Fremont Express

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Description

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, Broadway
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: 6:05 a.m.)
  • Breakfast 6-7 a.m.
  • Ride begins 7 a.m.
Finish SW Naito Pkwy. and Ash St.
Cost $60


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 St.
Right on SE Water St.
Continue on SE Water as it becomes SE 4th Ave.
Straight on SE 4th Ave.
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 SW Carolina
Right on SW Macadam
Veer right onto SW Kelly
Right on ramp to SW Naito Pkwy.
Right on ramp to Hawthorne Bridge

Hawthorne Bridge
Pedal Left on SE Caruthers St.
Right on SE Grand
Left on SE Division Pl.
Right on SE 6th Ave.
Left on SE Woodward
Right on SE 7th Ave.
Right on SE Powell Blvd.

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

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 Albina
Left on N Interstate Ave.
Left on to N Larrabee
Left on N Broadway

Broadway Bridge
Left on NW Broadway
Left on NW Couch
Right on NW Naito Pkwy.

Finish: SW Naito and Ash