Best Bike Rides Seattle: Great Recreational Rides in the Metro Area

Best Bike Rides Seattle: Great Recreational Rides in the Metro Area

by Gene Bisbee

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Best Bike Rides Seattle describes 41 of the greatest recreational rides in Seattle. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762784479
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Best Bike Rides Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 332,825
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gene Bisbee is an avid bicyclist who has ridden thousands of miles since he settled in Washington 14 years ago. His Biking Bis blog is followed by cyclists who are interested in recreational bicycling and charity rides throughout the Pacific Coast states. A newspaper reporter and editor for 25 years, he has written bike touring articles for Adventure Cyclist and Recreation News magazines. Making his first overnight bike tour in Ohio as a teenager, years later he and a friend fulfilled a life-long dream of traveling on their bicycles across the United States. He currently lives in Bellevue, Washington, where he writes his blog.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction vii

Using this Guide xi

Ride Finder xiii

Map Legend xvi


1 Lake Union-Ship Canal Loop 2

2 Discovery Park Loop 9

3 Magnolia Loop 16

4 Space Needle-Fishermen's Wharf Loop 24

5 North Lake Washington Loop 32

6 South Lake Washington Loop 42

7 Seattle Waterfront to Alki Beach Round-Trip 50


8 Green Lake to Edmonds Loop 59

9 Snohomish-Monroe Loop (Three-River Loop) 67

10 Centennial Trail 74

11 Snohomish-Granite Falls Loop 81

12 Paradise Valley Conservation Area 87


13 Green River-Interurban Trails Loop 94

14 Black Diamond-Green River Gorge Loop 101

15 Cedar River Trail 108

16 Foothills Trail Ride 116

17 Towers of Power 123

18 Dash Point State Park Trails 130

19 Henry's Ridge Open Space/Black Diamond Natural Area/Summit Ridge Mountain Bike Area 137

20 Taylor Mountain Forest Loop 146

21 Carbon River Road 154

Near Eastside

22 Mercer Island Loop 160

23 Cougar Mountain-May Valley Loop 166

24 Sammamish River Trail 173

25 Lake Sammamish Loop 181

26 Saint Edward State Park and Big Finn Hill Park 189

27 Thrilla in Woodinvilla Loop 198

Far Eastside

28 Fall City-Carnation Loop 206

29 Preston-Snoqualmie Trail 214

30 Rattlesnake Lake and Snoqualmie Falls Loop 221

31 Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park Loop 228

32 Grand Ridge Park Trail 235

33 Tiger Mountain State Forest 241

34 Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail 248

35 John Wayne Pioneer Trail 254


36 Vashon-Maury Island Loop 263

37 Bainbridge Island Loop 271

38 Port Gamble-Poulsbo Loop 280

39 The Ride to Port Orchard 288

40 Banner Forest Heritage Park 294

Rides at a Glance 300

Resources 301

About the Author 303

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