FAQs


Unfortunately, in the past couple of years a number of people have tried to participate in Providence Bridge Pedal without registering. As a result, we are instituting new procedures at the start line and at key points along the course to ensure that all participants are registered. You will be asked to show your rider ID at key points … and you’ll enjoy a great cycling experience.

You have several choices:

We are currently only accepting online registration for Providence Bridge Pedal 2015. Other options will be announced beginning June 2015.

Yes. When registering online, you’ll need a credit card or debit card; we accept Visa and MasterCard. You also can use these cards at any of the Providence Bridge Pedal registration sites.

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 will have assigned start times for the 11-bridge, 9-bridge and 7-bridge rides to minimize congestion on Tilikum Crossing and to ensure all participants can finish their routes within the time limits required by event permits.

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 also register for 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.

All metered parking spaces are free on Sundays until 1 p.m. in Portland, and you should be able to park conveniently on the street. The Portland State University area generally has on-street parking available. Also, the Burnside, Morrison and Hawthorne bridges allow easy access from the east side to the starting area.

Next summer all registrants will receive an email given the details about when and where they can pick up their ride materials.

Yes, as long as you have their registration receipts.

Yes. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, Aug. 9, and early morning Sunday, Aug.10, to help get everything ready for the ride. To learn more or to volunteer, please see the Volunteers information tab or call the Providence Bridge Pedal Hotline at 503-281-9198.

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. 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 and coffee.

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; 10-Bridge Ride 5,000 participants; 8-Bridge Ride 4,000 participants; 6-Bridge Ride 6,000 participants; Kids Pedal 1,000 participants; Bridge Stride 1,500 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, the streets are open to motorized traffic.