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Here they come! STP riders headed to Portland this weekend

Posted by on July 7th, 2011 at 11:21 am

STP Party at Holladay Park

(Photo © J. Maus)

The annual Seattle-to-Portland bike ride is this weekend. That means about 10,000 people will roll into town (some on Saturday, but most on Sunday) via local streets en route to the finish line at Holladay Park in the Lloyd District.

STP usually takes the Broadway Bridge over the Willamette (except for last year when they opted for the Steel instead). But this year, organizers have chosen to take riders over the St. Johns Bridge and then through North Portland to reach the finish.

See the route into Portland below:

If you want to bask in the spirit of STP, head on down to Holladay Park for the big finish line party. There will be tons of vendors, food, drinks, music, and a lot of happy people.

Are you doing STP this year? If so, have a great ride!

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YAHOOOOOO!!! Does anyone know where I can find a .gpx file with the route? I’d like to put it into my GPS for the ride. Thanks!

Kurt Revis
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Are they closing down any streets for this? I haven’t seen any signs.

Spiffy
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Spiffy

is this the first mention of STP here on BP? I always thought it looked like fun, but by the time I heard about it a couple days ago the registration was already full…

jim
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Are they going to have people at intersections where bikes don’t stop to control traffic? or are they expected to stop at lights and stop signs?

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Fun having a bike ride with so many participants on my bike commute Sunday! To the man who said, as you passed, “These guys are clapping, and you’re just heading to work”. Exactly! Any encouragement helps!

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STP makes a great round-trip tour. We took seven days riding up to Seattle, with a loop up the flank of Mt Rainier to camp along Skate Creek north of Packwood, then two days coming back on STP. Perhaps the best out of the ten consecutive times I have been on the ride.

I think the new route into Portland was a great idea.

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Kudos to whomever influenced the route change as STP came through Portland this year. Last year was an embarrassment to “bike city USA.” A dangerous, congested route with no traffic control anywhere to be seen. A total PR fiasco in my opinion. The good news is that someone got it right this year.