North Portland route will visit the Bike Repair Hub and Bike Skills Park in New Columbia
(June 23, 2016) – The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente will be coming to North Portland this Sunday. This event’s 9.5 mile scenic route connects some of the beautiful natural areas and gardens located in North Portland. Included on the route are Peninsula, Arbor Lodge, McCoy, and Kenton Parks plus the Willamette Blvd bluff overlooking the river and Forest Park. The route connects neighborhoods east and west of I-5 on low or no-traffic neighborhood greenways, residential streets with low speed limits that are marked with bicycle symbols on the pavement.
Participants will also have the chance to experience a fantastic new community resource for Portlanders who bike: the Community Cycling Center’s Bike Repair Hub. Located in the beautiful 82-acre New Columbia Community in North Portland’s Portsmouth Neighborhood, the Bike Repair Hub was created by the community members as a place where they could store tools, bicycle parts, and equipment and help others with basic bike repair. Kids can learn how to ride their bikes safely and enjoyably in the Hub's Bike Skills Park. The New Columbia Community is a mixed-income community home to more than 2,500 adults and children speaking 11 languages and representing 22 countries.
Sunday Parkways is a series of five free community events opening the city's largest public space – its streets – for people to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation. The event series, held in a different neighborhood once a month from May to September, is hugely popular; total attendance topped 119,000 last year.
The event’s detailed Sunday Parkways route map shows the route as well as bus and light rail options to help people get to Sunday Parkways by bike and transit. A schedule and listing of event highlights are available on the Sunday Parkways North Portland brochure.
North Portland Sunday Parkways provided by the generous support from the following sponsors: