Due to an unforeseeable construction impact, riders on the Group Health STP this year will not be able to ride across the St. John’s Bridge as planned but will take the Steel Bridge instead. The new route will be marked, with extra signage at key turns. The change will affect the last 10 miles of the route.
The Steel Bridge is a drawbridge, so you may have to stop for river traffic. People from Seattle and Portland will find this nothing new. It’s a chance to cool your heels for a moment and ask fellow cyclists how the event is going for them before you make those final pedal strokes to the finish line.
The Steel Bridge is a two-level bridge with a separated bicycle and pedestrian lane on the lower level. Event riders should take extra caution when crossing the bridge, and ride slowly and courteously around other users.
P.S: This will subtract about a mile from the previous route. Yeehaw!