Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Portland Northeast Bike Parkways

 

One thing I can say about Portland, Oregon is that they support biking.
Three years ago they started having Bike Parkway Days in different neighborhoods.
Last Sunday it was in my neighborhood.
They close the streets and have over two hundred volunteers to monitor the traffic flow.
Sundays Bike Day connected four parks and at each park they have organizations, food and drink booths, music, and events for the children.  There were walkers, bikers, and skaters all enjoying the slightly rainy day.
It was very festive and I loved getting my bike out for awhile and participating.
I did notice how out of shape I was.  I really must get the bike out more often.
Even though the traffic makes me a little nervous, I know now I could travel some of the quiet neighborhood streets.   It was good to learn something about myself through participating and that was a very good thing.

Note:  The largest picture shows me on my pink bicycle.  Behind me is a main street I drive down almost daily.  Down the middle is an arboretum of trees and quite beautiful.

10 comments:

Angela McRae said...

And you look so cute on your pink bicycle, too!

parTea lady said...

Closing off some of the roads for bikers is a great idea. Also, it's lovely that they provide food & drink booths, music, etc.

Nice photos and you do look like you are enjoying your ride.

Adrienne said...

I love the photo of you on your pink bike! I need to get a bike! And I love the photos of your neighborhood. What a great idea and a good way to get families out into their neighborhoods. Yes, Portland, is Bike City. I think it's a good thing!
~Adrienne~

Caroline said...

How fun! Love the pink bike. And read your post that you saw James and Carol in concert. Lucky lady!!!

Annie said...

Oh Marilyn, this looks like so much fun - even WITH the rain. LOL Pretty arboretum

SE'LAH... said...

so incredibly cool
and healthy to boot.
love your smile.

one love.

susanna said...

Cute pink bike! This is totally my kind of thing. My husband and I mountain bike together and he's a "roadie". I'm glad you had a good time participating in such a great event.

Pam said...

Portland looks beautiful, and you all look so healthy and happy enjoying the outdoors!

Jeanne said...

It looks fabulous and so do you.
Ahhhhhhhhh Spring
fresh air and exercise.

Blessings

Love Jeanne♥

Relyn said...

OH, I do love Portland. You have reminded me of all the reasons I miss it so. This summer when I get home, we're going to find the Beverly Cleary statues. I can't believe I've never found them.