40 Mile Loop Ride around north end of Lake WashingtonThis ride makes a clockwise loop around Lake Washington starting at Magnuson Park and travels north via the Burke-Gilman Trail (BGT) to Kenmore and Log Boom Park which offers restrooms.
The ride then turns south, climbing the Juanita Dr hill and a nice decent toward Juanita Beach Park and then one more small hill up Market Street into downtown Kirkland. Marine Park offers a great stop for lunch (try Taco Del Mar for take-out at 210 Main Street, 2 blocks east of Marina Park).
The ride continues along Lake Washington Blvd toward Medina and Bellevue hugging the lake shore as much as possible. After Main Street Bellevue, proceed on Lake Washington Blvd SE with Mercer Slough Park on the right and head west on the I-90 Trail and the north side of Mercer Island; Luther Burbank Park offers a nice rest stop before crossing the I-90 Bridge to Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood. Continue north to the University of Washington via the Montlake Bridge returning to Magnuson Park via the BGT.
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Lake Washington Loop - North Ride Information
|Marina Park, Kirkland|