Ride your bike through the car-free streets of the Emerald City on April 19

Mar 6 2020, 8:00 pm

Hop on that bike, set your gears, and get going.

Emerald City Ride, Seattle’s prettiest family-friendly bike ride, is returning this spring and Seattleites are being invited to join.

This April, some of Seattle’s most iconic roads will be open exclusively for a car-free bike ride, presented by Kaiser Permanente and the Cascade Bicycle Club in partnership with Washington State Department of Transportation and the City of Seattle.

Riders will be able to choose between riding a 12-mile full loop or three-mile out and back. Both routes will have unforgettable views as well as access to roads that are normally unavailable to bike riders.

Both rides are “fun rides” and are accessible for anyone who’d like to take their bike to the typically busy Seattle streets.


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Start lines will be located south of the University of Washington Husky Stadium and open from 7 to 8:30 am. Those needing a rest midway through the ride will be able to stop for bathrooms, water, and mechanics at Madrona Park and Hing Hay Park, with the latter offering free food to riders.

Race Schedule:

  • 6 am packet pickup opens in UW E-12 lot
  • 7 am start line opens in UW E-12 lot
  • 7:05 am access to I-5 express lanes open
  • 7:45 am access to SR 520 eastbound lanes open
  • 8:30 am start line closes
  • 8:45 am access to 1-5 express lanes closes
  • 8:45 am finish line opens in UW E-12 lot
  • 9:30 am food stop at Hing Hay Park closes
  • 9:45 am access to SR 520 eastbound closes
  • 11 am finish line closes
  • 11:30 am finish line expo closes

Those interested in riding the 12-mile full ride can register for $40 online, while those who’d rather the three-mile viaduct experience can register online for $25.Ā Children age one to 12-years-old are also encouraged to join in and can enjoy the 12-mile ride for $25, and the three-mile viaduct experience for $10.

All proceeds from the ride raise funds towards programs such as Let’s Go and the Major Taylor Project that make Washington a better place for people riding bikes.

Emerald City Ride

When:Ā April 19, 2020
Time: Start line opens 7 to 8:30 am
Where:Ā Start line is at Husky Stadium South Lot E-12 — 3800 Montlake Boulevard NE, Seattle
Admission:Ā Registration is available online; on-site registration is $70+

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