Bicycling in Washington

Find information about bicycling in Washington, including resources for route planning on state routes and ways to extend your bicycle trip by bringing your bike on board other transportation modes.

Bicycling plays a key role in Washington's transportation system. In fact, Washington state was named the nation's number one "Bicycle Friendly State" by the League of American Bicyclists for seven years in a row, partly because of all the places and ways that you can travel with your bike. This page provides information to help you plan your next ride.

Bicycling maps and route planning

For trip planning use:

WSDOT does not maintain a printed Washington state Bicycle Map.

U.S. Bicycle Route System in Washington

Washington state is home to one of the first U.S. bicycle routes. It is part of a larger system that goes across the U.S. This link provides more information about the U.S. bicycle route system in Washington. Learn about the national effort to identify and grow an interstate highways system for bicycles on the Adventure Cycling Association website.

Bicycle connections to other types of transportation

Combining bicycling with other types of transportation such as buses, trains, etc. can extend your trip, allowing you to bike part way and ride part way. Use these links for more information about:

Other resources available for longer trips with your bike include these links for information about bikes onboard Amtrak, Park and Ride lots or, if you are flying in Western Washington, Bicycle Resources for SeaTac Airport.

Find resources to help plan your bike and bus trips.

Discover tips to help plan how to use a bicycle for your commute.

Find information and maps for a growing network of recognized bike routes along roads and trails that connect communities in Washington state.

Learn about bicyclist-related laws, safety tips and the rights and responsibilities you have as a bicyclist.

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