Biking bunnies set for Easter tradition

The fifth annual Bunny on a Bike Ride has become a welcome (and fun!) tradition for hundreds of Portland cyclists.

Bunny on a Bike ride

Ride organizer Carye Bye
dressed up like a carrot for
the ride in 2006.
(Photo © J. Maus)

This Sunday, don’t be surprised to see rabbit ears sticking out of helmets all over Portland. Yep, it’s time once again for the Bunny on a Bike Ride!

Now in its fifth year, participation in the ride has multiplied (like bunnies tend to do) and there’s sure to be a large turnout. Organizer Carye Bye will do something new this year: She has planned a “Great Bunny Convergence” that will attract bunnies on bikes from all five corners of the city.

Once all the bunnies have gathered at locations in North, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest Portland, they’ll meet for a potluck picnic and a “play-date in the park” at the geographical center of Portland (which Bye is keeping secret until Sunday).

Bunny on a Bike ride

In addition to the ride, Bye has planned a bonus Daytime Bunny Bomb (a downhill ride inspired by Zoobomb) that will at the Zoo MAX station at 1:00 and will then connect with the Southwest bunnies at 2:00.

Bunny on a Bike
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I’ve done this ride three of the past four years and its always a hit with my entire family (last year I even brought my mom along). Make your plans now and I’ll see you out there!

Details below and on the official ride website.

    The 5th Annual* Bunny on a Bike Ride
    The “Great” Bunny Convergence
    Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, 2 pm

    Five Starting Destinations. Meet at 2 pm:
    SE: Col. Summers Park (SE Belmont & 20th)
    SW: Salmon Street Fountain at Waterfront Park (SW Salmon & Naito Pkwy)
    NW: Jamison Square (NW Johnson & 10th Ave)
    N: Peninsula Park (at the gazebo, N Ainsworth & N Albina Ave)
    NE: Grant Park (by Ramona Statue, NE 33rd Ave & US Grant Place)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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16 years ago

I am sooo excited for this! (seriously…I made GIANT fluffy bunny ears and a tail) WahooooO!

Thank you Carye!

16 years ago

That explains it! I saw a bunny heading south on the springwater trail as I biked home ca. 6:30pm – made my day. 🙂