Pedalpalooza is here! Today marks the start of Portland’s beloved annual bike festival with hundreds of events lined up over the next three weeks.
Tonight at 6:00 is the official Kickoff Ride, so I figured I’d go through my photo archive and pull out some of my favorites from the past 10 years. I love the Kickoff Ride because everyone is in such a hopeful, optimistic, and and excited mood. There’s a contagious buzz about all the fun stuff the month will bring and the ride has a way of restoring my faith in humanity, in bicycles, and our city all at the same time.
I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do…
This year’s ride starts starts at Salmon Street Fountain. Get out there and help make this the biggest and funnest Pedalpalooza ever!
everyone in those pictures is smiling. sums up pedalpalooza. can’t wait to get started!
Where does it end up?
Is it easier to be at the front or back of the pack? The middle scares me a bit
We’re not a very scary bunch. I don’t think it would matter much either way. The slower folks are likely to end up toward the rear.
I think once this term is over, I’ll be:
1) able to participate
2) think about posting a ride.
There should be some Grillbikes there tonight, so bring grillables for the end spot. (Under Hawthorne bridge at 9:30 PM. Also, Grilled by BIke Sunday June 7th 3 PM Laurelhurst park…Just sayin
I’ll be there!
Can I “shred” on this ride?
A plug here for my event aptly named Electric Mayhem. E-bikes, electric lights and the curious – Saturday 10 am at NE 33rd and Marine Drive
Photos are proof that it never rains on Pedal Palooza!
Be safe out there, folks! And have a blast and a half!
Does anybody have photos, now that kickoff is in the can?
It was a most enjoyable ride, and one of the larger kickoff rides I’ve participated in. Great energy and enthusiasm. Thanks everyone for making it so fun. Ted Buehler’s tiny house pulled by three people was a highlight for me.