Providence Bridge Pedal 2017
Sunday, August 13
The 22nd annual community celebration of Portland’s Willamette River bridges and bicycling.
Join your friends and neighbors for the one opportunity each year to bike or walk on Portland’s car-free street and bridges, including the upper decks of both the Marquam and Fremont bridges.
Changes for 2017
New policies adopted by the city of Portland and repair work on some bridges has required us to make significant changes in this year’s Providence Bridge Pedal routes.
But the heart of the Providence Bridge Pedal remains intact. Except for Kids Pedal, all cyclists and walkers will cross the upper decks of both the Marquam and Fremont bridges.
Bridge Pedal Marquam Express - This popular option is switching this year from the Fremont to the Marquam Bridge. Enjoy sunrise and a light breakfast on top of the Marquam Bridge with stunning views of downtown Portland, the Willamette River and the Cascades. Then bike on I-405 to the Fremont Bridge and onto the rest of the Providence Bridge Pedal route.
Bridge Pedal Main Ride - This new configuration crosses six downtown bridges with a thrilling ride on I-405 from the Marquam to the Fremont bridge. Riders may do multiple loops.
Marquam Express and Main Ride participants will have the option of including either the Sellwood Bridge or the Ross Island Bridge as part of their ride.
Bridge Pedal Family Ride - Our traditional family-friendly ride will cross six downtown bridges and will also include biking on a car-free section of I-405 through downtown Portland.
Kids Pedal - Even the youngest cyclists can enjoy being part of Providence Bridge Pedal with this three-mile loop crossing the Hawthorne and Steel bridges. Adults are welcome, too, as long as they are chaperoned by a child under 13 years of age. Although this is a free event, registration is required. Kids Pedal is the one Providence Bridge Pedal event with a registration limit, so sign up early.
Bridge Stride - For the first time participants in Providence Bridge Stride will cross both the Marquam and Fremont bridges on this 7½ mile walk.
The Bite of Oregon - This year, the Bite of Oregon is not being held at the same time as Providence Bridge Pedal. It has moved to Labor Day weekend.