Fremont Express


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Start the morning by pedaling up on the Fremont Bridge and enjoy a light breakfast then biking through downtown Portland on I-405 and over the Marquam Bridge before joining the full Bridge Pedal route.

Enjoy sunrise and a light breakfast from on top of the Fremont Bridge before starting your ride. You can bike up onto the Fremont as early as 6 a.m. The views of the Willamette River and downtown Portland as the sun rises over the Cascades are spectacular. Fremont Express riders begin as early as 7 a.m. with a rush through town on I-405 and across the Marquam Bridge.

Bridges crossed
(in order)
Fremont, Marquam, Sellwood, Hawthorne, Ross Island, Hawthorne, Marquam, Fremont, Steel
Distance 23 miles
Start Top of Fremont Bridge (Access the Fremont Bridge at N Cook and Vancouver, near the American Red Cross)
Start time
  • Access to the Fremont Bridge 6 a.m. (Sunrise: 6:06 a.m.)
  • Breakfast 6-7 a.m.
  • Ride begins 7 a.m.
Finish SW Naito Parkway and Ash Street
Cost $50

Fremont Express turn-by-turn instructions

Start: Top of Fremont Bridge
Exit the Fremont Bridge on to I-405 southbound

Marquam Bridge
Exit I-5 to SE Water Street
Right on SE Water Street
Continue on SE Water as it becomes SE 4th Avenue
Straight on SE 4th Avenue
Straight on Springwater Trail
Left on SE Spokane
Right on SE Grand
Right on Sellwood Bridge sidewalk

Sellwood Bridge
Ramp from Sellwood Bridge to Willamette River Trail
North on Willamette River Trail
Left on unnamed street adjacent to Tesla Service Center
Right on SW Macadam
Veer right onto SW Kelly
Right on ramp to SW Naito Parkway
Right on ramp to Hawthorne Bridge

Hawthorne Bridge
Pedal Left on SE Caruthers Street
Right on SE Grand
Left on SE Division Place
Right on SE 6th Avenue
Left on SE Woodward
Right on SE 7th Avenue
Right on SE Powell Blvd.

Ross Island Bridge
Veer right onto SW Kelly
Right on to SW Naito Parkway

Hawthorne Bridge
Exit left on SE Water Street ramp at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge
Left on SE Water
Left on the ramp from I-5

Marquam Bridge
Exit the Marquam Bridge on to I-405 northbound

Fremont Bridge
Exit the Fremont Bridge on the Kerby Street ramp
Right on N Kerby
Right on N Russell
Left on N Albina
Right on N. Interstate Avenue
Right on to NE Oregon

Steel Bridge
Left on to NW Naito Parkway

Finish: SW Naito and Ash