Walktober PDX 2012 runs from Saturday, October 6 through Halloween (the greatest walking holiday of the year).
Everyone is a pedestrian at some point in the day, whether it is by walking, rolling, or strolling. People walk for a thousand reasons: to get to the bus or MAX, to get to the store, to walk the dog, to commute to work, to spend time with friends, to unwind after a long day, to explore a neighborhood, to get to school, and many more reasons . . .
Walktober was created with the hope of helping people throughout the region find new ways to walk, and find places to walk and people to enjoy walking with.
Inspired by Pedalpalooza, three weeks of bikey fun in Portland held every June, the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition conceived Walktober to promote walking as a fun, healthy, ubiquitous activity in the Portland metro region.