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Pinot Pedal will raise funds for new bike bridge in the Pearl

Posted by on March 28th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Organizers of the second annual Pinot Pedal will donate registration proceeds and a percentage of sales from a Pearl District wine retailer to help raise funds for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 405.

Sauvie Island Strawberry Ride
Imagine this in downtown Portland.

The ride, which is sponsored by Urban Wineworks and Bishop Creek Cellars, will offer participants their choice of 16 or 27 mile routes through North and Northeast Portland and will end with a party at Urban Wineworks in the Pearl District.

Pinot Pedal is the first official fundraiser for the NW Flanders Bridge Project. Backers of the $5.5 million project have to raise an estimated $500,000 (the other funds are coming from a variety of state and local sources) if they want to use the historic Sauvie Island bridge span for the Flanders overcrossing (read more about the project here).

The event is slated for April 27th and online registration is now open.

See the official event website for route details and more information.

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  • 2GOAT March 31, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Show your support for the Sauvie Span and voice your opinion this Wednesday, April 2nd at the City council meeting. Item #433…It\’s not a time certain item but it hopefully will come up at around 10:30 AM.

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  • 2GOAT April 9, 2008 at 8:37 am

    The Sauvie Span is still ALIVE!!!
    Sign up for a great ride, a bike and dog-friendly party and gosh a good cause.

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