Is biking the perfect form of transportation? It sure seems like it. How can you beat an option so smart, healthy and fun? It has never been easier to travel to and through Bellevue by bike. Find information below to help make your two-wheeled fantasies a reality.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected many areas of everyone’s lives. We’ve collected a few resources to help guide you through your transportation needs during these times. Check out our COVID-19 Resources page.
It's bike month! Take a look at our bike month section to learn how it is being celebrated during COVID-19, and about fun and rewarding ways that you can participate.
Check out our latest blog post about why biking is a better choice than ever!
Traditionally, bike month takes place in May. Due to the coronavirus bringing many activities to a standstill, bike month in our state has been rescheduled to June. Although Bike Everywhere month this year involves no Bike Everywhere Day in-person stations, read on to learn what will be happening in Bellevue and beyond:
- Choose Your Way Bellevue BINGO - Bike Edition
- What better way to celebrate Bike Month than by challenging yourself to a very active form of bingo? We’ve put together a fun, interactive bingo board to help you get out on your trusty two wheels this June. Download or print out the board, get a bingo, email a screenshot or photo of your finished CYWB Bingo Board to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a Choose Your Way Bellevue branded backpack with branded goodies inside!
- Get Social through Choose Your Way Bellevue
- Share your bike trip during bike month and be entered to win a sweet reward! From now until June 30, 2020, post a video or photo of yourself from or with your bike (no photos taken while riding please!) with the hashtag #ibikebellevue or tagging @ChooseUrWayBell on Twitter for a chance to win a Choose Your Way Bellevue branded backpack with branded goodies inside! One lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive this reward.
- Stay Active for Summer
- As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, we want to encourage you to get out on two wheels, walk and keep up the safe, social distancing while working remotely! Simply walk, bike or telework to or from a Bellevue location on at least eight days through June 30, 2020 and submit your request for a Choose Your Way Bellevue merchandise package. You will receive a reward package such as a branded Backpack, Tumbler + Waist Pack or Cycling Cap + Bike Bell. Log your trips in Choose Your Way Bellevue Rewards.
- F5 Networks Bike Everywhere Month 2020
- Put on by Cascade Bicycle Club, the goal of the challenge is to support, encourage, and celebrate bicycling! Set personal goals, compete with friends or co-workers, or just ride for mental and physical health and earn points and prizes. Remember to ride responsibly and encourage fellow riders to do the same! This year, the challenge host, Cascade Bicycle Club has moved to a new platform, RideShark. This new tool will allow you to connect with your apps/devices like Strava, Fitbit, Garmin, and more. RideShark also gives you the ability to track other active transportation trips, including walking and transit!
- You are still eligible to log your trips in both Choose Your Way Bellevue Rewards and the Bike Everywhere Challenge. You’ll just need to log trips in both places. More trips logged = More opportunities to earn rewards and prizes.
Maps & Guides
There’s a map for that. Find bike-friendly routes to get where you need to go.
Bikes & Other Modes
Biking can take you that first or last mile to make transit or vanpooling work for you!
- King County Metro Bikes & Transit page
- Sound Transit Bringing your Bike page
- Request a free bike rack on your King County Metro vanpool by emailng email@example.com or calling 206-625-4500.
- Use dockless bike share and simply flip the lock where you end your trip and board your bus or van!
Find out where to park, shower and more.
Looking for a spot to shower? Check the Downtown Bike Parking and Amenities Map to see if there is one available in your building. If not, see if nearby fitness centers offer shower-only memberships. (Many do!)
Visit the City of Bellevue bike share page. for the latest information on bike share in Bellevue.
There’s a bike for just about everyone. Cycling is an ideal low impact exercise for seniors, and specially designed “adapted bicycles” make cycling a viable mode of transportation for people with disabilities. Learn more about adaptive cycling on the Seattle Bike Blog and on the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability website.