The beauty of Portland, the variety of the Willamette River bridges and the joy of riding a bike – all will come together on Sunday, Aug. 12, at the 12th annual Providence Bridge Pedal. This is the one opportunity each year to join your family, friends and neighbors in bicycling across all 10 bridges, including the top decks of the Marquam and Fremont bridges.
Presented by The Oregonian, Providence Bridge Pedal has earned the newspaper’s description as “perfectly Portland!”
Bikers and walkers alike are welcome to join in the fun. Bicyclists can choose from three different routes: 10 bridges (36 miles), eight bridges (24 miles) and six bridges (14 miles). Meanwhile, walkers can participate in Providence Bridge Stride, a five-mile walk that crosses the Fremont and Steel bridges.
Registration has become even more convenient this year. Given last summer’s enthusiastic response to having registration and materials available at New Seasons Markets, we have added REI stores, River City Bicycles and Weir’s Cyclery to the options.
Again this year The Bite of Oregon will host our finish line festivities with plenty of good food and entertainment. And, once again, we will offer a drawing with great prizes. The grand prize is a Bike Friday tikit bicycle, built in Oregon and considered the world’s best folding bike. Four other lucky winners will receive $250 Starbucks gift cards.
Official Website: http://www.providence.org/oregon/events/bridge_pedal/
Added by etradaniel on June 19, 2007