Pacific Northwest - Rides around Bellevue
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04-27-09, 06:47 PM
I am going to be staying in Bellevue the first of next week. I will be around exit 10 on I-90, by 139th AVE SE. If you know where that is, you know better then me. If I can get my bike there, I would like to try do some riding. Is there a route or path I could take out of the area. I would like to keep the ride under 40 miles, simply because I don't know what time in the evening I will be starting.
I've looked on map my ride, but without knowing the area it is difficult to choose what might be best. So what is your best suggestion.
04-27-09, 08:34 PM
That sounds like the Factoria area, probably on Eastgate way - about 2 miles from my home. Lots of biking options. Here are a couple from MapMyRide:
Lake Washington Loop:
You could bike into Seattle on the I-90 trail and do one of these loops:
You are also near the Eastgate Park & Ride so you could bike a few blocks there, put your bike on a bus if you want to shorten things a bit.
Bellevue's cycling page is here complete with a detailed map for 2009:
That's just scratching the surface. Post a reply with any further parameters and I can refine the choices a bit if you'd like.
yeah if you have time, the lake wa loop is definitely worth it.
also worth seeing is mercer island, just west of you in factoria: http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=894
36th st is a good connector (although a big hill) east & west. http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=1082
at the west edge of that route is the I-90 bike trail, that can take you all the way into seattle as well as to mercer island. at the east end of that route is newport way, a nice road that can take you to cougar mountain, one of our best climbs: http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=6389 (start the cougar climb at 54th st, just off of newport way)
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