I love bicycling–especially when there’s no traffic. Once a month during the summer, the city of Portland closes down streets to motorized vehicles for five hours to promote getting to know one of our neighborhoods through bicycling. Today it was north Portland. You can join the ride wherever you like along the 10 mile route, and we chose to begin at Peninsula Park, site of a gorgeous rose garden. I wish I could share the perfume of hundreds of roses wafting through the warm air. Delicious. Here are some of the photos I took. Not to be outdone, while cycling down Willamette Boulevard, I snapped a stunning view of Mount Hood on the skyline.