Today’s the day! Starting at 3 p.m., you will finally be able to bike across the 520 Bridge whenever you want.
To celebrate, Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting free group rides from both the Seattle and Bellevue sides of the lake. Go see for yourself what it’s like to bike from UW to downtown Kirkland or Bellevue in just 45 minutes.
The new 14 foot bike and pedestrian trail on the SR 520 bridge will be complete and ready for your ride just days from now. The wide, relatively flat path unlocks myriad recreation and transportation possibilities for people on bikes.
For some, the trail means a new loop option for weekend Lake Washington rides, others will experience their regular commute as possible – or just a lot shorter – by bike for the first time.
For the region, the bridge trail represents a step toward our future: transportation infrastructure that’s accessible to all, and the ability to get more places by bike. Send a quick thank you to WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar to remind WSDOT that the state highway system matters to people on bikes.
And let’s not forget, the bridge trail will be a fun ride! With views of wetlands and lake, Mount Rainier on a sunny day, and the Seattle skyline (remember how amazing the view was when Cascade’s Emerald Bike Ride took over the SR 520 bridge in 2016 and again this May?)