Bridge Pedal

Bridge Pedal will roll again this August

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 19th, 2021 at 8:08 am

Riders on the Fremont Bridge during Bridge Pedal 2010.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Bridge Pedal lures riders of all types to carfree highways

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 11th, 2019 at 10:37 pm

Bridge Pedal first-timers Lee and Chris brought visitors from Africa, Toumany and Ansou, along for the ride.
(Photos: Eric Thornburg)

Thousands of people took part in the 24th annual Bridge Pedal on Sunday.[Read more…]

Major changes to Bridge Pedal route means three fewer bridges this year

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 24th, 2017 at 7:33 am

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The St. Johns Bridge is one of four Portland spans that won’t be included in this year’s routes.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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2016 Bridge Pedal open thread

Avatar by on August 14th, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Portland from the Marquam Bridge. Great views of downtown on a pretty day. Picture by Jeremy Kitchen.

Portland from the Marquam Bridge. Great views of downtown on a pretty day. Picture by Jeremy Kitchen.

Did you ride Bridge Pedal? The weather was perfect, and I saw lots of families having a great time riding and enjoying the views.
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No Tilikum crossing for Bridge Pedal this year

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 8th, 2016 at 12:16 pm


Turns out it was a rare treat.
(Photo: M. Andersen/BikePortland)

If you were one of the 20,000 or so people who crossed the Tilikum Bridge during Bridge Pedal last year you are now a part of history.

That’s because it won’t be included in the 2016 version.

After years of construction and anticipation, TriMet’s Tilikum Bridge opened to the public on Sunday, August 9th 2015. It was sweet timing for Bridge Pedal participants, who earned bragging rights for being part of the first wave of people to ever go across it. The bridge was the marquee attraction for last yeart’s event and it featured prominently on all four routes. But the Bridge Pedal/Tilikum relationship might have been nothing more than a torrid a one-day stand.
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By the tens of thousands, Portlanders preview their new car-free bridge (photos)

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on August 9th, 2015 at 6:21 pm


An estimated 40,000 people crossed Tilikum Crossing Sunday on foot, bike, skateboard, scooter or wheelchair.
(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

With walkers and in strollers, on hopalongs and (in the case of quite a few happily panting dogs) on leashes, Portlanders packed a series of previews Sunday of Tilikum Crossing, the first bridge in the United States to carry buses, bikes, trains, streetcars and people walking but no private cars.

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It’s time: Bridge Pedal will open Tilikum Crossing Sunday, followed by ‘The People’s Preview’

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on August 3rd, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People

Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People.
(Photo: TriMet)

If you, like us, have spent the last five years dreaming of the day you’ll be pedaling across Portland’s lovely new car-free bridge, this weekend is your first chance.

The Tilikum Crossing will temporarily open to bike traffic this Sunday, Aug. 9, for two events: first, the Providence Bridge Pedal, the paid ride that loops across Portland’s Willamette River bridges; and second, a three-hour open window that TriMet is calling “The People’s Preview.”

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Bridge Pedal registration opens today, with promise of first ride over Tilikum Crossing

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 3rd, 2014 at 11:24 am


The new bridge figures prominently
in official Bridge Pedal logo.

You know you want to ride it.

The Tilikum Crossing bridge has been seducing your eyes for months now with its elegant lines that span the Willamette, its carfree promise, and its 14-foot wide bike/walk path.

When Bridge Pedal registration opens today at noon, you can reserve your spot to be one of the first people to ride a bicycle across it. Well, you and 20,000 others. [Read more…]

Bridge Pedal registration opens: Organizers set caps to limit crowds

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 15th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

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The epic 2007 Bridge Pedal bottleneck at the Ross Island Bridge.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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How was your Bridge Pedal?

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 12th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

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A scene from Bridge Pedal 2010.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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