Perfect places to pedal
Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2019. It mentions restaurants, facilities and playgrounds that are temporarily closed or not advisable to visit at present. Please adhere to current COVID-19 guidelines, including Gov. Inslee's directive which encourages families to get outside and exercise (without gathering in groups).
With its love for all things outdoors, the Seattle area has no shortage of excellent biking trails. But while some of the city’s best-known and busiest routes may be amazing for capable cyclists, those just getting the hang of the sport may need a quieter spot to work on their skills.
Whether your little one is mastering their balance bike, just getting ready to ditch the training wheels or loves to cruise on a scooter, we’ve scouted 10 of the best beginner cycling stretches around Seattle and the Eastside. Paved, wide and low-traffic, these parks and paths will have them pedaling away in a flash. Use the arrows above the image to scroll through them all.