Every year beginning in 1996, Providence Bridge Pedal participants have eagerly anticipated the one opportunity each year to bike across Portland’s Willamette River bridges. As part of our 20th year celebration, we are pleased to join with TriMet to offer you the first opportunity to cross Portland’s newest bridge: Tilikum Crossing.
Portland’s stunning new bridge will officially open on Sept. 12, 2015. Providence Bridge Pedal will be the inaugural public event on the bridge, giving you an advance opportunity to bike or walk across Tilikum Crossing before its official opening. All Bridge Pedal riders (except Kids Pedal) will cross the bridge twice. This is in addition to the continuing Providence Bridge Pedal tradition of biking over the car-free upper decks of the Marquam and Fremont bridges.
Providence Bridge Stride walkers will cross the Marquam Bridge and Tilikum Crossing.
To minimize congestion on Tilikum Crossing and to ensure all participants can finish their rides within the time limits required by event permits, there are limits on the number of registrants allowed in each Providence Bridge Pedal event.
There are also assigned start times for all Providence Bridge Pedal events. The 9-bridge cyclists will be the first to cross Tilikum Crossing, followed in order by those doing the Fremont Express, 11-bridge ride, 7-bridge ride and finally the Bridge Stride.
After crossing the Providence Bridge Pedal finish line, the fun continues. All participants receive free admission to The Bite of Oregon, the premier food and music festival held in Waterfront Park.