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The SR 520 Trail Opens With Fanfare!

December 19, 2017 - by Paige Anderson

Category What's Happening

The SR 520 Trail Opens With Fanfare!

The 520 Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail is opening! People riding bikes can now get from one side of the lake to the other. Whether you prefer aerodynamic helmets and spandex or you’re just trying out a traffic-free commute at your own pace, people traveling by bicycle (and on foot!) now have more options.

What is the 520 Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail? 

It is a bicycle/pedestrian path that crosses the 520 bridge to connect Seattle to the Eastside. The trail, which is 14 feet wide, is designed to accommodate users of all abilities - whether you be a walker, a casual rider, a serious rider, a pedal-powered commuter, or somewhere in-between. There is a concrete barrier to separate vehicles from the trail. 

The trail is 2.7 miles long above the lake with 11 viewpoints where you can appreciate the beautiful lake views. 

More info on Washington State Department of Transit's Blog

Want to get in on the fun?

Join the Choose Your Way Bellevue team, Cascade Bicycle Club and the City of Bellevue in celebrating the opening December 20 at 3 p.m.

Take the one way ride across the lake from Bellevue, or take the round trip, but either way come warm up at the booth at Evergreen Point with some complimentary hot chocolate. You can pick up a free souvenir pin, bike lights, and give our prize wheel a spin, too! You may just win two tickets to skate at the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena! Make sure you’ve brought your bike over to the Eastside on the bus before the event so you can bike back.

Please note that the expansion joints on the bridge have been reported as quite bumpy, so ride with caution!

Preview the Trail!