Pedalpalooza starts tonight with the traditional Kickoff Ride leaving the South Park Blocks at 6:00 pm. For as long as I’ve cared about bicycling in Portland, Pedalpalooza has been a strong inspiration. In many ways, it’s to blame for BikePortland’s existence.
As we embark on this month full of bike fun, I thought it’d be fun to take a look back at some of my favorite photos from years past. Since 2005, I’ve taken nearly 2,000 photos of Pedalpalooza rides and events. Looking through them has really fun. I hope you enjoy some of these as much as I do…
Bike Tango Fun Ride – 2011
Splash Dance – 2011
Rocky Butte Sunset Ride – 2010
Get Lost Ride (where a roll of the dice dictates the route) – 2010
Hammercise Ride – 2010
Dead Freeways Ride – 2010
Sunny Nekkid Ride crashes the Cirque du Cycling – 2010
Hott Sock Ride – 2010
Bowie vs. Price – 2010
Kickoff Ride – 2010
Multnomah County Bike Fair (MCBF) – 2009
Oregon Sesquicentennial Ride – 2009
Stumptown Joustdown – 2009
Aloha Todd and Low Bar Lounge Tour – 2009
Tapas Ride – 2009
Portland City Tour Ride – 2009
Anti 12-lane CRC Ride – 2009
Kickoff Ride – 2009
Sprockettes Bicycle Bash – 2008
MCBF – 2008
Bike Kiss-In – 2008
Splash Dance – 2008
Epic Sushi Ride – 2007
Communified Ride – 2006
Kickoff Parade – 2006
Trailer Park Kids Tour – 2005
This is just a small sample of what to expect this month. There’s really something for everyone. Check out the online calendar or pick up this week’s Portland Mercury, and hit the streets. See you out there!
Every time I see the woman standing on the bike trailer, I’m glad my kids don’t follow BP. I’m sure it must be ok, but it doesn’t *look* sane.
Do not worry…no adults were ever hurt during a PP ride. (She had a net and foam blocks set up around her with a green screen…these items were edited out in the post production phase. 😉
” Liplock not Gridlock! ” amen.