Despite our rainy weather and crazy hills, Seattle is a biking town! Whether you want a solo adventure or a good trail to take the family, we have something for you.
- The 14-mile Burke-Gilman Trail is popular with Seattle cyclists. The trail starts in Ballard and ends north in Kenmore, but not before passing through the Fremont neighborhood, past the University of Washington and along Lake Union. Once you reach the end, keep going – the Sammamish River Trail continues another 10 miles into Redmond.
- Access the Duwamish-Green River Trail from Fort Dent Park in Tukwila. This roughly 10.5 mile trail connects to the Interurban Trail and runs along the Duwamish and Green Rivers. This paved trail is popular with commuters during the week and families on the weekends.
- The Interurban Trail links Tukwila, Kent, Auburn, Algona and Pacific along an almost straight, 14-mile alignment parallel to the historic Interurban Rail Line. This partially-paved trail offers a variety of sceneries, including industrial land and small to medium communities.
- Each year, the Lake Chelan community hosts Cycle de Vine, a 35 mile ride that passes through some of Chelan Valley’s preeminent wineries. All ages can participate, but only those over 21 will receive a “wine card” allowing them two free drinks at a winery of their choice.
- For views of Lake Washington, there is no better ride than along Lake Washington Boulevard. The eight-mile ride takes cyclists through the Washington Park Arboretum and along the shores of Lake Washington. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on September 4th, 11th and 18th, the road is closed to cars thanks to the Cascade Bicycle Club and Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Want to take the family on a bicycle tour? Here are just some of the groups offering them:
- Cycle through the Emerald City with Jet City Bike Tour in Seattle– the three-hour tours are offered daily at noon and begin at the Olympic Sculpture Park.
- Customize your tour with Ibike Bicycle Tours– you can decide the duration, distance and points of interest.
- Tour Seattle with the Seattle Bicycle Club– weekly tours change routes and are the perfect way to get to know downtown and the greater Seattle area.
Don’t have a bike? Rent one at any of these local locations:
Before you leave, don’t forget your helmet – it’s the law here and if you are found without one, you will likely get a ticket.
For a great map of local trails and cycle friendly roads, click here.