Summer must be near, Bicycle Sundays are here
Bicycle Sunday, a longtime Seattle tradition, closes a 2.5-mile section of lakefront road to motorists on Sundays from May through September, starting May 6.
It's free, it's fun and it's family-friendly. It's Bicycle Sunday in Seattle, and it starts this weekend.
Anyone, tot to geezer, can enjoy a scenic bike ride, walk, scooter push or skate on flat, scenic Lake Washington Boulevard without any motorized traffic to fend off.
For 12 Sundays, May through September, a 2.5-mile section of lakefront road is closed to cars from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach, about a half-mile south of the Interstate 90 bridge, and Seward Park.
Dates for 2012 are May 6, 13 and 20; June 3 and 24; July 1, 8 and 15; Aug. 12 and 26, and Sept. 2 and 23.
Seattle law requires bicycle helmets for all cyclists. Discounted helmets are available for $10 from the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation from 1 to 4 p.m. every Bicycle Sunday near the entrance to Seward Park.
More information: www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday.
Brian J. Cantwell, Seattle Times Travel staff