Okay, Seattle — let’s ride. Today is Bike Everywhere Day (or Bike to Work Day), which is an opportunity to ditch the car + enjoy a pedal-powered journey throughout our city, feeling the wind in your hair. Flower baskets optional. 🌸
Participation really just means hoppin’ on a bicycle built for one (or two) and seeing where the day takes you. But if you need to map out a more specific plan, we’re happy to be your guide. And be sure to check out everything that’s been going on during Bike Everything Month.
Hit the road 🛣️
Of all the many great bike paths ‘round the city, the Burke-Gilman Trail may be one of the most popular, since it connects to several other arteries. For a shorter ride, hit up Magnuson Park — but if you’re feeling really ambitious, connect from the trail in Bothell + ride to Redmond on the paved Sammamish River Trail, a couple of routes suggested by Cascade Bicycle Club.
The club has a full map of Bike Everywhere Day celebration stations, where folks can take a break for coffee, snacks, swag, bike repairs + high fives. And don’t forget that the city’s first Lake Washington Bicycle Weekend (when the scenic road is closed to cars) starts today.
Sharing is caring 📲
No bike? No problem. Bike share companies Lime + Veo are Seattle’s two primary options for those who want to take a ride without the purchasing commitment — and, yes, bikes are still available among all the e-scooters. Just download the app from either company’s website, track a location on the map + follow instructions to unlock. Once you’re done, be sure to avoid driveways + crosswalks.
Visit these shops 🛠️
If you already have a bike, but need a tune-up, be sure to hit up one of these places.
- Rat City Bikes, 9614 16th Ave. SW | Maintenance + sales, with some pretty neat low-riders on display.
- Bike Works, 3709 S. Ferdinand St. | Columbia City’s go-to for repairs.
- Metier, 1017 E. Union St. | A shop for pros — and there’s coffee, too.