Bicycle the Olmsted-Designed Lake Washington Boulevard

Weekend Tour

Enjoy the gorgeous Lake Washington Boulevard, Seward Park, and other smaller parks by bike. The boulevard is the longest and most scenic of Seattle’s Olmsted-designed boulevards, linking a half dozen parks, including Mt. Baker Park, Genesee Park (built on a landfill), Stan Sayres Park and Boat Launch (where annual hydroplane races are held in front of huge crowds), and ending at the gorgeous 300-acre Seward Park and its magnificent stand of old growth forest. 

The route boasts stunning views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier and is immensely popular for biking. On selected weekends each summer, including this one, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to vehicle traffic, and bikers and pedestrians rule the road. Hop on a bike and enjoy this lakeside boulevard that connects many wonderful parks, a rowing and sailing center, public marinas, and more in Southeast Seattle. 

Please note: This tour involves riding an e-bike. Participants will need to download the Lime e-bike app and create an account. There is no cost for the bike. Helmets are provided. Please wear shoes and attire appropriate for that activity. Be prepared for the weather.