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I pledge allegiance to my bike…

Posted by on August 19th, 2008 at 8:41 am

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The Salmon Street Fountain provided a nice
respite from Saturday’s sun.
Slideshow below
(Photos © J. Maus)

Despite scary-high temperatures last Saturday, the Portland stop of New Belgium’s Tour de Fat still drew an enthusiastic crowd.

Things kicked off with a bike parade and an estimated 300 people wearing all manner of silly outfits and freaky bikes took part. Before the parade rolled out, the event’s emcee had everyone raise their right hands and recite a Pledge of Allegiance to our bikes.

Press play on the slideshow below to hear the pledge and view some photos from the parade.


— See more images in my Tour de Fat Photo Gallery.

The other highlight of the day was a scintillating performance by The Sprockettes (photo gallery here). They danced a long set during the hottest part of the day. Luckily, the Salmon Street Fountain was nearby and they all ran over and cooled off right after their performance. Here are a few of my favorite shots…

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KTesh
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KTesh

Had a lot of fun! Took LOTS! of photos myself…

http://flickr.com/photos/ufobike/sets/72157606775922092/

Share and Enjoy!

Adam
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Adam

Thanks for sharing some great photos Jonathan! Congrats to Butch Wells for being the slow bike race champ now three years in a row!

Ben McLeod
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My family and I took in the Tour de Fat and, as expected, had a lot of fun.

The sun was out, but that was just an excuse to drink lots of delicious New Belgium beer (with water between beers, of course)!

My photos are here.

Erik
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This was my first bike event and it was fun. Meeting new cycling people was great, too. I never knew there we so many. 😉

I have rode off and on over the years. Now I am cycling daily and I love it. Not only am I saving gas, but I am leaning down. I can\’t wait until the next Tour de Fat.

Here are some of my photos.

BURR
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BURR

I love the Tour de Fat! One of my favorite rides / events of the year.

Garin/waybigdog
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Garin/waybigdog

Was a blast , so positive , so much fun . Was a pleasure talking to you Jonathan.

Joe
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Joe

fun fun fun fun! nice pics also a great time. next year i will bring my bike 😉

love riding the bikes they had.. woo hoo

Joe in wilsonville

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