All photos by Jarrette Werk. This article originally appeared on Underscore News.
On Saturday, August 27, Pedalpalooza’s first Indigenous and Indigenous Bike Ride was attended by 40 Indigenous and Indigenous community members, from young children to seniors, and a dog named Ocho.
Organizers Alexis Vazquez and Nanette Beyale said they were happy.
“So many people came together for this,” Beyale said. “Imagine what you could do if you did it every year. It could get bigger and bigger.”
The seven-mile, party-paced ride began at 3:00 PM from the Hampton Opera Center on the east side of the Willamette River. Riders headed to Colonel Summers Park and crossed the river to breeze along the scenic South Waterfront. The finale was a celebration of fried bread, music and vendors at the Native American Student and Community Center at Portland State University.
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