From city blocks to country roads, cyclists are a common sight in our area. Inclement weather and often-hilly terrain seem to have little effect on the enthusiasm that Puget Sound residents have for life on two wheels. Here are some useful links for bikers of all ages and skills:
Provided by the King County Department of Transportation, this detailed online map allows users to see the different biking trails offered in various sections of the county. A great resource for both serious and casual bikers.
Read more: http://www.metrokc.gov/kcdot/roads/planning/bicycling/bikemap.cfm
Has additional bike trail maps, as well as information on bike trail etiquette, traffic code regulations, helmet safety statistics and bicycles on buses. The site also has information on the Bike Spot Program, which allows citizens to suggest locations for future public bike racks.
Read more: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikeprogram.htm
This non-profit group serves 5,000 members of the Puget Sound bicycling community. Cascade volunteers lead over 1,000 free daily club rides (at least one almost every day of the year), day tours and run a presentations series on a wide variety of cycling topics.
Read more: http://www.cascade.org/home/index.cfm
This non-profit club offers weekend rides in both King and Snohomish Counties, as well as on Bainbridge and Vashon Islands. In addition they frequently offer evening exercise rides. Mini-tours in the spring, summer and fall give members the chance to ride in places such as the Yakima Valley, Birch Bay, San Juan Islands and Chehalis River Valley..
Read more: http://seattlebicycleclub.org
Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club is a volunteer-powered, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing mountain biking trails. Each year they are hard at work providing, thousands of hours of trail building and maintenance. BCBTC also aims to educate mountain bikers through boot camps and trail building clinics.
Read more: http://www.bbtc.org/home/index.php
This advocacy group promotes bicycling for everyday transportation. The Bicycle Alliance works hard to ensure that cycling is treated as a viable transportation alternative.
Read more: http://www.bicyclealliance.org