Bike Portland reports that hundreds of bicyclists turned out in fabulous costumes for the Pedalpalooza Kickoff Parade. The Portland, Oregon, bike ride event which wound its way from Northeast Portland to Overlook Park via the Mississippi District, was also not without its fair share of hoola hoops! At the park where the parade reached it’s ultimate conclusion and bike-based food vendors were on hand for a great big park picnic, along came Paige Tashner of Hula Hoopla pedalling up with a dozen hoops on her amazing hula-hoop-conveyer-trailer. Inspiring participants she took time out to deliver some awesome hoop dancing and tricks, on top of sharing her hoops with everyone. Pedalpalooza rides in for two plus weeks of bikey fun with 251 events, most organized by individuals, and bike riders of all persuasions are likely to find many events of interest. Nearly all of the events are free.