The annual Lake to Lake walk is this weekend, starting and ending at Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm.
The City of Bellevue sent the following information about the annual event:
For the Lake to Lake Walk, participants must register the morning of the event from 8 to 10 a.m., at , 2380 Bellevue Way S.E. Pre-registration is not available.
Sponsored by Bellevue Parks & Community Services, the American Volkssport Association and Northwest Striders, the event is free. Volkssport members seeking walking mileage must pay $3. All participants will receive a route map and written walking directions during registration.
The walking route is approximately 9.3 miles (15 kilometers), and takes about four hours to walk. Highlights include open space, forests, wetlands, gardens, historic buildings, farms and neighborhoods. Park sites along the trail include , the , the , , and .
Limited parking will be available along the west side of the Mercer Slough Nature Park on Bellevue Way, and will be identified by Volkssport signage. A shuttle will run every 30 minutes, from 8 to 10 a.m., from the parking area to the start of the trail at Weowna Park’s lower trailhead, at 565 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy. SE. The walk will end back at the Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm.
The walk is not suitable for small children or strollers, and dogs will not be allowed on the shuttle. For more information, call 425-452-2565, email MSEEC@bellevuewa.gov or visitwww.bellevuewa.gov/cobcalendar/default.aspx.
Bike ride the following weekend
The inaugural sponsored Lake to Lake Bike Ride will be 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, according to the city of Bellevue.
Participants can choose between two routes:
- 8-mile Greenbelt Loop: A mostly flat ride along Robinswood Park, Weowna Park and the Lake Hills Greenbelt trail; or,
- 20-mile Lake to Lake Loop: A more challenging route exploring Kelsey Creek Park, Wilburton Hills Park and the eastern edges of LakeWashington.
Both rides start and finish at Lake Hills Community Park, 1200 164th Ave. SE, and terrain on both routes includes road and gravel.
The cost is $15/adult, $10 for ages 17 and under, or $30 for families (up to three individuals in the same household.) Proceeds will benefit the City of Bellevue Youth camp scholarship fund. Riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration before the event is encouraged. .