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  • 20 Apr 2022 9:35 AM
    Message # 12715837

    I'm looking for the best cycling route to connect the South end of Centennial Trail in Snohomish, with the bicycle trail system around Bothell and Woodinville. The final destination is downtown Seattle, so connecting to the Burke-Gillman Trail is my objective. 

    We're not adverse to sections where we have to share the lane when needed, but the trip will be on a loaded touring bike, so the most important thing to avoid is long hill climbs with no shoulder on busy roads. We'll be moving slow when climbing.

    I have RWGPS and know how to use the heat maps and other tools, but what I don't have is first-hand bicycling experience with those roads, and local knowledge of shortcuts that a bicycle can use. Any specific help would be appreciated.

  • 21 Apr 2022 9:52 AM
    Reply # 12717637 on 12715837
    Lou Rivetti (Administrator)

    John,  I have extensive knowledge of many direct routes to the Sammamish Trail at Woodinville (since I bike commute to Redmond) which connects into the Burke.   There are more routes to connect with the trail further west.  There is no alternative for at least a 500 foot elevation gain out of the Sno Valley.   After mile 7 - it's all downhill mostly.  I live at mile 7 LOL.  Your more than welcome to commute with me one of these days - but youll have to meet me at mile 7.

  • 21 Apr 2022 5:51 PM
    Reply # 12718391 on 12715837

    Lou, I've copied your route and will be using it verbatim. Thank you very much for the help.

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