Maybe Mississippi Avenue should be closed to cars all the time?
Tomorrow afternoon the Cirque du Cycling comes to town. Later in the summer the Sunday Parkways and the street fair will also serve up some bike and pedestrian friendly time on the strip. As part of the Cirque du Cycling Saturday, Mississippi will play host to a bike parade and bike races.
Bonus beer garden!
Other than the clowns, the parade sounds like it will be amusing:
The Mississippi community is coming together to put on the best circus street fair in town. Get ready for clowns, jugglers, unicycle jousting, sculptural bikes, freakishly tall bikes and other two-wheeled creations beyond your wildest dreams!
Earlier in the day the Cirque kicks off with a family bike ride through the Boise-Elliot neighborhood.
At 7pm at PGE Park the Timbers play their first exhibition match (of many) of the summer. Juventus Primavera is the foe. Who the hell are Juventus Primavera? The Timbers press release explains all:
A team of up-and-coming players for famous Italian club Juventus, its Primavera squad features four youth international players and several who have already seen action with Juventus’ first team which competes in the Serie A – the top tier of Italian professional soccer. Juventus Primavera competes in Italy’s Campionato Primavera, a 42-team league comprised of the top feeder teams from each of Italy’s Serie A and B clubs. In its 46-year history, Juventus’ Primavera team has captured several titles both in league and nationwide competitions.
I’m pretty confident the Timbers Offside Blog will be previewing the game soon . . .
Every city should be pedestrian only in the downtown core (service vehicles excepted of course). I think it would help to revitalize our downtown areas and bring people back from the mega-malls.
I stumbled into the Cirque du Cycling on Saturday night one the way to Lovely Hula Hands. It was so much fun to was the cyclists! I love Mississippi Ave and I agree, no cars allowed!
XUP – I agree. For obvious reasons most North Americans think of cars as the default mode of transportation, but expensive gas and the example of vibrant walkable communities might be leading us towards a paradigm shift. I try to be optimistic.
VeganFabulous – The race course actually went right by my apartment! But alas, I missed it because I was helping a friend move in NW.
I have been riding my bike near your house a lot lately! I just can’t get over how fun it is to be 5 minutes away from that neighborhood!