Providence Bridge Pedal

Sunday, August 11, 2024

A Celebration of Bicycling, Portland and the Willamette River Bridges

Providence Bridge Pedal

For almost three decades the second Sunday in August has been one of the best days on Portland’s summer calendar. It’s the day when thousands of people join in a community celebration of Portland, bicycling and the Willamette River bridges.

Providence Bridge Pedal is the only opportunity for you, your family and friends to enjoy the magnificent views from the car-free upper decks of the Marquam and Fremont bridges from the best vantage point: the seat of a bicycle.

Join us Sunday, August 11, 2024, for this once-a-year opportunity.


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Fremont Express

The festivities begin at sunrise with a light breakfast on the top of the Fremont Bridge. From the Fremont, the views of Portland, the Willamette River and the Cascades are stunning. After breakfast, climb on your bike for a thrilling ride through downtown Portland on I-405 and across the Marquam Bridge before joining the traditional Providence Bridge Pedal route.

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Bicyclists at Providence Bridge Pedal

6 Bridge Challenge

The 6 Bridge Challenge encourages younger cyclists to stretch their bicycling skills. Any cyclists twelve years old or younger who completes the 13-mile ride, crossing six of the downtown bridges—the Morrison, Ross Island, Hawthorne, Marquam, Fremont and Steel—will be rewarded with a finisher medal at the finish line.

Family on bikes at Providence Bridge Pedal

Kids Pedal

Providence Bridge Pedal welcomes the next generation of bicyclists. Kids Pedal is a free, 3-mile ride for the youngest cyclists. The ride is exclusively for the kids and their accompanying family and friends. Upon reaching the finish line, the young cyclists join all the other Providence Bridge Pedal participants and receive a medal commemorating their accomplishment.

Bridge Stride

Providence Bridge Stride is the opportunity for those who prefer walking to join the celebration. Providence Bridge Stride is a 5-mile walk crossing the Fremont and Steel bridges. Striders get to enjoy all the special activities on the Fremont Bridge before returning to downtown Portland for the finish line festival.

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