Once again, we had relatively beautiful weather for the Worst Day of the Year Ride. This was the 10th anniversary of the event, which has become one of the largest organized rides in Portland. Organizers estimate nearly 4,000 people signed up for one of the two routes.
People of all shapes, sizes, ages and colors — many of them in hilarious costumes — took part in the ride. See the silliness in a few selected shots below (you can view the full gallery here)…
The Amtrak came roaring by as the Steel Bridge was full of people.
This is the Glide Cycle. A rather curious velocipede. See more photos of it here and here.
Jim “K’Tesh” Parsons in his full Klingon regalia.
Ride organizer Ayleen Crotty. She’s been at all 10 Worst Day Rides and she’s still not above dressing up like a penguin.
Unsuspecting passersby were a bit flummoxed by the crowds on the Esplanade.
Team Recycle gets my award for best group costume. They had skirts made from plastic bags, cans hanging from their bikes, and globe balls on their heads.
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