Seattle Bike Trails 🚲

We love bikes! That’s why every Gig comes equipped with a bike rack that fits two bikes. Take the opportunity to grab a Gig, strap on your bike(s), and get out of town. Two-wheeled adventures await!

Before you go

Before you head out, make sure to grab a Gig Card. The Gig Card helps Members to communicate with their Gig — even when there is no cell service, and Bluetooth isn't working. Grab a Gig Card before your next trip to assist locking and unlocking your Gig, no matter where you might take it — whether you're out exploring, or just need to use a parking garage that may have little or no cell service.

Request a Gig Card here. If you need one right away, pick one up at the Seattle AAA Cruise and Travel office at 1523 15th Ave. W, Seattle, 98119.

Our favorite Seattle area bike trails

Green River Trail
The Green River Trail winds more than 19 miles through industrial lands near the Duwamish Waterway in Tukwila to the broad Green River Valley. The trail provides excellent views and access to the Green River and surrounding river valley from Cecil Moses Park near Seattle’s south boundary to North Green River Park in south Kent near Auburn.

Burke Gilman Trail
This mostly-flat multi-use path utilizes old train paths from Ballard to Woodinville. 

Centennial Trail
This enormously popular recreational trail for walking, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding is accessible to persons of all levels of physical ability. The trail is built on the old Burlington-Northern railroad line. Development of the trail began in 1989 during the state's centennial, hence the name, Centennial Trail.

Duthie Hill park
The park is a nicely-wooded 120-acre forest with rolling terrain and well-draining soils. There is a 2.5-acre clearing in the middle, surrounding by second growth forest. On the south end, Duthie Hill connects with Grand Ridge Park, which already has a 6-mile single track trail that connects all the way to I-90 in the south. On the north end, Duthie Hill can connect to Soaring Eagle Park via a one mile ride up Trossachs Boulevard.

South Lake Washington Blvd
The City of Seattle will be closing portions of Lake Washington Blvd. S. between Mt. Baker Beach and Seward Park this summer for non-motorized transportation. Walk, run, or ride on a car-free street next to Lake Washington Blvd. with friends or family. 

Mountains to Sound Greenway
The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area is a unique geographic corridor made up of connected ecosystems and communities spanning 1.5-million-acres from Seattle to Ellensburg. Ride a portion, or take an epic multi-day trip for the entire path. 

Tiger Mountain 
This epic trail system of single track mountain biking only 30 mins from Seattle, and is one of Seattle's most popular mountain biking destinations. The trails are open year round, but some may close during the winter months.

Iron Horse Trail (Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail)
The 5,794-acre, 250-mile Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail is part of an emerging multi-state trail system. It runs from west of North Bend to the Columbia River near Vantage, and continues from the town of Lind to the Idaho border.

Raging River Mountain Biking
You'll find this epic trail system of single-track only one exit past Tiger Mountain. As of June 2018, there is a 21-mile lollipop loop completed; eventually it will be a 40-mile system.

Soaring Eagle Park
"The trails are twisty, rooty and bumpy, but not overly difficult." This is a family-oriented single-track trail system. Learn new skills and take the family!

Vashon Island Loop
This is a 30-50 mile loop around Vashon Island. Don't let the 400' max elevation fool you, the entire loop climbs rolling hills over 4000'! "A classic Puget Sound road ride with lovely views, relatively low traffic, and tons of challenging climbing."

How to use the bike rack

Here are a few things to note:

🚲 The bike rack key is in the glove box (attached to a laminated card) and unlocks the rack.

🚲 Squeeze the gray trigger on the hook, slide to the top of the arm, and rotate the arm all the way forward. Then, undo the rear strap.

🚲 Lift the bike with both hands. Hold onto the bike while you bring the front arm all the way up, and pull the the hook down tight around your front wheel. Shake the bike to make sure it is secure and pull the hook down tight.

🚲. Put the rear strap through the wheel and secure it down in the holder. Lock the rack with the bike rack key. You’re good to go.

🚲 Remember that your Gig is extra tall with the bike on top.

Read more on our How to Use the Bike Rack blog.

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