Pacific Northwest - Bike rental in Bellevue + Routes???
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05-02-09, 07:11 AM
I will be visiting Bellevue for a business trip and will have a couple mornings I can ride. I would like recommendations for shops where I could rent a road bike. I'm staying close to 8th and Bellevue Way (Bellevue Square). Suggestions welcome.
Also, any suggestions for routes?
05-02-09, 07:14 PM
Gregg's in Bellevue no longer does rentals (I think). The closest bike shop I can think of that does is the Montlake (possibly renamed Kirkland) bike shop in Kirkland which is a short bus ride away.
Check out the 230 bus route between Bellevue & Kirkland here:
Google maps can give you point to point transit schedules, walking directions, and bus arrival times (very cool) The fare should be $1.75 or $2.00, depending on the time of day.
Here's a link to an earlier thread about Bellevue Routes, but there are a ton more out there. Reply in that thread if you are interested in other routes:
05-02-09, 10:11 PM
Here are some suggestions I got the other day.
05-02-09, 11:19 PM
A lot of us on the eastside circle Mercer Island for a couple hour ride. From downtown Bellevue, the best route is to head towards the water and go past Chism Beach Park (monster hill). You'll intercept the I-90 bike path near Enatai Beach Park. The route around the island is obvious from the map.
05-06-09, 05:40 AM
For rental bikes, check out www.rentabikenow.com
For routes, check out www.mapmyride.com
Both let you search by area.
Good luck and ride safe
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