The Mercer Island Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
27 in Washington Washington13 Miles
on May 1, 2009
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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.
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.
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!
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).
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