- Portland Sunday Parkways
From 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM on selected Sundays, the Portland Department of Transportation closes selected streets to motor vehicles and opens them to pedestrians, bicycles, and segways. Portland Sunday Parkways provides an opportunity for the Rose City Gliders to meet informally and enjoy the streets and parks of Portland.
- Sunday, May 15, 2016: East Portland, 7 miles. This year Sunday Parkways will kick off the year with a celebration of family in Spring! While the flowers are in bloom, we hope to beckon you outdoors for walking, rolling, and rocking in our open roads. This route will highlight some of the beautiful natural areas located in East Portland, such as Lents, Ed Benedict, Gilbert Heights, Glenwood, and Bloomington Parks. Don't forget to pick up your fish hat at Foster Floodplain Natural Area!
- Sunday, June 16, 2015: North Portland, 9.5 miles. The June event takes us on a charming 9.5 mile double loop course through North Portland. Along the way we will stop by the beautiful Peninsula Rose Gardens, the universally accessible Harper’s Playground at Arbor Lodge, as well as Kenton and McCoy Parks. We will also offer a viewing station along Willamette Bluff. Stop by for a great PDX scenic selfie.
- Sunday, July 24, 2015: Northeast Portland, 8 miles. Explore the NE Neighborhood Greenways while you make your way around this 8 mile route. While sweeping by on wheels or your heels, make sure to stop by Woodlawn, Alberta and Fernhill Parks as well as Kʰunamokwst Park. You will also find the Bi-lingual Bike Fair (Spanish-English) at Kʰunamokwst Park.
- Sunday, August 21, 2015: Southeast Portland, 7 miles. Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! It's the third Sunday of the Month. Come on and step outside to enjoy summer and our August route. Spend a warm summer day walking and rolling across the Southeast Sunday Parkways. While you’re at it, take a few moments to explore Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers, Sewallcrest and Ivon Parks and grab a bite to eat, listen to tunes, jump into a dance, and/ or join an activity or two.
- Sunday, October 2, 2015: Sellwood-Milwaukie, 8.5 miles. Every great thing has its end! Like usual, we like to end with a BANG! Come out to explore our new route! This route includes a trip over the newly renovated Sellwood Bridge. It will then take you into the heart of Milwaukie by way of Portland. Our tour of Sellwood-Milwaukie will take you through Sellwood and Westmoreland Parks by the Farmer's Market dancing by Water Tower Park and into the heart of the Milwaukie business district. Fun, magic, and a sense of adventure awaits you!
- Date to be Determined, Mosier Twin Tunnel Glide on the Mark O. Hatfield Trail east of Hood River. This is 4.5 miles each way, and is open to pedestrians, bicycles, and Segways (closed to auto traffic). Here's a map with the route in blue: Mosier Twin Tunnel Glide and here are Some photos and information. Here's a Video. Note that a $5.00 daily state park pass is required at the trailhead for each vehicle that is parked.
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