Where to Ride

Three images of Washington scenery; a rider biking through farmland; a trail through forest; a lake reflecting light from the sun

Welcome to the #1 Bicycle-Friendly State in the nation! Did you know Washington State has fourteen different climate variations of the Koppen Climate Scale?  From frozen mountains to rolling hills, rain forests to Ponderosa pine, oasis-like vineyards to urban landscapes, Washington state has bike rides for everyone.  Whether it's on city streets, country roads, or forest trails, you'll never go wanting for terrain to cover or views to fall in love with!

Ride With Cascade Bicycle Club

Why pour over endless maps? Join Cascade Bicycle Club's Free Group Rides any time of the year. Each Free Group Ride is lead by a Ride Leader trained by Cascade Bicycle Club. Rides vary in pace, length, and destination. Group sizes may be limited according to ride leader discretion, so please register (for free) in advance. Take some of the work out of figuring out where to ride and make it about who you ride with!

Three images of groups of riders; taking a group selfie at Gas Works Park; a group photo of ride leaders; and a group photo of riders standing on a bridge.

Find easy- and leisurely-paced rides

Where to Ride

Here we’re rounding up all the links and guides we can find to help you plan your bike travel in Washington state. Washington Bikes is your resource for bike maps, bike routes, clubs, blogs, the newest bike tour guide book on the Evergreen State, and other bike trip planning tools. If you don’t see it here either we’re working on it or we need to hear your suggestion so we can add it to our plans.

If you're in the Puget Sound region, you might check out Bob Svercl's YouTube Channel or Best Side Cycling for great, locally-made videos that highlight interesting and popular trails. Watch a few, get inspired, and challenge your team to try these out!


Find your next bike adventure by region of the state.

U.S Bicycle Route System

We’re mapping the US Bicycle Route System in the state and will be adding maps, cue sheets, and trip information as segments are completed. We have completed the route for USBR10, spanning from Newport on the east to Anacortes on the west — it’s the first US Bicycle Route on the entire West Coast.

New to Riding?

Washington is home to some spectacular places to ride a bike, and while some have been hidden gems the word is getting out - you can identify corridors with dedicated facilities using Google Maps' bicycle route feature.

Want something closer to home? Consider what's right out your front door! Often small residential streets offer low traffic speeds and limited motor vehicle traffic, making them great places to get in a short ride or to use as connections to get to a nearby destination. They're not always direct, but that's perfect - you'll have the roads to yourself!

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has made 20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets available to keep people moving safely and at a distance through neighborhoods.

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) provides a central hub of local and regional maps of bicycle trails and routes.

For additional information on riding in and around the Washington region, please contact us at info@cascade.org.

Washington All time stats

  • 983 Workplaces
  • 29,850 People
  • 6,536 New riders
  • 33,327,186 Miles
  • 2,615,519 Rides
  • 5,350,985 lb CO2
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