Portland is 1 of the few cities that is entirely making an effort to go yellow, then that is why it is so easy to become a biker in the area.
There are tons of bike paths plus beautiful scenery on the paths.
There are paved sections plus areas to clip your bike to. The few cars on the road are also cautious of bikers plus considerate, and when I moved to Oregon, there was no question about cars or bicycles. The weather does not get that frigid in my area, yes it can get into the 30s in the dead of winter, but with no snow or ice it isn’t that bad; I have all sorts of gear for biking. I have my frigid thermal gear that I wear in the cooler weeks plus then my moisture wicking fabric for the summertime. I have a backpack with a built-in water spigot so I don’t need to carry a bottle. I have hand grips, a helmet, sunglasses plus special shoes. I save so much money not owning a car. I also am saving the planet. I like that I can bike wherever I need to go too. If I want to head over to the local market to pick up something fun, that is easy. There are tons of food options in Portland Oregon too. I like that I can easily bike to breakfast plus not worry about parking for some of these delicious places. The bike ride to the legal cannabis dispensary is a enjoyable 1 too. It is all paved road plus smooth sailing. I can stuff whatever I buy in my backpack plus it hardly weighs anything too.