Our Ballard, Fremont Bicycle Tour encompasses 16 miles of the area to the Northwest of downtown where we see some great sights along the way. Our route covers mostly flat terrain and is suitable for all riders. As we make our way north through city parks and on bike trails we see nature and industry combined in typical Norhwest fashion.
We arrive at the Ballard Locks to view the pleasure boats, commercial ships, and migrating salmon all passing through the same waterway built for them to share nearly 100 years ago.
We follow the Lake Washington Ship canal crossing the Fremont bridge into "the center of the universe", pass by a bronze statue of Lenin, stopping briefly for tasty confections at the tasting room at Theo's Chocolates. Fortified with chocolate (our bikes do have a rear rack onto which you can safely bungee your purchases) we return to the canal, following the shoreline of Lake Union, and passing the houseboat communities made famous in the movie, " Sleepless in Seattle". We stop to watch seaplanes land in Lake Union before riding through the HQ campus complex shared by Amazon.com and dozens of bio-tech research labs using technology to solve complex medical problems.
The Ballard, Fremont Bicycle Tour is suitable for all riders, takes 3-1/2 hours, and runs weekly. We also can do this tour for special group events.
Price of $85. (plus tax) includes the bike (21 speeds with rear rack and fenders), mandatory helmet, a stainless steel water bottle for a memory of your trip, and our well informed tour guide to get you around and answer questions. Booking on-line is suggested.