Despite rainy skies, well over 100 bicycling bunnies joined the fourth annual Bunny on a Bike Ride yesterday. Head bunny Carye Bye and her trusty crew of volunteers led us on a circuitous route through northeast and southeast Portland.
Highlights of the route included a spin through Laurelhurst Park and a mid-ride stop for donuts, rhubarb pie, and tea at the Hawthorne Hostel.
As always, the response from passersby was priceless. They gawked, smiled, and waved at all the Easter-inspired outfits and bunny ears of every imaginable type.
In the Maus house, this ride has become a family tradition. Eleni and I have done it three years in a row, and this time Danica, Juli, and my mom (she’s visiting from California) joined us.
Photo: Day Nguyen
Everyone was in great spirits, especially the trio of Nickey Robare (aka Agent Bunny G), Lauren Pederson (aka Agent Lapis), and Kelly Peach. Dressed in their Sunday best, the three friends treated us to a nice little Easter song.
Not sure if it was the result of too much Easter candy, or the entertainer spirit in Nickey and Lauren (they’re both Sprockettes), but I just happened to have my recorder handy, so here’s a little clip:
Nickey, Lauren, and Kelly sing “Little Bunny Foo-Foo” (:59)
Big thanks to Carye Bye for making this ride a such a fun Portland tradition.