My wife and I and another couple are planning on visiting Seattle and Portland sometime in August to do a couple of rides in each city. We are all from Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver, BC.
We're looking for some nice easy/moderate rides - between 40 and 60 km (25 to 40 miles). Some hills are OK, but not too steep or long ones. Preferably going through some of the nicer scenic parts of town. I'm aware of the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle and it looks great, but I'm thinking on a summer weekend it's going to be really crowded and full of slow cyclists, pedestrians etc. Am I right in that assumption? Any other suggestions for Seattle or Portland? We're going to concentrate on urban rides this time - we don't want to go out into the countryside.
Thanks for any advice you can give!