Aug 1-4

Bike to Pickathon
Photo by Bill Purcell
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Bike to Pickathon

Biking to Pickathon is the cheapest and lowest climate-impact transportation option available. And it’s fun! The area around Pendarvis is lovely and you’ll get some great views on the way out here.

All attendees have the option to add on a free Bike Pass which enables one bicycle to park inside the Pickathon grounds all weekend.

We’ll be planning a guided bike route from Reed College in Portland where you can ride with fellow festival friends to the farm. Our bike guides will be there to help lead the way, we’ll haul all your camp gear to the festival so you don’t have to worry about a thing, and then after the festival ends, we’ll take all your gear back to the starting location of your bike route.

Bicycle Passes at Pickathon

A Bicycle Pass allows one bicycle to park inside the Pickathon grounds. The Bicycle Pass is FREE but you need to either add it to your ticket package, or select it from our ticketing options to reserve room at the festival for your bicycle.

NOTE: If you’re not able to bike from Portland to Pickathon but still want to bring a bike to get from the new Welcome Parking area to the festival (about a half mile), that’s fine, just be sure to pick up a Bicycle Pass!


Join a Ride

Join this curated and cultured group of bikers to pedal your way from Reed College to Pendarvis Farm via human power. Our friendly, knowledgeable biking crew will offer you a guided bike ride to the farm as well as transportation of your camping gear so you can focus on having fun on your bike. Expect to ride about 11 miles on moderate hills, mostly flat urban bike paths, with access to Spring Water Corridor and some busier 2-lane roads. A good working bike, helmet, and lock are essential components to get to the farm and secure your ride.

We have a stable of bike racks at the farm to secure your bicycle once you arrive.

Maps for meet-ups and routes to Pickathon from SE Portland via Reed College

Thursday 8/1:

Friday (Morning Ride) 8/2

Friday (Afternoon Ride) 8/2

Friday Gear Haul* – If you want to ride on your own schedule, but still want all your camping gear, stop by the SE locations on Friday at 9:30 am or 2 pm to drop off your gear and we will bring it to the farm for you. We have a designated 4-6 pm Gear Pick-Up on Friday by Pickathon Venue Registration.

* Service for Bicycle Pass holders only.

Biking from Pendarvis Farm back to Portland

Sunday 8/4

Meet at Check-in location Pickathon 3:30pm, depart for SE location 5pm

Sunday Gear Drop* – Now you can break camp early and stay late to see the Sunday shows. Drop your gear on Sunday between 2 – 4 pm and we’ll store it overnight and shuttle it all back for you on Monday morning. You just have to pick it up on Monday during your lunch break at the SE ride location (Reed College). Monday pick-up time is approx. 12-1pm.

* Service for Bicycle Pass holders only.

Monday 8/5

Ride to SE from Pickathon Check-In area, loading starts at 9:30am, depart location 10 am sharp

Need to communicate with the bike crew? Email

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