Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 19th, 2008 at 8:41 am
respite from Saturday’s sun.
(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…