Pedalpalooza Kick-off Parade!

kick off parade

Wow, seems like everybody was downtown tonight.  Lots of bikers all over the place, people walking to the Rose Festival fun zone, gridlocked cars all over the place, bridges shut down, huge battleships on the river…summer is finally here.

And what better way to kick of a bike summer than with a parade!  We had a great time and I must say the police escort was quite nice.  There’s something amazingly invigorating and inspiring to me about rolling through the city streets and legally running read lights with a bunch of happy cyclists, decorated bikes and funny costumes.

Check out more great photos here (thanks Severt!)

And boy do I love to see cops stopping cars so we can pass!  That feels really good.  So, all you Portland cyclists, get your Pedalpalooza on and check the calendar for all the fun.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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