Portland Streets Morph into Mario Kart

Pic courtesy of Bike Portland

Couldn’t help but share this video with folks this morning. If you love Portland, bicycling, and video games (or even just one of those things) you’ll be pleased to know that someone in the often times rather serious cycling community here has a sense of humor, as is evidenced by the following:

I hope the city doesn’t plan on removing them anytime soon. Although the snarky quote in this article on Kotaku in which the bicyclist takes the opportunity to dump on people who commute by car does take a little of the fun out of it.

As a whole, I’ve found the cycling community here to be very welcoming, and if it can gain some positive exposure (rather than articles about road rage and bicycle lane budget demands), that’s awesome.

What cracks me up the most is the banana – as that is a common snack handed out at many of the major bike rides. When we were at the Providence Bridge Pedal a few weeks ago – someone had dropped a banana peel on railroad tracks, and a bicyclist did slip and fall on it. Just like a real life Mario Kart.

There were even a few more banana peels dotting the road later in the ride. I like when art imitates life. Or vice versa.


Find more pics and comments here on the Bike Portland blog


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About tinyheroes

Mindy Crouchley is a 33 year old woman with a degree in English and Technical Writing from Portland State University. She has accumulated three+ years experience in the Marketing and Communications field - with an emphasis on creating digital media content. She has been reading comic books since she was 10 years old. She currently lives in outer southeast Portland with her spouse Dan Robertson, her baby girl, and their dog - Jabba the pug. She spends her free time devouring books, crafting cosplay, video gaming, attending comic cons, writing stories/screenplays, attending book to film adaptation club meetings, volunteering, and watching copious amounts of TV and movies.

5 responses to “Portland Streets Morph into Mario Kart”

  1. Dan says :

    That is really, really cool. We must ride this road.

    • tinyheroes says :

      Absolutely. I think they should designate an entire ride and have people wear appropriately themed Mario Kart costumes!! This has to happen at Bikepalooza next year!

      Also –

      We should totally go to this on Sunday. We need Star Trek costumes!

  2. Zach Amellio says :

    A mate of mine dressed up as ‘shrink wrap man’ one year for halloween.

    He wore nothing but cling-film and a pair of undies.
    The costume was hilarious and the looks he got were priceless!

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