This ride starts at Gas Works Park and heads west to Discovery Park and Magnolia. Then its onto Seattle's Waterfront and the International District, passing under the China Gate on King Street. Take the I-90 Trail/Tunnel/Bridge to Mercer Island Way West. Taking a counter clockwise route around the island, round the south end of the island to Mercer Island Way East to the East Channel Bridge and Bellevue. Head north to Lake Washington Blvd on 108th Ave then over Clyde Hill on 24th St to 112th Ave, skirting Kirkland or have lunch there.
Kirkland makes a great stop for lunch since it offers a wide variety of eateries (try Taco Del mar for a quick burrito). Kirkland's Marina Park makes a great place to eat or just take a break there. From Marina Park take Kirkland Ave to State Street which intersects 68th St to continue up Rose Hill.
Climb up Rose Hill toward Redmond and Marymoor Park. From Marymoor Park head south on East Lake Sammamish Pkwy to Issaquah. Head west on West Sammamish Pkwy to SE Newport Way toward Factoria. Take 124th Bike Trail to Coal Creek Pkwy / 119th Ave to Newport Hills then down to Lake Washington Blvd and into Renton. After passing along the south end of Lake Washington head north through Renton Airport toward Seward Park. Continue on Lake Washington Blvd to the I-90 tunnel and back to the International District via Dearborn. Continue along Seattle's waterfront through the Olympic Sculpture, Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks to Fisherman's Terminal and return to Gas Works Park via S Ship Canal Trail, Fremont Bridge and the Burke-Gilman Trail.
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|East Portal Viewpoint looking east toward Mercer Island|