10 photos to get you excited for tonight’s Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride

10 photos to get you excited for tonight’s Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride

Pedalpalooza 2014 Kickoff Parade-45

Yeah! Gimme five!
(Photos J Maus/BikePortland)

Pedalpalooza is here! Today marks the start of Portland’s beloved annual bike festival with hundreds of events lined up over the next three weeks.

Tonight at 6:00 is the official Kickoff Ride, so I figured I’d go through my photo archive and pull out some of my favorites from the past 10 years. I love the Kickoff Ride because everyone is in such a hopeful, optimistic, and and excited mood. There’s a contagious buzz about all the fun stuff the month will bring and the ride has a way of restoring my faith in humanity, in bicycles, and our city all at the same time. 

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do…

Pedalpalooza '06 Kickoff Parade

2006
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2008
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2008
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2009
Pedalpalooza 2010 Kickoff Parade-4

2010

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2010
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2010
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2014
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2012
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2014
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2014
Pedalpalooza 2014 Kickoff Parade-8

This year’s ride starts starts at Salmon Street Fountain. Get out there and help make this the biggest and funnest Pedalpalooza ever!

Check the full Pedalpalooza ride calendar here.


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