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    Rides around Bellevue

    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.

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    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:
    http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...attle/25316426

    You could bike into Seattle on the I-90 trail and do one of these loops:

    http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...ttle/537990846
    http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...ttle/219541844

    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:

    http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/walking_biking.htm

    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.
    I leave *at least* 3 feet when I pass a cyclist while driving my bus, can you all extend the same courtesy to buses that you pass while cycling? Trust me when I say that this is a good idea...

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    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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