12,200 people joined us in East Portland!
Last Sunday, people came out to experience parts of East Portland on traffic-free streets. They gathered in parks to enjoy music, exercise, talk to community groups, meet their neighbors, support local businesses and learn about their city. But most of all 12,200 people came out to play along the Sunday Parkways route. Even the threat of rain did not keep them away. Kids of all ages hula hooped, scooted on two wheels, posed for cameras and balanced on stilts. Grown-ups pedaled around, danced to great music, ate delicious quinoa salad and laughed.
The Sunday Parkways staff could not have asked for a better day! The volunteers were super stars in facilitating traffic, assisting residents and cheering on participants. Thank you to our sponsors and everyone else who made the event successful!
We look forward to the Northeast Sunday Parkways, June 23rd, 11 am - 4 pm. Join us in the fun!
Get ready to be entertained at Glenwood Park. Experience the wit of the Original Practice Shakespeare Fest. Balance on a ball, practice your juggling or learn to walk on stilts with Circus Cascadia. Get your hair done at Marinello Schools of Beauty. Reach for the sky on the climbing wall. Let Bike N Hike check out your bike and fix any minor issues. Grab a cool coaster from AARP or a tasty treat from CLIF Bar. While you are there play some of CLIF Kid's cool backyard game and make up your own!
Fifty Licks Ice Cream
Impact NW - Voodoo Doughnuts
A pit stop on the east side of the route.
Need a little break along the Sunday Parkways route? Gilbert Heights is the perfect place to stop, hand your bike over to Bikes for Humanity for a little attention, fill up your water bottle and become familiar with some community organizations. And while you are there let your little ones take a turn in PartyWorks bouncy castle.
You got to move it, move it!
One of the best additions to Sunday Parkways has been our collaboration with Portland Parks. There is a full day of dance and fitness classes on the stage at Ed Benedict Park. Stop off and take advantage of one of the many 30 minute classes. And of course, our presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente is back and ready to wow you with healthy eating. Enjoy a sample of tasty, healthy food from their in-house chef. While you are there nibbling check out their Every Body Walk! app. Bike Gallery will be offering free minor bike repair and have partnered with NW Trail Alliance to offer the bike skills track.
Firdale Food Co.
Kind Healthy Snacks
Island Daydream Shave Ice, LLC
Test out an electric bike at the Universal Cycles booth.
Universal Cycles invites you to say "hello, fun...." at the up-coming East Portland Sunday Parkways. We will be out an about with two Pedego Electric Bikes
offering test rides to those that are interested. Pedego offers a solid line of great bikes, that will definitely re-intorduce you to fun....I have yet to see somebody ride one and not come back with a smile on their face! So if you have ever thought about purchasing an electric bike or just want to learn a little more about them, make sure to stop by our tent in Lents Park for your opportunity to take a spin!
Let the fun begin! ~ Universal Cycles