Lake to Lake Bike Ride

Explore Bellevue's hidden treasures and award winning parks by bike in the ninth annual Lake to Lake Bike Ride, presented by the City of Bellevue, Crossroads Bellevue and Overlake Medical Center & Clinics. The non-competitive ride, Saturday, June 11, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., utilizes low-traffic roads, bike lanes and part of the Lake to Lake trail (non-technical gravel) and traverses much of the city.

video of past rides

Riders of all abilities can enjoy the Lake to Lake ride, with two route options. Both routes are approximately 80% paved road and 20% small gravel.

  • Greenbelt Loop - mostly flat 8-mile route
  • Lake Loop - more challenging 24-mile route with significant elevation gain. The course is well-marked and supported by staff and volunteers. Riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Afterwards, enjoy a post-ride party with prize giveaways, and a free kids ride in the park for children 8 and under. Proceeds benefit the City of Bellevue's youth camp scholarship fund.

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  Share your favorite photos with #COBLK2LK

 

Black text on white background "Crossroads Bellevue"
Two rows of text. Top row says "Overlake" in blue font, bottom row says "Medical Center & Clinics" in gray font
  • Registration open to all:
  • Ages: 9+
  • Fees:
    • Early registration: $15 
    • Day-of registration: $20 
  • Online registration closes: Friday, June 10, 5 p.m.
  • Day-of registration: Saturday, June 11, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., while space is available.
    • Children 3-8 years old ride at 12:15 p.m. at Robinswood Park. 
      • Preregister and check-in at registration tent. 
      • Fees: Free!
    • Start/Finish: Robinswood Park, 14915 SE 22nd Street, Bellevue
    • Start Times: 
      • Kids 5-8: 12:15 p.m.
      • Tots 3-4: 12:30 p.m.
    • Routes: Flat course around Robinswood Park. Parents are welcome to accompany kids on route or cheer from the sidelines. 
    • Bikes: Strider style, training wheels and two wheelers all welcome
    • Each finisher will receive a prize! 
    Past participants have ridden these courses on all types of bikes. Over the 8 year duration of the ride, past participants tell us they prefer a cyclo cross adventure type bike with tires with some traction or a mountain bike.  The event will have bike mechanics on site at the start to assist with safety checks and minor repairs. All riders must wear helmets.

    Here are some of our favorite sections of the courses. Share your favorites with #COBLK2LK 

    Photo of Robinswood Park trail
    The beautiful trails through Robinswood Park.
    Photo of Lake Hills Greenbelt trail
    The Lake to Lake trail by Larsen Lake.

     

    Photo of Kelsey Creek Farm road
    The road through Kelsey Creek Park.

    If you do choose to ride on your own, or with members of your household, remember that “Ride SMART” principles advised by Cascade Bike Club, still apply.

    We encourage you to follow these safety tips:

    • Wear a helmet. 
    • Make sure your bike is in good working order. Check out this article in the Seattle Times, or go to one of our long-time supporters, Gregg’s Bike shop
    • Dress for the weather. 
    • Be visible, wear brightly colored clothing. 
    • Tell a friend or family member where you are riding. 
    • Take your phone. 
    • Bring a family member. 
    • Remember to physically distance. 
    • When stopping, pull to the side of the trail or road. 

    We will continue to add more of our favorite places on the courses. Enjoy your ride!

    The Lake to Lake Bike Ride Team

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