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FRIDAY RIDERS: East Lake Sammamish Trail
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The East Lake Sammamish Trail is an 11-mile recreational rail trail that runs along Lake Sammamish from Marymoor Park in Redmond, through Sammamish, to Gilman Boulevard in Issaquah. Start at the north trailhead at NE 70th St. near SR 202 in Redmond (near Whole Foods). You will find free parking at the start. This is an out and back - mostly flat trail ride on partially paved and compact dirt/gravel suitable for all tires. Hybrids and mountain bikes with wider tires have a slight advantage.There is a 3-4 mile unpaved section on the trail in each direction. We head south to Issaquah passing by beautiful estates and views of Lake Sammamish. Enjoy a break at Tully’s Coffee at the half-way point. Return by retracing your tire tracks back to Redmond on the trail.
There is a 1.3-mile stretch of the trail through Sammamish that is closed for upgrades from Southeast 43rd Way to Southeast 33rd Street. We will detour around the closed segment to the roadway above the trail which has bike lanes.
DIRECTIONS: from Redmond Way turn onto NE 70th Street. Turn left (after Whole Foods parking lot) to trail access parking. No restrooms available at start but there is a Peet’s Coffee across the way. Alternately, free parking is also available at the East parking lot in Marymoor Park.
Riders are responsible for their own equipment repairs. Please bring your own tools and spare tube to fix a flat. Bicycle helmets are required!
Meet at 9:45 AM to ready your bicycle and listen to a safety briefing. The ride leaves promptly at 10 AM.
If weather is inclement check the comments section for ride cancellation notice. A notice will be posted 2 hours prior to meet time and the ride leader will not appear at the start.