Bicycle Sunday is this weekend, 2016 gets two extra car-free days on Lake Washington Blvd

SundayBicyclePosterWe missed this news earlier this spring, but there will be two more car-free days on Lake Washington Boulevard this summer than in recent years.

The city will host 14 Bicycle Sunday celebrations in 2016, the 48th year of Seattle’s classic, family-friendly open streets event (two dates have already passed).

For the past five years, there have only been 12 Bicycle Sundays, but previous years saw as many as 19, or most Sundays May through September (the event typically avoids major events like Seafair).

The route runs from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park. Remove car traffic from the street for a few hours and it fills with people of all ages smiling and having fun.

More details from Seattle Parks:

May is Bike Month, and we are celebrating with the return of Bicycle Sundays! On scheduled Sundays from May to September, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation invites everyone in the community to bike, jog or stroll along the boulevard between the Seward Park entrance and Mount Baker Park’s beach during these times.

Last year, more than 36,000 people participated in Bicycle Sunday events. With the beautiful weather we’ve been experiencing, and with TWO additional days this year, 2016 will no doubt be another banner year.

The 2016 event dates are:

  • May 1, 15, 29
  • June 19, 26
  • July 3, 10, 17
  • August 14, 28
  • September 4, 11, 18, 25

For more information on Bicycle Sundays, visit:


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1 Response to Bicycle Sunday is this weekend, 2016 gets two extra car-free days on Lake Washington Blvd

  1. Ballard Resident says:

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Despite the early June gloom, it was a pleasant ride yesterday. If only transit from my area to Mt. Baker Park was more convenient. I like the change of pace away from the hustle and bustle on BGT.

    I’m curious, is there a safe bike route from Mt. Baker Link station to Mt. Baker Park?

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