Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 8th, 2007 at 9:05 am
There could not have been a more fitting way to kick off Pedalpalooza 2007.
the spirit of Pedalpalooza.
Slideshow below. View gallery.
Yesterday, hundreds and hundreds of fun-seeking cyclists gathered at Jamison Fountain in northwest Portland for the Pedalpalooza Kickoff Parade.
After decorating bikes and hanging out in the park, we took to the streets in a cacophony of yells and bells. Unicycles, folders, mini-bikes, kids, bakfietsen, recumbents, tall-bikes, clowns… you name it, it was there.
We wowed and pleased First Thursday crowds with our passing parade, many of them in disbelief of what was before them. Without our expected escort, we corked traffic in a downtown that was already choked with congestion from rush hour combined with First Thursday, bus mall construction, Fleet Week and the Rose Festival.
After a loop down NW 23rd, we made our way over the Burnside Bridge and into southeast and eventually Colonel Summers Park.
…Stay tuned for more Pedalpalooza photos and ride reports! The Night of the Living Donut was historically superb…
Check out the Pedalpalooza calendar and get on out there!