Seattle is a bicycle-friendly city. Whether riding in the city or touring around, there is plenty of information for you to plan your riding adventure. Listed below are links to maps with both city routes and recreational trails, bicycle clubs and bicycle shops for repairs, rentals and accessories. Under the subheading Related webs are articles and blogs about biking in and around Seattle.
Cyclists of Greater Seattle (C.O.G.S.). PO Box 31423, Seattle, WA 98103.
Bicycling club for the LGBT community in the Seattle/Puget Sound area. To join the club you must email them through the website.
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. 418 NE 72nd Street, Seattle, WA 98115. Phone: 206-524-2900.
Sharing. Toll-free: 1-844-677-6686.
500 bikes and 50 stations are located throughout the city. Purchase an annual membership or a pass for 24 hours or 3 days.
Take tours of downtown and neighborhoods in Seattle. Learn about the history and interesting facts of each place. A list and map of free biking parking spots located inside public parking garages and buildings is also provided. Long term bicycle rentals are available.
Gigantic Bicycle Festival
This annual three day festival in mid August celebrates the bicycle culture with live music, art, film, comedy, guest speakers, interactive installation pieces and hand built bicycles.
Seattle Bike Show
This two day event features interactive events, the latest gear, classic bikes, a dirt zone, a beer garden and much more
King County bike map helps the bicyclist choose routes between locations with types streets and trails.
Seattle bike map is updated yearly. This interactive map aids in selecting routes through the city. Download the map for free or or order a printed copy by calling 206-224-9252 or use an on-line form.
Branford Bike. 2404 10th Avenue E, Seattle, WA 98102. Phone: 206-323-1218.
Counterbalance Bicycles. 2943 NE Blakeley Street, Seattle, WA 98105. Phone: 206-922-3555.
Davidson Handbuilt Bicycles. 3425 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103. Phone: 206-441-9998.
JRA Bike Shop. 8318 8th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117. Phone: 206-782-1323.
Montlake Bicycle Shop. 2233 24th Avenue E, Seattle, WA 98112. Phone: 206-329-7333.
Performance Bicycle. 4501 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Phone: 206-675-0588.
Recycled Cycles. 1007 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98105. Phone: 206-547-4491; Toll-free: 1-877-298-4683.
Velo Bike Shop. 2151 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. Phone: 206-325-3292; Text: 206-607-7704.
Wright Brothers Cycle Works. 219 N. 36th Street, Seattle, WA 98103. Phone: 206-633-5132.
King County's Regional Trail System. Phone: 206-477-4566.
The King County Regional Trail System has over 175 miles of multi use off the road trail systems for bicycling, hiking, walking and horseback riding spanning from Bothell to Auburn and Seattle to the Cascades.
Seattle Parks & Recreation: Burke Gilman Trail
Formerly a railroad route, this popular multi use trail for bicycling, walking, running, skaters and commuters passes Gasworks Park and the University of Washington. Go online to view or download the map of the trail.
County Centennial Trail
the Centennial trail is built on the old Burlington Northern railroad line. The Machias Trailhead and rest stop is a replica of the Machias Station railroad depot built in the late 1890's. The trail features 30 miles of completed trail from Snohomish to Skagit County Line, 10 foot wide mufti use paved trail and 6 foot wide natural surface parallel the equestrian trail. Picnic tables, benches and restrooms are all available.
Learn about the different trails and bike rides in and around Seattle, the clubs , events and points of interest.
Bicycle Paper. 68 South Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104. Phone: 206-903-1333; Toll-free: 1-888-836-5720; Fax: 206-903-8565.
Bicycle Paper features articles about touring and racing in the Northwest, opinion pieces, health articles, product reviews plus much more.
Read the latest news and articles concerning bicycling. See the maps and event calendars.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Best Bike Rides Seattle: Great Recreational Rides in the Metro Area (Falcon Guide) by Gene Bisbee. Over 40 recreational rides in Seattle are detailed in this book along with maps and pictures. Also included is information on road rides, rail trails, bike paths and single track mountain bike rides. Order now...
Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area: A Guide to the Best Off-Road Rides in Greater Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett by Santo Criscuolo. This highly detailed mountain bike guide uses easy quick-references plus detailed maps and ride descriptions enabling one to enjoy mountain biking in the Puget Sound. Order now...
Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans, 2nd Edition by Bill Thorness. This Mountaineers book highlights 60 of the best routes with amazing scenery along with the Handy at a Glance chart including the routes features, difficulty level, length, elevation gain, time and points of interest. Order now...
Birds of the Puget Sound Region Coast to Cascades by Dennis Paulson, Bob Morse, Tom Aversa, Hal Opperman and Christina Dunchese Morse. This is a pocket size guide with descriptions, similar species, habitat, behavior and photographs of birds in western Washington. Order now...
Moon Seattle (Moon Handbooks) by Allison Williams. Written by a Seattleite, this guide offers everything you need to know about the Emerald City. Discover unique landmarks, points of interest, quirky curiosities and hidden secrets through photos, maps and provocative descriptions to make the most of your trip to Seattle. Order now...
Frommer's Seattle, 10th Edition (Frommer's Color Complete) by Karl Samson. Updated information in this user friendly guide enables you to find everything from what to do and see to daytrips and weekend excursions to the gorgeous national parks, Puget Sound islands, and the nearby wine country. Full color map is also included. Order now...
Seattle (City Guide), 6th Edition by Heidi Johansen. Full color photos and maps along with descriptions and travel advice for the best sights and experiences make up this travel guide. Discover history, culture and the diverse neighborhoods of Seattle. Order now...
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