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Greenlake Loop with GasWorks & Ravenna Park

11.2 miles
Navigation: Easy
Traffic: Minimal, mostly bike paths or arterials with bike lanes

Ride to Seattle’s most popular park surrounding a small lake. Counter-clockwise is the best direction, the path around the lake gets crowded and is one-way only for bikes, or use Green Lake Drive.

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Mercer Island Loop

26.2 miles
Navigation: Moderate
Traffic: Moderate, two-lane w/ variable shoulder, 30mph limit

The Mercer loop packs a solid workout and pleasant scenery into its 26 mile length, offering the easy option of doing multiple laps once on the island. Riders should be comfortable riding with traffic as there is no bike lane much of the way. Expect rolling hills but no sustained climbs. Approaching the I-90 floating bridge look for green bike route signs telling you how to get access the bridge’s pedestrian path. Restrooms @ Madrona Park on Lk Washington Blvd and I-90. Lid Park is on the north end of island.

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Seward Park via Mt. Baker

20 miles
Navigation: Easy, follows marked bike routes
Traffic: Moderate with 30mph limit and no shoulder. Common route among more experienced cyclists

Great workout for those accustomed to riding with some traffic, similar to Mercer Island ride but easier route finding and less distance. Narrow two-lane road follows scenic Lake Washington all the way to Seward Park. Restrooms at the park, potential views of Mt Rainier.

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Ballard Locks & Ship Canal Tour

14 miles
Navigation: Mostly Easy, a little tricky through Ballard
Traffic: Minimal, bike paths & bike lanes

A leisurely loop paralleling the Fremont Cut of the canal connecting Lake Union to Puget Sound. Historic Chittenden Ship Locks mark the halfway point, ships transit the locks regularly and there is a unique viewing area into the fish ladders.NOTE: WALK YOUR BIKE IN THE LOCKS AND SURROUNDING PARK, or you will be given a ticket. Dining options abound in Ballard and Fremont along the north side of the canal.

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Pike Place Market

5 miles
Navigation: Easy
Traffic: Moderate, mix of bike paths and riding with traffic

Saved in the 70’s from demolition, this bustling market just off the waterfront is a must-see for Seattle visitors and a great destination for anyone seeking the freshest seafood and produce around. At the north end is Victor Steinbrueck Park offering some of the finest views of Elliot Bay, Mt Rainier and the Olympic Mountains.

Feeling overwhelmed by dining options? try the friendly Mexican grocery (next to the original Starbucks) for fresh handmade tamales and salsa.

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Lake Union Loop

10 miles
Navigation: Easy
Traffic: Mostly bike paths and bike lanes

This route is also known as the Cheshiahud Loop and connects several waterfront parks with minimal effort or hills.
Landmarks: Gasworks Park, Fremont Bridge, South Lake Union Park, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Ride it in either direction.

STAFF PICK: Nick J. likes this route because it includes several of his favorite landmarks like Gasworks Park providing great views of Seattle’s iconic skyline

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

18 miles (one way)
Navigation: Easy
Traffic: Bike path 95% of the way!

Bikes AND wine? It’s no surprise this is such a popular ride with our rental customers. No hills, wine, no traffic, river & lake scenery, wine…

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Seattle Loop

25 miles
Navigation:Moderately difficult but well worth it, counter-clockwise is strongly preferred
Traffic: Moderate, mix of bike paths and riding with cars in a few stretches

This one is for the adventurous rider and offers a full complement of Seattle’s best landmarks and natural charms. Looping north you’ll pass our most popular park surrounding Green Lake before turning west and dropping dramatically down to the beach at Golden Gardens. Join the bike trail here which will bring you to the Chittenden Ship Locks and fish ladders (bikes must be walked in the lock area). The flat and scenic Interbay Trail will connect you to the downtown waterfront, follow the waterfront trail south to the International District and Chinatown, there are many options for food in this area. Joining the I-90 trail takes the eastern traverse of the city ending at the shore of Lake Washington, which you will follow back north to Montlake. Give it a whirl!

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Burke Gilman – Sammamish Trails

25 miles
Navigation: Easy, all bike trail minus a short section through Ballard
Traffic: None, the trail sees heavy pedestrian/cyclist use. Use voice when passing

We are conveniently located one easy mile from this nationally acclaimed bike trail which follows a former rail corridor. Click the link above to our google map where we’ve labelled numerous point of interest including mileage from where you’ll join the trail. This is the easiest riding in the city bypassing all our hills and no traffic to contend with. Be aware there is a western section of trail missing at Ballard which requires some road riding to get you back onto the final section of trail to Golden Gardens.

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Lake Washington South Loop

32 miles
Navigation:Moderately easy, a few key turns in Renton
Traffic: Moderate, mostly roads with bike lanes

Slightly shorter than its northern cousin, this route avoids the crowds of the popular Burke-Gilman while boasting most of the same scenery. The west shore is all on roads, some with bike-lane some without. Look for the left turn into the airport access road as approaching the bottom of the lake. Route joins a bike path on the eastern shore before linking back up to the I-90 bike trail.STAFF PICK: Michael likes it for the grind of a climb up from Seward park and fresh-made $3 Vietnamese sandwiches at Go Deli in Renton, for those sunny days when the north loop is too crowded for comfort!Slightly shorter than its northern cousin, this route avoids the crowds of the popular Burke-Gilman while boasting most of the same scenery. The west shore is all on roads, some with bike-lane some without. Look for the left turn into the airport access road as approaching the bottom of the lake. Route joins a bike path on the eastern shore before linking back up to the I-90 bike trail.STAFF PICK: Michael likes it for the grind of a climb up from Seward park and fresh-made $3 Vietnamese sandwiches at Go Deli in Renton, for those sunny days when the north loop is too crowded for comfort!

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West Seattle – Vashon Ferry – Fauntleroy

34 miles
Navigation: Moderate then easy once in West Seattle
Traffic: Moderate, mostly bike lanes, bike paths, or established bike corridor

West Seattle is a peninsula boasting the cities widest beaches and expansive views of the city skyline across Elliot Bay. Getting there requires a little climbing from Montlake but then its all flat to the Fauntleroy Ferry. There is the option of riding on quiet Vashon Island, accessible via ferry, make sure you’ve got some time for this though. Many options to eat near Alki Beach and also in the International District. Restrooms available at Alki as well. The trail can get quite crowded on sunny summer weekends.

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Lake Washington North Loop

36 miles
Navigation: Moderately difficult. 50% bike trail, 50% roads
Traffic: Mixed trail/roads

Excellent training ride with one significant climb of +400′ over Jaunita Drive. Much of the navigation is easy following the bike trail and lake shore however more route-finding skills are needed on the eastside of the lake where the route leaves the water. Pack some snacks as there are only sporadic options to refuel along the route.

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