About Us

Providence Bridge Pedal is a celebration of bridges and bicycling—a non-competitive, community bike ride over Portland’s Willamette River bridges.

Beginning in 1996 when 7,500 people biked across the Fremont and Marquam bridges for the first time since they were built three decades earlier, Providence Bridge Pedal has become a signature event on Portland’s summer calendar.

Along with Montreal’s Tour de l'Île, New York’s Five Boro Bike Tour and Chicago’s Bike the Drive, Portland’s Providence Bridge Pedal is one of the largest community bike rides in the world. On the second Sunday of August each year about 18,000 cyclists bike a combined 400,000 miles through the car-free streets of Portland.