resources to bike commuters. Our Commuter Connection store offers bike maps, basic bike gear, and everything you need to fix a flat, including a flat repair kit that you may borrow at no cost. We offer events throughout the year covering topics from basic bike maintenance to bike laws. We also have an active bike committee that meets on the third Tuesday of every month. All Lloyd District employees and residents are welcome to participate. Click the links above to find out more, or contact Lindsay at 503-236-6441 or lindsay(at)lloydtma(dot)org.
Path Closures, Detours and Delays
The Lloyd TMA will send additional information about these closures through your company Transportation Coordinator as they become available. “Like” the Lloyd TMA on Facebook or follow our Twitter feed for the most up-to-date alerts affecting Lloyd District commuters.
Commute Planning Help
Lloyd Links will help you discover how to get there by bike, walking, transit with personalized commute plans. This free service is available to all Lloyd District employees and residents and provides all the details you need to try out a new, active commute, including turn-by-turn directions, MAX/bus station, route, timing, and connection information, and more. If you need to swing by the gym or daycare after work, or desire to avoid certain routes or road conditions, we can help you do that too.
Commuter Rewards supplies an extra incentive to bike, walk, carpool, or ride transit to work with monthly prize drawings for employees and residents who record their trips. Click on the image above to get started.
The TMA has a list of resources for both beginner and seasoned bike commuters. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the following resources or if you have additional questions about bike commuting.
- Bike Commute Checklist
- Basic Bike Maintenance Information
- How to Fix a Flat
- Winter Bike Riding Tips
- Closest Bike Shops
- Bike Loans
- Route Planning Resources
- Bikes and Transit
- How-to bike videos
This great checklist tells you everything you need to buy to start commuting by bike, where to find it, and how much it costs.
This helpful handout is from Tori Bortman of Gracie's Wrench and tells you how to do everything from cleaning your frame, to keeping your drive train and brakes in shape.
Also from Tori Bortman, this step by step guide tells you the exact way to fix a flat, giving some great tips to avoid time-consuming frustration.
This helpful guide offers information on clothing and gear for winter riding, as well as tips for cycling in the rain.
MAP of bike shops located near the Lloyd District.
such as tubes, lights, bells, fenders, and discounted U-locks to properly secure your bike.
Lloyd TMA member, Point West Credit Union (NE 12th & Irving) is now offering loans for the purchase of your next bicycle! Contact Point West Credit Union for more information on this exciting new program.
**Try to make yourself familiar with the roads before biking on them. Driving along the route or checking it out using Google Streetview are recommended.**
All TriMet and C-TRAN buses are equipped with racks that hold two bikes. Each MAX train has space for 4 bikes per car, and WES Commuter Rail allows bikes as well. For more information visit TriMet and C-TRAN's biking webpages:
The Lloyd TMA has been working closely with Lloyd District businesses to install safe and convenient long-term bike parking. Over the past year, the Lloyd District has donated over 100 spaces.
The Lloyd TMA administers 100 bike lockers in six locations throughout the district: 1201 Lloyd Boulevard, East West College, Lloyd 700, Lloyd Center Tower, Liberty Centre, and Lloyd Center Mall. These lockers are the most secure way to store your bike and protect your ride and your gear against the elements. Your locker is yours and yours alone, 24-7.
Lockers cost $15 per month plus a $20 key deposit, and we offer several convenient methods of payment, including automatic billing to your credit or debit card. Getting a locker is easy—just stop by our office (700 NE Multnomah St, Suite 340) Tuesday through Friday between 11:00 and 4:00, and we’ll have you out the door with the key to your new parking spot in ten minutes. Availability may be limited, especially during peak riding season. Call us at 503-236-6441 to check on your preferred location.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to security issues, you must work or live in the Lloyd District to rent one of our lockers. Proof of status may be required when applying for a locker. Lockers at East West College are reserved for use by students and faculty.
Thanks to a partnership with the Lloyd Athletic Club, we also offer passes that allow you to use their shower and locker facilities Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Passes cost $12.50 per month and are available at our office.
Helpful Hints When Parking Your Bike
- Lock the wheel and frame to the rack with a high-security, U-shaped lock.
- Be sure the rack itself is securely anchored.
- Bike Theft Report Form
Bike Law Information
Swanson, Thomas & Coon Attorneys at Law have published Ray Thomas's helpful "Pedal Power: A Legal Guide for Oregon Bicyclists." This informative guide outlines your rights and responsibilities as a cyclist.
The Sullivan's Gulch Trail will be an east-west pathway through the heart of Portland, an uninterrupted, safe, off-street link between the Eastbank Esplanade, the Willamette River Greenway, the I-205 Trail, and the Springwater Corridor. There will be a smooth, accessible grade for bicyclists, walkers, skaters, and physically-challenged users along the entire length of the trail. The Bike Committee is interested in how the trail and the Holladay Street ped/bikeway concept can intersect. For more information, go to http://www.sullivansgulchtrail.org.
The committee meets at noon on the third Tuesday of each month at Parametrix, 700 NE Multnomah St, Suite 1100. It’s an informal environment with an open forum for discussing issues that effect cyclists in the Lloyd District. Volunteer to be a committee member or simply work on a project that interests you. The Bike Committee focuses on creating a community of bike riders in the district, introducing people to the fun of biking, and increasing district participation in events and incentive programs. So bring your lunch and ideas— we'll see you at the next meeting.
If you would like more information on getting involved, contact Lindsay at lindsay(at)lloydtma(dot)org or check out the Bike Committee's website .