FAQs


Yes. You will receive a rider ID indicating which ride you are doing. It must be display on the front of your bike or on your shirt. You will be asked to show your rider ID at the start line and at key points along the ride to make certain you are directed on the correct route.

Yes. When registering online Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

No, registration fees are nonrefundable. However, registrations are transferable. If you’re unable to attend, you can give your registration to somebody else.

The registration limit is set to minimize congestion on Tilikum Crossing and to ensure all participants can finish their routes within the time limits required by event permits.

We are using assigned start times for the 11-bridge, 9-bridge and 7-bridge rides to minimize congestion at the start line and on Tilikum Crossing.

No. Only children who are walking in Providence Bridge Stride or pedaling in Providence Bridge Pedal need to register.

No. Individual group members can do different Providence Bridge Pedal rides or they can do Providence Bridge Stride.

Yes. After creating and registering a minimum of four members in your group you will receive a Family and Friends Discount Code. Others can join your group and receive the discount by using the code when they register.

We have found over the years that many people want to see the actual T-shirt before selecting the size. You will be able to select the size you prefer when you pick up your shirt at the Providence Bridge Pedal Health and Wellness Expo, the start line or the finish line.

All metered parking spaces are free on Sundays until 1 p.m. in Portland. If you choose to park on the east side of the river, the Burnside, Morrison and Hawthorne bridges allow easy access from the east side to the starting area. If you are doing the Fremont Express, there will be designed parking lots at Emanuel Hospital.

Next summer all registrants will receive an email given the details about when and where they can pick up their ride materials. That information will also be posted on this website and will include the Providence Bridge Pedal Health and Wellness Expo and near the start line for each event.

Yes, as long as you have their registration receipts.

Yes. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, Aug. 8, and early morning Sunday, Aug.9, to help get everything ready for the ride. To learn more or to volunteer, send an e-mail to volunteers@bridgepedal.com.

Yes. Registrations are transferrable but not refundable. Simply give your registration receipt to the person who will be using it.

Yes, as long as space in that ride is still available. You can make that change when you pick up your ride materials.

Yes, helmets are required to be worn by all cyclists participating in Providence Bridge Pedal. Low cost, quality helmets will be available for sale near the start line.

Yes. If you wish to change to a different start time, simply arrive at the start line at the appropriate time. However, please note that once the window for starting a particular ride has passed, you will be redirected to a ride that has not yet begun.

The sunrise breakfast on the Fremont Bridge includes bagels and muffins, fruit, juice, coffee and terrific views.

No. The sidewalk bikeway on Tilikum Crossing is only 14’ wide. For the safety of all participants, you will not be allowed to stop while biking across the bridge. However, there are great views of the new bridge from the Marquam Bridge and you can stop there.

Fremont Express 1,500 participants. 11-bridge ride 5,000 participants. 9-bridge ride 4,000 participants. 7-bridge ride 6,000 participants. Kids Pedal 1,000 participants.

No. For the safety of our participants, dogs are not permitted at the event.

Sorry, these are not permitted in Providence Bridge Pedal and Stride.

Staff from nine Portland area bike stores are stationed along the route to help with any mechanical problems. Additionally, about four dozen bike mechanics are biking during the ride. They will stop to assist any rider having problems.

At any point during the ride you are welcome to leave the route. Be aware that once you leave the ride, you will be on streets that are open to motorized traffic.