28th Annual International Bridge Walk & Bicycle Parade


The 28th Annual International Bridge Walk & Bicycle Parade will be held on Saturday June 28th, 2014.

Started in 1987, this annual event symbolizes the friendship between the two Saults and both countries. Participants are invited to walk or bicycle from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario via the International Bridge.

Bridge Bicycle Parade and Bridge Walk Safety and Security

Adults must have one of the following documents to enter the United States: U.S. or Canadian passport; Trusted Traveler Card (NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST); U.S. Passport Card; State- or province-issued Enhanced Driver’s Licenses, INAC or Form I-872 American Indian Card. Children and youths (15 and under) must be accompanied by authorized adult and must have a copy of their birth certificate.

  • Please bring a minimum amount of carry along items.
  • No animals allowed with the sole exception of seeing-eye dogs.
  • For safety reasons, no rollerblades, rollerskates, skateboards, etc. are allowed.

Buses to Norris Center, 7:00am – 8:15am

Buses will run continuously to transport Canadian walkers from the west parking lot of OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie on the Ontario side to the Norris Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Cost $3 per person; $10 per family.

Bus availability is dependent on bridge traffic. Seating is limited and is on a first come basis – please arrive early. Organizers will not guarantee busses or seating for late arrivals.

Hot breakfast buffet will be available for $6.50 purchase at the Norris Center.

Bicycle Parade begins at 8:30am sharp, weather permitting

Canadian participants are encouraged to either ride or transport bikes across before 7:45 a.m. The parade route begins and ends at the Norris Center. Bicyclists will ride across the bridge and turn around before going through Canada Customs and return to the Norris Center.

Bicyclists must be able to complete the five mile parade route in less than one hour.

No training wheels and no power assisted bicycles allowed. Pedal driven bicycles, adult tricycles, and quad cycles are allowed. Helmets are required by law for age 17 years and younger. This is a joint event coordinated by the Sault Cycling Club and Soo Bicycle Club. Any questions call the Soo Bike Club at (906) 440-5134.

Walk begins at 9:30am sharp, weather permitting

For safety reasons, walkers who arrive after the walk begins will not be allowed to participate. Walkers depart from the Norris Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. and walk approximately 3 miles North, finishing at the west parking lot of OLG Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Buses will then transport walkers back to the U.S. continually until 12:00 p.m. Cost $3 per person; $10 family.

For more information call: Sault, Michigan (906) 632-3301 or Sault, Ontario (705) 949-7152.