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Bike

Is biking the perfect form of transportation? It sure seems like it. How can you beat an option so smart, healthy and fun? It has never been easier to travel to and through Bellevue by bike. Find information below to help make your two-wheeled fantasies a reality.

 

Log Your Trips:

It’s a win-win. Earn Choose Your Way Bellevue Rewards by logging your trips.

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Bike Month 2021

 

Bike Month 2021 Graphic on Bike Page

 

  • Log your bike trips on Choose Your Way Bellevue Rewards!
    • Choose Your Way Bellevue offers both ongoing and episodic reward programs. Through May 31, 2021, Bellevue workers and residents can log non-drive-alone trips, such as walk, bike, telework, or carpool, to or from a Bellevue location for at least eight days and receive a Choose Your Way Bellevue merchandise package. Reward packages include a branded backpack, waist pack + bike bell + cycling cap, and reflective vest + keylight! Available while supplies last. Log now!
  • Take part in the Bike Everywhere Challenge
    • Put on by Washington Bikes, the Bike Everywhere Challenge is an online trip-tracking contest you can sign up solo for, or join with your coworkers and friends that will run throughout the month of May. Log your trips on the Love to Ride platform and you could win prizes! Prizes go out to the top point-earning team and random drawings for participants.
      You are still eligible to log your trips in both Choose Your Way Bellevue Rewards and the Bike Everywhere Challenge. You’ll just need to log trips in both places. More trips logged = more opportunities to earn rewards and prizes.
  • Social Media Challenge
    • Want to earn some sweet rewards for celebrating bike month? Now you can! From now until May 31, 2021, take a selfie with your bike or a view of where you are biking – while not in motion, of course! Post it with the hashtag #ibikebellevue or tagging @ChooseUrWayBell on Twitter for a chance to win a Choose Your Way Bellevue branded backpack with branded biking goodies* inside.
  • 108th Ave NE Complete Street Project
    • The 108th Avenue Complete Street project builds on previous work for the 108th Avenue Bikeway. Watch the video for a full debrief.
  • Read our Bike Month Blogs

*This includes a bike light, bike bell, and cycling cap.

COVID-19 Info

The coronavirus pandemic has affected many areas of everyone’s lives. We’ve collected a few resources to help guide you through your transportation needs during these times. Check out our COVID-19 Resources page.

Check out our blog post about why biking is a better choice than ever!

Maps & Guides

There’s a map for that. Find bike-friendly routes to get where you need to go.

Download bike map. Newly updated 2020 Bellevue Bike Map

The bike map features updated citywide and detail maps, safety tips, helmet fitting tips, updated tools and resources and a frequent transit service map. Request a hard copy at 425-452-6856 or TRReception@bellevuewa.gov.

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How-tos:

Bikes & Other Modes

Biking can take you that first or last mile to make transit or vanpooling work for you!

 

Resources

Find out where to park, shower and more.

 

Bike Parking

 

Showers

Looking for a spot to shower? Check the Downtown Bike Parking and Amenities Map to see if there is one available in your building. If not, see if nearby fitness centers offer shower-only memberships. (Many do!)

 

Bike Share

Visit the City of Bellevue bike share page. for the latest information on bike share in Bellevue.

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Apps & Technology


(Desktop and mobile-optimized only; no app available.) BikeWise allows users to report bike issues like hazards, thefts and infrastructure issues. The data is shared with other users, researchers and relevant agencies to improve bicycle experience.

Citymapper provides real-time transportation arrival times, trip planning, and maps to help you compare modal options for getting from A to B by transit, foot, bicycle, or ride hailing. It even includes times to get to and use the closed available dockless bike share bike. It can save trip information for quick reference and has a “meet me” feature to make sharing directions easy. The app also tracks calories burned, trees preserved, and money saved.

Desktop version also available.

Dockless electric bike share solution for short trips or trips to neighboring cities. Join and pay for the trips you use.

RideWithGPS provides highly accurate GPS ride tracking, as well as support for peripherals to track heart rate and other biometric indicators. The app also includes tools to plan and share routes.

Transit provides trip planning with easily comparable route options and real-time bus location information. The app includes information on ride hailing (such as Uber and Lyft), carshare (Car2Go, available in Seattle) and bike share options, in addition to local transit agencies. Transit also provides step-by-step navigation, including alerts to pick up the pace if you're in danger of missing your bus!

Using Bing Maps’s directions function with the transit tab selected gives step-by-step route directions for taking public transit to help plan your trip. The app will tell you where to get on and where to get off the bus. Bing Maps can also help you easily measure the distance of a route (which can be helpful when planning a walking or biking route).

Desktop version also available.

Using Google Maps’s directions function with the transit tab selected gives step-by-step route directions for riding public transit. The app will tell you where to get on and off the bus, as well as time and distance for walking to and from transit stops. Google Maps can also help you easily measure the distance of a route (which can be helpful when planning a walking or biking route). Another feature is that you can program your route (via walk, bike, car or transit) through your Google account, for help monitoring your daily commute. The app will tell you when to leave the house on a given day as well as informing you of potential delays and suggesting alternate routes.

Desktop version also available.

MapMyFitness produces multiple apps, including MapMyFitness, MapMyWalk, MapMyRun, MapMyDogWalk and MapMyRide. These apps use GPS to track, save and share routes. They also contain functionality to track nutrition and fitness metrics. Take a look at routes that members have shared that are in Bellevue.

Styled as a “social network for athletes,” Strava is a tool to track your bike rides and runs. The app tracks your activity and uploads it to your account, so you can see your progress and compete with others in your area. You can also search for other members’ routes in your area. Check out Cascade Bicycle Club's Strava group to test your mettle against area cyclists.

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Accessibility

There’s a bike for just about everyone. Cycling is an ideal low impact exercise for seniors, and specially designed “adapted bicycles” make cycling a viable mode of transportation for people with disabilities. Learn more about adaptive cycling on the Seattle Bike Blog and on the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability website.