The BIKETOWNpdx app is your best companion for getting around using Portland’s bike share system. You can use it to purchase a membership, find and reserve bikes, manage your account, and more.
BIKETOWN is the best way to get around Portland – it’s fun, affordable and convenient. When you join, you’ll get access to 1,000 bikes and 100 stations across downtown Portland. Bikes can be unlocked from one station and dropped off at any other station or public bike rack (for a small additional fee), making it perfect for one-way trips.
Use the app to:
- Purchase a membership or refill your pay-as-you-go account
- Find stations and available bikes (including sneaker bikes)
- Reserve bikes for up to 10 minutes
- Monitor “hold” time
- Report a problem with a bike
- Track your ride – miles, duration, GPS map
- See your trip history
- Manage your account
BIKETOWN integrates with the Health app to sync your bicycle trips. Enable integration in the Account tab.
This update brings reported bug fixes, speed improvements and new features to make it happen. Your app will be updated automatically so you do not have to go back to this screen.
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing concept, but..
The app takes a few minutes to load when I restart it. It would be more convenient if it worked closer to 100% of the time, rather than about half.. Also the bikes can be REALLY frustrating. It would have been much quicker for me to walk the mile rather than to try my account # in 3 different bikes, and then finally enter my pin into a keyboard which works. Many of the bikes have a couple keys that don’t work, however occasionally when they do it’ll double click the number:/ I’ll still recommend a Nike Bike to a friend, except other cities have it with less of a struggle.. patiently waiting for improvements 😊🚲
Great program, crappy billing
I went to add funds, and initially I got no error but was sent back to the map screen. I tried to do it again and it said I can’t add money because I have an unpaid bill. It made me login again on your mobile web page, and it appears the “unpaid” charge was the order I just tried to execute to add funds. I tried to pay that “bill,” and the only option to do so is to use the current card on file, which is outdated. It’s a mess and preventing to be able to use the service. I have enjoyed the service when I have been able to use it. Update: contacted support, received a notification that they replied, can’t find the message anywhere 🤦♂️
Great idea, truly awful app
I love the idea of bike sharing, and was excited to sign up and try it out. The sign up and registration was pretty clunky, with lots of long loading screens and unresponsive UI, but oh well, you only have to sign up once, right? Maybe using the actual app would be better. (Narrator: "It was not better.") I spent twenty minutes trying to unlock a bike -- I tried doing it on the bike itself, I tried reserving a bike on the app first, I tried everything I could think of, and in the end I just took the bus. Unfortunately, I foolishly preloaded some bike time on my account, so between that and the setup fee, I'm out $25. Pretty frustrating experience. I would not recommend this app to anybody.
- Social Bicycles, Inc.
- 123.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Czech, French, Polish, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Social Bicycles Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.