Gravel - Cycle Oregon

A north Portland Sunday Parkways photo gallery

Posted by on June 25th, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Sunday Parkways is such a powerful force for kids. Imagine: They can ride their own bikes in the street without fear. That’s no small thing.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus)

The City hosted the second of five Sunday Parkways events yesterday. The north Portland route stretched from Peninsula Park on the southern end to McCoy Park in the north.

As always, the event drew a wide and wonderful mix of people. All ages, all sizes, all colors, all abilities. And of course there were tons of kids — especially at the dirt track adjacent to the Community Cycling Center’s Bike Repair Hub in the New Columbia neighborhood.

We were treated to live performances, all types of fun activities, conversations with friends, food, and safe, carfree streets

Here’s a taste of what I saw…

Even into its 11th year, people still turn out for these events. The crowd wasn’t massive, but it was definitely big:

Like I said, kids looove these dirt pump tracks (there are other ones at Ventura Park and Gateway Green). We really need to build many more of these around the city ASAP…

Seeing dogs on bikes just never gets old…

Advertisement

The cycling Stormtrooper was cool. He’s even got a special Stormtrooper bike and spandex biking shorts!

It was hot, but there was plenty of water along the route…

While my boy did 100 laps of the dirt track, I did some people-watching…

One of my favorite things about Sunday Parkways is seeing all the neat bikes…

The next Sunday Parkways is “Green Loop” edition that will roll around the central city on July 22nd. See the route brochure here.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org

Never miss a story. Sign-up for the daily BP Headlines email.

BikePortland needs your support.

Please support BikePortland.

NOTE: We love your comments and work hard to ensure they are productive, considerate, and welcoming of all perspectives. Disagreements are encouraged, but only if done with tact and respect. If you see a mean or inappropriate comment, please contact us and we'll take a look at it right away. Also, if you comment frequently, please consider holding your thoughts so that others can step forward. Thank you — Jonathan

4 Comments
  • Scott Mizée June 25, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Always one of my favorite events of the year! And docool yo see those KIDS riding BIKETOWN bikes! Can we have more of this, please @Motivate and @PBOT @BIKETOWN?

    Recommended Thumb up 1

  • Al June 25, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    This was such an awesome event and, unlike last year’s NoPo ride, it wasn’t 10,250.3 degF!

    Thanks for the pictures.

    Recommended Thumb up 1

  • Alan 1.0 June 26, 2018 at 8:27 am

    That trike with two tag-alongs catches my eye…sweet!

    Recommended Thumb up 0

  • Chris I June 26, 2018 at 8:35 am

    We had a blast this year. My daughter was able to ride her pedal bike for her first Sunday Parkways. Ainsworth was wide and flat, which made it easy. She turns 3 in a few days!

    Recommended Thumb up 2