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First Sunday Parkways of the year falls on Mother's Day

First Sunday Parkways of the year falls on Mother's Day
File photo - 2012 Sunday Parkways (Kai Hayashi / KATU.com).
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PORTLAND, Ore. - If you think a Mother's Day bike ride would be right up mom's alley, then you're in luck.

Sunday Parkways - where the city shuts down a few roads so bicyclists and pedestrians can have a car-free day - kicks off this weekend in East Portland. It's the first one of the year and there will be rides along the Springwater Trail and Lents, Glenwood and Ed Benedict parks.

The Sunday Parkways idea started back in 2008 with the goal of getting people active in their communities and thinking about alternative ways to get around town. If you're waiting for the event to hit your neighborhood, here are the upcoming dates:

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