Yes. You will receive a rider ID indicating which ride you are doing. It must be displayed on the front of your bike or on your shirt. You will be asked to show your rider ID at the start line and at key points along the ride to make certain you are directed on the correct route.
Yes. When registering online Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 4-7 p.m.
Providence Medical Group, Hillsboro clinic
18610 NW Cornell Rd., Hillsboro
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 4-7 p.m.
Providence Medical Group, Bridgeport clinic
18040 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd., Tigard
Thursday, Aug. 9, 4-7 p.m.
Portland – Eastside
Providence Medical Group, Glisan clinic
5330 NE Glisan St., Portland
Sunday, Aug. 12, 5:30-9 a.m.
SW Naito Parkway and Taylor, Portland
No, registration fees are nonrefundable. However, registrations are transferable. If you’re unable to attend, you can give your registration to somebody else.
The only event with a registration cap is Kids Pedal. It is limited to 1,000 participants.
No. Only children who are walking in Providence Bridge Stride or pedaling in Providence Bridge Pedal need to register.
Yes, helmets are required to be worn by all cyclists participating in Providence Bridge Pedal. Low cost, quality helmets will be available for sale at the Providence Bridge Pedal Health and Wellness Expo and near the start line.
We have found over the years that many people want to see the actual T-shirt before selecting the size. You will be able to select the size you prefer when you pick up your shirt at the Providence Bridge Pedal Health and Wellness Expo, the start line or the finish line.
All of Portland’s metered parking spaces are free on Sundays until 1 p.m. If you choose to park on the east side of the river, the Burnside and Hawthorne bridges allow easy access from the east side to the starting area on SW Naito Parkway.
Yes, as long as you have their registration receipts.
Yes. Registrations are transferable but not refundable. Simply give your registration receipt to the person who will be using it.
Yes. Even though the names of our rides have changed from those on your gift card, it still can be used for free entry into any Providence Bridge Pedal ride or for a $45 discount on the registration fee for the Marquam Express. Simply follow the instructions on the back of the card.
Yes, as long as space in that ride is still available. You can make that change when you pick up your ride materials.
The sunrise breakfast on the Marquam Bridge includes bagels and muffins, fruit, juice, coffee and terrific views.
Yes, there are numerous places to rent a bike. The Portland Bureau of Transportation has a great list.
No. For the safety of our participants, dogs are not permitted at the event.
Sorry, these are not permitted in Providence Bridge Pedal and Stride.
Staff from nine Portland-area bike stores are stationed along the route to help with any mechanical problems. Additionally, about four dozen bike mechanics are biking during the ride. They will stop to assist any rider having problems.
At any point during the ride you are welcome to leave the route. Be aware that once you leave the ride, you will be on streets that are open to motorized traffic.
Facing a shortage of police officers, the City of Portland has adopted a new policy impacting all special events. It limits the number of police officers that can be used to support special events. The traditional Bridge Pedal route required about 75 officers.The new policy puts a limit of 33 officers for any event. When it became apparent the city was unwilling to consider alternative staffing options, there was no option but to change the route. The most significant adjustment was dropping the St. Johns Bridge from the ride.
Portland Parks is closing the Springwater Trail from OMSI to the Sellwood Bridge all summer for repairs and reconstruction. Sadly, there is no other way we can include the Sellwood and still meet the limits imposed by the City described in the answer above regarding the St. Johns Bridge.
Bridges will be closed to motorized traffic during these hours:
- St Johns: Open both directions
- Fremont top deck closed: 5 a.m. - noon
- Broadway: Open both directions
- Steel eastbound closed: 6:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
- Burnside westbound: Open both directions
- Morrison: Eastbound closed 5:30–10:30 a.m.
- Hawthorne eastbound closed: 6 - 11:30 a.m (except TriMet)
- Marquam top deck closed: 5:30 - 11 a.m.
- Ross Island westbound closed: 5:30 - 10:30 a.m.
- Sellwood: Open both directions