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Seattle biking(6 posts)

Seattle bikingbjarne
Apr 14, 2003 1:36 AM
I´m going to Redmond near Seattle, in a couple of weeks.
Is there any point to bring my roadbike, or isn´t there any good route´s?
re: Seattle bikingtheeatkins
Apr 14, 2003 6:51 AM
There are plenty of great roads for biking. If you are going to be in Redmond, go to Marymoor Park. From there you
can ride out the Sammamish Slew Trail all the way back to Seattle without having to deal with roads. Or if you go
east from the park, there are many roads to take. If you want an organized ride, go to CascadeBicycleClub.com and
check out the daily rides. They can range from 25 mile social rides to 80 mile gut busters. Let me know when you
will be in town, and maybe we can go for a ride. I live about 20 east in the foothills of the Cascades.

Gary
theeatkins@yahoo.com
re: Seattle bikingbjarne
Apr 14, 2003 7:09 AM
Thank you, it looks like I will be taking my bike to Redmond.
How about the weather i the period ( may 4 to may 14).
It looks like there are snow, when you go up in the mountains??
re: Seattle bikingstratslingr77
Apr 14, 2003 7:25 AM
May can be pretty nice around Seattle. But it's Seattle, so bring your rain gear! I live nearby and lately I've been going with shorts, arm-warmers and a vest.
re: Seattle bikingmbologna
Apr 14, 2003 8:24 AM
The Seattle area is a great place to ride. I spent two months there and brought my bike - well worth it. There is a bike trail that actually goes from Redmond to Seattle. I don't remember the name of it, but someone on the board or in Redmond could tell you. Have fun!
Redmond: self proclaimed Bike Capital of the NWLC
Apr 14, 2003 9:38 AM
http://www.cadman.com/communities/redmond/parks_and_recreation.html

Not sure if it better than anywhere else around the NW, but that is what they claim anyway. They do have the Velodrome, but most people are not interesting in Track racing. There is a trail along the Sammamish river that runs all the way into Seattle, but I would not recommend it due to the roller bladers, walkers, dogs, and is too flat. There is a fairly nice ride around Lake Sammamish that is only really to be done counter-clockwise. The real nice riding is going over the plateu to the Snoqualmie valley, but you will find that hill challenging if your from the plains. Seattle is not far away, and has many good routes too.
It has been warm but the always threating showers are looming. May is usually very nice weather.