30 days of biking: I-90 bridge bike trail

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This being a picture-perfect day in Seattle, I figured I’d head out to a perfect picture-taking location for the halfway point of 30 Days of Biking.

I chose the overlooks for the Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge, aka the westbound span of the Interstate 90 floating bridge.

At left, you can see a cyclist in yellow jersey admiring the view after completing the 1.75-mile crossing. Those are the snow-capped Cascade Mountains in the background.

This is a busy corridor for bike commuters during the week who roll out between home and jobs in Bellevue and Seattle. On fine weekends like this one, plenty of recreational cyclists take to the path that’s been part of the span since it opened in 1989.

The bike/ped path is part of the Mountains to Sound Greenway that stretches from the Seattle waterfront to the town of Ellensburg on the far side of the Cascades.

Although it looks pleasant enough today, there’s often a wind from the south on rainy days here that showers cyclists in a dirty mist kicked up by cars on the bridge.

Wayfaring signs on the Seattle side help bicyclists find their destinations.

From my home, this was a delightful 20-mile round trip.

30 Days of Biking

Total days — 15/15

Total miles — 218

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