Supporting Our Community

In addition to enjoying a fabulous ride through the city, a portion of your registration will support this year’s beneficiary, the Better Outcomes thru Bridges Program which serves some of Portland’s most vulnerable citizens. Learn more about the beneficiary.

Providence Bridge Pedal and Stride

Sunday morning, Aug. 14, will be the 26th annual celebration of bicycling, Portland and its Willamette River bridges. Providence Bridge Pedal is the highlight of Portland’s summer event calendar, offering the opportunity to bike across the car-free upper decks of both the Marquam and Fremont bridges.

There are ride options for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. You can enjoy a light breakfast at sunrise from the top of the Fremont Bridge before cycling through town on I-405 and then south to the Sellwood Bridge, or bike with your family and friends across six downtown bridges, including the Fremont and Marquam. Young cyclists can join Kids Pedal, a free, 3-mile ride over the Hawthorne and Steel bridges then cross the finish line with all the other cyclists.

Do you prefer walking? Join us for Providence Bridge Stride, a 5-mile walk that crosses the Fremont and Steel bridges.


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Bud Clark: In Memoriam

Earlier this year, with the death of former Mayor Bud Clark, Portland’s bicycling community and Providence Bridge Pedal lost a great friend. Much of Portland’s prominence as one of the best bicycling cities in the world can be traced back to the leadership of Bud Clark.

This photo of Bud was taken in 1996 for us to use to publicize the first Bridge Pedal.

One of Bud’s favorite quotes is by Portlander C.E.S. Wood: “Good citizens are the riches of a city.” With his passing, Portland has lost one of its most valuable treasures.

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COVID Update

Providence Bridge Pedal will be following all state and local health requirements for COVID safety that may be in place on Aug. 14. Please continue to watch this site for updates as the event nears.

In the meantime, please do your part to protect yourself and others: wear a mask, practice social distancing when and where appropriate and, if you have not already, get vaccinated.