The annual Policymakers Ride highlighted the Marine Drive segment of the 40 Mile Loop on Friday July 27th. The Peloton was hosted in Bridgeton by neighbors and Bridgeton Neighborhood Association Board members. Over 100 leading policy makers saw first hand the potential and the problems in completing the 40 Mile Loop between Troutdale and Kelley Point Park.
The riders heard a kickoff speech from Representative Earl Blumenauer – one of the first political supporters of the 40 Mile Loop. Incoming Metro President Lynn Peterson spoke to the Peloton during a lunch break at MCDD.
For some of the policymakers, this was their first visit to Bridgeton. We answered questions about our neighborhood and highlighted the positive impact finishing the Bridgeton Promenade will have on our neighborhood and the wider biking community.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success!