May’s ride was super fun, who are we kidding they all are, but this one was its own special snowflake as we pushed it a farther than what we have done in the past. We rode down to the Dog and Pony in Renton to enjoy the food, beer, and of course their patio, we are all about patios. All in all we did 33 miles. A good amount for a monday. Yay ladies. A great group of smart, funny, friendly women to spend those miles with.
We started off through downtown Seattle and up Beacon Hill where we caught the Chief Sealth Trail. It has a definite country road feel to it with pretty views and low rolling hills. When we hit the end we popped down to Rainier and rode along the water to downtown Renton. Where we partook in beer and grub. Dog and Pony is not what you would expect from a Renton Bar. They have a huge patio with cute christmas lights and a ridiculous amount of rotating not the usual beers on tap. Always a good bike ride destination.
On the way home we started out by going down a path through the Black River Riparian Forest. It’s this little forest on the south end of Renton that when you are in it all you can hear is frogs and crickets with giant trees surrounding you. Its feels like you got transported to Sherwood forest. We had a bit of back and forth trying to hook up with the Green River Trail from there but found it and headed north. Green River Trail is nice because it is along the river and flat the whole way. Then we took Marginal Way for a direct route to downtown.
Check out the route. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5462395