"I really enjoyed my tour on Seattle By Bike. Even as a local, I learned a bunch of new fun historical facts about my city! Totally recommended!"
- Janae L.
"Seattle by Bike was the perfect way to see the city! All the major sights, in just a few hours. The route was just as promised- mostly flat, with a few hills. I loved the tour!"
- Yelena A.
"Great sites! Great stories! Seattle by Bike was an excellent way to see the city and learn Seattle's history at the same time. I had a lot of fun on the tour."
- Britt A.
Circumnavigate beautiful Lake Union! Located inside Seattle’s city limits at the north end of downtown, Lake Union is at the heart of Seattle’s history and culture. This tour explores the distinctive lakeside neighborhoods and pauses along the way to sample local craft coffee, chocolate, and beer.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Start Time: 11AM
70% Bike Path
30% City Streets
Want to get to know the city? This tour packs in iconic landmarks, history, and culture with frequent stops for stories and fantastic views, at spots like The Space Needle and Amazon HQ1. See and hear what makes Seattle one of the fastest growing and most well loved destinations in the United States!
Start Time: 11AM
80% Bike Path
20% City Streets
Want to get some miles in? This 40 mile route showcases the natural beauty of Lake Washington’s north end. Your knowledgeable guide not only keeps you on route, but points out landmarks and shares stories of the Pacific Northwest’s natural and cultural history along the way!
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Start Time: 11AM
90% Bike Path
10% City Streets
Frequently Asked Questions
Nope! All tours include a knowledgeable guide, quality bicycle, and helmet.
This looks fun, can we book you for company events, wedding parties, group outings, etc?
Sure! We welcome groups of all sizes and kinds. Lets chat over email.
What sizes are your bikes?
We are partnered with Recycled Cycles, a local bike shop that has been around since 1994. They provide us with a wide range of bike sizes and can accommodate guests from 4’10” to 6’9” in height.
How difficult are the bike tours?
Both the Emerald City Tour and Lake Union Loop have stops built in every 5-10 minutes and both are relatively flat with a few gentle hills. These tours are accessible to anyone comfortable on a bicycle and comfortable being active, with breaks included, over the course of three hours. The Lake Washington Scenic Ride is meant for folks who ride regularly. Road bikes are included for this tour. It has stops built in every 15-20 minutes and is flat for two thirds of the ride and hilly for one third. The total elevation gain/loss is 1082 feet.
Can I bring my own bike?
Yes! You can bring your own bike. There is a discount of $20 if you bring your own bike. Bike helmets are required, though, so bring your helmet or rent one at our meeting location Recycled Cycles for $5.
Okay, so what about a ride sharing bike (Lime, Ofo, etc)?
You can rent and bring a share bike like LimeBike or Ofo and get the BYOB discount, but they are not recommended for our tours. We tried them out and think they are too heavy and too often not working properly.
What is your cancellation policy?
We have a 24 hour Full Refund Policy. You can cancel or change your reservation any time up to 24 hours before your tour start time. Inside of 24 hours from the start of your tour, there are no refunds, exchanges, or exceptions.
Where do we meet?
We will meet at Recycled Cycles (1007 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105), which is located in between the neighborhoods of Fremont and Wallingford, on the north shore of Lake Union in Seattle. There is limited free parking in the neighborhood around Recycled Cycles. There is also a paid parking lot directly across the street, and ridesharing (Uber, Lyft, etc) are always a good option in Seattle.
About Seattle By Bike
Seattle by Bike is a partnership of local bike enthusiasts with skills in various areas - education, graphic design, and web development. Our goal is to create a simple, enjoyable, experience of seeing Seattle at the speed of a bike ride. We think it is the best way to learn about and appreciate our city!