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The ABC Group returns to NE Sunday Parkways

El grupo ABC organizará la tercera feria de bicicletas bilingüe en Sunday Parkways.

bike fairThe ABC Group will be hosting the third annual community Bike Fair during the Northeast Sunday Parkways on June 24th at Khunamokwst Park with the support of the Cully Neighborhood Association. The Bike Fair will include free bike quick fixes in the morning, a bike ride in the afternoon, and much more!

ABC Mission: The ABC Group wishes to unite the community with activities and events to spread awareness about the benefits of cycling ABC also works to inform and support the community regarding pedestrian and cycling safety, and infrastructure issues. 

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El grupo ABC organizará la tercera feria de bicicletas bilingüe en Sunday Parkways (24 de julio - Khanamokwst Park).

Con apoyo de la asociación de vecinos de Cully (CAN), este año el grupo realizará arreglos básicos de bicicletas gratis en la mañana y en la tarde organizará un paseo por la ruta.

Misión de ABC: El grupo ABC desea unir a la comunidad a través de actividades y eventos para difundir conciencia sobre los beneficios del ciclismo. Así mismo, ABC trabaja para informar y apoyar a la comunidad en asuntos de infraestructura y seguridad peatonal y ciclista.

Stop by the Bike Repair Hub this Sunday

TheHubtTheHub3Four years ago, the Community Cycling Center transformed a vacant lot into a place where residents of New Columbia, an affordable housing community in the Portsmouth neighborhood, can get their bikes fixed, meet friends, and go on bike rides, while learning bike maintenance skills. In that time, their mechanics and volunteers fixed over 1,000 bikes. Stop by this Sunday Parkways on June 26th to see the Bike Repair Hub in action and go for a ride on the Bike Skills Park!

What's Cooking in North Portland?

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Arbor Lodge Park Kenton Park Willamette Bluff McCoy Park Peninsula Park & Rose Garden
Fuego Carioca Bowls/Full Lotus Fuego Custom Cuisines Island Daydream Shave Ice
3 Guys Grilling Organic Island Shave Ice   Dano's Dogs Pepe Caliente
Kichana Ruby Jewel Treats   Voodoo Doughnut Scoop Organic Ice Cream
Laughing Planet Urban German Grill   Fuego Fuego
Po'Shines Cafe de la Soul Via Chicago     Village Crepery
Portland Curry Company Fuego     Super Dog
Two Wahines Hawaiian Shave Ice        

Interview with a Photographer - Kevin Koch

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Every year Sunday Parkways likes to provide a new way to view Sunday Parkways. Last year, we picked attendees from across the events. This time we will view Sunday Parkways through the lens of our photographers. Our first photographer of the year, Kevin Koch, joins us to share his favorite photos, his history in Portland, and his view of the Sunday Parkways events. 

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What do you like about taking photos?

Showing the world what I see and interpret (it). Seeing a unique perspective.

What made you interested in bike events?

I am really into biking anyway.It combines my love of biking and photography. I am in mountain biking, bike touring, commuting, and just riding for the hell of it. 

Had you been to Sunday Parkways before you came to this event?

I have not. It’s my first event.  

Why do you think Sunday Parkways is important to the City?

It brings people together. I think it gets people to wipe off their bikes and go for a ride and remember how fun it is. To remember how fun it is, start commuting to work…better for their work and have some fun going to work every day. 

Seeing new neighborhoods and parks. I have never been to any of those parks and it will be cool to see what else is out there. I have been down the Spring Water, and have taken it down to Sellwood. However, I haven’t done too much exploring of outer Sellwood. There was a kayaking event happening with Next Adventure.

To see the full interview and a larger collection of his photos, click here.  

So, what’s your day job?

I do electrical design. We work with engineers to develop construction booklets for constructors to create any kind of design. I do a lot of aerospace design. We do upgrades to airports. I used to do electric design for air preparation – taking the air you breathe and converting it into nitrogen and oxygen for hospital. I then switched over to mechanical design when I moved cross country. I switched jobs, city, part of the country and pretty much everything. I wasn’t happy in my hometown. The winters were long and cold. I grew up outside of Buffalo, New York.

Are you a Portland Native? If not, what brought you to Portland?

I was looking to move to the west coast. My cousin was working here at Columbia, and on a visit to see her I fell in love with it (Portland and the surrounding areas). I found a job and moved to Portland. I like the bike culture that it brings, the Columbia River gorge, and the coast. For me it had everything, and it wasn’t an overwhelmingly big city.

What was your favorite photo of the day? 

I really like the really cool view into the guys dance moves. It really spoke to me. I liked that it had that feel, that you could tell that it was raining, and it felt like he was causing the rain. Like a rain dance. I did notice how everyone stopped what they were doing and was paying attention. The dancers were mesmerizing and that was what I was trying to capture.