Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Everett, Washington
Bikes: 2013 Focus Izalco Pro, Soma Grand Randonneur
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Originally Posted by dirty_barry
Side note, new to everett... Any ride recommendations up here?
Lots of great riding close to Everett. Not sure exactly where in Everett you are, but I do a loop that takes me down to the Mukilteo ferry, up the Mukilteo speedway, and then loops back parallel to Evergreen Way. For a ride in the city, it is decent. But the best riding is from Snohomish, IMO. 90% of my rides start by dropping into the Snohomish valley through Lowell and across the river road. Very popular riding area. I usually ride out to Snohomish Bicycles, which is on 1st street in old Snohomish. Great shop too, btw. Martin, the owner is a super nice guy and his mechanics are great too. They do a great shop ride from there every saturday, rain or shine (or snow, or ice, or whatever, NEVER been cancelled) that starts at 9:00am.
If you like paved trails (MUPs), check out the Interurban trail in Everett. It goes from just south of 41st street all the way to, I believe, Shoreline now. Not the greatest ride around due to the number of street crossings, but it beats the heck out of riding some of the streets you would otherwise have to ride to go that direction. Worth checking out for sure. I regularly meet up with a friend on his commute home along that trail. Another great trail is the Centennial Trail. It starts in Snohomish, less than a mile from Snohomish Bicycles. It is a great trail that will take you north of Arlington now IIRC. My only caution is that on a nice Saturday or Sunday afternoon it can be like a freeway at rush hour in certain sections. It is extremely popular.
Oh, and thanks for the fitting recommendation too!