I am from Pittsburgh, in Seattle for an internship! I shipped my Trek 2.1 Compact over with me to take advantage of the wonderful west coast I am living in the University District, just directly north of the University of Washington on 55th and 26th. I am looking to bike to work in Redmond (Microsoft).
The major obstacle seems to be getting across the inlet, from one side of the 520 bridge, to the other. I see 3 possibilities for this. The first (and easiest) seems to bike south towards 520, and hop on a bus (bike on the rack) until I get across the 520 bridge. This is OK, but I was looking to avoid busing.
The second option seems to be biking south past UW, and then across the small Montlake drawbridge, and finally to I-90 and biking across it. From looking at the bike trail maps, once across the Montlake drawbridge, it seems like biking in traffic to get down to I-90.
Finally, I guess I could go north and around the water (east), but this seems a bit longer.
Any thoughts? I would greatly appreciate any feedback from some locals familiar with the routes