Bike More Challenge Starts Tomorrow!

The Bike More Challenge is a month-long, friendly competition between friends and coworkers that encourages people to drive less and bike more. Participants form teams and on May 1 begin recording how many miles they ride for chances to win prizes. At the end of the month scores are tallied and prizes are passed out at an awards party the first week of June.

Remember, every ride counts! Log your rides to work, to the store, or for fun. Earn even more points by encouraging other people to get on a bike and ride!  

Register yourself or your team at bikemorechallenge.com. You can log your trips online or connect an app to automatically sync your trips. If you participated last year, simply log in, verify your registration for the 2019 Challenge, and answer a short survey.  

Visit their website for more information and riding tips or email your questions to bikemore@thestreettrust.org.

Join Go Lloyd for a group ride to Eb & Bean on Friday, May 10! Meet at Hassalo Plaza at noon and don't forget to log your ride.

February 21st is Transportation Trivia Night!

Join Go Lloyd and our friends from the Community Cycling Center and Oregon Walks for a fun night of transportation-themed trivia on February 21st at the Lagunitas Community Room. Trivia teams can be up to five people, so bring your friends! Or make new ones and join a team there!

$20 gets you a spot, dinner catered by La Bonita, and one free drink. All proceeds go directly to the Community Cycling Center and Oregon Walks. Get your tickets and more information here.

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Oregon Friendly Driver Class

In partnership with The Street Trust, there will be an Oregon Friendly Driver Class held during lunch in the 3rd floor conference room of the Lloyd 700 Building.

The Oregon Friendly Driver program is a free 90-minute interactive class aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people getting around on foot or by bike. These classes are taught by The Street Trust’s education staff and organized in partnership with Commute Options and the Lane Council of Governments. This class is based on the Bicycle Friendly Driver program developed by FC Bikes in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins.

The Oregon Friendly Driver class addresses:

• Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists and bicyclists

• What’s legal and what’s not legal for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians

• Common crashes and how to avoid them

• Why bicyclists “take the lane” and what motorists should do in response

• How to navigate bicycle and pedestrian related infrastructure such as: sharrows, bike boxes, green lanes, and rapid flashing beacons


Fall Fender Frenzy

Fenders make riding a breeze in the rainy Portland fall and winter. They protect your feet from falling rain, road slush, and oily spray, while your bike and accessories stay clean. This fall, get discounted fenders installed for free, thanks to Go Lloyd!


Each fender style ranges in size. You’ll need to know your wheel size, such as 26 inch or 700c, and the width of your tire to make sure the fenders are compatible. To find your tire size, look for two numbers on the sidewall of the tire (700 x 28, 26 x 1.5).

If your bike frame isn’t built to mount fenders, clip-on fenders will be your best option.

Need help on deciding which fenders are right for you? We can help! Go Lloyd and Left Coast Bicycles will provide free fender consultations on October 9th. Stop by the Lloyd Cycle Station from 9 am-5 pm or the Lloyd Farmers Market from 11 am-1 pm for a consultation. We’ll order discounted fenders for you, and help you schedule an appointment to have them installed for free.

Order your fenders by October 12th for free installation. Installation day is November 6th from 11 am-2 pm. Please pay for your fender order at Go Lloyd’s Transportation Store by November 5th.

Check out fender options


Oregon Drive Less Challenge

Challenge yourself to drive less and discover healthy, green travel options for work, school, errands, and play. Join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge, October 1st-15th!

Every trip counts! Burn calories instead of gas by biking to work or walking to the store. Divide the ride and the cost by carpooling or vanpooling. Log your trips at DriveLessConnect.com to win weekly and grand prizes including: 

• $1,000 Bike Friday Folding Bike Gift Card 

• $500 Cash Cards

• $200 Airbnb Gift Card

• $100 Black Star Bags Gift Cards

• $100 Columbia Sportswear Gift Card

• $20 Dutch Bros. Coffee Gift Cards

• Dakine and TREW backpacks, Hydro Flasks, and more! 

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STEPtember Events

We're bringing you a month of walking activities to celebrate STEPtember!

Go Lloyd is hosting five guided walking tours this month, with special guests Willie Levenson from Human Access Project and architectural historian Eric Wheeler from Positively Portland Walking Tours. Check out our website calendar or Facebook to learn more.

Ready to clean up the neighborhood? Go Lloyd has two trash mobs planned for STEPtember! On September 7th , we're partnering with the PSOB Sustainability Committee, and Boxed Water is Better will sponsor the event. On September 20th we're running with Orangetheory Fitness for Lloyd's first ever Plogging Mob! Follow the links to sign up to volunteer.

Are you a safety champion? Join Go Lloyd and PBOT for a Vision Zero Safety Team on September 10th . These volunteer events educate people on how they can help achieve zero deaths on our roadways. Go Lloyd is also hosting a Pedestrian Safety Training on September 25th .

Email Paul to RSVP: paul@golloyd.org 

Our Walk & Bike Breakfast is on September 14th , at the Hassalo on 8th Plaza from 7:30-9am. Coffee and bagels will be available for anyone who bikes or walks to work. On September 21st , we'll be setting up a temporary mini-park for Park(ing) Day. Stop by, enjoy a snack, and play a round on our putt-putt course!

We'll also host a brown bag clinic on September 28th . Bring your lunch and join us in the L700 Conference Room at 700 NE Multnomah St for a talk by Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost on bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Interested in joining us on a ride, participating in an event, or learning more about biking in Lloyd? Join the Bike Committee ! Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 18th at noon.

Contact alex@golloyd.org for more information. 

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My People's Market

Prosper Portland is hosting its second annual My People’s Market event on June 30th from noon-8pm at the Rose Quarter Commons. It is a fabulous event- featuring 100+ vendor with a wide variety of products for sale. Products range from food, jewelry, housewares and everything in between. There will also be a number of dance and music performances. Kids welcome!

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Trivia Time! Win a Free Hop Card!

It's trivia time again! Answer this trivia question correctly online or in person at our Transportation Store and be entered to win a free Hop Fastpass with a day pass pre-loaded! Enter by March 30th.

A fitness trend known as Plogging combines which two actions?

A) Walking and planting flower bulbs
B) Bicycling and trimming overgrown trees and bushes
C) Running and gathering trash
D) Dancing and raking leaves


Snowy Sidewalk Photo Contest

Go Lloyd will be hosting a contest this winter to encourage responsibility and safety in the Lloyd neighborhood. Together we can make Lloyd the safest place to walk in Portland during a snowstorm!

To Enter:

  • After a snow event, snap a photo of a beautifully shoveled sidewalk in Lloyd that you think deserves recognition. It can be your own business, a shop you pass on your walk to lunch, or any sidewalk in Lloyd!
  • Post the photo to Facebook, Twitter or and/or Instagram and tag Go Lloyd (@golloydpdx) and caption it with the hashtag #WinterInLloyd. If you don't use social media, just email the picture to hope@golloyd.org !
  • To celebrate the end of winter weather, we will award prizes for the best photos and give shout-outs to Lloyd businesses that are true sidewalk shoveling champions on our website and social media!
  • Post or email your photos by February 15th. Winners will be announced March 1st!

(PARK)ing Day 2017

Every 3rd Friday of September people all around the world participate in PARK(ing) Day, a day to adapt a street parking space into a temporary pop-up park. PARK(ing) Day is a day to get creative while bringing more active, friendly park space into neighborhoods everywhere. Go Lloyd and Lloyd EcoDistrict are partnering this year to bring you the Birds and Bees of Lloyd, an interactive pop-up park that highlights the Multnomah St bikeway project and Lloyd’s pollinator and migratory bird species. Come visit our park for morning coffee, fun trivia, a DIY birdseed station, information about local projects, “happy hour” evening activities, and snacks throughout the day! Visit us on Multnomah Street near Green Zebra for all day fun!

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Go Lloyd Trivia Contest

Walking to work has many mental, physical, and financial benefits, and studies show that people feel better the longer they walk to work even if it takes longer than driving or taking transit.

About how many calories would the average person burn each day by walking 2 miles to and from work (4 miles total)?

A) 100 calories
B) 200 calories
C) 400 calories
D) 800 calories

Answer the trivia question on social media or in person at the Go Lloyd Transportation Store and be entered to win a FREE adult monthly TriMet pass for October! Enter by September 20th. Find us at @golloydpdx on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Bike to Work Day Group Rides

Bike to Work Day Group Rides - May 19th 2017

Do you want to ride to work on National Bike to Work Day but don’t know where to ride or feel a little concerned? Try riding with a group. We have several ride leaders willing to help you from your neighborhood. See the ride start locations and times below; feel free to contact the ride leader with any questions.

Happy Biking!

  • North Portland - Peninsula Park
    • Meet at the NW corner of Peninsula Park (southeast corner of Rosa Parks and Albina/Peninsula)
    • Meet up 7:20. Ride leaves promptly at 7:35
    • Will ride east on Rosa Parks, south on Vancouver, east on Tillamook, south on 7th.
    • Contact: Paula paula.calvert@state.or.us
  • North Portland - St. Johns
    • Meet at St. Johns Roasters at 7304 N Leavitt Ave.
    • Ride leaves at 7am
    • We will do an easy bike ride to Lloyd via Willamette Blvd and N Vancouver through the Rose Quarter.
    • Contact: Grace Cho Grace.Cho@oregonmetro.gov
  • NW Portland - Slabtown New Seasons
    • Meet at the BIKETOWN station at NW Raleigh and 21st Ave
    • Meet at 7:30. Ride leaves promptly at 7:40am
    • Will ride on Raleigh > 19th > Overton > Naito > Lower Deck Steel > Esplanade Ramp > Lloyd > Oregon > 1st > Holladay > Oregon Square
    • Contact: Daniel Hough daniel.hough@state.or.us
  • NE Portland - US Bank on Alberta St
    • Meet at parking lot of US Bank on East side of NE 42nd and Alberta St
    • Meet at 7:15am. Ride leaves at 7:35am
    • Contact: Stephanie Caldera stephanie.caldera@state.or.us
  • SW Downtown at Portland Art Museum
    • Meet at Portland Art Museum, corner of SW Jeffereson/SW Park Ave
    • Meet at 7:20am. Ride leaves at 7:30am
    • Contact: Lisa Cox Lisarcox@hotmail.com or 816-419-1401
  • SE Portland - First Cup Coffee
    • Meet at First Cup Coffee at SE 41st and Woodstock
    • Meet at 7:15am, ride leaves promptly at 7:30am
    • Contact: Marne Duke marne.duke@oregonmetro.gov or 615-720-6521

Questions about the Bike to Work Day Party?
: Kathryn kathryn@golloyd.org or 503-236-6441

Join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge

Every trip counts in the Oregon Drive Less Challenge from October 1 to October 15! Take advantage of healty, green travel options for work, school and play. Burn calories instead of gas by biking to work, or walking to the store. Divide the ride and the cost by carpooling, or vanpooling. Take the bus and let someone else drive so you can listen to music.

Log your trips into DriveLessConnect.com and WIN!

It's Easy!

  • Sign up at DriveLessConnect.com
  • Bike, Take the bus or train, carpool, vanpool, walk or telework, for work, errands, or play
  • Log trips from October 1 - October 15
  • Challenge yourself to drive less, or join/form a team to compete

Need Help?
Contact Kathryn Doherty-Chapman at kathryn@golloyd.org or 503-236-6441

Possible prizes include:

  • KEEN Shoes
  • Hydro Flasks
  • Queen Bee Messenger Bags
  • Dutch Bros. $25 Gift Cards
  • $50 REI Gift Cards
  • GenZe Electric Bikes, or $500 Cash Cards!

Join us for the Grand Opening Tomorrow

Saturday, September 12th is the big day! The MAX Orange Line begins service, the Portland Streetcar loop is completed, and Tilikum Crossing can finally be crossed. In addition to free rides on Portland Streetcar, the entire TriMet system, and the Portland Aerial Tram, there will celebrations and activities at transit stations along the new Orange Line route and at the Portland Streetcar stops at OMSI and Hassalo on Eighth. 

And to add to the fun, there are chances to win great prizes with the Get In The Selfie Loop and Orange Marks The Spot scavenger hunt.

Stop by the Go Lloyd booth at the NE 7th Ave Portland Streetcar station (Hassalo on Eighth). The fun begins at 11 AM!