Bicyclists can enjoy a traffic-free stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard for 12 Sundays this year as Bicycle Sundays returns for its 46th year.
All styles of bikes appear at Bicycle Sundays
Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation recently announced the dates for this May through September. A 2-1/2-mile scenic section of road between Seward Park and Mount Baker Park will be closed for Bicycle Sundays.
This local brand of ciclovia started here in 1968, nearly a decade before Bogata, Colombia, began regularly closing off its streets to cars and gave name to the car-free tradition.
Bicycle Sundays are an especially big draw for families, who can ride at their own pace on the road. Vendors often show up at Seward Park to sell frozen treats on warmer days, and the Cascade Bicycle Club is there to sell helmets and give away maps and other bicycling literature.
The section Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. There are restrooms and drinking fountains at both Seward and Mount Baker parks, as well as stops in between.
The dates for 2014 are:
- May 4, 11 and 18
- June 1, 15 and 29
- July 6 and 13
- August 10 and 24
- September 14 and 21