You’ve probably heard about Cycle Oregon – but what about the Providence Pedal?
This annual recreational cycling event is a chance to experience Oregon’s many great bridges. It’s also a way to experience the thrill of crossing on two human-powered wheels bridges normally dominated by cars and trucks. For one day a year, all these bridges are turned over to cyclists for the Providence Pedal.
This community cycling event was founded in 1996 by Rick Bauman – Providence Pedal's founder and current director – who worked with various City of Portland departments to launch this tradition. 7,500 enthusiastic cyclists showed up to bike the bridges that year. Today it’s a signature Oregon event where cyclists and pedestrians can come together in a non-competitive celebration of our river crossings. This year will be the 21st Pedal, and will include the new Portland bridge, Tilikum Crossing.
Registration for this year’s providence Pedal is open, and the event is slated for Aug. 6, 2016. Cost varies by bridge, route and age. Registration fees are non-refundable, helmets are required on the rides, and dogs are best left at home.
For more information, visit the official site: http://www.providence.org/bridge-pedal