Marquam Express

MarquamExpressRossIslandOption

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Description

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

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

Bridges crossed
(in order)
Marquam, Fremont, Steel, Morrison, Ross Island, Hawthorne, Marquan, Fremont, Steel
Distance 18 miles
Start Top of Marquam Bridge (Access the Marquam Bridge at SE Water and Yamhill)
Start time
  • Access to the Marquam Bridge 6 a.m. (Sunrise: 6:09 a.m.)
  • Breakfast 6-7 a.m.
  • Ride begins 7 a.m
Finish SW Naito Parkway and Ash Street
Cost  $40

Marquam Express turn-by-turn instructions

Start: Top of the Marquam Bridge

Morrison Bridge
Exit the Morrison Bridge on the ramp to SE Water Street
Right on SE Water Street
Right on the ramp from I-5

Marquam Bridge   Breakfast serviced until 7 a.m.
Exit the Marquam Bridge on to I-405 northbound

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

Steel Bridge
Left on to NW Naito Parkway
Continue on to SW Naito Parkway
Ramp on to Morrison Bridge, eastbound

Morrison Bridge
Exit the Morrison Bridge on the ramp to SE Water Street
Right on SE Water Street
Continue on SE Water as it becomes SE 4th Avenue
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 8th Avenue
Right on SE Powell Blvd.

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

Hawthorne Bridge
Exit left on SE Water St. 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 St. ramp
Right on N Kerby
Right on N Russell
Left on N Mississippi
Right on N. Interstate Avenue
Right on to NE Oregon

Steel Bridge
Left on to NW Naito Parkway

Finish: SW Naito Parkway and Ash