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Picturing Pedalpaloozas past

Posted by on June 7th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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

Bike Tango Fun ride-4

Splash Dance – 2011

Splash Dance Ride-22-21

Rocky Butte Sunset Ride – 2010

Rocky Butte Sunset Ride-19

Get Lost Ride (where a roll of the dice dictates the route) – 2010

Get Lost Ride -1

Hammercise Ride – 2010

Hammercise Ride-15

Dead Freeways Ride – 2010

Dead Freeways Ride-19

Sunny Nekkid Ride crashes the Cirque du Cycling – 2010

Sunny Naked Ride crashed Cirque parade-4

Hott Sock Ride – 2010

Hot Sock Ride-11

Bowie vs. Price – 2010

Bowie v. Prince Ride-4

Kickoff Ride – 2010

Pedalpalooza 2010 Kickoff Parade-28

Pedalpalooza 2010 Kickoff Parade-44

Multnomah County Bike Fair (MCBF) – 2009

Mult. Co. Bike Fair - MCBF '09-116

Mult. Co. Bike Fair - MCBF '09-98

Mult. Co. Bike Fair - MCBF '09-95

Mult. Co. Bike Fair - MCBF '09-54

Mult. Co. Bike Fair - MCBF '09-16

Oregon Sesquicentennial Ride – 2009

Oregon Sesquicentennial Ride - Pedalpalooza-38

Stumptown Joustdown – 2009

Stumptown Joustdown - Pedalpalooza-100

Aloha Todd and Low Bar Lounge Tour – 2009

Aloha Todd and Low Bar Tour - Pedalpalooza-29

Tapas Ride – 2009

Tapas Ride - Pedalpalooza 09-29

Portland City Tour Ride – 2009

Portland City Tour ride -5

Anti 12-lane CRC Ride – 2009

Anti 12-lane CRC Ride-35

Kickoff Ride – 2009

Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride 2009-7

Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride 2009-11

Sprockettes Bicycle Bash – 2008

Sprockettes Bicycle Bash-49.jpg

MCBF – 2008

Mult Co Bike Fair (MCBF)-76.jpg

Mult Co Bike Fair (MCBF)-47.jpg

Bike Kiss-In – 2008

Bike Kiss-in-11.jpg

Splash Dance – 2008

Splash Dance Ride

Epic Sushi Ride – 2007

The (Epic) Sushi Ride

Communified Ride – 2006

Communified Ride portraits

Kickoff Parade – 2006

Pedalpalooza '06 Kickoff Parade

Pedalpalooza '06 Kickoff Parade

Trailer Park Kids Tour – 2005

Pedalpalooza 05 - Trailer Park Kids Tour

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!

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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.


” Liplock not Gridlock! ” amen.