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rides in Bellevue/Redmond area?(5 posts)

rides in Bellevue/Redmond area?DASS
Apr 3, 2002 9:14 AM
Hi, need some advice, please.

Just moved to Bellevue/Redmond area. I'm looking for a lunchtime road ride route. Maybe a 20 mile loop? I've got a map. Can someone shout out some streets/routes that I should be looking for? So far I've only found strip malls and haven't seen too many bike lanes.

Also, I heard there's a lunchtime ride that starts at MSFT...anyone know about it?

thanks!
re: rides in Bellevue/Redmond area?davet
Apr 3, 2002 9:30 AM
Hey, I used to live in Redmond, 500 feet from the Microsoft campus. There are some great rides, but a good lunchtime low stress route might be the Burke-Gilman trail. It starts in Marymoor Park, just outside of downtown Redmond. If you followed the trail to its end, you would be in Gasworks Park in Seattle. It is a beautiful ride. There are a couple of bikeshops in Redmond plus Performance Bikes in Bellevue. Any one of them should be able to give you info regarding rides and events in your area. There is a huge, active bicycling community in Redmond, that is why it is called the Bicycle Capitol of the Northwest.
Be careful riding with the Microsoft Guys, they crash a lot...nmchopper
Apr 3, 2002 9:42 AM
re: rides in Bellevue/Redmond area?gtx
Apr 3, 2002 9:49 AM
try Mercer Island--nice rolling 14 mile loop. Just ride across the 90 bridge from Bellevue.

More ride info here

http://www.cascade.org/
re: rides in Bellevue/Redmond area?yeah right
Apr 3, 2002 10:22 AM
When I ride from my house on Lake Sammamish, a loop around the lake is 22 miles. Starting at Marrymoor Park, just take West Lake Sammamish Pkwy South until you hit the south end of the lake, then head north on East Lake Sammamish Pkwy until you get to Marrymoor Park. Good views, bike lanes most of the way, and a couple of small hills to get the heart rate up.