The Grand Commute

the grand commute

the grand commute

the grand commute flag waving

the grand commute

the grand commute tandem

the grand commute

the grand commute

the grand commute

the grand commute triumphant

the grand commute

the grand commute

the grand commute

the grand commute

the grand commute

the grand commute

the grand commute

the grand commute

the grand commute

the grand commute

The Grand Commute was a collaboration between me and my husband, Michael Parich.  We organized a bunch of friends to cheer for bike commuters on a recent afternoon.  Our group assembled on SE Ankeny Street between 31st and 32nd in Portland, Oregon because Ankeny is a well-trafficked designated bike street with a little (but somewhat exhausting) hill ending on that block.

The day we shouted, waved signs, and noise-makered turned out to be the hottest of the year so far.  Many of our cheerers didn’t join us because of the weather, but the commuters appreciated the encouragement even more in the heat.

We celebrated the people in our area who make the effort to commute by bike every day, rain (usually) or shine.  Between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., we rallied for at least 50 cyclists.  They waved back, high-fived, shouted thanks, grinned, and some turned around to join us in the festivities.

Thanks to portlandfixed.com for showing up.

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This entry was published on July 7, 2014 at 5:00 am and is filed under Brittany's Projects. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “The Grand Commute

  1. Monika Schneiders, nemadesign, Germany on said:

    Gosh! What a brilliant idea! I guess everybody could do with encouragement like this from time to time.

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