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Sunny Skies and Smiles at Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways

It was a pretty amazing day folks! We had more than a whopping 25,400 people attend the Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways event. The Southeast Sunday Parkways took attendees through 7 miles of beautiful neighborhood, bringing participants through four activity hubs including the Universal Cycles Marketplace, Colonel Summers Park, Laurelhurst Park and Ivon Park. The sunny cool summer day brought out many families, friends, and neighbors hungry for a day full of fun, activity, biking and more.

Caught in the MomentThe day started with the swinging symphony of sounds from the Carroll Raaum Swing Orchestra at Laurelhurst Park, which was soon followed by laughter and chatter as the streets and the park began to fill. The music continued with the entrance of Boys without Toys, followed by DJ Prashant who by mid-day had turned the park into a grassy dance floor. On Oak Street a record number of businesses and organizations offered an array of both food and food for thought. Near the Laurelhurst Pond an enclave of nonprofits provided a breadth of engagement opportunities on topics ranging from local renewable energy options to access to food for all Oregonians.  

The sounds of bluegrass, performed by The Mudtown Stompers, breezed bike riders and pedestrians into Ivon Park. Once there, if it wasn’t the sound of music you heard, it was likely the giggles of children enthralled in play at the Bouncy inflatable playhouse, at the Clif Kid station, or on the swing set.  Awesome Riders

A slightly longer stretch brought one to Colonel Park, the event’s activity center, where the park was bustling with options that included the Northwest Trail Alliance bike skills track, Parks and Recreations Zumba classes, the Fit Body Boot Camp, along with the Spread Da’Love Basketball drills course that provide free school supplies for participants.

If that wasn’t enough, there was still one remaining activity hub to visit. Many finished there day at the Universal Cycles Marketplace where the Bike Transportation Alliance held a Block Party. The Block Party overflowed with music, coffee, delicious foods, smiles and even ran until 6 pm.

Overall, the day began and ended with music, laughter, sun and many many participants. A big thank goes out to all of our sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers, entertainers, Police and flaggers for making this such a great event.

We hope you join us for the last event of the season on September 28th. Until then, stay in the know or share your stories by joining us on Facebook and/or Twitter.

 

Fun, Sun and Good eats at SE Sunday Parkways, August 24

 Ready for all the deliciousness coming your way?  Get a peek here of what's in store:

 

Colonel Summers Park

Laurelhurst Park

Universal Cycles Marketplace

Ivon Park

Scoop Ice Cream Kathmandu Cafe Inocencia's Tamales Little Mamaz Kitchen
Creole Cafe Caribbean Kookpot Horn of Africa Ruby Jewel Ice Cream
Two Wahines Shaved Ice 3 Guys Grilling Altengartz Sausages Fuego
Super Dog Grifter's Kitchen Momo's Cart Clearly Kombucha
Village Crepery Fuego Sweet Masterpiece  
  50 Licks Ice Cream Fuegos  
  Via Chicago    
  Portland Curry Company    
  Island Daydream Shaved Ice    
  Voodoo Doughnuts    
       

 

 

What Activity will you join at Colonel Summers on August 24?

On the Court with LoveColonel Summers Park will be springing with energy from 11am-4pm on August 24thKaiser Permanente challenges you to get moving with interactive quizzes and fun, pulse-pounding activities to help you thrive.  Parks and Recreations will offer Zumba classes at the Fitness Stage.  NW Trail Alliance provides an opportunity for you to show off your bike skills.  While Spread Da’Love Foundation will get you on the court. In addition to all of that, you will also find:

  • Kickball
  • Yoga
  • Boot camp
  • Aerobics
  • Soccer Clinic

These activities are available from 11 am to 4 pm. There is also food, free basic bike repair and more to discover during Southeast Sunday Parkways at Colonel Summers Park and along the route.

 

Universal Cycles Marketplace offers fun, food and bike talk, August 24

Headed towards Universal Cycles MarketplaceThe Universal Cycles Marketplace is full of many unexpected surprises this year! This year in celebration of Sunday Parkways events past, present and future, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA), is throwing a giant Block Party at the Universal Cycles Marketplace…and you are invited.

The Block Party will include live music, Boyd’s coffee to wake you up, and an array of delicious beverages and foods on site to keep you fueled. All donations collected from the event will go to the BTA and Sunday Parkways.

Come enjoy the festivities with your fellow Sunday Parkway participants, and even stop sign up for the Bike Commute Challenge while at the BTA Block Party! We hope to see you there between 11 am and 4 pm this Sunday!