Seattle Visitors' GuideDiscover the Port City by bike
Seattle is an excellent city to explore by bike. Paved rail trails run along Lake Washington and the Puget Sound, connecting different neighborhoods. Bike lanes and sharrows are steadily popping up around town, thanks to the Bicycle Master Plan. Tour Seattle June through mid-September for warm days and little to no rain.
Seattle Bike-In (Contact Northwest Film Forum for date and time: 1-206-829-7863) What's better than an outdoor movie in the park on a summer night? Expect classics like A Sunday in Hell, Jour de Fete or Quicksilver.
Seattle Summer Streets (700 Fifth Ave.) Car-free streets for everyone to enjoy.
Cafe Presse (1117 12th Ave.) Walking the line between bourgeois and bohemian, Cafe Presse serves delicious french-themed fare. Think baguettes, gruyère, cured ham and chocolate toast.
Brouwer’s Café (400 N 35th St.) A Belgian-style café/ bar that’s a block off the Burke Gillman bike trail. Ample bike parking is available right outside.
American Hotel (520 S. King St.) Situated in Seattle's International District, American Hotel offers cheap accommodations in a neighborhood full of great food and fun shops to explore. Near downtown.
Ace Hotel (2423 1st Ave.) A cycling-friendly accommodation with amenities on site.
Counterbalance Bicycles (2943 NE Blakeley St.) Located right on the Burk Gillman bike trail. Offers three-speed upright cruisers.
Recycled Cycles (1007 NE Boat St.) Rents out road and city bikes, as well as trailers and trail-a-bikes for the kids.
Free Range Bicycles (3501 Phinney Ave. N) With a nod to the utilitarian, Free Range Cycles has built its reputation on excellent services, affordable bikes and friendly staff.
Dutch Bike Co. Seattle (4741 Ballard Ave. NW) For the best in classic European bakfiets, 3-speed cruiser rentals or a strong cup of coffee. Located in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.
Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc. (6527 California Ave. SW) An award-winning retro-modern shop located in beautiful West Seattle.