Dust off the bike and pedal into Spring
Guest blog from Visit Kent, the official tourism program of Kent, promoting undiscovered and unexpected experiences. Guest blogger: Michelle Wiimot
May is National Bike Month. Skip the crowds in Kent, Washington.
Craving a new place to bike without all the hustle and bustle? Plan a trip to the scenic, user-friendly trails in Kent. A 9-mile mostly flat, paved loop offers something for everyone—from seasoned cyclers to carefree cruisers and the training-wheel set. Feeling ambitious? Bike the entire loop for up to 40 miles.
Start the day in Kent’s historic downtown core (offering ample free parking) with a stop for breakfast at Wild Wheat Bakery Café and Restaurant. This airy corner café offers a friendly vibe and fresh artisanal dishes including classic breakfasts, gourmet omelets and "Grandma Minnie’s Blintzes." Baked goods and cold smoked lox are made on site, and the cafe roasts its own coffee.
Grab the bikes and join the 9-mile roundtrip “frog” loop at the Interurban Trail, just a half mile west. Heading south the scenery transitions from urban to serene with views of the Green River valley. As the trail winds along the river, enjoy views of Mount Rainier. Have the kids keep an eye out for heron and eagles, the other trail loops’ namesakes. The trail cuts back east as you transition into the urban once again.
Back downtown, recharge and refuel with a bite at Airways Brewing Bistro. This family-friendly spot serves locally sourced food and award-winning craft beer. The menu favors Northwest fare made from simple ingredients—including baked goods fresh from Kent’s own Macrina Bakery to seafood from Taylor’s Shellfish in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
About Visit Kent: Visit Kent is the official tourism program for the City of Kent, Washington. Visit Kent promotes the city as a year-round visitor destination, dedicated to increasing economic growth and ensuring a positive and enriching visitor experience.