npGREENWAY Newsletter
North Portland Greenway Trail Advocacy
2009 June 19   Issue no 035

npGREENWAY Pedalpalooza Bike Ride 

Saturday, June 20th 5PM, North end of Eastbank Esplanade at the lower level of the Steel BridgeWe are excited to be leading this ride again this year.  If you are not familiar with Pedalpalooza, you should check it out.  It is the main event of the year for Shift, a loose knit group of folks dedicated to “bike fun.”  There are over 200 events planned this year for the 2+ week festival with 25 events this Saturday alone!Last year we received rave reviews of this ride and would love to share the experience with more of you this year. Note: Dress for the weather and be prepared for some possible rocky/rough terrain. Road bikes are not recommended. This ride will end up at the University Park Neighborhood “Bike-in-Movie.” The movie is billed as a “technicolor, swashbuckling classic” and is due to start at dusk.

Sunday Parkways is BACK!  

Sunday, June 21st 9AM-4PM, North PortlandWhat better way to honor dad than spend the day outside in a 7.5 mile temporary park?!? This all day party in streets opened up to pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, tricycles and people of all ages is back!  Last year we had an absolutely fantastic time and are thrilled that we get to experience it again.  We will have a booth with drinking water and copies of our 2009 Vision Map available in the same location as last year–right next to the Bike Gallery free repair tent above the Overlook Bowl near N Willamette and N Jessup.  We are also looking for a few more volunteers to staff the booth in the following shift times:9:00-11:00 am11:00 am-1:00 pm1:00-3:00 pm3:00 -4:30 pmPlease e-mail us at if you can volunteer for any of these times.  It is a great opportunity to connect with your neighbors and find out more about the North Portland Greenway.  Sunday Parkways is also looking for volunteers to be “Intersection Super Heroes” and direct traffic at certain locations along this 7.5 mile temporary park.

Northwest Trail Alliance – A “new” group with “experience”  

Northwest Trail Alliance,, has recently gone through a rebranding effort and changed their name from Portland United Mountain Pedalers.  We look forward to working with them as we look for synergies between our vision for a hard surface greenway trail and urban “natural surface” trails.  If you would like to become involved in this area, please contact npGREENWAY board member, Mark Pickett.  Mark is also the person to contact if you would like to get involved with trail maintenance and restoration or soft surface off road bicycle projects or trail maintenance on bicycle approved corridors in Forest Park.

Creating the Greatest System of Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6-8PM Keen Footwear 926 NW 13th Avenue 

What’s in a Name? You’re invited to discover…  the new name for our region’s world-class network of parks, trails and natural areas, its new logo and how we might use it, and how you can help us connect our communities to their most extraordinary assets

Please RSVP by 6/26 to
Pass on this invite to anyone else who should be at this important Connecting Green event!

* Keen Footwear is located at the Southeast corner of NW 13th and Lovejoy (kitty corner from Safeway) on the second floor.  Parking is limited. Please bike, walk, ride the streetcar or  TriMet’s #77 bus to the event.  The bus/streetcar stop is located across the street on 13th Avenue.** To keep this a low-impact event, please bring your own cup or glass (BYOC/G)! 

One Response to no 35 || eNEWSLETTER : IT’S AN EXCITING WEEKEND!

  1. dyana August 17, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    Good post…..

    thanks for sharin with us……


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