Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

5 great family bike rides in the Seattle area


Bicycle Sundays

The scenic stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park is closed to cars on select Sundays through September.


Kidical Mass

These free, monthly group rides are easygoing. Parents learn ways to cycle with children, and kids learn to ride safely.


Sammamish River Trail

Picturesque views follow this paved path through Woodinville wine country. Start at Bothell Landing Park and pedal 10 miles to Marymoor Park for a velodrome race or family picnic.


Alki Beach Trail

Ride West Seattle’s 2.5-mile beach boardwalk for stunning city skyline and Elliott Bay views. Take a leisurely break at one of the many restaurants along the route.


Point Defiance Park

Peacefully pedal 5 Mile Drive in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, which closes to cars every morning. Spend your afternoon at the nearby zoo.


More on bicycling

Beyond Burke-Gilman: 6 more family-friendly bike trails

Walk or bike the 520 bridge with your family

Tips for getting your family started in bicycling