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    Bike rental in Bellevue + Routes???

    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?

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    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:

    http://transit.metrokc.gov/tops/bus/...s/s230_0_.html

    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:

    Rides around Bellevue
    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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    Here are some suggestions I got the other day.
    Rides around Bellevue

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    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.

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    Resources for your trip

    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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