In an annual ranking of bike-friendly states and communities, Washington is the #1 state in the USA for biking. There are 18 bicycle-friendly cities in Washington. These are the top 5.
Planning a trip and want to go to a bike-able destination? Check out one of the 5 most bicycle-friendly cities in Washington state according to the League of American Cyclists.
Washington’s largest city is also it’s most bike-friendly city. Seattle tops the list of bike-friendly cities in Washington.
For every 5 miles of streets in Seattle there’s a mile of bike facilities. The city is also criss-crossed with miles of shared use paths for traffic-free biking.
Bellingham is a beautiful place to visit and bike. It ranks #2 in the list of bicycle-friendly cities in Washington.
Bellingham has a surprising number of bike trails for a small community. The South Bay Trail is an especially majestic ride that will take you along the water for some incredible views.
Across Lake Washington from Seattle you’ll find Bellevue, the 3rd most bicycle-friendly city in Washington. Bellevue has a great number of bike-able streets as well as trails to help you get around to the mini-metropolis.
#4: Port Townsend and Redmond (tie)
Port Townsend boasts an impressively high ratio of bike infrastructure-to-streets. This town on the northern side of the Olympic Peninsula is an absolutely charming place to bike about.
Redmond is on the outskirts of metro Seattle. It’s the home of tech companies Microsoft and Nintendo.
Both Redmond and Port Townsend are bike-conscious cities, making them great places to ride on-street and off.
The inland community of Ellensburg is home to Central Washington University. The 212-mile Palouse to Cascade Parks trail traverses the city – making Ellensburg a perfect mid-point to stop for a night’s rest and explore the town.
- See the full list of bike-friendly cities in Washington here.