May is Bike Month and Friday, May 20 is Bike Everywhere Day, a day that celebrates people using pedal power to get everywhere, whether to school, to run errands, to commute to work, or just to have fun and explore.
In celebration, here are our recommendations of great places to bike in Seattle:
- The Burke-Gilman Trail:
Running from Golden Gardens Park in Ballard and connecting to the Sammamish River Trail in Bothell, the Burke-Gilman Trail offers more than 18 miles of multi-use trail perfect for cyclists.
- Seward Park:
Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, and is home to eagle nests, old growth forest, and a 2.4 mile bike and walking path. Extend your trip by several miles by biking from Seward Park to Mount Baker Park Beach along the Lake Washington Blvd. Trail
- Myrtle Edwards Park:
Myrtle Edwards Park features a 1.25-mile winding bike and pedestrian path along Elliott Bay, and has fantastic views of the Olympics Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound. Myrtle Edwards Park is easily accessible from downtown and provides easy connections to bike paths to Magnolia.
- Magnuson Park:
Warren G. Magnuson Park is big – a bike is a good way to see it all! You can ride on any paved surface in the park. Don’t miss the breathtaking views of Lake Washington along the shoreline to the east.
- Bicycle Sundays:
As part of Bicycle Sundays, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on scheduled Sundays from May to September. Seattle Parks and Recreation invites everyone in the community to bike, jog or stroll along the boulevard between the Seward Park entrance and Mount Baker Park’s beach during these times.