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.
Bike Month 2022
Bike Month is here! Get ready to make the most of springtime in Bellevue, there are many different ways you can celebrate. Below we've collected some of the best resources for you be a part of the most exciting month in Bellevue:
- Cascade Bicycle Club Calendar: From breaking down day-by-day and month-long bike celebrations, to truly grasping the meaning of Bike Month, check out Cascade's bike month page.
- Bike Everywhere Day: Bike Everywhere Day takes place on May 20, 2022. With celebration stations set up all over the eastside, it's easy to make this a day-long celebration. For more information, check Cascade's web page.
We are very excited to be hosting 3 celebration stations on May 20th, Bike Everywhere Day. Each station will offer its very own style of sustenance, treats, swag & prizes, so be sure to visit as many as possible!
Choose Your Way Bellevue will host three stations in or near Bellevue at 6 a.m.–9 a.m.:
Evergreen Point at the 520 Trail in Medina
Bellevue Transit Center at NE 6th Street between 108th and 110th Avenues NE
The I-90 Trail at Enatai Beach Park
Trip Logging Rewards: Make sure to get rewarded for your bike trips! Choose Your Way Bellevue has a slew of new rewards under our Return to Travel incentive, including a guaranteed $50 gift card (Spotify, Hulu, Shell, etc.) for logging 25 trips (bike, walk, carpool, vanpool, and bus).
Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar: Anyone can post to the Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar, providing many bike events occurring this month. Check out their page to see what's going on in our region!
Bike Month Blog Posts
Read all about Biking celebrations in Bellevue in our May is Bike Month blog post!
Maps & Guides
There’s a map for that. Find bike-friendly routes to get where you need to go.
Bikes & Other Modes
Biking can take you that first or last mile to make transit or vanpooling work for you!
- King County Metro Bikes & Transit page
- Sound Transit Bringing your Bike page
- Secure bike parking locations for connecting to King County Metro and Sound Transit
- Request a free bike rack on your King County Metro vanpool by emailing email@example.com or calling 206-625-4500.
- Use dockless bike share (currently in Seattle) and simply flip the lock where you end your trip and board your bus or van!
Find out where to park, shower and more.
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!)
Visit the City of Bellevue bike share page. for the latest information on bike share in Bellevue.
Apps & Technology
(Desktop and mobile-optimized only; no app available.) Bike Index is the most widely used and successful bicycle registration service in the world with over 690,000 cataloged bikes, 1,250 community partners and tens of thousands of daily searches.
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’ 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’ 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.
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.