Bunnies on bikes will hop through city Sunday

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Dress up for a hoppin’
good time this Sunday.
-Slideshow below-
(Photos © J. Maus)

Continuing a proud tradition that started in Portland in 2004, this Sunday (4/12) bikers all over the city will don their best bunny costumes to help ring in Easter and the spring season.

My family and I have taken part in the Bunny on a Bike ride for several years now and it’s always one of the most enjoyable rides of the year. It’s a great way meet some great folks, enjoy a ride through your neighborhood and show off your bike-fun flair.

The ride starts from multiple locations throughout the city (see list below) and then converges on the Eastbank Esplanade (near Vera Katz statue). From there, the entire group will ride to a final, secret destination for a big potluck and Easter Egg Hunt.

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To help get you in the mood, below is a slideshow of my photos from last year’s Bunny on a Bike Ride. See you there. Don’t forget your bunny ears!

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.


More info:
– Check the Shift calendar listing for latest information and see the list of n’hood meet-up spots below:

    Vancouver
    Esther Short Park gazebo
    10:30 AM

    NoPo
    Peninsula Park gazebo
    11 AM

    NE
    Fernhill Park playground
    10:30 AM
    Alberta Park
    10:45 AM

    NW
    Wallace Park basketball court
    10:30 AM
    North Park Blocks elephant
    11 AM

    SW
    Lucky Lab Multnomah Village
    10:30 AM

    SE
    Sunnyside Park playground SE 35th and Taylor
    11 AM

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Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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April
April
15 years ago

I can’t wait. I have an outfit all planned out. *lol*

fool
fool
15 years ago

oops. actually, the truth is, we’re converging at the vera statue to ride further, where the festivities will take place. so don’t show up at vera katz after 12:15 or so, because we’ll have moved on!

T
T
15 years ago

sigh, parents are in town. I don’t think this is a substitute for church in their eyes.
Anyone want to borrow a brown bunny suit i made last year? Its got a fuzzy gray stomach

Joe Rowe
Joe Rowe
15 years ago

Test.

caryebye
caryebye
15 years ago

And for those starting in North,

Join me for pre-bunny ride BUNNY BOWLING at Interstate Lanes! Games are just $1 plus $2.75 for shoe rental.

Meet up at 10 am, We’ll bowl our bunny hearts out for a quick 50 minutes, and than ride over to Peninsula park. (PS. bowling at Interstate lanes is always $1 per game 10 to 2 every Sunday!)

Interstate Lanes: 6049 N Interstate at Ainsworth

xx Carye Bye
bikebat at gmail
Feel free to email me o to let me know you plan to join up.

caryebye
caryebye
15 years ago

oh and if anyone is having a dilemma with figuring out their bunny dress theme, may I suggest Sports Formal – a term I believe was coined by Ms. Elly Blue.

Mixing a little sports wear with something dressy. It’s a little more than just wearing a dress with tennis shoes, there’s an art to it. But when you pull it off right, you are sure to delight! 🙂

the "other" steph
15 years ago

i believe Too Hot 2 Handlebars will also be making a pre-Bunny appearance at Interstate Lanes. please someone take pictures (i’ll be at Fernhill Park converging)!

Ben McLeod
15 years ago

What sort of food would one bring for the potluck?

Ben McLeod
15 years ago

We brought carrots. Duh.

I took some pictures. You can see my set here.

A big thanks to everyone that organized the ride as well as those who rode in it. I’ve ridden in a lot of group rides and this one was by far the funnest.

What a week. Last Saturday, I rode the most challenging group ride I’ve ever ridden, and yesterday I rode in the funnest.