This past weekend was the monthly Sunday Parkways, when a portion of a Portland neighborhood is shut down to cars, and bikes and pedestrians take over - all for free. It's such a fun day, and we try not to miss.
This month was a 7-mile loop around Southeast Portland. We mapped it out and decided to bike the ~14 miles from home.
Our route took us through Multnomah Village, down Barbur, through Johns Landing, downtown, across the Hawthorn Bridge and out to 16th and Taylor. There was a lot going on at Colonel Summers Park:
The route home took us up Terwilliger, up Capitol Highway and back through Multnomah Village. We really enjoyed exploring and seeing new-to-us neighborhoods. And in 30 miles, we only made one wrong turn - one that was easily corrected.
We made it!
I clocked 31.65 miles in under 3 hours:
It was so empowering to know we could get all over town on our own power! Where shall we explore next?? :)