Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 4th, 2009 at 10:58 am
(Photos by Brad Reber)
Continuing a proud Portland tradition, a fun-loving group of folks got together on Sunday for the Pretty Dress Ride. The ride was founded by local artist and bike-funnist Carye Bye, who created the ride with one simple rule — show up in a dress.
enjoying the sunny day.
That’s not too big of a deal, but it applies to guys too!
According to Brad Reber (who did the ride, wore a dress, and shot some great photos), about 20-30 people showed up to take part.
Brad said they rode from Ladd Circle, down toward the Ross Island Bridge, and then back via the Esplanade before settling down at Terry Schrunk Plaza for a picnic.
I asked him if the manly legs under those flowerly dresses got any curious looks from passersby. He said:
“One bit I found amusing was the people sitting outside OMSI barely even looked up as the first several riders went by (all girls). It wasn’t until about a third of the way into the procession that they had to do a double take to see that there were men in dresses too. That got them laughing a bit.”
Check out more great photos from Brad on his Flickr photoset.