Here’s your chance to ride in the Grand Floral Parade

Once again, the Portland Police and organizers of the Rose Festival are looking for volunteers to ride bikes int he Grand Floral Parade. See the note below for more info and download the application if interested (PDF).

I am sending you this request on behalf of the Portland Rose Festival and Portland Police Department regarding the 2013 Grand Floral Parade. This year’s parade is going to be on Saturday, June 8th and the theme is “Portland’s Party.” This, as you know, is an annual event that is important to and well attended by the community. I received your emails because you have previously volunteered with the police department and I would love to have you again!

Attached is a short application form so we can gather your contact information and get an idea of what you would be most comfortable doing at the parade. You may send these forms directly back to me and contact me with any questions that you might have. The approximate times that volunteers will be needed are from 0630 to 1400 hours. These times are subject to change and some people may be released earlier based on their post and the needs of the department.

Finally, if you have friends or family who might be interested in this volunteer opportunity please forward them this email with attachment and let them know that I am free to answer questions. Emily Morris at or telephone (503) 227-2681.

Thank you in advance for your time and service. We are very excited about the parade this year and hope that you will consider joining us!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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