Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Parkways

I was at the Park Blocks downtown just to see the activity because lots of streets were closed to cars. Only bikes and pedestrians could could follow the 6 mile loop linking SW Portland through The Pearl and into NW Portland. (Wallace Park)  The whole event looks so family friendly; Kids on the back seat of Tandem bikes, Kids with training wheel bikes, and kids in bike trailers.  I sketched these little folding travel bikes while I took a little break in the shade.  The company that makes these is down in Eugene, called Bike Friday. They really looked slick and folded down to the size of a baby carrier in about 10 seconds. I think they picked great colors but you'll have to add lights and reflectors.
There is a glare on the sign but this is a couple blocks North of the Museum.  The Farmers Market is in this block on Wednesdays till 2pm.


  1. Good Job Carrie!!
    Have a nice week!

  2. i like your bike painting! crisp, succinct, nice composition too

  3. Sounds like a fun event. I've got to get out more.

    I like the sketch - great washes

  4. Thanks for stopping by folks. Mimi, have you ridden one of these? How do you think taking one of these to Italy would be?
    Bill, Next month Sunday Parkways is in SE PDX.


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