There's a chance that some of you already know this, but for those that don't I am going to let you in on a Portland secret. Bikes are allowed at Burnside Skate Park on Sundays. Any other day of the week a bike there would definitely stir up something, but I guess all the skaters sleep in on Sunday mornings or something and bikes are allowed to take over for a bit. I had heard about the Sunday morning rule about a year back but had not had the chance to see it for myself. So when my buddy let me know on Saturday night that he would be out there the next morning I decided to tag along and check it out. If you don't know anything about Burnside allow me to enlighten you.
Since it's evolution began in 1990 it has gone under quite a few facelifts. It was originally started by 2 skaters that lived just a few minutes from the Burnside Bridge and they wanted somewhere close to skate. They had a few bags of cement and decided to go for it underneath the east side of the bridge. From there it just kept growing and evolving into what it is today. It's become a Portland landmark and has been in movies, Tony Hawk Pro Skater and THPS 3, tons of skate videos and documentaries. The park is famous and being that its under the bridge keeps it mostly dry and rideable in the rainy winter months of the northwest as long as you can deal with the colder temps.
There were about a dozen riders out in total, most of them on bmx bikes. If you get the chance now you know when you can roll out there on two wheels. It's a sick spot to ride with all of its features and its artwork all over the place. Currently the wall is covered in a giant He-Man mural with the man himself and a gigantic 12 foot tall Castle Greyskull.