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

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

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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.

As we shared back in August, the bridge won’t official open until September 12th, but Bridge Pedal participants will get early access on August 9th. It’s the 20th anniversary edition and organizers are touting an inaugural Tilikum crossing as the main highlight for this year’s event.

All four of the routes will cross the Tilikum, but organizers say they will cap the total number of participants in order to reduce bottlenecks and make sure everyone can finish on time.

“Because we are marking 20 years and cyclists have the opportunity to ride across the Tilikum Crossing, we’re anticipating a lot of interest,” said event organizer Rick Bauman via a statement, “We’re encouraging people to register early to ensure they get to do the ride they want at the time they prefer.”

Register, check the routes, and get all the info you need at ProvidenceBridgePedal.com.

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