Ship Creek Bike Ride - Wednesday 9/1/10

posted Aug 30, 2010, 6:02 PM by Kjerstin Boorstein   [ updated Aug 30, 2010, 6:11 PM ]

Come and join us this Wednesday at 1pm for some outdoor fun rain or shine.

Meet at the large parking lot at the intersection of
U street and 15th facing Westchester Lagoon at 1pm.  


This ride will follow the Coastal Trail then go on the side walk for a few blocks to the beginning of Ship Creek Bike Trail (near the Ulu Factory).  Then we will ride along the Ship Creek Trail stopping at various places to investigate.

This ride is 8 miles round trip and has some hills.  Plan approximately 3 hours for this ride to allow time for exploration at the control dam, the creek, and possibly the small boat harbor as well.  My daughter is 8 and can do this ride just fine though it is not for novice riders.  If there are young siblings please have trailers or trail-a-bikes so they can keep up. 

Remember to bring plenty of water, a snack, and helmets. 

Alternative for parents of young homeschoolers and novice bikers-  Start at the same place and time (so we can all meet each other) and ride as far as Elderberry Park and stop there to play, then head back to Westchester parking lot at your own pace.  

-Jill Heimke


View Larger Map