See also dates announced for 2013 Bicycle Sundays
Bicycle Sunday, Seattle’s version of ciclovia, returns again for 12 Sundays this summer from May through September.
The 2 1/2-mile course on Lake Washington Boulevard between Seward Park and Mount Baker Beach will be closed to motor vehicle traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on those days.
That makes the shoreline stretch a magnet for everyone from families on bikes to road cyclists completing a loop around Lake Washington.
The number of dates offered — 12 — are fewer than the 19 set aside for bicyclists, roller bladers, and other self-propelled folks in 2009 and 2010. The city reduced the number of Bicycle Sundays last year to accommodate several events.
The Seattle tradition dates back to 1971. It’s certainly the best way to enjoy that winding stretch of blacktop along the lake without worrying about passing cars.
Bicycle Sundays this year are:
May 6, 13 and 20
June 3 and 24
July 1, 8 and 15
August 12 and 26
September 2 and 23
See the Bicycle Sunday brochure for more details about the event presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation Department.