Welcoming all rides and riders
Seattle is a city for cyclists. From fixies and recumbents to tandems, BMX and everything in between, Seattle is a fantastic blend of committed every-day riders for whom a bike is synonymous with every-day transportation. If you live in Seattle, you probably own a bike. If you just moved to Seattle, chances are you’ll be getting one soon.
There are many reasons Seattle breeds a naturally bike-friendly environment. It starts with the accessible scale of the city, which can easily be traversed on foot. A mild, temperate climate year-round, combined with some of the best air quality found in the U.S., compels Seattleites to get outdoors. The breathtaking, natural Northwest beauty of the area also makes for a culture that embraces all things green. This same rugged beauty also imposes serious and unique constraints for city planning by limiting the creation or development of highways and other mass transit systems. This makes for some challenging ride routes, but the inventive, adventurous and tech-savvy “can do” spirit of Seattle makes it an optimal place for conquering these challenges.
But perhaps most important: Seattle’s has a well-established “live and let live” vibe that embraces diversity in all aspects of life. From food to fashion to music, the laid-back but conscious Seattle lifestyle naturally results in a divergent bike community that embraces and welcomes all riders and rides.