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Below are all the reports and stories I’ve written about Bridge Pedal.



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STP route change: Get ready for big crowds on the Steel Bridge

Posted on July 15th, 2010 at 11:41 pm.

Steel Bridge crowds without 10,000 event riders.(Photo © J. Maus) Cascade Bicycle Club, the group behind the Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic has announced a last minute route change. This Saturday and Sunday, an estimated 10,000 riders (most of them on Sunday) will roll across the lower deck of the Steel Bridge en route to their final Read More »

Oregonian blasts Bridge Pedal

Posted on August 14th, 2007 at 9:15 am.

The man behind Bridge Pedal, Rick Bauman.(File photo) Continuing the drumbeat of dissatisfaction with this year’s Bridge Pedal is a front page story in the Metro section of today’s Oregonian that details the problems with the ride and grievances experienced by many participants. Reporter Helen Jung opens the article with, “Officially, it’s called the Providence Read More »

Good times, bottlenecks mark 12th annual Bridge Pedal

Posted on August 12th, 2007 at 3:37 pm.

[Updated (see below) at 10:20am, 8/13] The back-up before the Ross Island Bridge. (File photo)View the full gallery or watch slide show below.

Love it or hate it, it’s Bridge Pedal time!

Posted on August 8th, 2007 at 11:57 am.

Bikes rule the city during Bridge Pedal.(File photo) It’s that time of year again when the entire city surrenders to bicycles for the annual Bridge Pedal ride. This Sunday close to 20,000 people are expected to register for their once-yearly chance to contemplate freeway bridge views undeterred by the noise and risk of motorized vehicles, Read More »

Taking time to savor Bridge Pedal

Posted on August 14th, 2006 at 9:33 am.

Usually when I go to an event like Bridge Pedal I’m running and riding around like crazy, trying to get good photos and talk to as many people as I can. I enjoy that tremendously, but this time I brought the family along to savor the spectacle with them (and 18,000 or so fellow Portlanders). Read More »

Sneak peek at new Bridge Pedal helmet

Posted on June 12th, 2006 at 6:48 am.

Bridge Pedal head honcho Rick Baumann just sent me these photos of the 2006 Bridge Pedal commemorative helmet. Graphic designer Michael Morrow and his Portland-based company Nutcase Helmets, have created what is sure to be a popular item. I was lucky enough to grab one of last year’s helmets (thanks Ric!) and I’m looking forward Read More »

Commissioner Sam wants feedback on Bridge Pedal

Posted on August 15th, 2005 at 9:54 am.

[PLEASE NOTE: This post is from 2005. If you'd like to comment on the 2007 Bridge Pedal, please do so here. Thanks.] Sam Adams, recently voted “Best Local Blogger” and “Best Member of the City Council” by the Willy Week, is asking for your feedback about how to make next year’s Bridge Pedal even better. Read More »

Bridge Pedalers take over the city

Posted on August 14th, 2005 at 10:10 pm.

With no sign of the new Maus baby yet, I decided to wake up early Sunday and do my first ever Bridge Pedal! I joined nearly 20,000 other people for a bridge biking bonanza the likes of which have never been seen. There were bikes and people everywhere. Bands on the bridges made for a Read More »

Portlandia goes bikey

Posted on August 11th, 2005 at 6:28 am.

Yesterday, Mayor Potter officially kicked off the 10th annual Bridge Pedal ride with a ceremony downtown. The press conference was held in front of the Portlandia sculpture across from the Portland Building. I wasn’t able to be there, but thanks to Roger Geller I’ve added a few photos of the festivities to the BikePortland photostream. Read More »

18,000 signed up for Bridge Pedal

Posted on August 10th, 2005 at 8:30 am.

The Oregonian is reporting a whopping 18,000 people have registered for the 1oth annual Bridge Pedal ride this year. Wow. That’s going to be an amazing day for bicycles in Portland. I can’t make it this year because I’m expecting my 2nd child sometime that same week! Gotta stay close to the nest if you Read More »

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