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Just moved to SEATTLE, where to ride?(7 posts)

Just moved to SEATTLE, where to ride?rightsaidfred
Jan 23, 2004 5:04 PM
Seattle?

Anybody know where I can get a good map of bike routes or suitable roads?

Anybody have any info on group rides or favorite routes?

Thanks!
PS, I'm near Green Lake
re: Just moved to SEATTLE, where to ride?pina
Jan 23, 2004 5:29 PM
gregg's cycle shop on east side of lake should have some maps. A good first ride would be to jump on the bike trail (burke gilman) around the University of Washington and head north, it will take you around the north end of the lake and on to Sammamish Valley trail down to Redmond. Round trip would be about 40 miles and 40 miles of no cars to deal with. I live in Redmond/Woodinville area. Welcome, you will love the riding in the summer, hardly ever gets real hot and you will get used to fenders in the winter and early spring, if not already used to them. Recycled Cycles, close to the UW hospital should have some maps also.
GO to www.cascade.orgtmguy
Jan 23, 2004 5:38 PM
Home page for the Cascade Bicycle Club. Plenty of information there including group ride schedules and links to other related sites, etc. Once you figure it out you will love the riding here! (Don't let the rain slow you down!)

tmguy a.k.a. OperaLover (CBC commuter of the month for January, 2004.)
re: Just moved to SEATTLE, where to ride?Carbonfiberone
Jan 23, 2004 5:56 PM
Email me and I'll show you the routes I know.
nballer@netzero.net
Head south to Fremont and......................chopper
Jan 23, 2004 7:31 PM
jump on the Burke-Gilman trail, if you want it will take you to Redmond but round trip is closer to 50 miles. I would also search for the seattle randonneurs site, they have some great 100k routes. Summertime here is unbeatable for riding and in the winter I just stick to my single speed with fenders. Just invest in a good lighting system.
many years ago...kgg
Jan 24, 2004 8:37 AM
When I lived there (in Lake City - near Northern city limits) I used to really enjoy riding out to Edmonds on a Saturday morning. There was a nice little bakery out there that I stopped at a lot. I think it was only about 25 miles RT. It could be extended by taking alternate routes back to Seattle. I had an out-and-back route that was generally low traffic, but I couldn't tell you how to do it. Anyway, exploring new routes was one of the aspects that I always enjoyed.

Around Lake Washington was a good 50-miler. Burke-Gilman trail is great, but it's multi-use - not the best for high speed cruising.

In the summer, San Juan Island can be great.

Enjoy Seattle - we loved it back when.
re: Just moved to SEATTLE, where to ride?Wheat
Jan 25, 2004 11:35 AM
Many moons ago, I was transferred to Seattle. It took awhile to get used to the rain but it was worth it. NEVER have I seen a city that loved bikes. That in a nutshell is how I got into road bikes. Enuf rambling...Like the others said. Head to the Burke-Gillman, don't forget about the inter-urban trail that parallels north-south near I-5. The Bike Expo is just around the corner and then there's the Chilly Hilly soon. Lot's of great rides in the summer...STP, Apple Cup etc. Wish I still lived there. Enjoy what it has to offer. Not much better in the states..