How was your Bridge Pedal?

How was your Bridge Pedal?

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

Another Bridge Pedal is in the books and the reviews are already coming in.

Nick Abbott shared with us via Twitter that he felt it was the “Best course layout yet” in the last 4 or 5 years he’s done the ride. “They need to tweak it around OMSI… too narrow, but still fun.” Lynn Treat said it was “Awesome” and that her sons, ages 7 and 9, completed their first 6 bridge ride. “They had a blast!”

Reader Paul Cone rode the very first Bridge Pedal in 1996; but had only done it once again since then until today. Here’s what he shared via email:

“We signed up for 10 and started right at 7:30. I commute 10+ miles a day so I’m not slow but we took our time and probably combined total of 30 minutes of breaks. The band at the top of the Marquam was good and they were also set up for a DJ. We were looking forward to the Fremont but we didn’t look at the map and notice time restriction until we were on top of the St. Johns. We started pedaling like mad but we still did not make it. Disappointing they close it so early (11:30).”

And reader John Irish was nice enough to share this excellent time-lapse video he shot. If you didn’t make it out this year (like me), check out his footage for the next closest thing:

How was it for you? I didn’t make it out this year (I was out in the gorge racing my mountain bike!) Share your experiences and tell us what you saw in the comments below…

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