It’s amazing what a little sunshine can do for a bike ride. The gorgeous weather beings out the best in us – and throngs of bikers are taking to the streets like never before.

Spend a sunny day on the waterfront in Portland and you’ll see bikers whizzing along the path, BMXers doing tricks by the fountain, families pulling trailers, wobbly new riders in bike-print dresses and nearly everyone with smiles on their faces.

Soak it in while you can

Take a minute to soak it all in. I know I did. I had a very busy day on Wednesday as the skies opened up to the vibrant sunshine. And as much as I was eager to get home, crack open the computer and bang out some serious work, the weather, and the energy of Portland, called to me. Instead I took two precious hours to soak it all in – this rare moment of lovely sunshine in mid March and a sign of times to come.

What about you?

How are you making the most of this incredible weather? What’s the bike scene like where you live?