Late Saturday Night I made a last minute decision and registered for the Providence Bridge Pedal. Less than 10 hours later I joined 18000 cyclists who jumped at the chance to ride their bikes over the bridges of Portland. It was quite a spectacle. I saw Portland Mayor Sam Adams handing out bike maps. I also saw petitioners gathering signatures to get a recall of Mayor Adams on the ballot.
I choose the shorter route which covered six bridges. It was a weird feeling to ride down the off ramp and find myself biking on the highway. The view from the Marquam Bridge, which is part of Interstate 5, was worth the price of admission.