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The Mercer Island Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE


29   in Washington Washington13 Miles

By Anonymous
on May 1, 2009

3.6out of 5

10 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

The route is all within Mercer island which is in the Seattle Metro area. So, if you're coming from Seattle heading east, you will want to take the first exit from I-90E. I believe it's called Mercer way. Same as goes if you're coming in from the West (from Bellevue). If you're coming from Seattle, take the exit and turn right at the stop sign. You will be on Mercer Loop. Ride the road all the way, and you'll eventually connect to I-90 again. If you're coming in from Bellevue, take the Mercer way exit and turn left at the stop sign and take the road all the way to the other side back onto I-90.

Scenery

Most of the scenery on this ride is made up of the million dollar homes situated within the community. If you ride slow, you will see many, but be careful with the sight-seeing, the road is very windy and needs constant attention. If you weary of riding on the outside of the road, with many drop-offs (no railing), you might want to go east to west, as you'll be on the inside of the two lanes (away from the drop-offs). Down side is, there are many man-hole covers that sporty riders need to take in account. Enjoy and remember to limit the gazing at the mansions situated all on that road! Mercer Island is situated in the middle of Lake Washington and you'll have views of the cityscape and surrounding mountains.

Road Quality

VERY TWISTY! Some with 180 banked turns! There are no potholes for the most part, but there are driveways leading up into the two-lane road, so keep a look-out for rocks and dirt making its way to the edges of the road. There are also many sewer covers, specially in the extremely windy areas if you're coming from East to West. Also, look out for bicyclists and pedestrians on the side of the road!

Roadside Amenities

There are no amenities here. There are two parks which you can visit, one of them is quite visible from the road and provides a path down to the lake and the other can only be found by signs (Groveland).

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By StarrBlade
on July 9, 2012 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Ducati Hyper 1100S

Motorcycle Type Standard

The Mercer Island loop is a great short ride with lots of corners and a great view. When ever passing through the area I make it a point to do the loop.

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By yourbadrobot
on March 26, 2016 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

1.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2016

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport

This is an excellent piece of pavement and twisty and banked turns but it is crawling with officer friendly. Speed traps and stops are standard here. Mercer island has its own cops and they patrol heavy- this road is the domain of 25mph and bicyclists its residential throughout. Not the place to go with your cruiser or street rocket and carve some turns.
I got a fixed penalty ticket for 32 mph. I was carefully observing speed limits. Its all 25 and 30 mph...

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By zoomdude57
on April 14, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make KTM

Motorcycle Type Sport

Great road to work on tight corners and vision! Not a go-fast road at all, but nice surroundings and an enjoyable, tranquil route. Watch out for bicyclists, pedestrians and hidden driveways.

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By Guest
on September 2, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make CBR 1000RR

Motorcycle Type Sport

Was a fun little island with 2 parks, I stopped at groveland beach. it had BBQ areas, lifeguard's, restrooms.

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By Hildahl7
on November 2, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 98

Motorcycle Make Honda CBR

Motorcycle Type Sport

I really liked this rout, its very windy with some really tight turns. Overall It was fun, but check the weather wind and rain could be an issue.

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By Guest
on September 1, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make SV650

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Great road with lots of twists. East Mercer Way has lots of hairpins and feels like a road from a WRC tarmac stage. Be careful of bicycles, pedestrians, the notoriously bored police, and rich kids that cross the double yellow line. Going 10mph over the speed limit is plenty fast even for a sport bike.

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By jt_moeller
on April 13, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make GSX-R 600

Motorcycle Type Sport

I was very surprised by this road, expecting a tour through suburban houses, there was a lot of forest, and good parks to stop at. It's still a short, low speed road, but has a lot of great curves that are still fun at 10 over.

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By Guest
on September 4, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Great route, wish it were longer.

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By Guest
on September 3, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Fantastic road! As advertised. Three important things to watch for: slippery when wet -- moss and dampness as some areas never see the sun; bicycles - lots of them; and police - they also know this is a favorite.

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By Guest
on June 9, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

My folks live on M.I. and I used to ride around the island before going over to their house for a little meditation before, and sometimes after, the visit.

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