Most everyone agrees that Lake Washington Boulevard is one of the best roads for bicycling in Seattle – that is, if you can manage to get there reeeeally early, before its narrow, winding lanes are overrun with speeding cars, trucks and trailers. Fortunately, spring brings Bicycle Sundays!
Beginning this Sunday, May 2, Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to motorized traffic between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bicyclists, walkers, skaters are welcome – nay, encouraged! – to take over this lovely, lake-front street and make it their own.
The closure begins at Mount Baker Beach, .4-mile south of Interstate 90, and ends at Seward Park, three miles away. Plan on carpooling (or riding), as parking is limited. The closures will continue each Sunday through September, with the exception of May 16, June 20, July 4, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15. And there will be one Bicycle Monday, on July 5.
Need a helmet? We’ll be at Bike Sundays most weeks selling both traditional bike helmets and multisport styles in toddler through XL, for $10 each.
So come, celebrate the long, sunny days of summer with a ride (or roll, or stroll) along one of the most beautiful streets our city has to offer.