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Sunday Parkways is still awesome (and it happens this Sunday)

Posted by on June 20th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Sunday Parkways Northeast 2011-3-12
You never know what you’ll see at Sunday Parkways, like this pedal-powered gecko I spotted on NE Ainsworth in 2011.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Sunday Parkways is now in its sixth year. What started on this week in 2008 as a crazy idea imported from Bogota, is now firmly ensconced as a local institution that’s above politics or yearly budgetary wrangling. But with age and permanence, I hope it hasn’t lost its novelty. I also think there’s a tendency for some folks to take it for granted. Hopefully that’s not the case, but if you needed some additional prodding to get out there on Sunday, I thought I’d share a few photos to remind you how awesome it is.

Besides these photos, you’ll be inspired to know that PBOT has organized a bunch of fun activities, live music, and good food at Woodlawn, Alberta, and Fernhill parks, as well as Rigler School. You can see the map and learn more about the event on PBOT’s website.

It’s an event you don’t want to miss, because you never know what you’ll see…

Like Ted from Bike Temple spraying people with a hose…

Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-8
Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-9

Or all the wild and wacky bikes…

Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-54
Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-28

Or the things in the ‘hood you might have never noticed…

Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-3

Or an impromptu concert…

Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-17

Or a basic lesson in transportation and the environment…

Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-59

Or lessons on how to carry people on two wheels (or four)…

Sunday Parkways Northeast 2011-31-40
Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-44
Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-14
Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-24

Or all the smiling volunteers — some of whom will even juggle for you!

Sunday Parkways Northeast 2011-44-53
Sunday Parkways Northeast 2009-16

And it all happens no matter what the weather dishes out…

Sunday Parkways Northeast 2011-10-19
Sunday Parkways Northeast 2011-19-28

Have fun!

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  • dsaxena June 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Stop by the Eggplant House with some food for the grill and some beers for our cooler! https://www.facebook.com/events/165373700302755/?fref=ts

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  • KJ June 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    The pedal powered chameleon is indeed awesome.

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  • Gregg June 20, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I love Sunday Parkways, and I’ve ridden in several of them every year. Each SP event is different than the previous.

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  • chucklehead June 21, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Get out and volunteer!

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