I worked a 3-hour volunteer shift at Sunday Parkways and was struck by both the diversity and quantity of folks I saw out there. And even at the top of the hill where I was stationed, almost everyone had a smile on their face.
I even ran into a leader from the Portland Freight Advisory Committee who told me she had not been on a bike in 20 years. Good for her!
But I wonder if there were not almost too many folks out there? Another blogger complained that there were so many bikes that it was hard to be a pedestrian.
Could this event go the way of Bridge Pedal and choke on its own success?
Perhaps the answer is to do them every Sunday, and take the pressure off just three days a year!