Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 21, 2017
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Seattle City of Bikes

Hilly City swarming with two-wheelers

Biking is such a popular way to get around in Seattle that the city has its own bike-sized highway. The Burke-Gilman Trail is a two-lane, paved bike path that takes you past the University of Washington's stately campus and through a series of waterfront parks. Ride through Myrtle Edwards Park to get downtown or connect with hundreds of kilometers of other bike-friendly paths and trails. There’s even a protected bike lane over the I-90 Bridge! Many of the bike routes stick to the low-lying areas by the water, and it’s certainly possible to limit one’s excursions to the flat. Be sure to cycle past by the Ballard Locks and peek at the salmon swimming upstream at the underwater Fish Ladder.

Read about the Burke-Gilman Trail at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/burkegilmantrailmaps.htm

For a guided introduction to Seattle’s biking wonders, take a heritage bike tour with Ibike: www.ibike.org/ibike/seattle

Bike rentals are about US$20 a day for a basic bike, and as much as US$100 a day for a very fancy bike, or US$60 for a tandem. Two reputable rental places are www.montlakebike.com and www.recycledcycles.com.

This article was accurate when it was published. Please confirm rates and details directly with the companies in question.

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