Every now and then, we cyclists get an amazing opportunity to ride across a long, memorable, or unique bridge. The experience may be enhanced by the scenic vistas, the design/architecture of the bridge, the weather, the comradery, or the sheer enormity of the crossing.
Certain bridges have separated bike lanes designed into them (such as the Lions Gate), while others may be closed for a short periods of time to allow walkers, cyclist, or joggers to cross. The Mackinac Bridge, here in Michigan does that several times a year and my plan/hope is to cross it by bicycle in 2016.
What’s has been your favorite bridge to bicycle across? What bridges would you like to ride across in the future?
Currently, until I ride across the Mackinac Bridge, the magnificent Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia ranks as my favorite, longest, most unique, coolest, enjoyable, and most memorable bridge crossing by bike. Among my future plans/hopes would be bicycling across the following bridges (partial list):
- Mackinac Bridge
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Brooklyn Bridge (if allowed, otherwise, I will gladly walk across)
- Tilikum Crossing in Portland, Oregon – opens September 15, 2015
- San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
- Ambassador Bridge between the USA and Canada