Thousands of bicyclists again pedal 'Sellwood Bridge'
While this year's "Portland Bridge Pedal" didn't close the Sellwood Bridge to vehicle traffic, on Sunday morning, August 11, some drivers seemed surprised to see a steady stream of bicyclists heading west in the bike lane and sidewalk.
"We were excited to have the Sellwood Bridge back on our 2019 ride," remarked the event's organizer, Rick Bauman. "It's a popular bridge with our participants!"
Last year, Sellwood's new bridge wasn't on the route, Bauman said, because of construction underway along the Springwater Trail Corridor.
"But this year, we estimate more than 2,500 riders took part in our 'Main Ride' route, and they all got to enjoy their ride along the Springwater Trail and across the Sellwood Bridge – something that makes us all happy!" Bauman said.
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