Tonight: Kickoff Parade will begin Pedalpalooza madness

Posted by on June 12th, 2008 at 11:56 am

Pedalpalooza '07 - Kickoff Parade

A scene from last year’s parade.
More photos here
(Photos © J. Maus)

Tonight is the annual Pedalpalooza Kickoff Parade.

If you want to bear witness to the wonderment (is that a word?) that is the Portland Bike Scene and/or take part in a rolling celebration of all that is beautiful about human-powered transportation, you should not miss this event!

The parade will have a full police escort and will meet at Jamison Square (NW 10th and Johnson) at 6:15, but you’ll want to arrive early to soak up the sights and decorate your bike.

And what to do after the parade? Get some dinner and then keep the good times rolling with the 5 Senses Ride. Veteran bike funnists Emily Wilson and Timo Forsberg will lead a ride “with stops that have something for each of your 5 senses in each of the 5 quadrants.”

    5 Senses Ride

    Plan B Cafe (1305 SE 8th Ave)

Check out the full Pedalpalooza Calendar and chart your course for the next two weeks of bike fun!

— For more photos, see my 2007 Pedalpalooza Kickoff Parade gallery.

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Tony Pereira

Does anyone know if the parade will have a police escort this year? After Phil\’s encounter the other night I\’m not sure if it would be a good thing or not, but I\’ve been wondering since there wasn\’t an escort last year.

Adams Carroll (News Intern)

hey Tony… yes. the parade will have a full police escort. (I just added that fact to the story).

see you there… the sun it out!

Mark P.
Mark P.

Yeah, bikes and sunshine! I can\’t wait!

Scott Mizée

Its shaping up to be a beautiful day out there. I predict massive crowds!


Yeah! Let the games begin!