PORTLAND -- Motorists, especially in Northwest Portland, should note that the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic will have 10,000 people rolling into town Saturday evening and throughout Sunday.
The 200-mile ride starts at the University of Washington and ends at Holladay Park in Northeast Portland, across from the Lloyd Center. The route allows the trip to be made in one or two days. About one-fourth of the riders will complete the event in one day.
The riders will not cross the St. Johns Bridge as in years past but instead will roll onto Vaughn, 19th, Everett and Lovejoy before crossing the Steel Bridge.
Riders and passengers range in age from 22 months to 87 years. Bikers come from 43 states and seven countries.