Portland Century - August 18th

Don’t miss Sunday Parkways Southeast this weekend!

Posted by on August 19th, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Sunday Parkways Southeast-5

There will be plenty of ways to keep cool at Sunday Parkways.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

We know it’s stiflingly hot right now but the forecast is for cooler temps on Sunday. It should be a perfect day to enjoy your streets the way they intended to be used — by walking, rolling, and riding on them during Sunday Parkways.

The City has prepared a seven-mile loop of carfree streets for your enjoyment and they’ve stuffed them full of activities, food, entertainment, and activities at four parks along the way. If you have friends in town who need bikes, grab a Biketown bike. Over half of the Parkways route is within the service area and you don’t have to worry about the other half because the city is waiving all out-of-area fees for the duration of the event (11:00 am to 4:00 pm).

Route map.


Combined with the Connect the Park Blocks event on Saturday followed by the Jade Night Market, this is truly the open streets weekend of the year! Get out there and enjoy it.


— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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    Mark Wheeler August 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Outstanding, thanks so much to everyone who made this happen!

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    Dave Hunter August 22, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Sunday Parkways SE had some hills to climb which was fine with me but not so much for the hundreds of Bike Town bikes, which are cruiser types and weigh more than the average road, cross, or even Mt bike, The riders were struggling on even the smaller hills, I was happy they were being used and Im sure it was the best day yet for the service bur their heavy clunky bikes work better on the flats.

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      RH August 22, 2016 at 9:34 am

      True…but after a week you get used to the extra weight going uphill. Perhaps for some users it was their first time on a bike in a while. Were they getting in your way?

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      Eric Leifsdad August 22, 2016 at 10:13 am

      I saw quite a few with balloons tied to them, so helium helps. Most of the people struggling with the hill were kids with no balloons.

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    Austin August 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Sunday Parkways are so much fun. Everyone is having such a good time, the weather was great and the volunteers are top notch!

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